Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-16-2004

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Serials Librarian

DOI of Published Version

10.1300/J123v47n01_09

Abstract

Link resolvers, including Ex Libris’ SFX, use OpenURL to provide library patrons with context-sensitive links, such as the ability to move quickly from a citation in an abstracting and indexing database to the full text. In SFX, information for determining the appropriate links is maintained in the knowledge base, which contains details about a library’s electronic holdings and other information about electronic information resources. This article describes SFX functionality, what the service looks like from a patron’s point of view, and how it can be of particular assistance to a serials librarian.

Keywords

link resolver, SFX, OpenURL, context-sensitive linking

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in The Serials Librarian, 47:1/2 (2004), pp. 129-138. DOI: 10.1300/J123v47n01_09

Rights

Author Posting. Copyright © The Haworth Press, Inc., 2004. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Hawroth Press for personal use, not for redistribution. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WSER Article copies available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: docdelivery@haworthpress.com

 

URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/lib_pubs/1