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Alma Discovery / Primo VE

Content

There's a wide variety of content that can be made discoverable in Primo VE.

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Collection Discovery

You can set up collections in Alma and make them discoverable in Primo VE. This could be collections of documents, artwork, etc. See also the section on importing external content below.

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Course Reserves

You can set up your course reserves in Alma and make them a separate search profile in Primo VE.

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Databases

Ex Libris differentiates between "databases," which have no full-text content, and "electronic collections," which include electronic portfolios and full-text. The out of the box "database search" from the Primo VE header doesn't work well because of this distinction, and the Discovery Working has recommended deactivating this search and adding a link to your external A-Z database list instead. There's also a problem with linking in the Alma bib records for databases and electronic collections at the top level, so it's recommended that you suppress that top-level bib record. If you would like your databases discoverable by name in Primo VE, you can add them to the Resource Recommender.

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Electronic Resources

See the E-Resource FAQs and Training Guide for specific information about setting up E-Resources.

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External Content (LibGuides, DSpace, etc.)

You can harvest content from external sources and make it discoverable in Primo VE. Discovery import profiles, as explained in the LibGuides FAQ, let you push content directly into Primo VE, but you can't see and manage the titles in Alma. Digital import profiles, which are more complicated to set up, give you more control of the content because you import it into a collection and can then see and manage the titles.

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Open Access

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