Can ProQuest redirect Dawson URLs to Ebook Central?A1:
No, ProQuest does not have control over Dawson URLs. Therefore, customers need to update their links on their reading lists, link resolvers, discovery tools etc. For existing Ebook Central customers, MARC records of migrating titles can be exported from LibCentral prior to switching or post-switch from Dawson.Q2:
How do we obtain EBC MARC Records from the title match file provided by your books specialist?A2:
Use the Title Match feature in LibCentral to generate MARC files from the provided DocIDs – see article:
Title Match user guide: https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA1400000008WhQCAU
MARC Records: https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA140000000CnINCA0 Q3:
What are the options available for automated holdings updates?A3:
The following platforms are supported for auto-holdings updates:
ALMA Customers who have switched their Dawson titles to Ebook Central and already have Auto-Holdings in place (known as integration profile on Ex-Libris
), should de-activate corresponding Dawson portfolios on ALMA after the switch is complete. Those who don’t have Ebook Central/ALMA auto-holdings active should update the relevant ALMA CZ profiles or their local collection as needed.
More information is provided in this Ex-Libris article on how to update electronic inventory in Alma
ProQuest knowledge Center: Automated holdings updates in Summon, Intota, and 360
Customers should unsubscribe any migrated Dawson titles from their Intota admin account after the switch is complete.
Customers using Worldcat need to review their links and make the necessary changes from the OCLC end to make sure titles moving to Ebook Central are not being linked to through “inactive” Dawson links.
- Innovative: Customers using Innovative solutions should refer to this support article (authentication required) for guidance.
- Other vendors: no automation is offered from Ebook Central side, and a manual process needs to take place. The Technical Support team can help guide customers through this.
Existing Ebook Central customers already using Ebook Central MARC auto-updates to download MARCs locally; If they are set up to automatically get Adds and deletes, they will get the migrated titles according to their usual schedule.Q4:
How could customers migrating to Ebook Central activate titles on ALMA that are not part of the migration (Dawson titles not migrating to Ebook Central)?A4:
Any remaining titles that have not been matched to any titles on Ebook Central, and so will not be migrated to Ebook Central, will need to be activated by the customer through ALMA CZ profiles or their local collection.Related Articles:Migrating ebooks from Dawsonera to Ebook Central – updating electronic inventory in Alma