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Everything you always wanted to know about SFX but were afraid to ask
The Serials Librarian (2004)
  • Wendy C Robertson, University of Iowa
  • Paul A Soderdahl, University of Iowa
Abstract

Link resolvers, including Ex Libris’ SFX, use OpenURL to provide library patrons with context-sensitive links, such as the ability to move quickly from a citation in an abstracting and indexing database to the full text. In SFX, information for determining the appropriate links is maintained in the knowledge base, which contains details about a library’s electronic holdings and other information about electronic information resources. This article describes SFX functionality, what the service looks like from a patron’s point of view, and how it can be of particular assistance to a serials librarian.

Keywords
  • link resolver,
  • SFX,
  • OpenURL,
  • context-sensitive linking
Publication Date
December 16, 2004
Citation Information
Wendy C Robertson and Paul A Soderdahl. "Everything you always wanted to know about SFX but were afraid to ask" The Serials Librarian Vol. 47 Iss. 1/2 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/soderdahl/1/