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    Summon: DOAJ - content in the Central Discovery Index (CDI) - Feb 2021

    • Product: Primo/Primo VE, Summon
    • Product Version: all (using Central Discovery Index)
    • Relevant for Installation Type: all

     

    Question

    What changes are coming to Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) content in the Central Discovery Index (CDI)?

     

    Edit 2021-06-15:  

     

    Due to responses from a survey on the OA Start Date availability, DOAJ will be restoring the OA Start Date back into their metadata downloads. They have not announced a date that it will be fully restored, but they are taking steps to do so and giving it the highest priority. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. 

     

    Edit 2021-06-01:

     

    Due to issues in correctly attributing rights for SFX and Alma, we are adding a new collection to be used for CDI Discovery rights-only, and changing the current DOAJ collection's name so it is clear which collection to select (or both, depending on the customers' needs), as indicated below. This change does not affect 360 Suite and Intota Customers, who should continue to use the existing DOAJ collection as noted in the original version of the article. There is no new collection for 360 Suite/Intota. 

     

    New DOAJ for CDI Discovery use:

     

    • DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals (Note: Prior to 2021-06-01, this was incorrectly listed here as "DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals - for Discovery", which is incorrect. The correct collection does not include "- for Discovery") - Alma Collection ID: 615410000000002658, SFX Target ID: 5410000000002658

     

    Existing DOAJ collection for resource management and other non-CDI purposes:

     

    • DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals - Not for CDI Discovery - Alma Collection ID: 61111061245432000, SFX ID: 111061245432000

     

    Answer

    Background

    In late 2020, DOAJ changed the types of data that they collect from OA publishers, which affects the data available for Ex Libris to collect for use in our knowledgebases. One of the changes they made was the removal of coverage information from their title-level CSV export, which DOAJ felt was not necessarily understood by the publishers or entered properly and became problematic to support. You can read more about the changes that DOAJ made and the reasons why here:

    Impacts

    Removal of the open access start date to the CSV file means that the Ex Libris knowledgebases (Alma, SFX, and 360KB) will no longer have coverage information for each title, which affects how rights are communicated from the KB to the Central Discovery Index (CDI). For titles that also have paid content from other sources, lack of coverage information for the free/OA content listed on DOAJ means that Primo/Summon will not be able to determine which articles to surface on a title-by-title basis from any DOAJ selections/activations. Therefore, we need to switch to collection-level rights for DOAJ. This means that you will no longer be able to choose individual DOAJ titles that appear with full text availability in Primo/Summon, only the DOAJ records as a whole.

    Customer actions needed

    In order to continue to surface DOAJ records in Primo/Summon, you must take the following steps, depending on which Ex Libris knowledgebase that you use for rights to either Discovery product:

    Alma

    In order to continue to receive DOAJ results in CDI, you must activate the new DOAJ collection:

    1. Search for the Electronic Collection "DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals" (Collection ID: 615410000000002658)
    2. Activate the collection

     

    If you want to use the existing DOAJ collection for non-CDI Discovery uses, please follow the instructions on how to Modify an Electronic Collection:

    1. Search for the Electronic Collection "DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals - Not for Discovery" (Collection ID: 61111061245432000)
    2. Select Edit Collection from the row actions list. The Electronic Collection Editor page appears.
    3. Go to the CDI tab, and make sure that the "We subscribe to only some titles in this collection" value is set to No.
    4. Select Save to save your changes to the electronic collection.
    360 KB
    1. In either Intota or the Client Center (360 Core), search for the database "Directory of Open Access Journals" (Database Code: DOA).
    2. Edit the database details
      1. In Intota, on the Database Details page, make sure that the "Title Coverage" field is set to ALL Titles, and that the collection is set to be discoverable in Summon.
      2. In the Client Center, on the Database Details page, make sure the "Title Coverage" field is unchecked, and that the collection is set to be discoverable in Summon.
    3. Save your changes to the database
    SFX

     

    In order to continue to receive DOAJ results in CDI, you must activate the new DOAJ collection:

    1. Find the Target DOAJ_DIRECTORY_OPEN_ACCESS_JOURNALS_FREE_FOR_DISCOVERY
    2. Activate the Target
    3. Make sure that the "In CDI?" field is set to Yes, and the "Selective?" field is set to No.
    4. Click Submit to save your changes

    Optional steps

    We have made exports of the current DOAJ information in all of the KBs for you to use to customize coverage ranges or create custom collections if you wish.


    • Article last edited: 15-June-2021

     

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