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    Summon: Linking Through OpenURL Provider Content

    • Product: Summon

    How does Summon link to provider content through OpenURL link resolvers?

    OpenURL link resolvers build links between your library's profile in the Client Center and full-text content resources. When a search is performed, the Summon service checks your library's profile in the Client Center to see if your library has access to the various resources. If your library has permission to access a resource, the method to access that resource is with an OpenURL link.
    Link resolvers build the OpenURL links (whether at the journal level, issue level, or article level) based on a pre-determined URL syntax for each provider that Serials Solutions maintains.
    For any e-journal and e-book results that have MARC records you have sent to Summon, the Summon service will bypass the link resolver and pull the link directly from the MARC records.
    Additionally, please click here for information about challenges in OpenURL linking with certain provider platforms.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8806
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