VALA2002 Session 12 Blake

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Implementation of the OpenURL and the SFX Architecture in the Production Environment of a Digital Library

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Standards and Protocols
Friday 8 February 2002, 10:45 – 11:15
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Miriam Blake

Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library was an early adopter of the OpenURL framework, implementing the SFX architecture live across multiple in-house databases and an extensive electronic journal collection housed both internally and at outside publisher/aggregator sites. Basic issues of reference linking such as appropriate copy, context-sensitive linking, and the need for standards in open solutions are mentioned. Use of OpenURL in a general framework and its incorporation into SFX and deployment in the larger scholarly information environment is discussed. The paper focuses on practical considerations in the implementation of SFX and OpenURL in an evolving production environment.


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