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We welcome your ideas for new content (metadata) to add to the Knowledge Bases (KBs - Alma CZ, SFX, 360) and Discovery services (CDI - Central Discovery Index whose data supports Primo and Summon).


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  1. Bookport Digital library

    Bookport is one of the most important sources of Czech e-books (mostly) for libraries across all types and collections.
    The content can be used by municipal, school, university, scientific or national libraries.
    Please add and index this database to Primo Central, SFX KB and Alma CZ. Thanks.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  New provider  ·  Admin →
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  2. Academic Studies Press - BiblioRossica

    Please add Academic Studies Press - BiblioRossica to the Knowledge Bases (KBs - Alma CZ, SFX, 360) and Discovery services (CDI - Central Discovery Index).
    About: https://www.bibliorossica.com/
    Contact: https://www.bibliorossica.com/contact.html?ln=en
    Best regards,
    Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg (Switzerland)

    15 votes
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    Hello,

    This idea has been selected in the NERS voting process to be pursued as a new content provider. 

    We will check with Academic Studies Press - BiblioRossica if they can provide us with metadata for the Knowledgebases and CDI.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  3. Connect database (Editions Diamond)

    Please add the Connect (Editions Diamond) database to the Knowledge Bases (KBs - Alma CZ, SFX, 360) and Discovery services (Primo CDI).

    About: https://connect.ed-diamond.com/a-propos-connect
    Access URL: https://connect.ed-diamond.com/
    Language of the content: French
    Contact: https://connect.ed-diamond.com/contact

    14 votes
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    Hello,

    This idea has been selected in the NERS voting process to be pursued as a new content provider.

    We will check with Editions Diamond if they can provide us with metadata for the Knowledgebases and CDI.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  4. More Gale Historical Collections

    Could you please add the following Gale Historical databases to the Primo Central Index as individual collections?

    British Library Manuscripts Part I and II
    Luso-Brazilian History and Culture: Oliveira Lima Library I & II
    Chatham House Online Archive I & II
    Early Arabic Printed Books Religion & Law
    Early Arabic Printed Books Science & History
    Early Arabic Printed Books Christian Literature
    Early Arabic Printed Books Literature Hosting
    Financial Times Historical Archive
    Illustrated London News
    The Independent Newspaper, London 1986-2016 Hosting
    World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Hosting
    Liberty Magazine1924-50 Hosting
    The Listener Historical Archive Hosting
    19th Century US Newspapers…

    13 votes
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    Hello,

    Most of the collections are available in the KBs.

    The missing ones are:

    1. British Library Manuscripts Part I and II
    2. Luso-Brazilian History and Culture: Oliveira Lima Library I & II
    3. Early Arabic Printed Books Religion & Law
    4. Early Arabic Printed Books Science & History
    5. Early Arabic Printed Books Christian Literature

    We will reach out to Gale to establish a feed for these collections.

    Thanks for your support,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager


  5. Create a facet for Abstracts (or Conference Abstracts)

    Abstracts are currently classified as Journal Articles, which causes confusion as readers are expecting to be able to read the full text of a published article that does not exist. Creating a facet for Abstracts would allow them to be correctly classified and would improve the user experience

    12 votes
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  6. Gerritsen Women's History Collection

    Request to enhance the bibliographic records associated with Collection ID 615500000000000062. This is an important resource offered either as a subscription or perpetual purchase from ProQuest. It should have complete bib records associated with it.

    From ProQuest's own promotion page: "This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection…

    12 votes
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  7. Add Edilex - Finnish Content

    Request by Finnish community to add Edilex content:
    Lakikirjasto
    Säädökset
    Oikeuskäyntäntö

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  New provider  ·  Admin →
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    Hello,

    We have been attempting to contact this provider for some time.
    In the event that we are unable to establish contact with this provider we will not be able to proceed with ingesting this content.

    Thank you,
    Rael

  8. New Provider/Collection: African Books Collective Ltd

    Provider: African Books Collective Ltd
    Platform: African Books Collective
    Resource: African Books Collective Digital Library
    Recommend addition to both CDI and CZ

    African Books Collective is an "an African-owned mission-based distribution outlet for books published independently in Africa. The publishers from across the continent who are part of the collective have over its 30 year history contributed some 3000 titles, which continue to be available in print. Over 2000 of these are available digitally on this platform and new titles will be added regularly."

    https://www.africanbookscollective.com/about-us
    https://ebooks.africanbookscollective.com/

    11 votes
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    Hello,

    We still haven't heard back from the provider if the platform migration has been completed.

    Would appreciate it if you could confirm with the provider if they finalized the new platform details.

    Thanks,

    Tamar

  9. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: 2024 update

    Please add Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: 2024 update to the 360KB and Alma CZ.

    Provider: Alexander Street
    URL: https://login.proxy.lib.duke.edu/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/wass

    2024 updates will probably be available in Spring or Summer 2024. URL for updates: https://support.proquest.com/s/article/Content-Updates-for-Women-and-Social-Movements-in-the-U-S-1600-2000?language=en_US

    Thank you,
    Amelia Rodarte
    Duke University Libraries

    10 votes
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    Hello,

    The metadata is not yet available.

    Please be advised that the metadata for the 2023 update was only provided in June of 2023 so we might expect the same timeline for the 2024 update.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  10. Please add LexisNexis Matthew Bender Online to CDI.

    Hello,

    Please add LexisNexis Matthew Bender Online to CDI.

    Thanks,
    Dafna and Judith

    10 votes
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    Hello,

    We will reach out to LexisNexis for discovery metadata, but please bear in mind that it will probably not be feasible because LexisNexis does not produce this kind of metadata.

    Thanks,

    Tamar Ganor 

    Content Product Manager

  11. Add Coherent Digital Collections

    Hello, can you please add these additional Coherent Digital collections? There are existing Ideas for various modules in the Africa Commons and Policy Commons collections.

    1. South Asia Commons
      a. South Asian History and Culture: https://coherentdigital.net/sahc
      b. South Asia Archive: https://coherentdigital.net/southasiacommons

    2. Mindscape Commons: https://coherentdigital.net/mindscape

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    10 votes
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  12. Create CZ collection for MIT Press Direct to Open 2024 Complete Monographs

    I'd like it if ExLibris would create a CZ electronic collection "MIT Press Direct to Open 2024 Complete Monographs" as they have for previous years.

    9 votes
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    Hello,

    According to the provider, the files will be available during February 2024.

    This collection is part of our working plan, and we are expecting to receive its' title list as well.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  13. Add Taiwan Open Access Journals(TOAJ) into Alma CZ & CDI

    We would like to add Taiwan Open Access Journals (TOAJ) into ALMA CZ and CDI. TOAJ is a significant open access platform in Taiwan, and it is highly requested by many Taiwan Alma users.
    URL: https://toaj.stpi.narl.org.tw/index?lang2=E

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    Hello,

    We will reach out to this provider and check if they can send us metadata that we can use.

    Please be advised, that although this is Open Access, we will need to confirm with our legal department that the metadata can be used.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  14. Newsbank article level linking in CZ e-collections

    Please explore adding article level linking via the parser used by NewsBank CZ e-collections? Currently they offer only journal level linking.

    For example the linking for

    NewsBank (Newsbank Access World News Research Collection 2021 Edition)

    Type: Selective package
    Services: Full Text (Available)
    Interface name: Newsbank
    Linking Level: Journal

    LOCAL E-COLLECTION ID: 6131937990005877
    GLOBAL E-COLLECTION ID: 615410000000000481
    E-COLLECTION NAME: NEWSBANKACCESSWORLDNEWSRESEARCHCOLLECTION2021_EDITION

    is
    Parser Bulk::JKEY
    Parser parameters url=https://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=

    Can the webhook and other NewsBank related information could assist your colleagues in writing a specific parser for NewsBank e-collections ? More info on webhook facilitated
    article level…

    7 votes
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  15. Add Elsevier ScienceDirect eBook - German Medical Collections

    Please create Alma CZ collections for:
    Elsevier ScienceDirect eBook - German Medical Collection 2023
    Elsevier ScienceDirect eBook - German Medical Collection 2024

    Thanks

    7 votes
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  16. new Sage 2024 collections

    Can you please add these new Sage collections that we purchased in early 2024? I am not seeing them in Alma.

    • Sage Business Skills 2
    • SRM Video: Quantitative & Mixed Methods Collection
    • Sage Business Data Decisions
    • Social Justice Collection
    • Sage Research Methods: Diversifying and Decolonizing Research

    6 votes
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    Hi,


    The collection "Research Methods: Diversifying and Decolonizing Research" will be available in Alma by the end of May 2024.


    Regarding the other collections you mentioned, we will reach out to Sage and ask for the metadata for those collections.


    Regards,

    Rachel

    Senior Content Support Analyst


  17. Add Docuseek Complete Collection 4th Edition Upgrade to Alma CZ

    We have purchased the Docuseek Complete Collection 4th Edition Upgrade from Docuseek. Docuseek has many other Alma collections, including the original collection, the 2nd edition, and the 3rd edition upgrade. Could Ex Libris please work with Docuseek to load this new collection, the Docuseek Complete Collection 4th Edition Upgrade, into the Alma CZ and other KBs? The end result should be a collection with robust MARC records and portfolios we can activate. This is a video collection, and it is important that you work with Docuseek to load full MARC records for the videos--don't just load a KBART, as that…

    6 votes
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  18. Add IEICE Digital Library for Central Discovery Index

    The content of IEICE is widely used in research institutes and universities in Japan.
    Please consider adding IEICE Digital Library in the Central Discovery Index.

    IEICE Digital Library
    https://www.ieice.org/publications/search/index.php?conts=ken&lang=en

    Some content of IEICE is already searchable, but the data is not properly and comprehensively loaded.

    Provider: Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
    Code: PRVEIC

    6 votes
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    Hello,

    We will reach out to Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and ask for a CDI feed.

    If you have a contact person with this provider, please share in this idea or directly with me

    tamar.ganor@clarivate.com .

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  19. Naxos Music Library - U.S. CDI collections

    Some of the content in the CDI collections for Naxos Music Library, Naxos Music Library Jazz, and Naxos Music Library - World are not available in the United States due to copyright restrictions. OCLC has separate collections in WorldShare Manager for NML content that is available to U.S. subscribers. I am requesting that similar collections be added to CDI that contain only the records for content U.S. subscribers can access.

    6 votes
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    Hello,

    We will check with Naxos if they can provide a separate feed for their collections that are suitable for U.S customers only.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  20. CHEMnetBASE titles

    The database CHEMnetBASE has a number of titles attached to it that are currently not in Alma.
    Please add these missing titles:
    Combined Chemical Dictionary:  https://ccd.chemnetbase.com
    Dictionary of Drugs:  https://dod.chemnetbase.com
    Dictionary of Natural Products: https://dnp.chemnetbase.com

    Dictionary of Organic Compounds: https://doc.chemnetbase.com

    Dictionary of Food Compounds: https://dfc.chemnetbase.com

    Dictionary of Marine Natural Products: https://dmnp.chemnetbase.com

    Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: https://hbcp.chemnetbase.com

    Polymers: A Property Database: https://poly.chemnetbase.com

    Properties of Organic Compounds: https://poc.chemnetbase.com

    6 votes
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    Hello,

    Last year we were notified by the provider that this should be a zero title database.

    We will revisit this decision and confirm if we can receive a title list for CHEMnetBASE to turn it into a collection.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

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