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WorldCat Link Manager – Making it easier to get what you need…

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From their News feed, OCLC announced the new and improved WorldCat Link Manager. Though there are other systems available for linking OpenURL documents to records, how could we look past a service brought forth by an organization from which most of our record authority springs.

From their site:

WorldCat Link Manager is open, interoperable link-server software that OCLC provides as a fully supported, hosted service. When your library users click a journal citation in your catalog or in your electronic databases, they are taken directly to the full content of the article in your collection.

Maybe this won’t change everyone’s mind, but with the ease of use many of the other OCLC projects have spawned, I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t eagerly adopted by libraries.

For other link resolvers see:

If you know of any others that should be on the list, leave a comment and I will add them. Thanks.

  1. 10/26/2007 at 2:39 pm

    Hello,

    I am Product Manager for Swets in North America, and our OpenURL Link Resolver should be on this list as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

    -Sri

  2. 11/08/2007 at 10:21 pm

    Sri,

    Sorry for the delay in updating. Your product has been added. Thanks for the tip.

    John

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