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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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. HOPE

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

    62 votes
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  15. British Online Archives

    Records for publications contained in British Online Archives should be added to Primo Central. The resource is published by Microform Academic Publishers and is available at https://www.britishonlinearchives.co.uk/

    There are a number of collections within this resource (about 60). I am not sure whether all subscriptions offer the full range of content or whether the separate collections will need to be managed within Primo Central.

    They have full-text indexing of the materials so ideally this would be available in Primo Central too.

    58 votes
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  16. Jisc Historical Texts - Eighteenth Century Collections Parts 1 and 2

    The original idea is now marked as completed - https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/574345-content/suggestions/19523596-jisc-historical-texts

    However, There should be over 180,000 books in ECCO. It is ECCO parts 1 and 2. There are only 66,000 portfolios in the CZ at the moment. Can the remaining portfolios be added as a matter of urgency please?

    57 votes
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  17. Need two CZ Selective Packages for 'Westlaw Thomson Reuters' database

    It would be useful to have two Selective Packages for the ‘Westlaw Thomson Reuters’ database. One Selective package for ‘International’ content, and another for ‘US’ content.

    At our library we provide a link to each of the two ‘sides’ of the database, as Article Title searches on each ‘side’ produce different results, depending on which ‘side’ the article is found. If an article is in the ‘US’ side, it can be found by an Article Title search on the ‘US’ side, but not on the ‘International’ side (and vice versa). (Journal Title searches allow the journal to be found the…

    54 votes
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  18. Indexing Bibliotek.dk

    Please index national database of Denmark, bibliotek.dk.

    Database is already in Intota (Bibliotek.dk (FDS)) and in Alma (Alma Collection ID: 6114022520000041

    DBC recommend us to get the data via DBC OAI repo https://www.dbc.dk/produkter-services/webservices

    DBC OAI Repo
    OAI-service gives access to harvest bibliographic data.
    Documentation: https://github.com/DBCDK/rr-oai/wiki/DBC-OAI-Repo
    The national bibliographic data are freely available and doesn’t need to be authorized. There is a limit of how many records can be harvested at a time, but you can set a script to harvest continuously.

    53 votes
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  19. Think Tank Repository

    The Think Tank Repository of the Library of Council of the European Union monitors worldwide the publications of 250 Think Tanks on EU affairs. It is a precious and useful ressource of literature.
    http://ec.europa.eu/eclas/F/?func=find-a-0&local_base=TTR

    44 votes
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  20. Add Perlego collections for the Knowledgebase (Alma CZ)

    Consider to add the Perlego collection to the CZ of Alma.

    The vendor provides an online library of academic resources with over 400,000 titles in several topics.

    Many international publishers are participate in the collection which can be very useful for academic institutions especially for textbooks.

    https://www.perlego.com/

    41 votes
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