See also ExLibris's extended training presentation on this topic.
The Community Zone is a unique feature of Alma, a shared space accessible to all Alma institutions and managed by Ex Libris.
A community catalog accessible to Alma customers.
A central knowledge base (KB)
A global authorities resource
When searching the repository, theicon indicates that a record belongs to the Community Zone:
Resources activated in the Community Zone are copied to the Institution Zone but remain linked to the Community Zone. Any future updates (e.g., to coverage information) are maintained by ExLibris.
You can, however, localize this data and maintain for yourself, if necessary.
To search the Community Zone from the persistent search bar:
For a walkthrough of searching the Community Zone, watch the Alma Community Zone section of the Alma Overviews online course Searching module.