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Alma Electronic Resources Management

Working with and managing electronic resources in Alma.

Linking in Alma

Linking is an important component to electronic resource access and depends on a few things:

  • Access URL:
    • Do you want to use a static URL at the portfolio level (typically, the URL provided by the vendor or publisher)?
    • Do you want to use the parser parameters in the electronic collection?
  • Proxy:
    • Does the content require a proxy because it's a licensed resource or is the content available Open Access and therefore does not require an off-campus proxy?
  • Parameters:
    • Some vendors require an additional linking parameter for linking to work properly. When working with a given resource, do you need to include your library's account ID, location ID, customer ID, or other parameter so linking works properly?

Proxy Settings

Account Parameters