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This page provides an overview of 2 articles related to 'openurl', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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OpenURL is a standardized format (Z39.88) of Uniform Resource Locator (URL) intended to enable Internet users to more easily find a copy of a resource that they are allowed to access. Although OpenURL can be used with any kind of resource on the Internet, it is most heavily used by libraries to help connect patrons to subscription content. The OpenURL standard is designed to enable linking from information resources such as abstracting and indexing databases (sources) to library services (targets), such as academic journals, whether online or in printed or other formats. The linking is mediated by "link resolvers", or "link-servers", which parse the elements of an OpenURL and provide links to appropriate targets available through a library by the use of an OpenURL knowledge base. The source that generates an OpenURL is typically a bibliographic citation or bibliographic record in a database that indexes the information resources often found in libraries, such as articles, books, patents, etc. Examples of such databases include Ovid, Web of Science, SciFinder, Modern Languages Association Bibliography and Google Scholar. A target is a resource or service that helps satisfy a user's information needs. Examples of targets include full-text repositories, online journals, online library catalogs and other Web resources and services. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has developed OpenURL and its data container (the ContextObject) as American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z39.88. On 22 June 2006, the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was named the maintenance agency for the standard. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: OpenUrl)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'openurl' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'openurl': 54 (3.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'openurl' across all Ariadne articles: 549
  • Average number of references to 'openurl' per Ariadne article: 10.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'openurl': 2001-03
  • Trending factor of 'openurl': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'openurl':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ann apps (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ross singer (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. jeremy frumkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. daniel chudnov (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Ann Apps reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

Metadata (1): Encoding OpenURLs in DC Metadata

Andy Powell and Ann Apps propose a mechanism for embedding machine parsable citations into Dublin Core (DC) metadata records.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

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