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    360 Link: Administration Console -- Database Order

    • Product: 360 Link

    How do I configure the Database Order in the 360 Link Administration Console?

    This page is part of a larger set of documentation about using the Administration Console to configure your 360 Link service.

    Libraries using the legacy 360 Link interface should jump here. If you are not sure if your library uses the legacy or the improved interface with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking, check your 360 Link Administration Console settings.

    Database Order in 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL)

    The Database Order page in the 360 Link Administration Console allows you to set the order in which databases are displayed in the Sidebar Helper frame and the 360 Link results page. When an item is available in multiple databases, content from the database ordered highest will be displayed to the user, and the other databases will be listed less prominently, such as this Sidebar Helper Frame example where the Also available online from drop-down list provides the other databases:
    User-added image
    The Database Order page in the 360 Link Administration Console, displaying the default order which is alphabetical:
    DatabaseOrder_Link2_0.png
    Database ordering is supported for resources that link to content via OpenURL Linking as well as resources that link to content via Index-Enhanced Direct Linking. 360 Link automatically orders resources that use index-enhanced direct linking higher than resources that need to rely on OpenURL linking. Often times, however, an item is available in more than one database that uses index-enhanced direct linking (or more than one database that uses OpenURL linking), and customizing the database order is the way to tell 360 Link your preferences when multiple full-text options do exist for an item.

    This Database Order can also be used to sort E-Journal Portal results; see E-Journal Portal 2.0 Results Page Options, there is a checkbox labeled Display results using the preferred database order specified in 360 Link.

    When you are ready to start changing your database order, click Edit in the upper-right corner of the page. After you click Save, changes to the database order will not be visible to your 360 Link patrons until after the daily profile data refresh; to see how your changes will look without having to wait, click Preview.

    The quickest way to change the display order of the databases is to "click and drag":

    Click on a database name and then drag the name up or down the list to the position in which you want it to appear.

    If it is difficult to click and drag a database name (for instance, if you're moving it a long way in the list), then click on the database's number in the Order column. When this field becomes editable, type in the number of the position you want to move the database to, then type the Enter key. You will see a red triangle in the corner of the number, indicating it has been changed:
    Database Display Order Change 1
    When you're done changing numbers, click Save. The databases with changed order numbers will move to their new positions, and all the other databases will re-sort based on those changes:
    Database Display Order Change 2
    If you click Reset to Default, the databases will change to alphabetical order.

    Giving Preference to HTTPS Targets

    To ensure that a target's page appears in the left pane, you can give preference to providers that deliver HTTPS content. By selecting the Prefer HTTPS Targets check box, the system will override the database order and supply content from the first database that delivers HTTPS content. If no matching HTTPS target is found, the system will display a link to the first database in the list that delivers HTTP content.

    PreferHTTPS_Targets2.png


    Database Order in legacy 360 Link

    The Database Order page in the 360 Link Administration Console allows you to set the database display order on your 360 Link results page:
    DatabaseOrder_Link2_0.png
    By default, 360 Link results are sorted by date: Those without dates are first, then those with dates are sorted from oldest to newest. However, if you prefer that 360 Link results follow a particular order by database, you can change that with the Database Order settings. In addition to the standard 360 Link results page, Database Order is used in conjunction with the 1-Click to Article feature, and when deduplicating links.
    If your library uses multiple EBSCO databases, please be aware that 1-Click does not obey the database display ordering settings in the 360 Link Administration Console's "Database Display Order" for EBSCO databases. Because EBSCO's implementation of the OpenURL standard does not allow us to specify which database to use for citation links, EBSCO directs citation links to articles according to its own internal logic.
    This Database Order can also be used to sort E-Journal Portal results. To apply this 360 Link ordering to your E-Journal Portal results, send a request to us with the Support Portal option near the top of this page.
    When you are ready to start changing your database order, click Edit in the upper-right corner of the page. After you make changes, click Save, or click Cancel to discard your changes.
    Changes to the database order will not be visible to your 360 Link patrons until after the daily profile data refresh; to see how your changes will look without having to wait, click Preview.

    The quickest way to change the display order of the databases is to "click and drag": Click on a database name and then drag the name up or down the list to the position in which you want it to appear.
    If it is difficult to click and drag a database name (for instance, if you're moving it a long way in the list), then click on the database's number in the Order column. When this field becomes editable, type in the number of the position you want to move the database to, then type the Enter key. You will see a red triangle in the corner of the number, indicating it has been changed:
    Database Display Order Change 1
    When you're done changing numbers, click Save. The databases with changed order numbers will move to their new positions, and all the other databases will re-sort based on those changes:
    Database Display Order Change 2
    If you click Reset to Default, the databases will change to alphabetical order.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 28-Oct-2016
    • Old Article Number: 7217