Allow CDI records and external resources to be added to Alma collections for Primo Collection Discovery
We appreciate being able to create curated collections of Alma records to highlight lists of recommended reading and similar tools in Primo VE Collection Discovery. Sometimes we have a title that we’d love to include in these lists, but then find that a record exists only in CDI but not Alma. This is true for certain video collections, for example, that have database-type collections in Alma (no portfolios). There may also be single external resources (websites, etc.) that we'd also like to highlight. Currently there is no way to add CDI records nor single external resources to these collections. You can create an import profile to create Alma records for materials held in external collections -- but in the use cases I have we would not want to harvest a full collection but only highlight a single title, or refer to an already-existing CDI record. Currently, our only option is to create a different resource (like a LibGuide or separate webpage) -- but it would be wonderful if Alma collections/Collection Discovery could be enhanced to enable broader, better, fuller usage.
Manu Schwendener commented