Re: Making the III catalog an SFX source...--OPEN URL?
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- Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 12:25:40 -0400
- From: Howard Pasternack <Howard_Pasternack@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Making the III catalog an SFX source...--OPEN URL?
I'll pose the question to generate some discussion as to how much is really
gained by linking the Innopac to an openurl engine like SFX. We have SFX
here and tested out Worldcat as an openurl source and then turned it
off. In particular, all of the journal titles in Worldcat did not work
properly because the bib records did not have valid holdings in them. And
the links on the online journals would get really confusing unless you did
away with the 856 fields in the bibs and relied upon the SFX links.
Comments ... -- Howard
up At 09:11 AM 7/18/2002 -0700, Janet Chisman wrote:
>We also have SFX and I was eagerly awaiting what I thought was a beta test
>at Cal Tech of the III catalog as a source. It turns out this was actually
>just some special work that III did for Cal Tech and the solution there is
>not generally available to for all III catalogs. I would like to have all
>III catalog users who also have SFX lobby III for a solution for all of us
>to enable the catalog as a source on SFX. We are thinking of subscribing to
>Syndetic Solutions and want to keep our free link for that. How do other
>SFX users feel about this?
>Washington State University
>At 09:47 AM 7/17/02 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hello Sandy:
> >> We have been told that
> >> Innovative needs to enable open URL for SFX to work well with Innovative.
> >> It is our understanding that Innovative has already done this for Caltech
> >> for their SFX implementation.
> >This is our understanding too. However we don't know when or if Innovative
> >will extend this feature to other III libraries.
> >> The CSU at the system level has begun talking to Innovative about enabling
> >> open URL to those of us who are on Innovative but I don't know that things
> >> have gotten very far.
> >> Is what you are trying to do in any way related to open URL?
> >Indeed it is related to OpenURL. Passing the ISBN/ISSN to SFX is apparently
> >something we can do right now without waiting for Innovative to make the
> >webpac OpenURL enabled -- which Innovative may opt not to do for everyone.
> >Just passing the ISSN/ISBN means that we are only passing one piece of
> >metadata, but perhaps that one piece is sufficient to generate SFX links, or
> >perhaps SFX can use the ISBN/ISSN to hook back into the catalog and lift
> >additional pieces of metadata from the record: Author, Title, Year, etc...
> >to generate better quality SFX links.
> >I guess I'm asking other III sites what they think about using the one free
> >link you have with release 2002 phase 1 to send the ISBN/ISSN to SFX. Do
> >you think it will work? Would you rather wait for the Innopac to be truely
> >OpenURL compliant so that more than just the ISBN/ISSN can be sent? Do you
> >think it necessary to have the SFX server hook back into the WebPAC to lift
> >additional pieces of metadata, or would ISSN and ISBN be enough?
> >Jonathan Jiras
> >Library Software Specialist
> >Wallace Library
> >Rochester Institute of Technology
> >Rochester, New York
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