Holdings are updated monthly on an automated
basis. Our data indicates that monthly processing is an ideal interval in most cases as holdings updates are typically handled on a monthly basis.
The reason our setup instructions ask the library to set the scheduling to run weekly is to ensure the data is never more than a week old in the event we need to process it manually. One reason we might need to run the profile manually is in the event that our user access logs indicate a holdings discrepancy that needs correcting.
A library is welcome to contact support
at any time to request a manual update, such as after making an important collection change. The data will be as new as the preceding Saturday, or you may run the publishing profile manually before contacting us, in which case the data would be current as of that day.
Answer: Each TITLE in Alma is made up of one or more PORTFOLIOS. A portfolio represents where that title can be accessed (i.e. Wiley Complete & EBSCO Academic Source Complete would be an example of TWO portfolios for one title - Journal of Ecology, etc.)
However, when we connect to Alma through OAI-PMH and ask for the journal records, part of the publishing profile automatically feeds us this portfolios for each title. So while this concern is understandable (that we would want to know all available sources for a title), it's not relevant here since we do indeed get this information via the publishing profile already.