This article provides information about the different collection types in our KnowledgeBases for content that is available for discovery in CDI via Primo. With single activation, collection activation – for full text and for search - is managed from Alma and SFX. Every collection that is indexed directly or via alternative coverage in CDI contains information about how it can be activated and how linking works, as well as some activation and configuration options.
The full list of collections is available here:
Collections containing electronic content come in many shapes and forms. How they are treated for discovery depends on a variety of criteria including material type of content, uniqueness of content, available unique identifiers and metadata and method and stability of links to the platform. Each collection is described in our Knowledgebases with: Collection type (selective, aggregator or database), search rights (free or subscription). Full text rights (subscription collection level, subscription linkresolver (full text is determined via portfolio activation), and Open Access), Linking method (Link in record, Link resolver or hybrid) and CDI Type (full text collection, A&I database, or hybrid).
The table below provides some more detailed information about what content types exist, and how best to activate them in Alma and SFX to provide the best possible discovery experience to your users.
A collection is active for Fulltext in Alma when the below conditions have been met:
- For databases: Requires an unsuppressed bib record AND a Collection Level URL.
- For Aggregator/Selective collections: Requires an active Fulltext service AND at least one active Portfolio with an unsuppressed bib record.
The terminology in the table below is adjusted to Alma. The functionality is the same for SFX, apart from the "Activate for full text in CDI Only" function, which only exists in Alma.
|Collection Type||Search Rights||Full Text Rights||Linking||CDI Type||Example||How will this work?||Best Practices for activation in CDI|
|Selective collection with titles||Free / Subscription||Subscription (Link Resolver) / Open access||Link Resolver||Full Text Collection||JSTOR Books Language and Literature||CDI content is activated based on Portfolios activation. Linking will use Link resolver||Activate for Full text in Alma/SFX with "We subscribe to only some titles in this collection" set to Yes|
|Selective collection with titles, using Link in record||Free / Subscription||Subscription (Link Resolver) / Open access||Link in Record||Full Text Collection||Alexander Street literature||CDI content can be activated on collection level or title level. Linking is Link in record, as the titles do not hold enough metadata to use Link Resolver linking||
Activate for Full text in Alma/SFX with "We subscribe to only some titles in this collection" set to No.
|Database with no titles||Free / Subscription||Subscription (Collection level) / Open access||Link in Record||Full Text Collection
|Gale Nineteenth Century Collections Online||CDI content is activated on collection level, and using link in Record.||Activate for Full Text in Alma/SFX
Activate for Full Text in CDI Only (Alma only)*
|Database with no title - A&I||Free / Subscription||Subscription (Link Resolver)||Link Resolver||Abstracting and Indexing database (A&I)||Scopus||This is an A&I Database so there is no Full text directly from this Database.
Records will appear as full text available when they match other Full text activations. Linking will use Link Resolver.
In Alma: Activate for Search or Activate for Full Text, or
|Hybrid Full text collection||Free / Subscription||Link Resolver||Hybrid||Full Text Collection
|ProQuest Central||Part of the collection has good identifiers and use Link resolver. Part of the collection has no portfolios or don't have good identifiers, therefor is using Link in Record.||Activate for Full text in Alma/SFX with "We subscribe to only some titles in this collection" set to No.|
|Hybrid A&I collection||Free / Subscription||Hybrid||Hybrid||Hybrid||ERIC||Part of the collection has direct link to full text on the provider platform, and part not. Records with no link will work as regular A&I records (Records will appear as full text available when they match other Full text activations. Linking will use Link Resolver.
) and records with direct link will show as available and use link in record.
Activate for Full Text OR Activate for Full Text in CDI Only.
In SFX activate for full text
* A collection can also be activated for full text in CDI only, not for the Alma link resolver. Find more information on how to do this and what the implications in CDI and Alma are at The “CDI-only full text activation” Option.
Some of the collection may not match to the types above. We are in the process of adjusting all the collections to match one of the types listed.