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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 (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.

    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.
    Update 30-Dec-2019: Added Brill records
    Update 30-Sep-2019: Added World Scientific records
    Update 31-May-2019: Added Exact Editions records
    Provider record source
    Originating system
    i.e., latest record source
    ACLS Humanities E-Book ACLS  
    Alexander Street Press ASP  
    Brill BRILL
    Cambridge University Press
    Casalini Libri
    To find Casalini records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number->IfFiC
    Duke University Press
    Digitalia DIGITALIA  
    Exact Editions EXACT_ED  
    Early English Books Online EEBO  
    Ebook Central
    Edward Elgar Publishing
    Harvard University Press
    IOP Publishing
    Library of Congress LIBRARY_OF_CONGRESS  
    Oxford University Press
    Project MUSE
    Safari Books Online SAFARI  
    SAGE Publications
    To find SIAM records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number-> CaBNvSL
    Springer Nature
    To find VLeBooks records, search for:
    Originating System->CKB AND Other System Number-> StDuBDS
    World Scientific WSPC  


    Article last edited: 30-Dec-2019