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Alma Direct Initiative (Daily Updates)

Bringing Content Provider Updates Quicker than ever

The Data Excellence initiative started in 2022 and aims to reduce the turnover time for updating portfolios.

This initiative brings content provider updates to your institution zone less than 48 hours from the time the file is received by Ex Libris.

This page will be updated at the end of each quarter.


Portfolios updated daily:

Provider name Total collection activations
Cambridge 6,938
Ebook Central 3,191
EBSCOhost 44,006
Elsevier 17,726
IEEE Xplore 6,879
JSTOR 26,786
Perlego 35
Sage 9,176
Taylor & Francis 10,956
VLeBooks 377
Walter De Gruyter 9,826
Springer 6,994
 Scholars Portal 7,491
 IG Publishing 976
Project Muse 5,531


Total number of portfolios that are being updated daily - 36.5 Million


Over 136,200 institutions enjoy daily updates of these leading providers, next to come in 2024: ProQuest, Bacon, Project Muse, Springer and more.

More about the initiative can be found here.

More about Alma collections:

Last update: 31-Dec-2023, Update frequency: quarterly. 

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