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    Summon: Linking to Results

    • Product: Summon

    How does the Summon service link to results?

    The Summon service utilizes a flexible logic to reliably link users to content depending on the nature of the target source, whether it is your library's OPAC or Institutional Repository (IR), an Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) resource, or a database provider. Wherever possible, direct links are created to take your users to the content they request, and in other cases links are created using OpenURL standards or other methods. Please see the Answers below for more information on each type of link:
    NOTE: The Summon service presents links to results in a proprietary, compressed format beginning with your library's Summon URL and ending with a long, encoded string. To uncompress a Summon result link into its direct or OpenURL format, we suggest using this public tool: http://web-sniffer.net/:

    1) Copy the URL into the "HTTP(S)-URL:" box.
    2) Click the "Submit" Button.
    3) The uncompressed URL will appear in the "Location" field in the HTTP Response Header area.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8808