This is the first section of the sets module of the Alma Overviews course. The video is at the top of the page, followed by the script.
In this video, you'll review:
Hello and welcome to the Sets module of the Alma Overviews online course. In this module, we’ll take the information from the Searching module a step further and learn how to save sets of records, either as a saved search or as an itemized list.
First, a quick review of Search. In the persistent search bar, the first drop-down menu has the search type, where you tell Alma what kinds of records you want to search for. The second white drop-down is where you choose your search criteria, and then you enter your search terms in the main box.
Advanced searches are available for many, but not all, search types in Alma. To conduct an advanced search, choose the search type you want, click on Advanced Search, and then construct your search query using multiple rows of criteria. When you’re done, click Search.
Any time you conduct a search, Alma will present you with a Save Query button, and that lets you save any search query to re-run again. Let’s start there to begin talking about sets.
First, what are sets?
There are two types of sets:
You can create sets for the following record types:
Most sets can only contain one record type. However, a set of Titles records can contain both Physical and Electronic titles (or bib records), if you have used an All Titles search or All Titles content type when creating your set. This will make more sense in a moment.
You can see all of your sets, and any shared Public sets, under the Admin menu, where it says Manage Sets & Jobs.