Alma relies heavily on its configuration to work most efficiently. Systems librarians, functional area administrators, and SLS configure Alma at different levels, depending on the feature or function, and this configuration optimizes Alma for local use. This guide provides resources for systems librarians and local administrators to learn how to configure and administer Alma.
Institution Level vs. Library Level in Configuration
The boxes below go into detail on what exactly is configured within each organization, but generally:
Institution (Campus) level = features and functions that are used by all libraries on the campus, or not tied to any specific campus
Library level = features and functions that are only used by or affect an individual library
Network level Configuration
There are some features in Alma that are configured by SLS at the Network level:
Alma Configuration Vocabulary
How do you get to Alma Configuration?
These are the general features and areas that are configured at the Institution level. For each functional area, see the relevant page(s) of this guide.