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    360 Search: OCLC Results Don't Have Direct Links

    • Product: 360 Search

    Why don't OCLC results have direct links in 360 Search?

    OCLC does not support stable, title-level linking to abstract content or bibliographic records, only to full-text content. This means that 360 Search cannot build a link to non-full-text results; users can only access the content by clicking on the Source link and searching in OCLC for it, or by using 360 Link to see if the full-text content is available in another database.
    We are encouraging OCLC to enhance their databases to support stabl,e title-level linking to abstracts and bibliographic records.
    If you like, you may also contact your OCLC representative and let them know that you would like stable, title-level linking to be made available for 360 Search. Please send the following email message to OCLC to request the ability to link to non-full-text content:
    "Serials Solutions has informed me that OCLC does not support stable, title-level linking to abstract content or bibliographic records, only to full-text content. Would you please consider enhancing your databases so they support stable, title-level linking to non-full-text results? This would enhance the current OCLC experience through our federated-search engine, 360 Search."

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 7457
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