Create an Ebook Central Academic Complete specific to North America
Currently the Ebook Central Academic Complete collection contains contains all titles in the collection regardless of territory restrictions set by the publishers. There are 318 titles which cannot be used in the United States. This is a lot of editing for libraries in the US with this collection. Some other geographic areas have their own collections. Create one for North America or the United States, depending on the geographic restrictions by publishers. If Canada and the United States of America have different restrictions, please separate.
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Currently the ProQuest EBook Central offerings do not include a North America specific collection that we can represent in the Alma CZ.
We suggest that you consider utilizing the Upload Electronic Holdings feature in Alma which will automatically manage and maintain all of your Ebook Central holdings based on your acquisitions directly from ProQuest including representation of territorial rights. This will ensure that you are automatically activating only the titles available for your institution, for all of your Ebook Central content.
For more information on this see our Knowledge Center documentation. Search for “Upload Electronic Holdings from ProQuest Ebook Central” under the Alma product.
We would also like to kindly remind that any requests for ProQuest content do not need to go through the Idea Exchange platform. You can simply submit a Support Case for these requests.
Sion Romaine commented
I'd like to second Nikki's comment about the auto-upload feature: customers shouldn't be forced into a workflow that may not mesh with how they have set up their licenses and PO Lines in Alma or result in a massive amount of work to fix. Given the amount many libraries spend on ProQuest and Ex Libris products, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for accurate metadata in the CZ as part of that purchase.
Nikki DeMoville commented
I would also like to comment that the auto upload feature, while useful for vendors where the license is the same for every book, is not a solution for dealing with issues with a single collection from a vendor who offers many different collections and purchase models. It also may well not be compatible with the workflows of every library. We tried the PQ auto upload at our institution and more than a year later we are still trying to clean up the mess it made of our holdings, licenses, POLs, and consortial entitlements.
Jesse Holden commented
Rael: Just to confirm, this was originally submitted as a Support Case. We were directed to post the idea here on the Exchange by Ex Libris Support.
Jesse Holden commented
Because of the size and dynamic nature of the Academic Complete collection, we rely on the metadata in the CZ to provide an accurate representation of our paid subscription and to accurately link users to subscribed content. North America is a large market for both PQ and ExLibris, and should have its own separate AC collection that excludes any geographically-restricted titles.