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Re: Electronic Journal Cataloging Diane Johnson (01 Jul 2009 17:39 UTC)

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):

http://fb7hk6nl8u.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&N=100&L=FB7HK6NL8U&S=I_M&C=1938-8071

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outdated portion of the URL in our OPAC.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.

Diane Johnson

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.)
>
>Pat Thompson
>
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>Patricia R. Thompson
>Assistant University Librarian for Resource Management Services
>duPont Library
>University of the South
>Sewanee, TN 37383
>931-598-1657
>pthompso@sewanee.edu

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