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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)

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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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Book Review: Digital Libraries - Integrating Content and Systems

Chris Awre finds a useful toolset to guide librarians and LIS students on the future use of IT to deliver their services.

January 2007, issue50, review

Integrating Journal Back Files Into an Existing Electronic Environment

Jason Cooper describes how Loughborough University Library integrated a number of collections of journal back files into their existing electronic environment.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

The Networked Library Service Layer: Sharing Data for More Effective Management and Cooperation

Janifer Gatenby identifies criteria for determining which data in various library systems could be more beneficially shared and managed at a network level.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 57:Achieving the Balance

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 57.

October 2008, issue57, editorial

Get Tooled Up: SeeAlso: A Simple Linkserver Protocol

Jakob Voss combines OpenSearch and unAPI to enrich catalogues.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Abstract Modelling of Digital Identifiers

Nick Nicholas, Nigel Ward and Kerry Blinco present an information model of digital identifiers, to help bring clarity to the vocabulary debates from which this field has suffered.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2010, issue62, news and events

Turning on the Lights for the User: NISO Discovery to Delivery Forum

Laura Akerman and Kim Durante report on Discovery to Delivery, Creating a First-Class User Experience, a NISO Forum on today's information seekers and current standards developments held in March 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

April 2010, issue63, event report

10 Years of Zetoc

Jane Ronson looks at how Zetoc has developed and what the future holds for the service.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Looking for the Link Between Library Usage and Student Attainment

Graham Stone, Bryony Ramsden and Dave Pattern introduce the JISC-funded Library Impact Data Project (LIDP).

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System

Graham Seaman describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.

March 2012, issue68, tooled up

SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP

Paul Meehan, Paul Needham and Ross MacIntyre explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

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