OpenURL compliancy

ingentaconnect is OpenURL compliant. This means two things:

It can be configured as a target for link servers: see here for details of our algorithmic linking syntax, which can be used to create links to content on ingentaconnect from information in your link server’s knowledge base.

It can be configured as a source for link servers: librarians from link server aware institutions can add details of their link server to their Ingenta profile to enable context-sensitive linking on ingentaconnect.  In addition to the base URL of the link server, administrators can determine the image and text which will accompany the link.

Once configured, OpenURL links will appear on the Linking Options page presented to users following Active Reference Links from within ingentaconnect-hosted full text.

What is an OpenURL?

The OpenURL is a standardised linking syntax used to carry metadata about an object.  OpenURLs are usually constructed in order to query a link server.

What is a link server?

A link server is a server which has nominated known resources for resolving OpenURL queries.  Libraries who have enabled a link server can choose which resources they want to offer to their users, including local holdings.

What parameters does ingentaconnect pass?

Links from active references in IngentaConnect-hosted full text will contain as many of the following elements as we are able to provide:

always passed:
sid=ingenta:fulltext
ISSN

either volume or year
article start page number

passed when available:
month
issue
article title
journal title

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