The following e-resource activation workflow applies to any participating field and regional librarians who originally NOAA Central Library (NCL) email call to include their e-resources in the Alma/Primo VE post Go-Live.
For field and regional library that will be sending us e-resource metadata:
Will NOAA Central Library send out another call to NOAA Librarians who may be interested in adding their e-resources to Alma?
Yes. However, a date for an additional call cannot be provided. NCL will still require time in implementing Alma / Primo VE.
What happens if a journal has been activated by NOAA Central Library but a patron of a field/regional library or myself as field/regional librarian can not access it? Who resolves that and how?
Access issues will require coordination on you and NCL's part to resolve. Since NCL doesn’t have access to your network, we cannot troubleshoot field or regional library access issues alone. It’s also worth noting that as NOAA is still using IP authentication, the same IP access issues we commonly encounter today will still be encountered when your resources are in e-resources in Alma.
Will this workflow include the collection of COUNTER usage statistics?
No. This workflow does not involve NCL collecting COUNTER usage statistics on your behalf. NCL is only using Alma to activate e-resources, which as a result, does not allow for the collection of COUNTER statistics. During the migration process, we did evaluate how Alma could be leveraged to activate e-resources and collect COUNTER statistics. However, as this would require implementing a much more resource intensive acquisitions workflow, we decided against it.
When my library acquires a new e-resource, will NCL add it to the Activation Form?
No. Any time your library would like to make updates to your e-resources in Alma, you should email them to NCL (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com).
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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