Welcome to Alma documentation in the Confluence space for PUL staff!

Alma is the staff interface to the database of PUL's materials and patron records. Alma and Blacklight (the public search and discovery interface) pull from the same records and display the same information, but Alma provides information useful for staff while Blacklight provides information useful for patrons. Alma is a unified resource management system (or library services platform) that replaced the former ILS (integrated library system) in July, 2021. Alma is a web-based, hosted platform that brings together cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, selection, resource management (including eResources), course reserves processing, and resource sharing functions into a single system. It also provides tools for reference and liaison librarians and staff in preservation, collections care, and digitization departments.

Alma was implemented on July 27, 2021, replacing Voyager. Connexion (cataloging), Blacklight (public discovery interface), Aeon (special collections), and Figgy (digital repository) remain in use at Princeton.

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