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1 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO LinkSource – the sophisticated, powerful link resolver from EBSCO Information Services

2 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Libraries want to provide their patrons with easy access to full text content. Libraries are challenged with consolidating central access to all available resources. Configuring links in every individual resource is inefficient and can be a time- consuming maintenance exercise. The Problem The British Library document supply service have estimated that 20% of the document requests they receive are from Institutions that already own the material

3 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Link Resolver – what criteria? What pre-determined information is there? How flexible is the service? What control (over links etc) will I have? Is there any capital cost (hard & software?) Can I customise the service? Is the service universal? Cost

4 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Ehost DBs Ehost DBs Ehost EJS Google ISI British Library British Library Gale Publisher sites ingenta Many resources from many areas

5 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Ehost DBs Ehost DBs Ehost EJS Google ISI British Library British Library Gale Publisher sites Publisher sites ingenta Some link to selective resources User

6 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Ehost DBs Ehost DBs Ehost EJS Google ISI British Library British Library Gale Publisher sites Publisher sites ingenta Some link to selective resources User

7 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Ehost EJS Google ISI British Library British Library Gale Publisher sites Publisher sites ingenta Links inconsistent and management complex Ehost DBs Ehost DBs

8 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Ehost DBs Ehost DBs Ehost EJS Google ISI British Library British Library Gale Publisher sites Publisher sites ingenta With LinkSource: More comprehensive, easier to manage Link Source

9 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Referred to as an item-level linker. All resources relate back to the article of interest. Accessed after a search in an OpenURL compliant database, and selects an item of interest from the result list or detail display. LinkSource is…

10 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO A search engine that simultaneously searches multiple online services. LinkSource does not search resources. It is configured to appropriately display links to resources based on the nature of an item, such as a citation. LinkSource is not…

11 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Extended Linking LinkSource is a logical extension of EBSCOs SmartLinks and CustomLinks (ILS Links) technologies. The Linksource menu of resources is easily, and centrally, configured and customized in EBSCOadmin. LinkSource is OpenURL compliant so linking to EBSCOs full text content is now possible from non-EBSCO products.

12 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO The Knowledgebase Determines how good a link resolver is: Knowledge on how to make links Knowledge how to control links Information kept up-to-date

13 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Knowledgebase LinkSource was built on the ability to access validated* full text from three sources: 1. EBSCOhost databases 2. EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service 3. CrossRef Article-level access to over 16 million full text articles from 12,000 journals from these three sources. * LinkSource checks that both the journal and article are available for content from resources identified in items 1-3.

14 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Customisation options Logo at top of LinkSource menu Which links can appear Syntax of the links Icons next to links Text of the links Hint text

15 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Link Sources and Targets LinkSource can link to hundreds of web-based targets. Partners with products that can link to LinkSource: American Mathematical Society BioMed Central CAS DIALOG EBSCOhost Endeavor Ex Libris (Aleph) Fretwell Downing Gale HW Wilson Ingenta Innovative Interfaces Institute of Physics ISI Web of Knowledge Muse Global OCLC OVID NCBI (PubMed) RLG SilverPlatter SIRSI ZPORTAL zetoc

16 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO A Hosted Solution means: No hardware purchase Managed and maintained by EBSCO Publishing Statistics captured can be merged with other EBSCOhost statistics Uses the same EBSCOadmin account to manage

17 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Integration with Other EBSCO Services EBSCOadmin acts as single point of administration for EBSCOhost and LinkSource EJS holdings automatically updated Will be able to perform automatic configuration using A-to-Z information Combined usage statistics

18 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Popular Link Targets For each resource, LinkSource is configured to properly hide or show the links, based on the following rules: Aggregated Full Text Databases OPACs Interlibrary Loan Applications Document Delivery Services Search Engines Book Suppliers Free Articles on the Web Any Web-based Resource that can be searched or accessed via URL.

19 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO For each resource, LinkSource is configured to properly hide or show the links, based on the following rules: If the citation already has an available full text article. If the citation is missing a mandatory field of content, like the ISSN. If the journal from the citation is included as part of a pre-defined collection of titles and coverage dates. Configuring LinkSource Targets

20 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Configuration Examples Citation already has full text: Links to document delivery and interlibrary loan services should be hidden. Citation is missing mandatory content: Links to products like EBSCO Book Services would be hidden unless the citation included an ISBN. Citation includes a journal which is part of a content-based product, like JSTOR: Links to journal-based products would be hidden if the journal was not part of a collection, or did not fall within the defined coverage dates.

21 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Pre-defined Collections EBSCO provides pre-defined filter collections of content for several hundred of the most popular full text products and packages. Customers identify the products they subscribe to in EBSCOadmin. EBSCO updates the content based on coverage changes on a monthly basis. Customers that have journal-based products with unique content coverage must provide or identify the ISSNs and coverage ranges.

22 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Configuring LinkSource Sources Sources must be OpenURL compliant to link to LinkSource. The customer must contact vendors to configure non-EBSCOhost links to LinkSource. EBSCO contacts each OpenURL compliant product vendor and works to obtain the instructions on the configuration process.

23 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO User Advantages Single point of access to many resources. Exposes resources that the user may never have known existed. Saves the patron PPV money by showing available full text which may have previously purchased.

24 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Customer Advantages Economical solution for item-level linking. Hosted service, so no hardware purchase is required. Customers do not have to purchase the CrossRef DOI and metadata look-up service for $500. Minimal LinkSource setup for SmartLinks and CustomLinks customers.

25 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO LinkSource Pricing Based on FTE for 4 year academic customers. $1,000 discounts for each purchase: BasicBiosis, Biological Abstracts, CINAHL, INSPEC, MLA Bibliography, PsycArticles, PsycINFO $500 discounts for each purchase: ATLA/ATLAS package, each HW Wilson database

26 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Academic Customers 15,000 FTE and above=$15,000 base price ($7,000 minimum price, regardless of total discount) 10,000-14,999 FTE=$13,200 base price ($6,000 minimum price, regardless of total discount) 5,000-9,900 FTE=$11,600 base price ($6,000 minimum price, regardless of total discount) 2,000-4,999 FTE=$10,200 base price ($6,000 minimum price, regardless of total discount) 2,000 FTE and below=$9,700 base price ($6,000 minimum price, regardless of total discount)

27 A Linking Overview Winter 2003 LinkSource Configuration

28 © EBSCO Pre-Defined Filter Collections For products that are journal-based in nature, and the same for every customer, EBSCO provides pre-defined filter collections of the products ISSNs and coverage. Over 200 collections from vendors like ProQuest and Ovid. With involved customers, LinkSource can be configured in as little as several days or even hours.

29 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO The LinkSource menu can be customized as follows: 1. Desired wording for the LinkSource link. A list of target resources to link to, from the LinkSource menu. 2. The link text, mouse-over text and image representing the resource. 3. For journal based collections of custom content, a comma or tab delimited text file of ISSNs as well as start and stop coverage. 4. For custom collections, or resources that are unique to a customers institution, the URL that should be used to link to the service. Customization

30 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Smartlinked Full Text provides validated access to content from EBSCOhost databases, EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service and CrossRef.

31 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Checking on Smartlinking Allowed will enable linking non-full text databases to EBSCOhost full text content. For customers that have a subscription to EJS, Smartlinks will link to electronic journals by entering in the proper account information in EBSCOadmin. Scroll to the bottom of the Basic Menu…

32 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO When LinkSource is accessed from products other than EBSCOhost, the profile that should be used to display the LinkSource menu must be indicated. Other resource links are configured under the Advanced Settings option.

33 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Link Text refers to the words the end-user will see to identify the resource. Link Icon is the URL location to the image that will be displayed next to the link text. SeqNo is order in which the links will display, if content is available, on the LinkSource menu. To see the details of the JSTOR Link, click on the Modify Button. To modify the order in which the links display, click on the Re- Order button. This is the Link Menu, which displays defined configuration parameters for each link.

34 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Many of these parameters are used to control the Link display. URL Mask is the URL with embedded parameters, that will be used to pass a search to the product or service. The Link Icon is the URL location of the icon located next to the link text. Mandatory Fields are required in the citation in order to present a link to the end-user. In this case, a link to JSTOR would not show unless the citation had a SICI code. The Link Text is the wording that the user will see on the LinkSource menu, Result List or Detail Display to describe the service. Mouse-Over Text is the text a user will see if they hover their mouse over the link. Link Icon LinkText Mouse-over Text Check JSTOR for Article Availability

35 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO A check box in the Display New Window Field will pop up a new window, when the user follows the link. The Window Name is the name displayed at the top of the browser window the service is displayed in. Window properties can control the size of the window, and whether or not it displays criteria such as scrollbars and the internet menu New Window Pop Up Window Name Window Properties

36 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO CustomLinks can display on several areas of EBSCOhost Links can display on the Result List Links on the Result List

37 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Links can display on the Detail Display Links On the Detail Display

38 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Links can display on the Publication List

39 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Or, on the LinkSource link menu Links on the LinkSource menu Links can appear in any combination of the Result List, Detail Display, Publication List or LinkSource menu.

40 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO To hide the link from the LinkSource menu, or from the display on EBSCOhost if the item has full text, check off Hide Link If Full Text. The display of individual links can be controlled by the presence of EBSCOhost full text, or whether the journal of the citation is part of a local collection. For example, if the article has full text, you would not want to display links to document delivery or interlibrary loan services. And for subscription services, local collections can be used to control the display of the link only for journals which are part of the subscriptions collection, like JSTOR for example.

41 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO The Hide Full Text and Show Link features can be used together in any combination for proper link display control. EBSCO will provide pre-defined filter collections for over 200 products. Customers simply select, from the list, the products that they subscribe to. EBSCO will update the collections for coverage modifications on a monthly basis.

42 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO To display a link to the LinkSource server is as easy as creating the proper CustomLink in the user profile.

43 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO The customer account is now ready to support access to LinkSource from EBSCOhost. LinkSource can also be accessed from other OpenURL compliant products, such as FirstSearch or RLG.

44 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO To access LinkSource from other vendor products, contact the vendor individually for instruction. The URL Mask will be the same for every provider.

45 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO A controlled trial is available A controlled trial is available for interested individuals that want to take a look at something immediately.

46 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Title Management – The A-Z ListThe A-Z List Content & Issue Management EBSCOhost EJSEBSCOhost EJS Licensing Management EBSCOhost EJS Licensing & Registration ServiceEBSCOhost EJS Licensing & Registration Service Linking management - Link SourceLink Source Content EBSCOhost Full Text database serviceEBSCOhost Full Text database service Article location – TOC Premier Outsourcing solution for publishers – MetaPress Effective Electronic Resources – the issues

47 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Link Resolver – what criteria? What pre-determined information is there? How flexible is the service? What control (over links etc) will I have? Is there any capital cost (hard & software?) Can I customise the service? Is the service universal? Cost

48 LinkSource Configuration © EBSCO Thank you


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