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    Summon: OpenURL Link Resolvers

    • Product: Summon

    What link resolvers can we use with Summon?

    Summon can be used with any viable, standards-based link resolver. Summon uses the industry-wide OpenURL standard to transfer metadata from the Summon interface to the library's link resolver. All you need is the library's base URL for the link resolver to be configured with Summon.
    There are libraries that currently use the following link resolvers with Summon:
    In fact, one library has created a custom OpenURL link resolver and it works with Summon.
    The link resolver and the knowledgebase behind it will determine the link quality and reliability of the link resolution.
    When using link resolvers (other than 360 Link,) with the Summon service, it is important to make sure that the holdings information in your library's Client Center profile matches that of your link resolver's administration module. If you list something in your Client Center profile that is not listed in your link resolver's administration module, then you may see search results in the Summon service that do not have a corresponding article link. If you list a holding in your link resolver's administration module that you do not list in the Client Center, then you may not receive the expected results in the Summon service.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8830