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+ prefix.
We would like ExLibris to communicate any data discrepancies to designated KB+ staff so that title lists in the Alma Community Zone are identical to the KB+ title lists. They need to have exactly the same number of titles, including title name changes, etc. as per the verified lists in KB+.
We would like ExLibris to ensure that the update occurs on a daily basis so that changes in KB+ are available in the Alma Community Zone with the next update.
The workflow isn’t clear at the moment and ExLibris customers are spending too much time and effort in the Alma Community Zone trying to guess which collection to tick, raising Salesforce cases to get collections added/updated, waiting for months to see updates and managing local workarounds to deal with data inaccuracies. These issues result in time-intensive investigative work and exhaustive follow up emails in order to make the necessary amendments to the Community Zone. It is imperative that all paid for content is discoverable by our users, and the service provided is not compromised following the move to ALMA/Primo.
Improving KB+ integration is currently being discussed with JISC KB+ and customer representatives.
Jason Harper commented
I'd like to see the import of other data from KB+ (e.g. top level licence terms, annual inflation rates on multi-year deals, etc.) directly into ALMA - not just the Community Zone
Now, wouldn't that be something - a definite plus! Good luck.