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  1. 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!

    47 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

  2. 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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  3. 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.

    30 votes
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  4. request new collections to be added[NII-REO Springer Journal Archive,NII-REO: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 1501- Vol. 17

    NII-REO(OJA) currently applies the National Academic License to the following collections.

    Could you please create new 2 databases?

    1.
    Provider:National Institute of Informatics
    Database Name:NII-REO: Springer Journal Archive
    Titles: Journal 70
    Default URL:https://reo.nii.ac.jp/oja/HtmlIndicate/html/journal/publishers/SUP0000007000.html

    2.
    Provider:National Institute of Informatics
    Database Name:NII-REO:Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science(Vol. 1501- Vol. 1760)
    Titles: 259

    Default URL:https://reo.nii.ac.jp/oja/HtmlIndicate/html/vol_issues/SUP0000008000/JOU0008000000/lncs_volumes.html

    The title list can be obtained from the download button on the web page.
    https://support.nii.ac.jp/ja/reo/oja/oja_db

    Supplier entered as ”Springer Journal Archive” corresponds to 1. NII-REO: Springer Journal Archive.

    Supplier entered as ”Springer LNCS” corresponds to 2. NII-REO: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 1501- Vol.…

    28 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Oxford Journal Archive: Access period 2024-2025

    The 'Oxford Journal Archive: Access period 2024-2025' will replace the 'Oxford University Press:Jisc Collections:OUP Oxford Journals Archive (2020-23 Access Period)' but is not currently available in the CZ. Could it be added as soon as possible.

    6 votes
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    Hi,


    I would like to inform you that the we expect to get the title list soon and the collection should be available in Alma CZ until September 2024 2024.


    Regards,


    Rachel

    Senior Content Support Analyst

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. IET ebook collection - 2024 frontlist

    Hello,

    Please add IET ebook collection - 2024 frontlist to the community zone.

    Thank you

    Kind regards,

    4 votes
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    Hi,

    I would like to inform you that we expect to get the title list by the end of March 2024 and the collection should be available in Alma CZ until May 2024.


    Regards, 

    Rachel

    Senior Content Support Analyst


  11. 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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  12. polis digital

    Please add 2 new databases to the 360 KB for provider East View Information Services.

    Database: Nash Sovremennik Digital Archive
    URL: https://dlib.eastview.com/browse/udb/5130

    Database: POLIS Digital Archive
    URL: https://dlib.eastview.com/browse/udb/5110

    3 votes
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  13. 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

  14. Add Policy Commons collections from Coherent Digital

    Hello,
    Can you please add a collection for World Cities on the Policy Commons platform. https://policycommons.net/modules/world-cities/
    This is an important resource that adds to the geographic diversity of policy documents available for learning and research.

    3 votes
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  15. WARC Databases

    Please add the following databases from WARC.com
    - Strategy https://www.warc.com/strategy
    - Creative https://www.warc.com/creative
    - Media https://www.warc.com/media
    - Digital Commerce https://www.warc.com/about-digital-commerce/clients

    WARC offers marketing research, including branding, start-ups, consumer attention, neuromarketing, packaging, experiential marketing, cultural insights, global, non-profits, and more.

    3 votes
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    Hello,

    These resources will be added to the Knowledgebases as zero-title databases  by the end of July 2024.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  16. Please add Bloomsbury Drama Online Core Collection - Annual Update 2024 to Alma and Summon/CDI

    Please add the new Bloomsbury Drama Online Core Collection - Annual Update 2024 to Alma and Summon/CDI (60 titles in the UK/CW/EU collection)
    I'm attaching the full title list.
    I'd appreciate if you could let us know when these are added so that we can make the content discoverable to our users.
    Thank you,
    Sara

    3 votes
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  17. Waseem.Akhtar@ncl-coll.ac.uk

    Hi. Could Jisc Oxford Journal Archive: Access period 2024-2025 be added please?

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  18. Add 0-title DB: China Stone Inscription Database (中华石刻数据库)

    Please add the following database to 360 for ERM purposes:

    Provider: Lidai Jinshi Dengke Shujuku (历代进士登科数据库)
    Database: China Stone Inscription Database (中华石刻数据库)
    URL: https://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/

    3 votes
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  19. OA Databases

    Could the following OA databases please be added to the Alma CZ?

    1. Dictionary of Art Historians
      Provider: Duke University
      URL: https://arthistorians.info/

    2. Database of Religious History
      Provider: University of British Columbia
      URL: https://religiondatabase.org/landing/

    Thank you,
    Amelia Rodarte
    Duke University Libraries

    2 votes
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    Hello,

    The following is available in Alma for activation:

    Dictionary of Art Historians - Collection ID: 614960000000000705

    Database of Religious History - Collection ID: 614960000000000706

    We will add the others by end of June 2024.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar

  20. Add Building Types Online to Alma CZ

    Please add De Gruyter's Building Types Online to the CZ.

    The database Building Types Online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. It is based on Birkhäuser’s high international standing in professional architecture books, on the knowledge of the authors and editors who are leading experts in their fields, as well as on the technical quality of the illustrations. The database offers exclusive and unparalleled, highly flexible and detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design.

    2 votes
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    Hello,

    Currently, De Gruyter does not have a title list for this resource.

    We will create it as a zero-title database by end of July 2024.

    If we receive a title list, we will be able to create a collection with portfolios.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar

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