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Author Trainor, Cindi.

Title Rethinking library linking : breathing new life into OpenURL / Cindi Trainor and Jason Price
Published Chicago : ALA TechSource, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Library technology reports, 0024-2586 ; v. 46, no. 7 (Oct. 2010)
Library technology reports ; v. 46, no. 7
Contents 1. Introduction -- Scope of this report -- Why OpenURL? -- Basic terms -- The OpenURL process -- The appropriate copy: is it still a problem? -- Getting beyond "Appropriate copy" : Understanding why OpenURL resolving fails -- Tapping into the power of Google Scholar -- Discovery tools: Shedding more light on link resolver failures -- Making OpenURL better: Data, data, and more data -- Industry initiatives -- Conclusion -- 2. Improving the resolver menu -- Resolver menu redesign at EKU -- Resolver rules and direct-to-full-text -- Use statistics: SFX -- Caveats -- 3. Digging into the data -- Testing OPenURL full text link resolution accuracy at our institutions -- Resolver result accuracy by document type -- Causes of failure -- Qualitative observations on resolver effectiveness -- Top ten list of tasks to improve resolver effectiveness. -- 4. The future of OpenURL linking -- Adapting to changes in the research environment -- Expanding the reach of reference linking: OpenULR on the Web. -- Other linking initiatives. -- 5. Sources and resources -- OpenURL -- The Semantic Web and COinS -- Browser extensions -- SFX -- Usability and user experience
Summary This issue of Library Technology Reports provides practicing librarians with real-world examples and strategies for improving resolver usability and functionality in their own institutions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Electronic information resources -- Access control.
Libraries -- Information technology.
Uniform Resource Identifiers.
Web services -- Standards.
Form Electronic book
Author Price, Jason S.
ISBN 0838991327 (electronic bk.)
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