Difference between revisions of "OpenURL"

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=Overview=
 
=Overview=
  
OpenURL is a container format for describing requests for access to a publication.  As such, it contains metadata about publications.
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OpenURL is a container format for describing requests for access to a publication.  As such, it contains metadata about publications, however to describe access requests, it contains data for:
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* the resource that contains a link to the publication (e.g., the URL of a second publication (or ontology) that links to the publication of interest)
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* the person making the request
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* access requested (full text, abstract only, etc.)
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* the system that should process the request
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* system where the request originates (the system that provided the publication or ontology that linked to the publication of interest, e.g., a publisher or an ontology repository).
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=References=
 
=References=
 
[http://www.niso.org/kst/reports/standards?step=2&gid=&project_key=d5320409c5160be4697dc046613f71b9a773cd9e ANSI/NISO Z39.88 - The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services]
 
[http://www.niso.org/kst/reports/standards?step=2&gid=&project_key=d5320409c5160be4697dc046613f71b9a773cd9e ANSI/NISO Z39.88 - The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services]

Revision as of 11:25, 17 February 2009

Overview

OpenURL is a container format for describing requests for access to a publication. As such, it contains metadata about publications, however to describe access requests, it contains data for:

  • the resource that contains a link to the publication (e.g., the URL of a second publication (or ontology) that links to the publication of interest)
  • the person making the request
  • access requested (full text, abstract only, etc.)
  • the system that should process the request
  • system where the request originates (the system that provided the publication or ontology that linked to the publication of interest, e.g., a publisher or an ontology repository).


References

ANSI/NISO Z39.88 - The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services