Why OpenURL?

Apps, Ann and MacIntyre, Ross Why OpenURL? D-Lib Magazine, 2006, vol. 12, n. 5. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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The improvement of access to scholarly literature caused by electronic journal publishing quickly led to the wish for seamless linking to referenced articles. This article looks at the evolution of linking technologies with a particular focus on OpenURL, now a NISO standard. The implications for stakeholders in the supply chain are explored, including publishers, intermediaries, libraries and readers. The benefits, expectations and business drivers are examined. The article also highlights some novel, existing and potential future, uses, including increased user-empowerment and possibilities beyond referencing traditional bibliographic material.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: OpenURL, linking technology
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
Depositing user: Ann Apps
Date deposited: 30 Jul 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12168


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