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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 chapter and contents information to book records

    Chapter and contents information is extrememly useful to our users but is often missing from records. We'd like records to be enriched with this information where possible.

    21 votes
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    1 comment  ·  other  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Some providers cannot send us granular metadata for book chapters and contents.

    If you have a specific provider in mind, please post a new idea.

    Thanks,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  2. Next Expected Update date for collections

    Similar to the "Last Full Update" and "Last Partial Update" dates for collections, it could cut down on the volume of cases about new individual titles if the collections that get updated on a regular schedule also had "Next Expected Update" date to display.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Expected update frequency is not part of any standardized metadata from content providers.

    Furthermore, update frequency depends on the content being updated on the platform and due to the nature of the publishing industry, it cannot be committed to in advance. Even regularly updated collections may skip an update cycle because there's no new content added to the collection.

    As a result, adding expected update frequency for book collections or journal collections can be misleading as it is hypothetical and may create false expectations.

    Therefore, I am closing this idea as 'expected update' cannot be accurately added to collections to create a useful and reliable indication.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  3. Audiobook as a format in the 360 knowledge base

    Right now the only formats in the 360 knowledge base are monograph, serial, and video- I would like to have audiobook available.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    I can confirm Ex Libris is not planning to add any new material types in 360, therefore I am closing this idea.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  4. Kanopy Base Collection

    Hello,
    Recently we've had 15 member libraries purchase the new "Kanopy Base Collection". In addition CARLI staff know of at least four other I-Share Alma libraries with significant Kanopy streaming video purchases.

    Here's a quick description of the newly offered "Kanopy Base Collection" with a link to an example title list. https://www.lyrasis.org/content/Pages/product-details.aspx?pid=3747DED9-9754-ED11-80FE-00155D0A2732

    I've checked the content road map and release notes, however, I found nothing from Kanopy "coming soon" beyond the "database" type e-collections in the Community Zone.

    Please consider adding a selective package or aggregator for the Kanopy Base collection.

    Thank you,
    Denise Green, CARLI

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    0 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Unfortunately, the provider (OverDrive) cannot technically cooperate with us and provide us with the required feed in a sustainable way.

    We hope this will change in the future, but for now I am afraid I will close this idea as it cannot be done.

    Kind regards,

    Tamar Ganor

    Content Product Manager

  5. Add chinese classification field in the electronic reousrces bib

    Now the classification in electronic reousrces bib is Dewey or LC,It cannot satisify the need of chinese library users of ALMA,espicially when we need to provide statistics of subject.The need is frequently and urgent in chinese libraries.We hope ALMA can collabrate to other organises to impove the function,which might help add the users of ALMA.

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