[WEB4LIB] OpenURL, plp and sfx
eric at openly.com
Thu Jun 14 12:27:08 EDT 2001
There are built-in hooks-to-holdings features that can be used right
now to source OpenURL's in things like EBSCO, Cambridge Scientific,
Proquest, and others. I believe you'll see a lot more stuff at ALA.
The Cookie-pusher works at sites known to the user's library. This
method is not widely used. Your user-invoked cookie pusher is
interesting, but it requires users to understand what they're doing.
Integration with a browser would make this a more popular method, but
there are privacy issues.
The central-site redirection mechanism implemented in LinkBaton and
in the doi.org prototype resolver is the easiest way I know to allow
links from an obscure web-site to a user's link service. Using your
article in your example, we have
http://my.linkbaton.com/jvip/00068993/852/2/297/2000 This is also
not widely used yet, although the equivalent for isbn's serves about
10,000 users per day.
There are a number of OpenURL targets included among the article
library that wishes to be added to the list should contact me
directly- we should do a better job of keeping this page up to date.
Bring your OpenURL questions to the MARS Hot Topic session at ALA.
Saturday, June 16, 2001, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. , Moscone Convention
Center, Room 236
>I would like to know which libraries are using OpenURL to link from
>their OPAC to a service component like an sfx-server or a personal
>link page. And if so, I would like to know how the user is able to
>set the base-url for this service component.
>To be able to dynamically link (using the OpenURL-syntax) from any
>OPAC to systems choosen by the user it is important that every OPAC
>uses the same mechanism for setting the base-url. I have examples of
>http://www.kb.nl/persons/theo/chess.html for a book and
>http://www.kb.nl/persons/theo/article.html for an article). This
>know if there are better ways to do the same. In the examples the
>base-url is set to a demo page but it is quite easy to make one
>yourself and put it on your own workstation (e.g.
>file:///c:/myplp.html as plp or base-url).
>Thanks in advance for your information,
>Theo van Veen
Openly Informatics, Inc.
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