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- American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Montreal, Quebec: June 2002.

- American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Montreal, Quebec: June 2002.
- Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference: Indianapolis, IN, May 2002.

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    • Connect Your Resources, Save Time, Save Money: Richard Bernier ASEE National Convention June 18, 2002 Connecting library electronic resources to reduce research time
    • Linking Electronic Resources
      • ProQuest (and other full text databases)
      • Library Catalog
      • List of electronic journals (if not in catalog already)
      The Problem: Redundant Searching Non-full text search result in EBSCOhost = Additional Searches in:
      • SFX – Article level
      • Other methods – Journal level
      Linking Electronic Resources Solutions Link to Resources
      • Article Level.
      • Many other useful utilities ( Link to JAKE, ILL, Web Search Engines, Online Reference )
      Linking Electronic Resources Solutions The SFX way
      • Link databases to OPAC (Dynamic Approach)
      • Add local holdings to databases (Static Approach)
      Linking Electronic Resources Solutions Other Methods
      • Search EBSCOhost
      Linking Electronic Resources Link-to-OPAC
    • Linking Electronic Resources EBSCOhost ProQuest OPAC (With MARC records) Create a loop between both databases
    • Linking Electronic Resources Include all other electronic journals into the loop OPAC EBSCOhost ProQuest IEEE Spectrum Economic Journal (JSTOR) ACM Computing Surveys SIAM Review
    • Link-to-OPAC
      • Search ProQuest
      Linking Electronic Resources
    • How’s That Done?
      • Most commercial databases now have this feature.
      • It may be easy to do, it may also make you want to pull your hair out! It all depends on the database and your OPAC.
      Linking Electronic Resources
    • What databases now have this capability?
      • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
      • EBSCOhost
      • Ei Village
      • Gale’s InfoTrac
      • ISI’s Web of Science
      • OCLC’s First Search
      • OVID
      • ProQuest Direct
      • Silver Platter’s WebSpirs
      • Ulrich’s Books-in-Print
      • Wilson Web
      Linking Electronic Resources
      • Endeavor’s Voyager
      • Innovative Interface’s INNOPAC
      • BIBSYS
      • ExLibris’s Alepha
      • DRA
      • Sirsi
      • Talis
      • Techlib
      • WebPals
      • Ameritech’s Horizon
      What OPACS now have this capability? Linking Electronic Resources
      • ISSN number must be indexed in the catalog database
      • The URL used to search the catalog must be predefined (“static”) so that only the ISSN number has to change.
      • The OPAC must have a web front end for searching
      What criteria must an OPAC meet to be compatible? Linking Electronic Resources
      • The OPAC must support either a URL-based syntax for searching or a CGI-based method
      • Both OPAC and database must handle the ISSN number the same way (e.g. with or without the hyphen). This can be worked around.
      What criteria must an OPAC meet to be compatible? Linking Electronic Resources
    • Perl Script adds hyphen to search string
    • Local Holdings feature
      • Add local holdings info into commercial database itself (e.g EBSCOhost, ProQuest)
      • Include holdings information: -format
      • -year coverage
      • -link to online source
      Linking Electronic Resources
    • Local Holdings feature
      • A library with an OPAC that is incapable of being queried by an external resource.
      • A library with a very small serials collection.
      Linking Electronic Resources Who would use this feature?
    • Local Holdings feature
      • Entering holdings info for all locally held journals is time consuming.
      • Holdings info must be updated as holdings change.
      Linking Electronic Resources The downside…
    • How to Get Started
      • Gain access to database local administrator
      • Consult online documentation to learn how to link to external resources.
      • If you run into problems, call database vendor’s technical support for assistance.
    • Any Questions? Connect Your Resources, Save Time, Save Money