Link Source Sales Presentation


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Presentatie van René Dales en May Deliance (beide Ebsco) op VVBAD-studiedag Federated Search Engines, 22 januari 2010 in Erasmushogeschool Brussel

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  • Link Source Sales Presentation

    1. 1. LinkSource ® EBSCO’s Single Source, Item-level Linking Solution
    2. 2. LinkSource ® is… A vendor-neutral, OpenURL link resolver that supports item-level linking across all of a library’s resources, including:
    3. 3. What is a “link resolver”? Link resolvers solve the problems of…
    4. 4. Link Resolvers: Terms to Know <ul><li>Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Houses the collection details of e-resources including e-journals, e-journal packages, databases, e-books, coverage, ISSNs, ISBNs, and more </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO’s Integrated Knowledge Base serves as the knowledge base for LinkSource </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-updated with e-resources acquired from EBSCO </li></ul><ul><li>Item-level Linking </li></ul><ul><li>Linking from a reference to an item (e.g., a citation to an article in a journal) to full text or another service related to the item </li></ul><ul><li>Linking between online information systems, often from different vendors </li></ul><ul><li>OpenURL </li></ul><ul><li>A syntax that expresses descriptive information about an item on a URL (bibliographic info such as ISSN, volume, issue, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>OpenURL link resolvers use these metadata elements to construct context-sensitive links to full text or other services related to the item referenced </li></ul>
    5. 5. EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base is… The most powerful comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge base in the industry, made up of: Managed by a team of over 40 people
    6. 6. Where LinkSource fits into EBSCO’s Access Solutions Management Solutions
    7. 7. Targets, Sources and the Knowledge Base <ul><li>A source (where the search was initiated) links to the link resolver, which then determines links to configured targets </li></ul><ul><li>Once the customer’s full-text packages and databases are set up in EBSCO's Integrated Knowledge Base, the corresponding target links for LinkSource are automatically established </li></ul><ul><li>The customer can then configure non-full text target links, such as links to their OPAC or ILL service </li></ul>
    8. 8. Without a Link Resolver Some services offer links only to selective resources or targets. Without a link resolver, the user may not be directed to the appropriate copy of article ( A )—the one to which the library has a subscription. A (source) LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES PAY-PER-VIEW $$$ A
    9. 9. With a Link Resolver With LinkSource, the librarian decides which copy is appropriate. PAY-PER-VIEW $$$ LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES A A (source)
    10. 10. The Result? Controlled item-level linking to all of your library’s resources and related services. Appropriate links added to LinkSource
    11. 11. The End User Experience How LinkSource appears to the end user
    12. 12. In this example, the article is not available in full text in the SocINDEX database. A link has been set up to link to LinkSource.
    13. 13. : Clicking the link takes the user to the LinkSource menu. EBSCO’s Integrated Knowledge Base powers the display for the links to the appropriate full text. Execute searches on Google Scholar or other appropriate websites. Coverage information is maintained in EBSCO's Integrated Knowledge Base and can be displayed to the end users. Link to and populate an ILL form if full text is not available in the library’s resources. Link to and populate bibliographic management software.
    14. 14. What administrative features are available? <ul><li>For simplified management of links, LinkSource is administered through the EBSCO A-to-Z ® Administrative site . Admin features include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And more. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Direct Links to Your E-Journals from Google ™ Scholar Google is among one of the most popular search tools used by researchers. <ul><ul><li>Libraries can take advantage of Google Scholar and other linking services to drive traffic to library resources. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Direct Links to Your E-Journals from Google ™ Scholar
    17. 17. Google ™ Scholar Results without LinkSource Enabled Without LinkSource, Google Scholar will not search the holdings in the library’s collection
    18. 18. Google ™ Scholar Results With LinkSource, a link will appear here when the title is available electronically. With LinkSource, a link will appear here when the title is available in an alternate format.
    19. 19. Appearance of LinkSource in Google ™ Scholar The link leads to the LinkSource menu.
    20. 20. Full Text through LinkSource Menu LinkSource will direct the end user to the full-text article if available.
    21. 21. Summary: Why a Link Resolver? <ul><li>For Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables access to full text regardless of where the search originates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When full text is not available, alternatives to acquire full text—such as ILL—may be presented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases end user satisfaction by getting the user to the full text copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximizes use of collection, improves return on investment in content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time in managing resources (no managing of complex link structures and holdings lists in multiple online services) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves money by reducing ILL and document delivery charges </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Why LinkSource? <ul><li>OpenURL, vendor-neutral link resolver </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted on EBSCO’s servers </li></ul><ul><li>No hardware purchase required </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use admin module </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive branding capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by EBSCO’s Integrated Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with other EBSCO access and management services </li></ul>
    23. 23. Questions? Contact: May Deliance [email_address] Thank You!