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Springer Collection and Naming Changes - June 2024

Recent Springer Changes


In December 2023, Springer Nature introduced changes to the names of their collections at: and to the associated file names.

The changes were implemented in keeping with Springer Nature's commitment to adhere to the consistent collection and file naming conventions as defined by NISO KBART Recommended Practice.  

Ex Libris has incorporated these changes into the Knowledge Bases.  Also, the update mechanism is being reconfigured to accommodate the new file names.  The >1500 collection names have already been revised according to the information found on Springer Nature KBART site.  The project was completed in early 2024.  Minor modifications and corrections are ongoing.

Customers who encounter inconsistencies or errors in the new collection names are encouraged to open a support case so that our teams can prioritize the correction.

The changes relate to naming conventions and should not affect the content of the targets nor the links.

Some sets of collections have been reconfigured, to conform to the current Springer sales packages.  For example: The Book Series, Springer Nature - Springer Lecture Notes in... includes all the titles both archival and recent publications.  As such, Springer Nature - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science eBooks currently includes the >14,500 titles published between 1973-2024.

Collections which do not appear on the Springer download site are no longer being updated in the KB's.

A list of the currently maintained collections and their corresponding DBIDs and Target ID's is available here: name changes is available here:


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