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Everything you always wanted to know about SFX but were afraid to ask
The Serials Librarian
  • Wendy C Robertson, University of Iowa
  • Paul A Soderdahl, University of Iowa
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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.
  • link resolver,
  • SFX,
  • OpenURL,
  • context-sensitive linking
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Accepted Manuscript
Published Article/Book Citation

The Serials Librarian, 47:1/2 (2004), pp. 129-138. DOI: 10.1300/J123v47n01_09

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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 (2004) p. 129 - 138 ISSN: 0361-526X
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