They have been integrated into subscription databases and offer link resolver
tools for libraries so they can join their mission of ensuring access to research articles for all.
Depending on your role, you may work extensively with your library's ILS, link resolver
, or ERMS.
So we had to update some global proxy settings on LibGuides (our website CMS), Ex Libris' 360 Journal Portal, Ex Libris' Link Resolver
, and WorldCat Discovery.
Today, SFX by Ex Libris is the most widely used OpenURL link resolver
Citation access proves problematic as JSTOR does not provide the opportunity to link using an OpenURL link resolver
. Therefore, the library may have hill-text access or a print subscription to the content but the patron will not be able to locate it without some detective work on their library's Web site or by using interlibrary loan.
Journal Finder is an A-Z, Link Resolver
and ERM solution designed and developed by the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2000 and purchased by WT Cox Subscriptions in 2008.
In the same way, libraries using any common application or a particular ILS system, document delivery software, metasearch tool, or link resolver
form informal but very valuable information- and resource-sharing networks.
To enable this, Scopus employs a link resolver
that shows within search results which documents the user has full access to--before they click.
One disappointment is the lack of a link resolver
to connect an academic institution's full text with Dimensions through a login.
EndNote and Zotero can use an openURL link resolver
to help users retrieve full text from a library's electronic collections.
In most cases, these products were part of a suite of components that also included an e-resource knowledgebase, a link resolver
, and finding aids for library patrons.