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  1. CDI collection for Elsevier Open Access articles

    Could you please add a CDI database only collection with links in record for Elsevier open access articles?

    There is no longer an Elsevier open access knowledge base collection https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/574345-content/suggestions/43048611-add-elsevier-open-access-collection-to-alma-cz

    And I think this would work better as a CDI collection given how many OA articles there are in hybrid journals.

    For example, 76,000 archival articles were made open as the result of a large United States Library consortia agreement:
    https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2022/03/16/retroactively-open-elsevier-backflips-for-nerl-agreement/

    And these OA articles should be more easily discoverable via a dedicated CDI link in record collection.

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  2. Create CZ collection for Cambridge Histories Online: 2023

    I have moved my original submission from the general exchange to the content exchange here.

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    Thanks Courtney, this is indeed the right place to post these requests.

    We are already working on this collection, but there are some technical details that need to be worked out.

    I will post in the comments once we make some progress.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  3. Brepolis Library of Latin Texts [formerly Library of Latin Texts A, B]

    Requesting CZ content for Brepolis Library of Latin Texts [formerly Library of Latin Texts A and B, merged by provider in 2021].

    Library of Latin Texts A [collection ID: 613790000000000926) and Library of Latin Texts B [collection ID: 613790000000000922) contain outdated links and have not been updated since 2021. Metadata for both was poorer quality than what was supplied by vendor.

    A customer-contributed collection (Univ. of Western Australia) for Library of Latin Texts (collection ID: 61665968760007861) results in errors for about 100 records upon activation.

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    Hello,

    For enrichment we will need to sign an agreement with the provider, so it might take some time.

    Nonetheless, we will reach out to Brepols and ask for an updated title list for these two collections.

    Regarding the contributed collection, it is managed by the contributing library. Feel free to reach out directly to them in order to communicate the necessary changes eres-lib@uwa.edu.au.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  4. CDI records request for InteLex Past Masters collection

    Our client University of Guelph has requested the CDI provide record coverage for the InteLex Past Masters CRKN collection (Collection ID: 615410000000002433)

    MARC records for the titles included in InteLex Past Masters website directly: https://www.nlx.com/marc_records/4.

    Please work with Dan Haig at InteLex to acquire data for the CDI to enrich user discovery for this collection.

    Thank you!

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  5. Projectr Edu

    Please add Projectr Edu collection(s) to the knowledge bases as well as MARC records for the titles. Projectr Edu is a streaming video platform for libraries from Grasshopper Films. It contains close to 1,000 films. They're adding new titles very frequently so it would need to be updated regularly. Contact info: info@projectr.tv and Ryan Krivoshey ryan@grasshopperfilm.com There may need to be collection variations by geographic region due to rights restrictions.

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    Hello,

    Projectr is available for activation under Collection ID: 61418361310006571.

    The provider is working on a sustainable feed for a full text collection, I will update once there is progress.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  6. DART

    Please add records to DART-Europe E-theses Portal (JWZ) and make it discoverable in Summon.

    4 votes
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  7. Create new/separate automatic holdings collections for Taylor & Francis

    I'd love to make use of the new Taylor & Francis automatic holdings feature, but the collections it points to are collections that we are already using. For certain providers, I prefer to use automatic holdings as a "back-up" to my own management. The "Taylor & Francis eBooks Complete" is the collection that the GOBI API uses. I'm also already using the "Taylor & Francis Current Content Access" for another reason. Springer and Wiley both have separate autoholdings collections. Could separate collections also be created for Taylor & Francis? Thanks!

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  8. Add collections scholars-e-library / ...

    The collections

    "scholars-e-library / Sprachwissenschaft/Spracherwerb"

    "scholars-e-library / Germanistik 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Germanistik 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Geschichte 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Literaturwissenschaft/Anglistik 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Sprachwissenschaft/Anglistik 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Medien & Kommunikation 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Medien & Kommunikation 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Philosophie 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Politikwissenschaft 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Religion/Theologie - Exegese 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Religion/Theologie - Kirchengeschichte 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Religion/Theologie - Religionswissenschaft 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Romanistik/Hispanistik 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Psychotherapie 2020_2"

    "scholars-e-library / Sonderpädagogik 2020_1"

    "scholars-e-library / Sonderpädagogik 2020_2"

    from provider "UTB Scholars" was purchased by libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia. Please add the ebook collections to the Alma CZ.

    For…

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    Hello,

    The only two collections that are missing completely are 

    1. scholars-e-library / Sprachwissenschaft/Anglistik 2020_1
    2. scholars-e-library / Religion/Theologie - Religionswissenschaft 2020_2

    Please confirm if others are represented properly in the KBs (instead of 2020 in two parts 1/2 as mentioned in this list, we received annual 2020 collections from the provider with no breakdown).

    We will reach out to the provider to confirm the two missing collections.

    Thanks,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager


  9. add ACM open access backfile

    Can you make this new collection selectable in 360? Lots of new OA content is now available but the current ACM:Digital Library: OA collection only has 4 titles.

    ACM Opens First 50 Years Backfile

    April 7, 2022
    ACM has opened the articles published during the first 50 years of its publishing program. These articles, published between 1951 and the end of 2000, are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library.
    ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on a wide range of computing topics. In addition to articles published between…

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  10. IGI global

    Please consider adding a collection to the 360 KB for the IGI Global EBA for the Carolina Consortium.
    Thank you!

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  11. The Pragda Complete Film Collection Life of File - Canada

    The following collection is missing in the CZ.

    The Pragda Complete Film Collection Life of File - Canada

    We hope that it would become available soon.

    4 votes
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    Hi,


    Thank you for the additional information,

    We will reach out to Docuseek and ask for the metadata for this collection.


    Regards,

    Rachel

    Senior Content Support Analyst

     

  12. "Database for Research Thesis Catalog of Japanese Literature" for discovery

    "Database for Research Thesis Catalog of Japanese Literature(国文学論文目録データベース)" is a union catalog database of research papers on Japanese literature.

    https://ronbun.nijl.ac.jp/kokubun

    This database includes information on research papers on Japanese literature, Japanese language studies, and Japanese language education.

    It would be helpful for researchers if Ex Libris discovery included this database as a search target.

    Provider: National Institute of Japanese Literature
    Code: OFN

    4 votes
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    Hi,

    We will reach out to the National Institute of Japanese Literature and ask for the records metadata for this collection.

    Regards,


    Rachel

    Senior Content Support Analyst


  13. add KU Language Science Press 2024-2026 to alma

    Hello,
    I see the older Knowledge Unlatched Language Science Press packages, but not this one to choose: KU Language Science Press 2024-2026. Can you please add this most recent one so we can activate it?
    Much appreciated!

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  14. Add KB Collection for Hirzel Verlag Journals

    Please add a KB collection for Hirzel Verlag journals on the Biblioscout platform.

    It appears they only publish one journal:
    ZfdA Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur
    https://biblioscout.net/journal/zfda
    Start coverage year is 2005 and ISSN is 0044-2518.

    There's already a Community Zone collection named "Biblioscout - S. Hirzel Verlag Elibrary" (collection ID 616200000000000030) but Content Support clarified that it's only for ebooks and that a journal portfolio cannot be added to it.

    Thanks.

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  15. Improve the metadata of Scholarvox Université (Cyberlibris) collections

    The quality of the metadata for the Scholarvox in the CZ is often extremely poor (only title, print ISBN and language is specified as English but the ebooks are in French).

    In other electronic collections , we find records with only electronic ISBN. So it is confusing.

    Find here the Scholarvox Université Collections :

    • ScholarVox Université Arts
    Collection ID : 614920000000003777

    • ScholarVox Université Emploi, métiers et formation
    Collection ID : 614920000000003778

    • ScholarVox Université Géographie
    Collection ID : 614920000000003779

    • ScholarVox Université Histoire
    Collection ID : 614920000000003780

    • ScholarVox Université Informatique
    Collection ID : 614900000000001697

    • ScholarVox Université…

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    Hello,

    We will check with ScholarVox/Cyberlibris if they can send us MARC records in a sustainable feed.

    If you have a contact person we can reach out to, that would be very helpful.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  16. Il diritto degli affari

    We noticed that the articles in the open access journal 'Il diritto degli affari', ISSN 2281-4531, included in DOAJ, are not indexed in the CDI. Is it possible to have this content searchable?
    Kind regards.
    Carla

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  17. Early American Newspapers, Series 20

    Please add Readex's Early American Newspapers, Series 20, 1812-1876: America's Industrial Centers and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Immigration to the 360KB and Alma CZ.

    Thank you,
    Amelia Rodarte
    Duke University

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  18. Add Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society To Community Zone

    Please add the Readex/Newsbank Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society To Alma Community Zone.

    https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/readex/?p=SHAW5

    3 votes
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  19. Enrich CZ bib data for Africa Commons: Southern African Films and Documentaries

    The Africa Commons: Southern African Films and Documentaries collection is a collection of films from Africa. It looks like the portfolios and bibs were created by loading a KBART file. That process creates bib records that contain very little data (just a 245 title, a 260 publisher, and a 906 VIDEO). See attached example of a typical bib in this collection. Could Ex Libris please work with the provider, Coherent Digital, to overlay the brief bibs with full bibs? This is a collection of films from southern Africa that are not available from any other source, so enriching this bib…

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    Hello,
    We will reach out to Coherent Digital, and ask for the metadata for this collection and if they can provide enrichment for other collections as well.
    Thanks,
    Tamar Ganor
    Content Product Manager

  20. Knowledge Unlatched 2024 collections

    Dear Support,

    Can I request to add these collections to ALMA KB?

    KU Select 2024 SDG Books full package
    Latest Thinking on the Climate Action SDG 2024
    IWA Publishing Books Frontlist 2024-2026

    Thank you,
    Mariyam

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