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What ami searching_hollis+articlestab


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Panel Discussion at Harvard University Lamont Library, May 18th, 2015. Presentation on Ex Libris Primo Central Index.

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What ami searching_hollis+articlestab

  1. 1. “What am I searching?” Optimizing the HOLLIS+ Articles tab May 18, 2015 Sponsored by the Search & Discovery Initiative Education Subcommittee
  2. 2.  What is the HOLLIS+ Articles tab (and how does it work?)  “Lighting round” demos from:  Boston College  Boston University  Northeastern University  University of Notre Dame  Open discussion and questions Today’s agenda:
  3. 3. Slides for this event are posted here: Or go to and search for: What am I searching
  4. 4. The user HOLLIS+ Primo Central Index (“Articles” tab) Publisher data A&I data Open access data Local data (“HOLLIS” tab) VIA OASIS Aleph
  5. 5. Primo Central Index (PCI) Journal articles, book chapters, e-books, newspaper articles, images, digital objects, open source content, and more over 900,000,000 records aggregators: Gale Cengage, ProQuest, etc. publishers: Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, etc. open source: HathiTrust, DOAJ, Medline, etc. A&I services: MLA, LLBA, PsycINFO, etc.
  6. 6. Content of Primo Central Index DOES NOT EQUAL Harvard e-resources Gale, ProQuest, MLA, Oxford Reference, Elsevier, Wiley, Web of Science, Nature, JSTOR, HathiTrust, etc. ASP, Oxford Reference, LexisNexis, JSTOR, Elsevier, Nature, etc. PCI metadata sources Harvard subscriptions
  7. 7. How it works: Primo checks our e-resource holdings to determine whether or not to display “view online” link:
  8. 8. When linking out to full-text, Harvard’s subscription source is often different from the PCI record source:
  9. 9. PCI metadata: not in our control
  10. 10. The back end of PCI – activating resources
  11. 11. Are all Harvard’s databases in PCI? No. Most of our database providers also supply records to PCI – but some do not. For instance, many EBSCO databases are not in PCI. This does not mean that EBSCO content is not in PCI: As we saw earlier, the metadata could come directly from the journal publisher (Taylor & Francis) but link out to one of our EBSCO databases (Business Source Complete): For more info, see:
  12. 12. Why are there so many duplicate records in PCI?  Because the same content is being provided from different sources.  PCI does “FRBR-ize,” but only for exact duplicates.
  13. 13. Demo of E-books in PCI:
  14. 14. Resources  These slides:  Sources of PCI content, including complete list of deactivated sources:  HOLLIS+ FAQs:  Information about PCI content under investigation, including EBSCO databases: