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Norwegian OA collection within humanities and social sciences
Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research are administering an Open Access collection with journals within the humanities and social sciences. We would like this collection to be included in
Alma's Community Zone.
Name of the collection: 'Norske OA humsam-tidsskrift'
271
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2 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We would like to update that we are actively discussing with the provider in preparation for ingesting this content.
Thank you for your contribution!
Best,
Rael
MARCIVE GPO Database
We would love to see MARCIVE's GPO database added to the PCI.
For more details, see:
http://home.marcive.com/gpo
244
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18 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We have been able to establish contact with the provider and are currently discussing the details for this request.
We will keep the community informed with our progress.
Best,
Rael
Add BibliU, the etextbook and monograph provider
232
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0 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We are currently working with BibliU to obtain this content for Delivery.
Thank you for your contribution.
Best,
Rael
Add OA flag to Community Zone Open Access ebook collections where they are missing
Some Alma CZ ebook e-collections do not include a MARC 506 field that would add the OA flag to Primo search results. This means that these titles are not included in the Open Access facet under Availability - even though the names of the e-collections state that they are open access.

Eg:
Project Euclid Open Access Monographs
Bloomsbury Open Access
Brillonline Open Access Books
International Monetary Fund eLibrary Open Access
JSTOR Books Open Access
Project Muse Open Access Books
Smithsonian Research Online - Open Access (Smithsonian)
Taylor & Francis eBooks Open Access
Walter De Gruyter: Open Access eBooks
Please consider…
172
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5 comments  ·  New Community Zone Enrichment of bibliographic records
Include Content-Select Data in PCI / CDI
Please add Collection for discovery:
Content-Select (preselect media) to enhance german language content (Publishers: Beltz, Kohlhammer, Lambertus, MohrSiebeck)
106
votes
1 comment  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We are currently in discussions with Preselect and hope to make progress to ingest their content offerings.
Best,
Rael
Austlit - Australian Literature Resource
Add Austlit to Primo Central Index.
A premier resource for research on Australian literature. A searchable, scholarly source of authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical, and production information about Australian writers and writing. Includes full text of 200 works of Australian fiction and poetry, selections of children's literature, anthology of criticism, critical articles, review and surveys, and 300 items of early science fiction.
https://www.austlit.edu.au/
Info on full text: https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/5961938
Publisher: AustLit
Contact: info-austlit@austlit.edu.au
NERS Request ID: 3506
99
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0 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
Thank you for this contribution!
We will review this request and determine whether this content can be indexed in CDI.
Best,
Rael
Add the URLs to the US Government Documents--they are available every month.
99
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2 comments  ·  New Community Zone Enrichment of bibliographic records
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We are currently in discussions with GPO to progress this request.
We will provide further details as soon as available.
Best,
Rael
Add Learning Express to Discovery, KB and Alma Community Zone
There is currently no discovery for Learning Express. This database is used by all libraries in Texas and should be added to the Community Zone and PCI for indexing and discovery.
96
votes
4 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
This request has been moved to the Content Forum for analysis.
We will review this request for inclusion in our roadmap.
Thank you for your contribution.
Best,
Rael
Open Textbook Catalog: Please use direct feed of MARC records from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/discovery
In the CZ there is an existing collection (613790000000001601) for the Open Textbook Catalog.
Compared to the MARC records available at https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/discovery the CZ collection has fewer titles (651 vs 766 as of 07/13/2020).
Also the CZ bibliographic records are extremely brief and usually have nothing more than a title in the 245 field. The bib records from open.umn.edu are fuller with author, title, publisher, content and summary notes and subject headings.
This request is to ask Exlibris to use the publicly available MARC bib records from the open.umn.edu website to enhance the existing CZ collection.
Thank you.
-Marcus
94
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1 comment  ·  New Community Zone Enrichment of bibliographic records
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
Thank you for raising this request.
We will check if a signed agreement is required here in order to start the analysis and then will prioritize for future acquisition.
Best,
Rael
F-Mesh in MARC21
F-Mesh is a bilingual French/English version of the Medical Subject Headings (Mesh).
We are a French speaking Library network using MARC21. We were very happy to hear that Alma now includes F-Mesh as a subject headings vocabulary. However, as it is available only in UNIMARC, we cannot use it. If you are in the same situation, then don’t hesitate to vote for this Idea!
90
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1 comment  ·  New Community Zone Authority files
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We are currently reviewing this request to ingest this vocabulary in the desired format.
Thank you,
Rael
Springer Nature Open Access Community Zone Electronic Collection
This is a request to add a single free/open access collection for all Springer Nature free/open access journals. Currently there are 4 community zone collections in Alma with many overlaps:
SpringerOpen Free - (CKB)613170000000000044
BioMed Central open Access - (CKB)611000000000000500
Bacon Springer Nature Global Open Access - (CKB)613780000000000900
Springer Nature Oa Journals - (CKB)614910000000000075
We’d like the addition of one single consolidated collection because having the above 4 collections is unnecessarily confusing for students and staff as they currently encounter so many electronic collections for the same journal/article even when different community zone electronic collection links in Primo end up…
86
votes
0 comments  ·  New Collection
NERS 2021 - Pressbooks Directory
The Pressbooks Directory (​https://pressbooks.directory/​) indexes over 2000 open access books created by educational institutions. As many of these are not indexed separately, it would be great if the contents of the directory could be included in the Alma Community Zone and/or the Central Discovery Index.
NERS 2021 Request ID: 7539
83
votes
2 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We will review this request for addition in our products.
Thank you for your contribution!
Best,
Rael
Missing target "TECTUM_ELIBRARY"
Dear support
Referring to the Salesforce Case 593244 there is a need for a new target for Ebooks in the Tectum E-library.
Therefor I kindly ask you to create a target TECTUM_ELIBRARY
The URL to the collection is the following: http://www.tectum-elibrary.de/
Thank you and kind regards
Marianne Cathomen
Zentralbibliothek Zürich
81
votes
3 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We have added this request for outreach to the provider in the hopes of including this content in our systems.
Thank you,
Rael
Add Urbadoc database to Primo Central index
Urbadoc bibliographic database indexes european architectural journals and can enrich PCI with unique references.
It would be very useful to have this database searchable in Primo Central Index.
Urbadoc has an OAI-PMH data provider. More info at: http://www.cnba.it/2017/09/28/novita-urbadoc/
Urbadoc URL: http://www.urbadoc.com
76
votes
0 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We will review this request for consideration.
Best,
Rael
Kanopy Streaming PDA
Please add connections for the Kanopy streaming video database for Discovery (Summon) and the Knowledgebase (360 KB).
75
votes
11 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
We have renewed contact with Kanopy and hope to make progress to renew the feeds to our systems as well.
We will update here and via NERS (if voted upon) with our progress.
Best,
Rael
Encyclopaedia Universalis, with availability type "Link resolver"
Encyclopaedia Universalis collection already exists in PCI, but the availability type is "Link in Record". It makes it impossible for patrons to access the fulltext.
The availability should be "Link resolver", so the library can manage its proxy settings in the link resolver.
74
votes
2 comments  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
Thank you for this feedback. We will review the linking method and update on our findings.
Best,
Rael
CNKI CAJ Full-text Database
CNKI CAJ Full-text database 中國期刊全文數據庫 is one of essential chinnese journals collection. http://cnki.sris.com.tw/kns55/brief/result.aspx?dbPrefix=CJFD
72
votes
0 comments  ·  New Collection
Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften - BDSL
As university library user I would like to retrieve contents from the Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies (BDSL) while searching in the Summon Index. This would enrich my search results with relevant resources in the field of German studies and also give me the possibility to get this database recommended.
The Bibliography of German Literature and Literary Studies (Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften, BDSL) is the most important bibliographical database in the field of Germanic studies and German literature, covering information about publications on German language and literature since 1957 and including ca. 450.000 entries of monographs…
70
votes
3 comments  ·  New Collection
NERS 2021 - CrossAsia / xasia - eBooks, eJournals, Repository
Please add the CrossAsia / xasia collections to Alma CKB, SFX and/or PCI/CDI:
xasia
https://digital.crossasia.org/?lang=en
Alma CKB, SFX, PCI/CDI:
xasia eBooks
https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-ebooks/
https://crossasia-books.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/xasia?lang=en
xasia eJournals
https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-ejournals/
(some e-journals are already in the Alma CKB, SFX: E-Collection "Open Journal System Heidelberg")
PCI/CDI:
xasia Repository
https://crossasia.org/service/crossasia-e-publishing/crossasia-repository/
http://crossasia-repository.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/
NERS 2021 Request ID: 7528
70
votes

1 comment  ·  New Collection
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Rael Elstein (Product Manager, Ex Libris)
responded
Hello,
This is a NERS 2021 request currently being processed.
There is no need to vote for this.
Best,
Rael
Add Overdrive to 360 KB and Summon
Many academic libraries are using this product. It would be good to have integrated into discovery systems.
70
votes
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