Re: Question on link resolvers & PubMed Dana Pearson 01 Feb 2010 22:11 UTC

Hi Liz,

I think everything in PubMed Central is freely accessible, that is, if
there is a PubMed Central URL, then the article is there.  Maintaining
links should not be a problem for libraries who harvest the metadata
or for those using other sources as long as the link is recognizably

I have been working on transforming the Dublin Core metadata harvested
from PubMed Central for the last few months.  A remarkable collection
of current publications and archive of titles in the biomedical and
life sciences.

I found a way to supplement the meager data of the Dublin Core with
the parent journal information to provide greater context for the

Presently learning more about serials cataloging of articles and have
not found much information regarding best practices.  You can view
some of examples of my initial decisions at my website:

Would greatly welcome any suggestions, critiques.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Liz Lorbeer <> wrote:
> Hello SERIALST Members:
> If anyone uses PubMed, I'd like to know if you are able to program
> your link resolver to connect to the author submitted manuscripts or
> articles in PubMed Central when there is no licensed full text
> available.   The scenario we're looking to achieve is:
> 1.) Include Open Access articles provided by services publishers offer
> 2.) Check PubMed Central and link to manuscripts
> Any feedback is certainly helpful, including policies of not linking
> to free full text because it's too difficult to maintain.
> Thank you,
> Liz Lorbeer
> Elizabeth (Liz) Lorbeer, Ed.M., MLS,  AHIP
> Associate Director for Content Management
> Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
> University of Alabama at Birmingham
> lorbeer  AT
> Tel: 205-934-2460 (CT)