SFX - Link Resolver

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SFX SFX - Link Resolver - Link Resolver Niall McSweeney Niall McSweeney Monica Crump Monica Crump James Hardiman Library James Hardiman Library NUI, Galway NUI, Galway

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  • SFX- Link ResolverNiall McSweeneyMonica CrumpJames Hardiman Library NUI, Galway

  • Background to SFXALEPH LibraryEx Libris productAppointment of E-Resources Co-ordinator - Rnn KennedyTraining February 2004Installation, vendors, sources, targets, knowledge base etc.SFX/Metalib Advisory CommitteeQuietly live September 2004Upgrade early 2005

  • What is SFX?

    SFX is a context sensitive link server from ExLibris that allows context-sensitive linking between Web resources in the scholarly linking environment (sfxit.com)

    From a database citation, it can link directly to the full text of an e-journal article or to the catalogue record of print journals

  • Uses OpenURL linking - the syntax for moving bibliographic data between information providers.

    - no longer need solid links

  • Old Linkinghttp://publish.stuff.org/abstract/PRA/v63/p062103(courtesy of Ex Libris)

  • New Linkinghttp://sfx.nuigalway.ie/menu?genre=article&issn=1234-5678&volume=12&issue=3&spage=1&epage=8&date=1998&aulast=Murphy&aufirst=Paddy(courtesy of ExLibris)

  • How does it work?Sources: A source is where a user would be starting their search eg a reference or a citation

    Targets: Targets are items to which the user wishes to link

  • ImplicationsFor The Library:

    StandardisationGives us more say, in terms of linking options StatisticsIncreases usage more value for money

  • ImplicationsFor The Library User:

    Linking is easier & quicker Opens doors to new resources Intuitive push the button Relevant options only Allows linking to IReL acquisitions without knowledge of them

  • A Quick Sample Look

  • A Quick Sample Look

  • A more thorough exampleSFX SourceSFX MenuSFX Target

  • Changes SFX Will BringNo more dead links - Error 404 means resource was moved - Because SFX is a dynamic linking environment, links are created in real time when requested by a userExtra Services - if full-text is not available electronically the user can seamlessly check the catalogue for a paper copy or ILLE-Journals - SFX can create a customizable alphabetical journal title list for the website

  • Other Possible Changes

    Makes searching much easier helps user empowerment

    Change our approach to the structure of E-Resources standardisation

    Website changes

  • SFX: Impact on subscription management

  • SFX BenefitsIncreased discoverability of all full-text subscriptions (targets)Greater user satisfaction with A/I resources (sources)Increased usageMaximise value for money

  • Impact on Subscription DecisionsMass cancellation of non-OpenURL compliant resources?Importance of OpenURL in new subscription decisionsPlatform selection proprietary search interfaces no longer so significant

  • SFX: A panacea for our e-sub management woes?Knowledge base dynamic, all-knowing, easy to use?No longer a role for cataloguing?Duplication of:Record creationMaintenance/alterationLaborious and error-prone procedures

  • MARCit!SFX has a new baby brother called MARCit! SFX exports full list of journal titles MARCit! produces full MARC recordAleph imports the file produced by MARCit!The result: MARC records in the OPAC for all our e-resourcesSource of records = CONSER, excellent quality.

  • IReLHow to provide access quickly to thousands of full text titles?Individual catalogue records manually created?SFX has allowed us to immediately make IReL titles discoverableMARCit! may enable us to provide direct title access via the catalogue quickly