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  1. Idunn open access e-books

    Idunn open access e-books

    We would like to see open access e-books from Universitetsforlaget added as a separate e-collection in Alma CZ. For more details, see this link:
    https://www.universitetsforlaget.no/en/boker/apen-tilgang

    Note that there are two Idunn e-collections in CZ already:
    Idunn.no (all Idunn portfolios)
    IDUNN Open Acess Journals

    347 votes
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  2. Norwegian OA collection within humanities and social sciences

    Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research are administering an Open Access collection with journals within the humanities and social sciences. We would like this collection to be included in
    Alma's Community Zone.

    Name of the collection: 'Norske OA humsam-tidsskrift'

    271 votes
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  3. MARCIVE GPO Database

    We would love to see MARCIVE's GPO database added to the PCI.

    For more details, see:
    http://home.marcive.com/gpo

    244 votes
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  4. 232 votes
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  5. LibreTexts

    We would like to add LibreTexts vast collection of open educational resources (OER) to CDI: https://libretexts.org/

    LibreTexts is home to the largest collection of open educational resources online. Adding this resource to CDI would ensure users have access to OER from across a wide variety of disciplines.

    195 votes
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  6. Add OA flag to Community Zone Open Access ebook collections where they are missing

    Some Alma CZ ebook e-collections do not include a MARC 506 field that would add the OA flag to Primo search results. This means that these titles are not included in the Open Access facet under Availability - even though the names of the e-collections state that they are open access.

    Eg:

    Project Euclid Open Access Monographs
    Bloomsbury Open Access
    Brillonline Open Access Books
    International Monetary Fund eLibrary Open Access
    JSTOR Books Open Access
    Project Muse Open Access Books
    Smithsonian Research Online - Open Access (Smithsonian)
    Taylor & Francis eBooks Open Access
    Walter De Gruyter: Open Access eBooks

    Please consider…

    160 votes
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  7. Include Content-Select Data in PCI / CDI

    Please add Collection for discovery:
    Content-Select (preselect media) to enhance german language content (Publishers: Beltz, Kohlhammer, Lambertus, MohrSiebeck)

    106 votes
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  8. 99 votes
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  9. Austlit - Australian Literature Resource

    Add Austlit to Primo Central Index.
    A premier resource for research on Australian literature. A searchable, scholarly source of authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical, and production information about Australian writers and writing. Includes full text of 200 works of Australian fiction and poetry, selections of children's literature, anthology of criticism, critical articles, review and surveys, and 300 items of early science fiction.

    https://www.austlit.edu.au/
    Info on full text: https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/5961938
    Publisher: AustLit
    Contact: info-austlit@austlit.edu.au
    NERS Request ID: 3506

    99 votes
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  10. Add LibreTexts ebooks and course material to Alma CZ

    We would like to add LibreTexts vast collection of open educational resources (OER), including ebooks and course materials bibliographic records added to the Alma CZ: https://libretexts.org/ Then, libraries could add LibreTexts ebooks and course materials to course reserve lists in Alma and Primo.

    LibreTexts is home to the largest collection of open educational resources online. Adding LibreTexts ebooks and course materials to the Alma CZ would ensure users have access to OER from across a wide variety of disciplines.

    Thanks,

    Ryan Edwards
    West Los Angeles College Library
    edwardre@wlac.edu

    98 votes
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  11. Open Textbook Catalog: Please use direct feed of MARC records from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/discovery

    In the CZ there is an existing collection (613790000000001601) for the Open Textbook Catalog.

    Compared to the MARC records available at https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/discovery the CZ collection has fewer titles (651 vs 766 as of 07/13/2020).

    Also the CZ bibliographic records are extremely brief and usually have nothing more than a title in the 245 field. The bib records from open.umn.edu are fuller with author, title, publisher, content and summary notes and subject headings.

    This request is to ask Exlibris to use the publicly available MARC bib records from the open.umn.edu website to enhance the existing CZ collection.

    Thank you.

    -Marcus

    95 votes
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  12. Add Learning Express to Discovery, KB and Alma Community Zone

    There is currently no discovery for Learning Express. This database is used by all libraries in Texas and should be added to the Community Zone and PCI for indexing and discovery.

    95 votes
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  13. F-Mesh in MARC21

    F-Mesh is a bilingual French/English version of the Medical Subject Headings (Mesh).
    We are a French speaking Library network using MARC21. We were very happy to hear that Alma now includes F-Mesh as a subject headings vocabulary. However, as it is available only in UNIMARC, we cannot use it. If you are in the same situation, then don’t hesitate to vote for this Idea!

    93 votes
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  14. Springer Nature Open Access Community Zone Electronic Collection

    This is a request to add a single free/open access collection for all Springer Nature free/open access journals. Currently there are 4 community zone collections in Alma with many overlaps:

    SpringerOpen Free - (CKB)613170000000000044

    BioMed Central open Access - (CKB)611000000000000500

    Bacon Springer Nature Global Open Access - (CKB)613780000000000900
    Springer Nature Oa Journals - (CKB)614910000000000075

    We’d like the addition of one single consolidated collection because having the above 4 collections is unnecessarily confusing for students and staff as they currently encounter so many electronic collections for the same journal/article even when different community zone electronic collection links in Primo end up…

    85 votes
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  15. Missing target "TECTUM_ELIBRARY"

    Dear support

    Referring to the Salesforce Case 593244 there is a need for a new target for Ebooks in the Tectum E-library.

    Therefor I kindly ask you to create a target TECTUM_ELIBRARY

    The URL to the collection is the following: http://www.tectum-elibrary.de/

    Thank you and kind regards

    Marianne Cathomen
    Zentralbibliothek Zürich

    81 votes
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  16. Pressbooks Directory

    The Pressbooks Directory (https://pressbooks.directory/) indexes over 2000 open access books created by educational institutions. As many of these are not indexed separately, it would be great if the contents of the directory could be included in the Alma Community Zone and/or the Central Discovery Index.

    77 votes
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  17. Add Urbadoc database to Primo Central index

    Urbadoc bibliographic database indexes european architectural journals and can enrich PCI with unique references.
    It would be very useful to have this database searchable in Primo Central Index.
    Urbadoc has an OAI-PMH data provider. More info at: http://www.cnba.it/2017/09/28/novita-urbadoc/
    Urbadoc URL: http://www.urbadoc.com

    76 votes
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  18. Encyclopaedia Universalis, with availability type "Link resolver"

    Encyclopaedia Universalis collection already exists in PCI, but the availability type is "Link in Record". It makes it impossible for patrons to access the fulltext.
    The availability should be "Link resolver", so the library can manage its proxy settings in the link resolver.

    71 votes
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  19. CNKI CAJ Full-text Database

    CNKI CAJ Full-text database 中國期刊全文數據庫 is one of essential chinnese journals collection. http://cnki.sris.com.tw/kns55/brief/result.aspx?dbPrefix=CJFD

    70 votes
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  20. Informit EduTV

    Informit EduTV now gives users access to 40,000 programs. The programs include documentaries, drama, and series. These come from free-to-air and pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge, and Discovery. There is currently no CZ collection for EduTV.

    69 votes
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