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    CDI Collection Lists for SFX Customers

    CDI Collection List

    This CDI collection list (May 7, 2024) contains all collections that are marked in SFX as Available for CDI activation: Yes. Collections in SFX are marked as Available for CDI activation: Yes 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. 

    Unless indicated in the following table, we update the column's information quarterly. 

    The list contains the following columns:

    Column Description

    Target ID

    SFX Target ID

    Target Name

    SFX Target Name.

    Target Public Name SFX Target Publich Name
    Type The Target Type: Collection with Portfolio or Database.


    Provider name

    Provider Coverage (metadata indexed directly from provider)

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

    CDI Type

    Indicates whether the collection is Full Text Collection, Abstracting and Indexing database (A&I), or Hybrid.

    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

    • Partially Open Access

    • Hybrid

    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, with the following options:

    • Yes – Newspaper content in this collection available in both the Newspaper Search interface and the Regular Primo search interface.
    • Yes, Newspapers Search only – Newspaper content in this collection available exclusively via the Newspaper Search interface, not via the Regular Primo search interface.
    • No - Collection does not include Newspaper content - Collection does not contain newspapers.

    When evaluating whether collection has newspapers, we take into account the top resource types as listed in the Resource Type CDI field.

    Number of Resources

    The number of records currently indexed in CDI. This number includes all versions (participants) of a resource.

    • We update this information weekly.

    • The number that appears for DBID searches in Primo/Primo VE may not be same as the listed count since it depends on the specific institution's activations.

    Resource Type

    Resource types included in this collection.

    We update this information weekly.


    Description of the collection (Where applicable) .

    Update Frequency

    Notes the frequency of updates.

    We update this information weekly.

    Coverage Percentage

    This field indicates the percentage of titles, from this specific collection, which has coverage in the Index. The coverage can come from the same provider or from other sources. 

    When it is a Collection of Type Database and it has FT, the coverage is 100%. 

    Database of type A/I do not have Coverage Percentage.

    We update this information weekly.

    Coverage Percentage Date Calculated

    The date the Coverage Percentage was calculated.

    We update this information weekly.

    Last Market Update Date The date the content was updated.

    We update this information weekly, but if no information is available, it is left blank.

    Alternative Collection Name

    As CDI serves several KB products (SFX, Alma, 360), the names of collections that institutions can activate and appear in the Activation Source field and in the Collection Facet, may sometimes have differences in the names. We have added this column to present alternative collection names you may see in the Source and Collection Facet.
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