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How can I request new collections to be added to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone?

  • Product: Alma, SFX, Primo, Summon, 360 KB

Question

How can I request new collection and data to be added to the Alma Community Zone, 360 KB, SFX, and the Central Discovery Index (CDI) for Summon and Primo?

Answer

Requests for new content from "new" providers (i.e. providers that Ex Libris either does not currently work with or have an active relationship with), should be submitted via the Ex Libris Idea Exchange Content Forum, which the appropriate channel for suggesting new collections and discovery feeds that you would like to see added to CDI and the KnowledgeBases (KBs). 

Through Idea Exchange you can easily submit your own ideas, or you can review and vote on ideas posted from others from within the Ex Libris community.  

Requests for new content from providers that Ex Libris has an active partnership with can be submitted directly in a Support Case via the Support Portal. 

 

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New Request

 

Annual collections (e.g. SpringerLink ebooks - Behavioral Science (2022)) will be created automatically every year and do NOT require an Idea request.

For issues with an existing collection, please submit a case through the Support Portal.

Before submitting a new request, check if a request for this collection already exists by searching the Idea Exchange.

Specifically you can suggest: 

* New collections for Discovery/CDI (Primo and Summon)

* New collections for the KnowledgeBase (Alma CZ, SFX KB and 360 KB)

* New Authority files to be added to the Alma Community Zone

* Enrichment of Community Zone bibliographic records for specified collections

Please include the name of the collection(s) or product(s) for inclusion and the benefit to the community. Product Management will review the requests and provide feedback when the request is Under Review, Planned, Completed, Closed or Already Supported.

When a status of a request is updated to Under Review, anyone who voted for it or is following it will get an update email.

Once moved to any of the other statuses, another update email is sent, and the votes are released.

One Idea for All

If you are suggesting new content for Discovery that is not yet in the KB you do not need to submit two entries – one idea is sufficient. We will check the availability and suitability of inclusion in all KBs and Discovery products.

Search for Requests

Use the search box on the right to see if the idea is already listed:

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Or the tag “New Collection”: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/574345-content?category_id=194140

Access to the Content forum is easy, whether you are navigating through Idea Exchange itself or through the Knowledge Center by using the “More Sites” drop-down menu.

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Annual collections (e.g. SpringerLink ebooks - Behavioral Science (2022)) will be created automatically every year and do not require an Idea request.

For issues with an existing collection, please submit a case through the Support Portal.

 

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Idea Exchange, please refer to the Idea Exchange FAQ.


  • Article last edited: 06-April-2022