Update lynda.com collection
Alma Lynda.com collection was last updated on November 27, 2016. We would like to see this collection updated.
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.
Deborah Fitchett commented
I've just had a conversation with Lynda.com/LinkedIn and raised the issue of wanting a) automatic updates (eg via CZ/PCI) and b) much fuller MARC records (current CZ records are basically title only - a description would improve discoverability immeasurably).
They say that they have APIs available that could provide updates. I've encouraged them to keep pursuing discussions because this would be very popular among libraries, and suggested there may need to be some give-and-take around transfer formats/methods. I'd make the same recommendation to Ex Libris. :-)
Heng Kai Leong commented
With the Lynda platform moved to LinkedIn, may i know if there is a chance to get hold of the LinkedIn records into PCI? Thank you.
Yes, we would like to have Lynda.com updated automatically in the long run. Until then, we'll keep this Idea open for tracking purposes.
Sunshine Carter commented
Thanks..I'm assuming this will remain in the Idea Exchange until the long-term solution is decided on?
While we are still working on a long-term solution to ensure currency from Lynda.com, we have decided to perform a manual (one-time) update of the Lynda.com collections in SFX and Alma, for your convenience.