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1 LinkFinderPlus at the University of Edinburgh – the story so far…… Liz Stevenson Edinburgh University Library

2 ENCompass Endeavor Information Systems Inc Purchased on behalf of the University of Edinburgh Joint purchase with the National Library of Scotland

3 ENCompass Digital Collections: local collections – exam papers, finding aids, streaming video, teaching resources Resource Access: federated searching of remote databases LinkFinderPlus: OpenURL resolver

4 Implementation timetable Contract signed December 2002 Project planning Project Team On site training: March 2003 Installation and set up

5 Project Team: ENCompass Project management Metadata Interface design LinkFinderPlus Resources & Collections Liaison and Promotion Managing user expectations

6 Pilot project Exemplar site, selected data resources Subgroups User training On-going development issues Continually growing resources

7 LinkFinderPlus: Targets Targets activated to date: –SwetsWise –ScienceDirect –ingenta –JSTOR –Springer –Nature

8 LinkFinderPlus: Sources Test only –SwetsWise –FirstSearch –ScienceDirect September-October 2003 Wider implementation

9 LinkFinderPlus: Sources Issues WOK & SwetsWise: compliant, but only SFX button available BIDS: only SilverPlatter services available Linguistics Abstracts Online not compliant till 2004 Educational Research Abstracts Online not compliant

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14 LinkFinderPlus Activation of multiple targets Accuracy of local holdings Accuracy of aggregators data Improved access to full text Choice of sources, if required Alternative services

15 LinkFinderPlus Split runs & Moving walls Maintenance Library Catalogue Web list Third party assistance?

16 LinkFinderPlus Interface Extended services Link wording Development work Staffing

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18 The University of Edinburgh Collections Gateway test site Liz Stevenson


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