Processing departments are the internal / staff units that are responsible for managing course reading lists and appointments. This field is required when creating a course (see Adding a course), but is (currently) for informational purposes only.
Each Alma institution or library can include multiple processing departments. Each processing department that you define at the institutional level is available to the libraries in the institution.
Configure processing departments from the department list page (Alma Configuration> Fulfillment> Courses> Processing Departments).
This page is the same as the one used for the configuration of the scanning departments. For instructions on how to add, edit, and delete processing departments, see Setting up scanning departments .
Alma allows you to define academic departments to which courses can be associated (see Adding a course). For example, you can create an academic department for Exact Sciences. A specific course (for example, Introduction to Chemistry) may be associated with this academic department. Note that academic departments can only be defined at the institutional level.
Academic departments could be activated or deactivated. All new academic departments are activated by default. Academic departments appear in all the Academic Department drop-down lists in Alma, in the same order that they are listed on the code table page in which they are defined. Only activated academic departments appear in the Academic Department drop-down lists
Configure the academic departments in the Faculties code table (Alma Configuration> Fulfillment> Courses> Academic Departments). For more information on code tables, see Code Tables.
You can add, activate or deactivate departments or select one as the default selected department from the drop-down list.
To configure reading list appointment statuses, you must have one of the following roles:
When managing appointments from the reading list, you can assign a status to appointments (see Managing appointments). Alma includes a number of predefined appointment statuses (see Citations and Reading List statuses in the Leganto Administration Guide). Additional appointment statuses can be set. Note that you cannot delete statuses predefined by Alma.