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1 Sirsi Resolver at the University of Leicester Jonathan Field Sept 3rd, 2004 EUUG, Amsterdam

2 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential An overview of OpenURL Resolution OpenURL is a syntax for URLs OpenURL embeds metadata like ISSN, journal title, article title, etc. More and more vendors are using the OpenURL standard OpenURL Resolution maximize your investment in E-Resources, because they bring users in contact with resources

3 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential What are the pieces that make up an OpenURL? The OpenURL includes a base URL plus a query, which contains the metadata for the item The OpenURL may include DOI (digital object identifiers) or other unique identification numbers

4 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential What does an OpenURL look like? Below is an example of an OpenURL represents the base URL The remainder of the OpenURL includes the query: menu?genre=article&issn= &volume=15 &issue=6&date= &spage=67&aufirst= Ivana&aulast=Reedabook issn= &volume=15&issue=6&date= & spage=67&aufirst=Ivana&aulast=Reedabook

5 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Sounds great! And it is, but, its out of our control The vendors are determining where these links are going The patron sees a link to the full text, but then gets led to a database that the library does not subscribe to

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8 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential What does a link resovler do? Link resolvers allow us to control where the OpenURL ultimately resolves The OpenURL passes through the link resolver, i.e the Sirsi Resolver The Resolver returns a menu of choices, based on the resources that the library has defined as their profile within the Knowledgebase, i.e where the full text, or appropriate copy of the item may be found

9 Search of Database A Citation Link Resolver Database OPAC Publishers site ILL request form Database

10 TitleCoverageDatabase Better Homes and Gardens 1980 – Date 1960 – – Date Database A Database B Database C Better Research Quarterly 1980 – Date 1990 – Date 1995 – Date Database A Database B Database C (No full text) Database D Better Shopping Monthly 1975 – – Date Database A Database C Customer Profile example in Sirsis Resolver Knowledgebase

11 Citation: Reedabook, Ivana. How do link resolvers actually work? Better Research Quarterly, Vol. 13 (1992) No. 6, pp Better Research Quarterly Holdings Info Database ADatabase BDatabase CDatabase D Vol. 1 (1980) – Date Full Text Vol. 11 (1990) – Date Full Text Vol. 1 (1980) – Date Citations/Abstracts Only Vol. 1 (1980) - Date Full Text for 1995 – Date Match: Yes Match: No

12 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Search Retrieve Resolve Receive

13 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Lets start the users exploration in the Leicester Geology Room

14 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Search

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16 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Receive

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18 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Resolve

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20 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Receive

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22 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Lets see it again, but this time with the user starting from the OPAC

23 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Search

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25 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Retrieve

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27 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Resolve

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29 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Receive

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31 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! One last time. Lets say the user knows the article they want, and has the issue information in hand.

32 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Search

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34 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Receive

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36 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Ok, one more… How about integrating local print holdings into the knowledge base? Lets say the user starts in the A-Z List

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40 EUUG Amsterdam Sept 2004 Aug 21, 2003 Sirsi Internal Communication Confidential Lets See it in Action! Fibbed again… What if the user starts in the vendors native interface?

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