Alma enables you to browse bibliographic headings to support various cataloging workflows. In addition to headings from local records, browsing also includes Community Zone records for which we have activated materials (e.g. eJournals, eBooks). You can browse by author name, subject, series, and title.
To browse bibliographic headings:
There are five types of headings to browse:
Use the less-than/greater-than symbols (< and >) to browse the list of results. As you page backward and forward, the first row of the page you are viewing appears as the last row of the previous page.
When you have located a headings record that you want to view in more detail, click View for that row.
For bibliographic headings records identified with the authority icon, the detail in the split-screen view displays both an Authority tab and a Bibliographic Records tab:
While viewing a MARC record, you can page forward and backward through the bibliographic records when there is more than one using the list number or greater than/less than symbols
To address CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) and other requirements for sorting the browse results list, non-filing text is removed according to all possible options such as bibliographic record indicators and special non-filing characters. See Using Non-Filing Markers and Using Non-Filing Indicators in KORMARC for more information.
For all institutions (except Korean institutions, that have their search language configuration set to Korean (ko) by Ex Libris), sorting Hanzi content for browsing bibliographic headings (and authority headings when using F3 in the MD Editor) will be done by transliterating the Hanzi content to Latin for the primary sort and when necessary using sorted Hanzi content for the secondary level of sorting. So, when there is more than one Latin entry that is the same, the Hanzi sort will determine the browse order of the records that have the same Latin entry. For Korean institutions, Hanzi content will be sorted using a CJK sort; transliterated content to Latin will not be used for sorting browse bibliographic and authority headings for Korean institutions
For Japanese and Korean content, browse bibliographic and authority headings will be handled using a CJK sort for all institutions.