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Burke siobhan link_resolver

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  1. 1. A LINK RESOLVER SERVICE AND ITS ROLE INRESOURCE DISCOVERY: THE WHAT, HOWSAND WHYSSiobhán Burke
  2. 2. “…a time saving tool forresource discovery”
  3. 3. WHY DO WE NEEDA LINK RESOLVER?
  4. 4. Thestone age? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thaqela/6774236608/
  5. 5. WHAT IS A LINK RESOLVER? R.H.C Davis. A History of Medieval Europe. 2nd ed. Published Harlow : Longman 1988.
  6. 6. Carry outa search Look up reference in library catalogue and/or website Determine if the library subscribes Search Full for the text article article
  7. 7. Carry out a Link Fullsearch text Resolver article
  8. 8. WHAT IS ALINK RESOLVER?
  9. 9. ANSI/NISO Z39.88 THE OPEN-URL FRAMEWORK FORCONTEXT-SENSITIVE SERVICES:The OpenURL Framework Standard defines anarchitecture for creating OpenURL FrameworkApplications. An OpenURL Framework Application is anetworked service environment, in which packages ofinformation are transported over a network. Thesepackages have a description of a referenced resource attheir core, and they are transported with the intent ofobtaining context-sensitive services pertaining to thereferenced resource. To enable the recipients of thesepackages to deliver such context-sensitive services, eachpackage describes the referenced resource itself, thenetwork context in which the resource is referenced,and the context in which the service request takesplace. http://www.niso.org/
  10. 10. WIKIPEDIA SAYS:OpenURL is a standardized format of Uniform ResourceLocator (URL) intended to enable Internet users tomore easily find a copy of a resource that they areallowed to access. Although OpenURL can be used withany kind of resource on the Internet, it is most heavilyused by libraries to help connect patrons to subscriptioncontent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenURL
  11. 11. WIKIPEDIA SAYS:A knowledge base or knowledgebase (also KB or kb) isa special kind of database for knowledge management.A knowledge base is an information repository thatprovides a means for information to be collected,organized, shared, searched and utilized. It can be eithermachine-readable or intended for human use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_base
  12. 12. WHO’S INVOLVED? libraries Link resolver Content suppliers providers
  13. 13. Link resolver suppliers (NOT EXHAUSTIVE!)
  14. 14. HOW DOES ITWORK INPRACTICE?
  15. 15. DEMO
  16. 16. COMMONLY REPORTED ISSUES Errors in linking  Arrive at an error page  Arrive at an incorrect page  Not arriving at article level Access issues  Content not available for a particular volume/issue/year  Content not available at all! Missing resource – why isn’t a title/package appearing in FindIt (the link resolver)?
  17. 17. CURRENT/FUTURE CONCERNS/ISSUES Open Access ebooks PDA Archives and other special materials Preservation – CLOCKSS, LOCKSS, Portico
  18. 18. CURRENT/FUTURE SOLUTIONS? KBART (Knowledge Base And Related Tools)  http://www.uksg.org/kbart Unified Resources Management (URM) systems
  19. 19. ANY QUESTIONS?http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristinacosta/4304968451/sizes/o/Image author: cristinacosta

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