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1 LINKING ON STEROIDS Link typology and topology (1) Dr. Péter Jacsó Professor, University of Hawaii San Francisco June 2, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing Dr. Péter Jacsó PowerPoint Judit Tiszai

2 LINKS & DEEP THOUGHTS All the worlds a stage - All the WWW is a linkfest Money makes the world go round Links make the money flow and the world go faster Mo links mo better, mo faster? – scamsters heaven Not all that shines is gold – not all that blue is link Most scholarly publishers, I/A, aggregator services learned much from e-commerce linking, but … …diagnosis: from link-anorexia to link-obesity The good, the bad, the ugly and the dysfunctional Jacsó

3 What Amazon et al. taught us Model for rusty library OPACs in browsing, searching, + LINKING for reviews from quality sources publisher blurbs, synopses sales ranking, bestseller-lists TOCs, BoB indexes, LiB, SiB, first chapters other works - by AU, by genre, subject price comparison/alternatives (doc delivery, anyone?) aggregate review consensus sites (MetaCritic, RT) Jacsó

4 ACM example Jacsó

5 Optional Detours Examples for linking on steroids at Jacsó

6 THE BEST & THE REST free/subscribed bib-cits, abstract, FT databases OAI pre-, re-, e-print & publishers archives, Scirus cited, citing, related items, citation analysis in Scitation, arXiv, CiteSeer, CiteBase, ParaCite WoS & beyond CSA, EBSCO, Scopus journal coverage in Jake, Ulrichs, Ebsco TSD –caution download top lists (Annual Reviews, Elsevier CS, etc.) WorldCat member libraries holding stats JCR ranking WITHIN category Still – some remain linkless and clueless Jacsó

7 SCHOLARLY LINKS Linking citing - refs/cites are THE primary links User experience is very much database & host-dependent PsycARTICLES – CSA, Ebsco, OCLC, Ovid, Dialog Essential, useful & blah links – healthy mix Take user to citing/cited/related items (bibcit, abstract, FT) Give clue to user about impact of item/journal Take user to other works - by AU, by DE, in JN Maybe take user to journal/publisher site, Unforgiving syntax rules due to link resolving by SW Jacsó

8 LINK TYPES by purpose Primary functional link (FT) Secondary functional link (abstract) Tertiary functional link (bibcit) Primary enhancer link (citing/cited by) Secondary enhancer link (indirect clout indicator) Blarney, baloney, eyewash links Yes, I know: different folks, different strokes Room amenity: T-1 connection vs. ironing board Jacsó

9 robust link rusting link still-born link link on steroids dead link missing link LINK TYPES by vitality Jacsó + the in-betweens - aDOA - resuscitable - dormant

10 LINK TYPES by domain Intra-document link Intra- database link Inter-document link (within db/archive) Inter-database link (within host) Inter-database (within host, subscription dependent) Inter-host link (subscription-dependent) Inter-host link (partially subscription dependent) Inter-host link (partially open access) Inter-host link (completely open access) Jacsó

11 Databases - Links Jacsó

12 LINK TYPES - by linking tools DOI, OpenURL, PURL, PII, SICI, BICI, ISBN Bookmarklets/Favelets – Javascript snippets Fee-based LinkResolvers, Home-made utilities TinyURL, Short link, Average Link, ALA link Questions/FAQ4/FAQ.htm Jacsó


14 LINK WILLINGNESS / LINK READINESS How many it takes to simply link? 2 How many it takes to tango? Jacsó

15 LINK WILLINGNESS / LINK READINESS Authors Publishers Aggregators Users 4 How many it takes to power link? Jacsó

16 LINK WILLINGNESS / LINK READINESS 4 + n How many it takes to link on steroids? Jacsó

17 # 1 Scenario The conservative, linkless record Jacsó

18 Bare minimum record in native PubMed but there are more links than meet the eye Jacsó

19 which shows an other directly related record Jacsó

20 This is the other commentary on Adair and Vohra's article Jacsó

21 Related articles listing is triggered by a small javascript- link on PubMed Links to subject-wise related records Jacsó

22 Link to Ovid is chosen (if you subscribe) Jacsó

23 Finds the full record in Nice intra-record links and option links Jacsó

24 but having only navigational links (except for the link to an open access journal Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP) is not enough) Jacsó

25 You may continue in Ovid to explore other articles on self-citation Jacsó

26 and find 43, many of them ALSO available as open access journals in case you dont subscribe to all Jacsó

27 which is easy to Google even without guidance, and the link will take you Jacsó

28 to PMC with a link to FT … Jacsó

29 … of the article which has many extra link options (alert request, insta-comment) Jacsó

30 and you can make a search in CMAJ on the broader topic Jacsó

31 finding an article by Garfield with cited/citing references, of course Jacsó

32 most of which are hotlinked not just listed Jacsó

33 and the citing ones has links to many open access articles Jacsó

34 except for AJR and JCP which, however, offer the article for $8 (try this with your Doc Delivery agency) Jacsó

35 Who Does What? Author: explores literature/decides target links - can be limited due to modest access Referee: approves/disapproves links - can be less or more limited than author Publisher: decides linking tool, format, style Aggregator: ignores, implements existing links & creates additional links User: activates and (re-) creates links Subscription-based vs. toll free target Link-resolver endowed vs. pedestrian users Jacsó

36 # 2 scenario If you start in H.W. Wilsons OmniFile and General Science FT Jacsó

37 you get the traditional I/A record with jumpstart link for AU, SU, and ToC search and then some Jacsó

38 this is a jumpstart subject search using the hotlinked Citation analysis descriptor Jacsó but you change your mind and want to explore the WilsonLinks

39 which can run your query in paid and open access sources for the item using the title field (more or less) Say, you want to try EBSCO ASP Jacsó

40 It does not have FT for the Anseel article but it has LINKS to 9 cited references Jacsó

41 so you look at the record and find a link to your library Jacsó

42 which shows that the 2004 January issue is in - but in Hilo Jacsó Try this?

43 You are not authorized. You store it in your mind for later check-out Jacsó

44 Return to the EBSCO record to display the cited references Notice link to Nature article in FT spot most cited item (#5) by Gottfredson Jacsó

45 You look up the 6 related items which cite Gottfredson in Anseels cited references You spot an article which has 216 cited references, another which was cited 5 times (in journals covered by ASP) Jacsó

46 you glance at the one cited 5 times, but dont click Jacsó

47 rather step back to look at the FT version of the Nature article Jacsó

48 in all its glory Jacsó

49 Then you remember that you do have access to PsycARTICLES as a spoiled reviewer, both from OCLC and from CSA. OCLC shows links to two FT formats, and the record is smartly enhanced by WorldCat's information about how many member libraries (2,161) has or had subscription to the journal. Jacsó

50 While you are at OCLC you look up in WorldCat the journals standing among the psychology periodicals held by OCLC member libraries. You find that it is the top ranked journal in its league Jacsó

51 then you switch over smoothly to CSA Select both PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES and type the query (poor you) Jacsó

52 It links to both a HTML and PDF version. Some of the cited references also have full-text links (of APA journals) and abstract links (to PsycINFO records). They also link to and show cited by figures (within PsycINFO). Jacsó You don't understand why the first cited item (Adair) does not have full text and cited by value. Notice this cited by value

53 Because APA gave it a wrong title, explosion knowledge not explosion of knowledge. Not even CSA's smart parser can make the match.

54 Getting suspicious, you check the Gottfredson citation and realize that its publication year is 1995 instead of 1978, and know that such sloppiness by APA will cause problem even if the date is correct in the original article, as well as in PsycINFO (that's why it did have "cited by" data). The metadata is wrong "only" in PsycARTICLES. Jacsó

55 In Dialogs implementation of PsycINFO you dont need to worry about the typos in the year, the title, and about their consequences on the links – cause Dialog has no intra- database links, let alone interdatabase links (to ISI databases, for example, which are also hosted by Dialog) Jacsó

56 This citation mystery whetted your appetite for checking out the Web of Science (WoS) of ISI to see its cited and citing data. The cited number is familiar …. Jacsó Link buttons

57 …. And the details rhyme with what you saw before. Six of them have links to the records in WoS. And when you click on the link to see Gottfredson citedness … Jacsó

58 the citedness figure is much higher than in ASP or PsycINFO, because ISI's breadth of citation indexing is much broader and wider Jacsó

59 While in WoS you take a cursory look at the PsycINFO implementation in WoS as it is only a quick link away, then you go to the link to look up the standing of American Psychologist in the Journal Citation Reports, Jacsó

60 and click on the JCR link button to find out what is the impact factor of American Psychologist Jacsó

61 even though you have access only to an earlier edition, the link to its 5- year citation trends Jacsó

62 It Is quite telling in and by itself

63 but the Impact Factor is put in the best perspective when you see how it stands among the 105 journals in the same JCR category of General Psychology, at a very close second behind Psychological Bulletin Jacsó

64 Optional Detour Examples for lack of linking Jacsó

65 Who Does What? Who spoils the links? – Most of us some of the time Who should mend the fences? - All of us, all the time How do you keep your links together for good? - DOI How can you mend a broken link? - Ask Al Green Jacsó

66 WHO Jacsó

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