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    CDI Collection Lists for Alma Customers

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    Introduction

    This page describes the collection lists that you can use to help manage your collections in Alma after CDI is enabled:

    • CDI Collection List – List of Alma collections that are marked as In CDI and available for activation.

    • PC to Alma Mapping Table – A list of Primo Central Collections and their mapping to Alma CZ collections during the enablement. 

    • EasyActive Collections List – A list of collections that are not made active automatically for search for EasyActive customers.

    CDI Collection List

    This CDI Collection List contains all collections that are marked in Alma as In CDI. Collections in Alma are marked as In CDI if at least 80% of the content is indexed, either from the provider directly, or via alternative data sources. For those collections that are indexed directly from the providers, such as the primary publishers, ProQuest, Gale, and many others, the coverage is 100%. In cases where we do not get the data directly from the provider, their content (as listed in the KnowledgeBase) is mapped against the entire Index, and the percentage of overlap is calculated accordingly. The provider coverage columns provides information whether a collection is indexed with metadata directly from the provider or not. 

    The list contains the following columns:

    Column Description

    Alma Collection ID

     

    Alma CZ Collection ID

    Collection Name

    Alma CZ Collection Name.

    Interface name

    Alma CZ Interface name

    Provider Coverage (metadata indexed directly from provider)

    Indicates whether the metadata is indexed directly from the provider or via alternative data sources

    Collection Type

    Indicates whether the collection if a Full Text Collection or an Abstracting and Indexing database (A&I)

    Search Rights

    Can be free or subscription. Those marked as subscription cannot be activated unless you have a subscription agreement with the provider and therefore acquired the rights to use them for search. For collections not directly indexed from the provider the value will be free (from alternative data sources).

    Full Text Rights

    The following settings are valid:

    • Subscription (Linkresolver) – full text access rights are taken from the active full text on Alma unless suppressed.

    • Subscription (Collection Level) – all content of this collection is marked as full text available if activated.

    • Open Access.

    Full Text Linking

    Can be Linkresolver (if the links are created by the linkresolver based on the institutional configurations) or link in record (this is mostly the case for unique content that is only available from one platform).

    Newspaper Search

    Specifies whether a collection is included in the newspaper search.

    Number of Resources

    Number of metadata records indexed from this collection at the time the document was created. (Note: for part of the collections this data is missing. It will be added in the coming lists.)

    Resource Type

    Resource types included in this collection.

    Update Frequency

    Notes the frequency of updates.

    PC to Alma Mapping Table

    The PC to Alma Mapping Table allows you to see how collections will be mapped between Primo Central and CDI/Alma during the enablement phase of the move to CDI. While in many cases this is a one-to-one match, there are also some collections with one-to-many or many-to-one relationships. For the rules used for the mapping, please see The PC to Alma CZ Mapping Rules.

    Because the Alma KB and Primo Central are dynamic, it is necessary to continuously update the mappings as collections are added, deleted, and modified in each system. To support these updates:

    • The Alma Collection ID (Current Mapping) column has been added for the collection's current ID. 

    • The name of the Alma Collection ID column has changed to Alma Collection ID (Mapping published on Feb. 2020) to show the ID that was previously assigned to the collection.

    Any changes and additions will be highlighted in the PC to Alma mapping table.

    The three collections that are marked with not yet added are Primo Central collections that have not been added to CDI, yet.

    The following table lists the columns used in the PC to Alma mapping table.

    Column Description

    PC ID

    Primo Central Collection ID.

    PC Collection name

    Primo Central Collection Name.

    Provider

    Content Provider (Data Source).

    Alma Collection ID (Mapping published on Feb. 2020)

    Alma CZ Collection ID.

    Alma Collection ID (Current Mapping)

    Alma CZ Collection ID. If a mapping is new or has been changed, it will be highlighted in the table.

    Alma Collection Name

    Alma CZ Collection Name.

    Search Rights

    Can be free or subscription. Those marked as subscription cannot be activated unless you have a subscription agreement with the provider and therefore acquired the rights to use them for search.

    Full Text Rights

    The following settings are valid:

    • Subscription (Linkresolver) – full text access rights are taken from the active full text on Alma unless suppressed.

    • Subscription (Collection Level) – all content of this collection is marked as full text available if activated.

    • Open Access

    Linking method

    Can be Linkresolver (if the links are created by the linkresolver based on the institutional configurations) or link in record (this is mostly the case for unique content that is only available from one platform).

    EasyActive Collections List

    In the EasyActive setting, most collections are automatically searchable. For those collections that are not searchable automatically for EasyActive customers, they are listed in the EasyActive Collections List table for the following reasons:

    • The providers either do not want their content to be searchable automatically or their databases require subscriptions.

    • Some collections are likely to be used only by some institutions.

    If you want to include any of these collections in your search results, you can add them manually in Alma. Please make sure that you activate only collections for which you have a subscription or that are free for search.

    This list contains the following columns:

    Column Description

    Provider Name

    Name of the provider in the Alma CZ.

    Collection Name

    Name of the collection in the Alma CZ.

    Type

    Can be Abstracting and Indexing database (A&I), Full Text Collection, Collection with partial full text (usually an A&I database that also has full text for part of its content).