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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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Better linking by our bootstraps

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM–2:30 PM CST
Room 301
Conference Track

5. User Experience


OpenURL linking

Learning Objectives

Submit more informed help requests to link resolver product support staff, and develop a more meaningful understanding of the software life cycle in the context of library services vendors.


Though OpenURL is a NISO standard, link resolvers are effectively "black boxes" to librarians. Proprietary link building and metadata scrubbing algorithms provide competitive advantage to product development and disincentivise information sharing. However a discussion of the kinds of information valuable to troubleshooting can be applied across all products.


Mr. Aron Wolf, MLIS, ProQuest