Link to Individual Resources
For example, CSA allows you to link from citation to many resources.
- Labor intensive - must customize list of links in each database.
- Date range a problem for OPAC and ejournal holdings
- Little consistency in link label, available resources, etc
Link to OpenURL Resolver
- Enable single link in each database
- Present all possible matches from central database
- Consistent label and results
What is an OpenURL Resolver?
- Accepts citation information in standard format
- Decodes citation into article title, journal title, author, etc
- Searches central database for resources that match the citation
- Presents links to (possible) resources