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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. Add Firenze University press open access book collection

    Firenze University Press publishes the outcomes of academic research carried out by the University of Florence and by the national scientific community, with the aim at spreading them both at national and international levels.
    A certain number of these works are included in the open access catalogue.
    All publications are certified by the Editorial Board that coordinates the peer review process.

    It's possible harvesting data via OAI-PMH.

    Info: https://www.fupress.com/openaccess

    contact: info@fupress.com

    707 votes
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    Hello all,

    We are excited to share that the Firenze University Press Open Access Books content is now available for Delivery and Discovery in our products.

    Many thanks to the community for supporting this request and assisting in the process when needed.

    Best,
    Rael

  2. 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.

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  3. Idunn open access e-books

    Idunn open access e-books

    We would like to see open access e-books from Universitetsforlaget added as a separate e-collection in Alma CZ. For more details, see this link:
    https://www.universitetsforlaget.no/en/boker/apen-tilgang

    Note that there are two Idunn e-collections in CZ already:
    Idunn.no (all Idunn portfolios)
    IDUNN Open Acess Journals

    347 votes
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  4. Academic e-books from Norwegian publishers via Allvit / Bokbasen

    The Norwegian academic publishers will be making a large selection of their academic books and publications available as e-books in 2019. This is part of a national effort to strengthen the position of Norwegian as a language used in academic and research publications as well as in bachelor- and master-level studies in Norway.

    Bokbasen (https://www.bokbasen.no) is developing an online solution for purchasing and administration of library licenses for these academic e-books from Norwegian publishers, and we would like to have this collection included in Alma ‘s Community Zone.

    336 votes
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    Hello,

    This content is now available in our Delivery products.
    Thank you for your contribution!

    Regarding the holdings – this is under discussion with Bokbasen and will be followed up by the Alma Product team.

    Best,
    Rael

  5. 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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  6. LibreTexts

    We would like to add LibreTexts vast collection of open educational resources (OER) to CDI: https://libretexts.org/

    LibreTexts is home to the largest collection of open educational resources online. Adding this resource to CDI would ensure users have access to OER from across a wide variety of disciplines.

    236 votes
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  7. Please quit using print records (or old combo print-electronic records) in the CZ to represent serials in electronic format

    My understanding is that the CZ records are to represent electronic formats, but most of them seem to be records for the corresponding print title. ISSNs are either wrong (print, where it should be electronic) or the record has both the print and electronic ISSNs in the $a subfield. The OCLC# is usually that for the print record.

    All of this causes problems with matching and dedupping when attempting to import and/or order actual print copies.

    Please go to electronic only records for the CZ.

    202 votes
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    Hello all,

    Following extensive analysis and discussions with the CZ Management Group and some internal developments, we are glad to announce that starting in the Alma January 2020 release, the Community Zone will begin to process conversions of CONSER records from print to electronic.

    For more information please see the following CKC article:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Content_Corner/Knowledge_Articles/Community_Zone_CONSER_record_conversions_(January_-_March_2020

  8. Include all Full View HathiTrust (Hathi Trust) content and not just Public Domain

    HathiTrust collections are defined by access rights; materials that are fully accessible to users are within their Full View collection, which includes Public Domain, Open Access, Creative Commons, and other materials to which owners have given permissions for access. Materials restricted in access are defined as Limited - Search Only; these materials include those with copyright restrictions. These two categories, Full View and Limited - Search Only can be further refined by geographical region, for US or non-US. Info about access rights is at https://www.hathitrust.org/access_use and info about data files is at https://www.hathitrust.org/data.

    The ExLibris CZ (and PCI) collections…

    165 votes
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  9. Add Films on Demand Collections to Primo Central Index and Alma Knowledge base

    Please Films on Demand Collections to Primo Central Index and Alma Knowledge base

    161 votes
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  10. Provide a seamless, timely and automatic workflow for ingesting Jisc KB+ data into the Alma Community Zone.

    We subscribe to the majority of our eresource content via nationally negotiated eresource deals (Jisc Collections, WHEEL). Jisc’s KB+ product (https://www.kbplus.ac.uk/kbplus/) maintains a knowledgebase which includes comprehensive title and package information for these EResources.

    We would like ExLibris to harvest the KB+ title lists from the KB+ publicly accessible export page (https://www.kbplus.ac.uk/kbplus/publicExport) on a daily basis to ensure that all new and updated title lists in the Alma Community Zone are identical to the title lists in KB+.

    We would like ExLibris to identify the KB+ title lists in the Alma Community Zone with a KB+…

    160 votes
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    Hello all,

    We are very happy to announce that we have released a game-changing API that we worked very closely with KB+ to develop. As part of this API the Ex Libris SFX and Alma products will have an automated process that identifies a new collection by KB+ and automatically creates this new collection in the system, as well as setting up the ongoing updates.
    This development took us several months and extensive collaboration with the KB+ team. We have completed testing and plan to monitor this process over the coming months when new collections become available, with an expected turnaround of up to two weeks.

    Best,
    Rael

  11. Brepolis Databases

    Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities. The focus of its publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies and cutting-edge research.

    The following Brepolis databases (online encyclopedias, handbooks and bibliographies) would significantly enrich the indexes if there were added to Primo Central and Summon:
    - L'Année Philologique
    - Bibliography of British and Irish History
    - International Medieval Bibliography
    - Bibliographie…

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  12. Target: Techniques de l'ing?nieur

    Please add the collection
    {KBI Migration}

    121 votes
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  13. CZ Collection Request: CARE-CRUI SpringerLink Journals

    The CARE-CRUI italian consortium has agreed with Springer a version of the "SpringerLink Journals" package tailored for the italian universities participating at the consortium.

    This consortium (http://www.crui-risorselettroniche.it/) is the master reference for all the italian universities.

    So the italian Alma customers are in the need of a tailored package in the CZ too: say a "CARE-CRUI SpringerLink Journals" package, similar to other localized packages yet present on the CZ ( i.e. "OhioLINK SpringerLink Journals" package).

    Please note that at now such package does not exist: all the springerlink journals packages available in the CZ have different content than…

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  14. PoPuPS - Portail de Publication de Périodiques Scientifiques

    PoPuPS (Portail de Publication de Périodiques Scientifiques -
    http://popups.ulg.ac.be) is an open access platform established by the University of Liege Library. It contains more than 5,500 scholarly articles (mostly in French and English) published in 20 OA journals by two Belgian universities. PoPuPS exists already as a target/collection/database in SFX, Alma and 360/Intota and as a collection in Primo Central Index.
    PoPuPS can be harvested in OAI-PMH. Please add PoPuPS as a new database in Summon.

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  15. ORBi - Open Repository and Bibliography

    ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography - http://orbi.ulg.ac.be) is the institutional repository of the University of Liege and was launched by the University Library in 2008. Currently, it contains more than 52,200 OA references of scholarly materials of all kinds (articles, book chapters, books, reports, dissertations, presentations...). ORBi has been harvested by Primo Central Index since March 2013 and by EBSCO Discovery Service since July 2016. Open Access contents of ORBi can be harvested in OAI-PMH. Please add ORBi as a new resource in Summon.

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    Completed  ·  Dana Sharvit responded

    ORBi Open Repository has been added to Summon per the suggested idea.

  16. DONum - Dépôt d’Objets Numérisés

    DONum is the repository of the cultural heritage preserved by the universities of French-speaking Belgium. DONum contains mainly items with a high patrimonial, historical or cultural value (manuscripts, incunabula, rare books...). Access is free of charge. See http://donum.bicfb.be

    116 votes
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  17. Include Content-Select Data in PCI / CDI

    Please add Collection for discovery:
    Content-Select (preselect media) to enhance german language content (Publishers: Beltz, Kohlhammer, Lambertus, MohrSiebeck)

    114 votes
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  18. Update lynda.com collection

    Alma Lynda.com collection was last updated on November 27, 2016. We would like to see this collection updated.

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    Hello,

    We have successfully performed an update to the Lynda.com content in SFX and Alma (available in the coming release).

    Please Note that we will continue to work with LinkedIn to see if we can receive ongoing updates. There are no current plans to add this to Discovery, as we are still in talks to reach an agreement.

    Thank you,
    Rael

  19. 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

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  20. Classiques Garnier Numérique

    Please add "Classiques Garnier Numérique" collections https://www.classiques-garnier.com/numerique-en/ in the Summon and Primo Central indexes.

    Classiques Garnier is a major publisher in the fields of French literature and the humanities. Their collections are composed of:
    - Online Books and Journals
    - Bibliographies (Bibliographie de la littérature française (BLF), Manuel du Libraire Brunet)
    - Major dictionaries, grammars and encyclopedias
    - Databases and text corpora (Grand Corpus des littératures française et francophone du Moyen Âge au 20e siècle [Great Corpus of French and Francophone literature, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century], Corpus de la littérature médiévale [Corpus of medieval literature], Corpus…

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