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  1. Add Homosaurus to Alma Authority Vocabularies

    We would like to suggest adding Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ+ linked data vocabulary to the authority vocabularies in the resource management configuration. The vocabulary is available at https://homosaurus.org/

    Homosaurus has received a lot of traction in the past few years as alternative to LCSH for describing resources about the LGBTQ+ community. We add the terms at present in a 650 _7 $a heading $2 homoit.

    Adding Homosaurus to the authority vocabularies would help greatly in on-going authority control, rather than managing locally.

    303 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'

    270 votes
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  3. 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…

    181 votes
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    Hello all, 


    We are actively discussing the 506 field with the Community Zone Management Group to determine the best next steps for this metadata for ebook content. 


    As we make progress, I will update here what our plans are. 


    Thank  you for your contribution! 

    Best, 

    Rael 

  4. 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

    101 votes
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  5. 100 votes
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  6. 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

    98 votes
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  7. 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…

    97 votes
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  8. Kanopy Streaming PDA

    Please add connections for the Kanopy streaming video database for Discovery (Summon) and the Knowledgebase (360 KB).

    95 votes
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  9. 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!

    90 votes
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  10. Add Overdrive to 360 KB and Summon

    Many academic libraries are using this product. It would be good to have integrated into discovery systems.

    78 votes
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  11. 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

    78 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    74 votes
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  14. Add VitalSource book collection

    We would like to add VitalSource book collection to ALMA CZ and CDI.
    This is an important platform of text books collection.

    https://www.vitalsource.com/

    Best Regards,
    Svetlana.

    The Neiman Library of Exact Sciences & Engineering | Tel Aviv University | Israel

    71 votes
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  15. NERS 2021 - CrossAsia / xasia - eBooks, eJournals, Repository

    Please add the CrossAsia / xasia collections to Alma CKB, SFX and/or PCI/CDI:

    xasia
    https://digital.crossasia.org/?lang=en

    Alma CKB, SFX, PCI/CDI:

    xasia eBooks
    https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-ebooks/
    https://crossasia-books.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/xasia?lang=en

    xasia eJournals
    https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-ejournals/
    (some e-journals are already in the Alma CKB, SFX: E-Collection "Open Journal System Heidelberg")

    PCI/CDI:

    xasia Repository
    https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-repository/
    http://crossasia-repository.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/

    NERS 2021 Request ID: 7528

    67 votes
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  16. Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften - BDSL

    As university library user I would like to retrieve contents from the Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies (BDSL) while searching in the Summon Index. This would enrich my search results with relevant resources in the field of German studies and also give me the possibility to get this database recommended.

    The Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies (Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften, BDSL) is the most important bibliographical database in the field of Germanic studies and German literature, covering information about publications on German language and literature since 1957 and including ca. 450.000 entries of monographs…

    67 votes
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  17. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

    Add Avery index to architectural periodicals to Primo Central index and the community zone.

    65 votes
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  18. Bibliothèque numérique francophone

    The « Bibliothèque numérique francophone » (http://rfnum-bibliotheque.org/rfn/fr/Accueil) is an initiative of the Réseau Francophone Numérique (FRN) launched officially in April 2017. It brings together representative collections (photographs, newspapers, posters, maps etc) of ten members of the Network selected for their heritage interest: Royal Library of Belgium, Library and Archives of Canada, National Library of France, Bibliothèque Haïtienne du Saint-Esprit, National Library of Luxembourg, Bibliothèque et Archives Universitaires d'Antananarivo, Bibliothèque nationale du Royaume du Maroc, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, Swiss National Library.

    Please add Bibliothèque numérique francophone as a new resource in Summon

    63 votes
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  19. Add Unebook Collection to ALMA CZ

    Please add Unebook collection to the Community Zone. Unebook is the collection of books from all Spanish university publishers.

    63 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for your contribution.
    We will review this request for consideration in 2022, to be added to our Knowledgebase products.

    If any members of the community have a known contact person, please send their details to me directly.

    Best,
    Rael

  20. HOPE

    Open access platform of the University of Zurich.
    URL: http://www.hope.uzh.ch/

    62 votes
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