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How to extract OpenURL from a Primo Central, Alma and other sources

  • Product: Alma, SFX, Primo Central

 

Question

How to extract OpenURL from a Primo Central / Alma record?

Answer

The following article describes the steps to export an openURL from various resources:

  • Extracting an OpenURL from a classic Primo UI

  • Extracting an OpenURL from a New Primo UI

  • Extracting global CZ identifier from an Alma local record

  • Extract OpenURL from other sources (for example: Google Scholar).

Extracting an OpenURL from a classic Primo UI

1. Search for the article, using the search box:

 

 

2. Once having a result, click on “View Online” tab, then Right-Click on “Open source in a new window” and select “Copy link address” (In Internet Explorer: “Copy Shortcut”).

 

 

3. The OpenURL is now in your clipboard. 
4. The OpenURL includes a base URL of the institution and the relevant meta-data of the title in question. For Example:


http://BASEURL.com?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&ctx_tim=2016-08-17T13:02:25IST&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=infofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rfr_id=info:sid/primo.exlibrisgroup.com:primo3-Article-ingram_myilibrary&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft.genre=book&rft.atitle=&rft.jtitle=&rft.btitle=Flowers&rft.aulast=&rft.auinit=&rft.auinit1=&rft.auinitm=&rft.ausuffix=&rft.au=Charles, Victoria&rft.aucorp=&rft.date=&rft.volume=&rft.issue=&rft.part=&rft.quarter=&rft.ssn=&rft.spage=&rft.epage=&rft.pages=&rft.artnum=&rft.issn=&rft.eissn=&rft.isbn=9781844845910&rft.sici=&rft.coden=&rft_id=info:doi/&rft.object_id=&svc_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:sch_svc&rft_dat=<ingram_myilibrary>9781283953177</ingram_myilibrary><grp_id>-8802996684232911491</grp_id><oa></oa>&rft.eisbn=9781780421827&rft_id=info:oai/&req.language=eng

5. If you have to send the OpenURL to Support, paste the OpenURL (using Ctrl+V) in the case comments.

Extracting an OpenURL from a New Primo UI

 

  1. Enter the desired record.
  2. Click on the "PERMALINK" button under the "Send to" section
  3. Click on COPY THE PERMALINK TO CLIPBOARD
  4. Paste permalink in case comment

Extracting global CZ identifier from an Alma local record


1. Search for the title in the main search field:

 

2. Click on title of the record:

 

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3. Copy the CKB-ID that is located at 035a and paste it into the case comment

 

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4. If the CKD-ID is not indicated, please find one of the following identifiers:

  1. 020 (ISBN)
  2. 022 (ISSN)
  3. Or another 035 identifier (eg. OCLC)
Extract OpenURL from other sources (for example: Google Scholar): 

 

1. Search for the title on Google Scholar:

 


2. Click on “Full Text” link at the desired title:

 

 

3. A new tab/window will open. Copy the URL address of the new tab:

 

 

4. If you have to send the OpenURL to Support, paste the OpenURL (using Ctrl+V) in the case comments.

 

Additional Information

What is an Open URL?

The OpenURL standard is a protocol for interoperability between an information resource and a service component. The underlying concept of the OpenURL standard is that links should lead a user to appropriate resources. A link server (such as SFX) defines the context of the user. When the link server accepts an OpenURL as input, it offers the user a range of services: such as links to licensed and/or free e-copies of full-text articles, physical library holdings information, docdel/ILL services, and a range of other services as defined and customized by the library.
 

 


  • Article last edited: 09-Apr-2017

 

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