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1 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 LicenceCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence Link Resolvers and the Serials Supply Chain

2 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing The OpenURL standard

3 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing How OpenURL linking works A&I databasePublisher site Article/chapter Journal issue Title homepage KB OpenURL Link-to Syntax Link Resolvers Service Menu ? ?

4 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing UKSG-funded study See: Tenders invited in July 2006 Work underway mid-September Final report due end January 2007 Approach: interviews with stakeholders in the supply chain What is the current data flow? What is not working well? What action is needed? And from whom? Short-term/practical focus

5 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing Current knowledge base data flow Publishers/Content Hosts Subscription Agents Link Resolver Vendor* Master KB Vendor Hosted Resolver Library Hosted Resolver Library Content packages Pull Push Pull Push Internal Library Systems Holdings / subs files Requested by library or either Requested by library * There are a number of resolver vendors building their own proprietary KBs for the market DRAFT

6 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing (Some) knowledge base issues Poor quality data from publishers/content hosts Variations in acquired content packages Lack of awareness of data need/purpose Frequency of KB updates Lack of adherence to a common standard for supply of holdings data Lack of inbound URL linking standard …new problems and manual effort as a result of uptake of resolver technology by libraries

7 Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd consultants in scholarly publishing Relevance of information standards No conclusions yet! But… Potential of ONIX for holdings/title data? Machine-to-machine harvesting of ONIX files? Identifiers for content packages? Lessons from COUNTER? A visible benchmark, raising general awareness Potential for codes of practice for content providers and others in the supply chain


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