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    Configuring Central Index and Proxy Settings


    The Central Index is a centralized index that encompasses hundreds of millions of records of global or regional significance that are harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators. These records include a mix of scholarly material – primarily articles and e-books – but also conference proceedings, newspaper articles, and more. In addition to citation metadata, many records include abstracts and some also include full text. The full text in the Central index is indexed and used for discovery, not for delivery.
    For institutions with a multi-campus configuration, see Creating PCI Profiles for Multicampus Environments.
    To configure the Central index and proxy settings:
    1. On the Discovery Configuration menu (Configuration Menu > Discovery), click Central Index and proxy set-up under Other to open the Central Index and Proxy set-up page.
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      Central Index and Proxy Set-Up Page
    2. Specify the following fields:
      PCI Configuration Fields
      Field Description
      PC Key
      Enter the PC Key that you received in your Central Index registration email. If you have not registered with the Central Index service, click Register and follow the registration instructions.
      After you have saved your PC key and customer ID, the View Profile link replaces the Registration link, allowing you to access the Central Index service and configure its settings.
      Customer ID
      Enter the customer ID that you received in your Central Index registration email.
      PC Proxy
      If you want to allow off-campus users to access full text services at different vendor sites, you must select a resolver proxy profile from the drop-down list.
      If you have not cot configured a proxy, click Proxy Configuration. For more details on configuring a proxy, see Resolver Proxies.
      Use proxy for Primo Central links
      Select this check box if you want to use the selected proxy for Central Index links.
      Use proxy only if the user is off-campus
      Select this check box if you want to use the selected proxy when the user is off-campus only.
      Do not proxy Open Access records
      Select this check box if you do not want to use the selected proxy for open access records.
    3. Click Save.

    Creating PCI Profiles for Multicampus Environments

    In Alma, electronic resources can be managed at the campus/library level. If there are significant differences between campuses/libraries in terms of electronic resource subscriptions, you should create a separate view and a Primo Central Index (PCI) profile for each campus/library defined for your institution. This ensures that the availability of full text is relative to each campus/library.

    For details on how to configure multicampus environments, see Configuring Inventory Management Groups.

    To configure multiple PCI profiles:
    1. On the Discovery Configuration menu (Configuration Menu > Discovery), click Central Index and proxy set-up under Other to open the Central Index and Proxy set-up page.
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      Central Index and Proxy Set-Up Page
    2. Click Add Library or Add Campus to open the Add Library dialog box or the Add Campus dialog box, respectively.
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      Add Campus Dialog Box
    3. Select the library/campus for which you want to create a separate PCI profile. The library/campus must be defined before you can create separate PCI profile for it.
    4. Click Add and Close.
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      Example - PC Profile for Campus
    5. Edit the new PCI profile and refer to the PCI Configuration Fields table to fill in the fields.
    6. Click Save.
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