Re: Electronic Journal Cataloging Diane Johnson 01 Jul 2009 17:39 UTC
I use Serials Solutions and I have started linking from our OPAC to
Journal finder for print titles with online access. Since we have
been migrating subscriptions from print to online only, I want to
point OPAC users to the online content and I was getting tired of
constantly changing URLs.
I identified the base URL to use by doing an ISSN search for a serial
in Journal Finder. For us it looks like this (title is Literacy
Research and Instruction):
Since the last part of the URL is the ISSN, I just change that part
for each journal.
If a journal doesn't have an ISSN, I use Journal Finder to search on
"Title contains all words" and copy that URL.
I add these URLs to our bib records.
If Serials Solutions does change their format, these URLs won't
work. But I think it should be easy enough to globally change the
outdated portion of the URL in our OPAC. At least, that is what I'm hoping.
At 11:06 AM 7/1/2009, you wrote:
>I just have a question about one thing Susan said:
>At 09:29 AM 7/1/2009, SUSAN BEIDLER wrote:
>>For those electronic titles, the URL in our OPAC points to the
>>entry in our AtoZ list that has the detailed holdings information
>>for whatever format we have.
>How did you do this? Do you use Serials Solutions? (I wanted to do
>this but when I asked Serials Solutions for a correct URL for the
>entry in the A-Z list they said the link syntax might change and I
>really should order the MARC record service if I want to do this.)
>Patricia R. Thompson
>Assistant University Librarian for Resource Management Services
>University of the South
>Sewanee, TN 37383
Diane Johnson Head, Serials Dept.
Phone: (585) 245-5597
Fax: (585) 245-5997 Milne Library SUNY Geneseo, NY 14454