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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 Central, Summon Index, 360 KB


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


    At the Ex Libris Idea Exchange, the Content forum  is the channel that will be used for suggesting new collections and data, that you would like to see added to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone.


    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.  

    New Request

    Specifically you can suggest: 

    * New collections for Discovery (Primo Central 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, 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 KnowledgeBase you do not need to submit two entries – one idea is sufficient. We will check the availability and suitability of inclusion in all KnowledgeBases and Discovery products.

    Search for Requests

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


    Or the tag “New Collection”:

    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.


    Annual collections (e.g. SpringerLink ebooks - Behavioral Science (2018)) 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: 28-Apr-2019


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