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51 results found

  1. start enrichment process for Hogrefe eBooks (Hogrefe eLibrary)

    ExLibris created an automation for updates that will run on a weekly basis and will check for any changes made to the title list by Hogrefe Verlag. However, the metadata are rudimentary. We are missing author or editor, place of publication and publisher in the metadata. This makes it difficult to find out the ebooks in Primo VE.

    Hence: could you please start an enrichment process with Hogrefe for their eLibrary eBooks titles?

    117 votes
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    Hello,

    After feedback from the community, we have reopened this idea.

    The provider MARC will add authors, 300, better language and 008, Publisher.

    Please be advised that although some improvement is expected, it will not enrich the records to robust Bibliographic records that meets library standards.

    We will complete the enrichment by end of May 2024.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar

  2. add EbscoHost Education Source Ultimate to Alma cz

    Please add EbscoHost Educaiton Source Ultimate to the Alma cz knowlegebase. Ebsco reports they sent the relevant information to EL on August 7, 2023. thanks.

    https://www.ebsco.com/m/ee/Marketing/titleLists/esu-coverage.xls

    89 votes
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  3. Add Africa Commons from Coherent Digital

    Please add the Africa Commons collection, along with the modules listed below, to Alma's Community Zone. These collections directly support diversity by making available historically significant resources created by and for Black audiences.

    Africa Commons: https://africacommons.net/
    -History and Culture: https://africacommons.net/modules/history-and-culture/
    -Black South African Magazines: https://africacommons.net/modules/black-south-african-magazines/
    Southern African Films and Documentaries:https://africacommons.net/modules/southern-african-films-and-documentaries/

    Here is the general contact email: information@coherentdigital.net

    Thank you!

    46 votes
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    Hello,

    We are planning to add the collections by end of May 2024.

    There were a few changes to the feed so it takes longer than expected.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar

  4. Add Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to the Summon Index

    The DPLA is listed in the Data Management tool, but does not appear to have been indexed in Summon. Could it be added?

    44 votes
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  5. Cairn sciences

    Please add the new platform Cairn sciences to Alma.
    This platform contains over 1000 Ebooks from all areas of formal and natural sciences in French.
    URL: https://www.cairn-sciences.info/
    Best,
    Igor Hammer

    42 votes
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  6. Enrich metadata from vendor Editions ENI in the Alma CZ

    The ebook records in the e-collection "Bibliotheque numerique ENI" have currently brief level 3. So generally only ISBNs, publication year and title in their metadata. This is not enough to provide optimal discovery experience for users.

    We would like to ask you to enrich the metadata and enhance the brief level. We are also in contact with the publisher and will post here any feedback from their side.

    33 votes
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  7. Editorial Tirant lo Blanch

    Editorial Tirant lo Blanch (https://editorial.tirant.com/es) is one of the main Law content providers in Spanish. The majority of the academic institutions are their customer.

    They produced databases, journals and books, and host them in their platforms (called Tirant Online, Biblioteca Tirant and Nube de Lectura). It would be very interesting to be able to index their contents.

    Adding their resources in the CDI would be very beneficial for all academic institutions studying Spanish Law.

    27 votes
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  8. Openjournals.nl

    Please index openjournals.nl.

    Openjournals offers academic, peer-reviewed journals a platform for online and fully open access publication.

    The platform is OJS-based.

    As of yet, these journals are published via the platform:

    Journal of Political Sociology
    Into the Magic Circle
    Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs
    Studies over de sociaaleconomische geschiedenis van Limburg
    Technophany Header Technophany
    Tijdschrift voor Jeugdgezondheidszorg
    Passion Logo Passion
    Aesthetic Investigations
    Tijdschrift voor onderwijspraktijkstudies
    Ecclesial Futures
    Relief – Revue électronique de littérature française
    Epilepsie
    Handelingen
    Early Modern Low Countries
    TSEG – The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History
    Technology and Regulation
    Historical Life Course Studies
    Liber Quarterly
    The…

    23 votes
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  9. Add ebook collections under "Brill Book Archive Collection, part 2"

    This is a request to add ebook collections under "Brill Book Archive Collection, part 2" to the Alma CZ. The collections are listed bellow:
    Asian Studies - Book Archive pre-2000
    Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity - Book Archive pre-2000
    Biology - Book Archive pre-2000
    Classical Studies - Book Archive pre-2000
    European History and Culture - Book Archive pre-2000
    Human Rights and Humanitarian Law - Book Archive pre-2000
    International Law - Book Archive pre-2000
    Language and Linguistics - Book Archive pre-2000
    Literature and Cultural Studies - Book Archive pre-2000
    Middle East and Islamic Studies - Book Archive pre-2000 …

    10 votes
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  10. Add the Getty Research Portal

    The Getty Research Portal™ is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields: http://portal.getty.edu/

    8 votes
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    Hello,

    The Getty Research Portal™ will be added as an authority vocabulary to Alma CZ in Q3 2023.

    Thanks for submitting and supporting this idea.

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  11. ACM Book Collection III

    Please add this new database in 360KB to provider ACM Digital Library, Code PRVACM

    ACM Book Collection III
    http://books.acm.org/titles#collection_3

    Best regards,
    Silvio

    8 votes
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  12. Please add Bloomsbury Drama Online 2024 updates to 360KB

    Please add the new Bloomsbury Drama Online collections to 360KB:

    1) Core Collection - Annual Update 2024
    (53 titles in the UK/CW/EU collection)

    2) Nick Hern Books Modern Plays - Annual Update 2024
    (25 titles in the "Global exc. CAN and US" collection)

    MARCs: https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/marc-records

    I'm also attaching the full title lists.

    I'd appreciate if you could let us know when these are added to 360KB so that we can make the content discoverable to our users.

    Thank you.

    Dita

    7 votes
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  13. Add 1980's culture and society (Adam Matthew)

    AM just announced the publication of the collection 1980's Culture and Society - please add.

    https://www.1980scultureandsociety.amdigital.co.uk

    7 votes
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  14. British Newsreels from Adam Matthew

    Pleads add British Newsreels [newly published] from Adam Matthew.
    https://www.britishnewsreels.amdigital.co.uk

    5 votes
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  15. HeinOnline U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments

    Please add the new HeinOnline e-resource, "U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments" to the Alma Community Zone.

    Description: https://home.heinonline.org/u-s-state-commitments-with-foreign-governments/
    Access URL: https://heinonline.org/HOL/USFgov?collection=usfgov
    Contact: Steve Roses | Director, Sales, sroses@wshein.com | 716.882.2600

    4 votes
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  16. Add two Wiley Digital Archives ebook collections

    This is a request to add the following Wiley Digital Archives ebook collections:

    1) Environmental Science and History
    2) Royal Geographic Society.

    Thank you so much.

    Best Regards,
    Mahdi Ganjavi

    Metadata Production and Electronic Access Specialist
    Department of Metadata Services, University of Toronto

    4 votes
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    Hello,

    Wiley responded that the Environmental Science and History (ENV) collection is scheduled for completion in Spring 2024, we will add that collection then.

    Regarding the Royal Geographical Society, the metadata will be provided not directly by Wiley but by a 3rd party so it requires some legal clarification.

    In the meantime, we have created two zero title databases to activate for this request:

    dbid: RPVOM - WILEY_DIGITAL_ARCHIVES_ROYAL_GEOGRAPHICAL_SOCIETY_PART_I
    dbid: APJRU - WILEY_DIGITAL_ARCHIVES_ROYAL_GEOGRAPHICAL_SOCIETY_PART_II

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  17. New Database Request: IEA Statistics Package

    Please add a new database to the client center for IEA Statistics Package (ISP) from International Energy Agency (IEA). The starting URL is https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics/data-product/iea-statistics-package-isp-2. Thank you.

    4 votes
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  18. ASM Technical Books

    Please create a CZ collection for ASM Technical Books.
    https://dl.asminternational.org/technical-books

    4 votes
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  19. Add WIT Press eLibrary

    Hello,

    Please consider contacting WIT Press in order to add the WIT Press eLibrary to the Alma CZ and CDI for indexing.

    The WIT Press eLibrary is a fully open access collection of scholarly content on sustainable engineering and environmental engineering.

    https://www.witpress.com/elibrary

    It contains journals and transactions that are all registered with CrossRef (meaning that they have DOIs).

    The transactions are monograph series (have both ISSNs and ISBNs).

    Thanks for considering.

    If you do add this collection, please also incorporate the open access MARC notation for the bibliographic records if you add them to the Alma CZ:

    506 0#$fUnrestricted online…

    3 votes
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    Hello,

    I am pleased to inform the the journal and books collections were added to the knowledgebases.

    A legal agreement is being negotiated to add the CDI metadata.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar

  20. Sustainable Development Goals Online from Taylor and Francis CDI collection

    Please could SDGO be added as a collection in the CDI? This is a collection of mainly articles and book chapters, and so the contents cannot be activated through portfolios in the Alma CZ.
    https://www.taylorfrancis.com/sdgo/

    3 votes
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    Hello,

    We have received the mapping for the discovery metadata for the general SDGO collection, and it will be added by November 2023.

    Please be advised that currently there is no way for us to map the SDGO sub-collections, because the chapters and articles CDI metadata does not contain any tags to match them to the sub-collections.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

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