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    Community Zone Monograph Records Enrichment

    Brief monograph records in the Alma Community Zone Central KnowledgeBase (CKB) are regularly enriched by Ex Libris using MARC records from several different providers. The schedule of monograph enrichment varies, depending on the availability of new eBook provider records.
    Community Zone records enriched by provider MARC data are Provider neutral, and potentially comprised of information from a variety of provider sources - that is, they can be merged together (for more information, see Alma Community Catalog: Cataloging Standards, Policies, Rights, and Responsibilities).
    For detailed information about serials enrichment using CONSER records, please see Community Zone Serial Records Enrichment.

    Review & Agreements for Enrichment

    Ex Libris’ legal team reviews each potential provider MARC record set separately for enrichment and inclusion in the Community Zone. Because MARC records are an integral part of vendors’ business models, and Community Zone records are open to use and editing by members of the Alma community, this review is necessary before the addition of any new provider MARC records to the Community Zone.
    In many cases, Ex Libris will also need to sign agreements with providers regarding records to be loaded into the Community Catalog.
    Please note that this legal review, including intellectual property issues, must be done even if a provider’s MARC records are freely available for personal or library institutional use on a provider’s website. If you are a provider who contracts a third party to create MARC records, it is important to review the details of those contracts, to confirm that you have the rights to redistribute those records to another party.

    Identifying provider records in the Community Zone

    When reviewing Community Zone records, you can see the latest source of provider MARC record enrichment in the Originating system. (Please note that this is the latest source; as noted earlier, some records will also potentially have information from multiple provider sources.)
    For example, this record was last enriched using a ProQuest Ebook Central MARC21 record:


    The following is a list of provider MARC record sources in the Community Zone, with their associated Originating system, if available. We will continue updating this table to add additional Originating systems, and new provider record sources in the future.
    Most recent updates:
    Update 14-June-2022: Added CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network) and Thieme record sets
    Update 1-June-2022: Added Open Textbook Library,, and SPIE record sets
    Update 19-April-2022: Added Yale University Press
    Provider record source
    Originating system
    i.e., latest record source
    360 KB 360KB Original records from the 360 KB Catalogers
    A-R Editions A-R_EDITIONS  
    ACLS Humanities E-Book ACLS  
    Alexander Street Press ASP  
    Allvit ALLVIT  
    Bloomsbury BLOOMSBURY  
    Brill BRILL
    Cambridge University Press
    Casalini Libri
    To find Casalini records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number->IfFiC
    Credo Reference CREDO  
    CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network) CRKN  
    Duke University Press
    Digitalia DIGITALIA  
    De Gruyter DE_GRUYTER  
    Exact Editions EXACT_ED  
    Early English Books Online EEBO  
    Early European Books EEB  
    Ebook Central - via Provider Zone PZ_Ebook Central  
    Ebook Central - not via Provider Zone
    Edward Elgar Publishing
    EMS (European Mathematical Society) EMS  
    Harvard University Press
    Henry Stewart Talks HST  
    IEEE - via Provider Zone PZ_IEEE Xplore  
    IEEE - not via Provider Zone
    iG Publishing iG  
    Intelex INTELEX  
    IOP Publishing
    Karger KARGER  
    Kotar KOTAR  
    Knowledge Unlatched KU  
    Library of Congress LIBRARY_OF_CONGRESS  
    Maruzen MARUZEN  
    MIT Press MIT  
    Morgan & Claypool MORGAN  
    Movie Discovery MOVDIS  
    To find OECD records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number-> FR-PaOEC
    Open Textbook Library OTL  
    Oxford University Press
    Project MUSE
    ProQuest Literature PQLIT  
    Psik PSIK PSYCH  
    Safari Books Online SAFARI  
    SAGE Publishing - via Provider Zone PZ_SAGE  
    SAGE Publishing - not via Provider Zone
    Springer Nature
    Taylor & Francis TAYLORFRANCIS  
    Thieme THIEME  
    University of Michigan Press UMP  
    To find VLeBooks records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number-> StDuBDS
    World Scientific WSPC  
    Yale University Press YALE  


    Article last edited: 14-June-2022

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