Context Sensitive Linking for Electronic Journaling System

 

Problem:  Context sensitive linking for online journal article references.  The goal is to create context sensitive links that enable users to retrieve the appropriate copy of the article referred to in the references. 

 

Solution Criteria

  1. Seamless and transparent context sensitive linking for the user (requires as little setup as possible)
  2. Technically possible and consistently successful
  3. Large coverage i.e. at least 70% of users have the potential to participate
  4. Not browser specific 
  5. Context sensitive link creation not too labor intensive for OJS journal Ė This issue is not determined at this point and a huge variable

 

Options

  1. COinS  - Users would choose one of two methods of revealing the COinS links:
    1. COinSBookmarklet OCLC or corresponding library as found at: http://old.onebiglibrary.net/yale/curtis/resolvable/  
    2. COinS Firefox Plug in  OpenURL Referrer
  2. Global Link Resolver Registry Router Ė OCLC
  3. COinS and Global Registry/Router Ė

 

 

Option #1 A

Description:  COinS   Bookmarklet  OCLC or own Libraryís Script (limited number of libraries have scripts)

1.    Create the COinS links on the article references within OJS

2.    Download a bookmarklet for either their library or for OCLC (OCLC automatically finds their library based on IP Address).   Bookmarklet found at http://old.onebiglibrary.net/yale/curtis/resolvable/   or userís library.  (One time set up)

3.    Navigate to OJS article page and choose the bookmarklet under Firefox browser ďbookmarksĒ.

4.    Context sensitive links (COinS) would then appear on the OJS article reference links

5.    User would need to authenticate

User: 

1.    Using Firefox the user chooses the bookmarklet to reveal the COinS links.  Internet Explorer is suppose to work, however I couldnít get it to reveal the COinS links.

 

Userís Library:

1.    Create a library specific bookmarklet

 

OJS:

1.    Place the COinS in the References

2.    Direct users to a web site to download a bookmarklet

 

Positive:

1.    Relatively easy set up for user

 

Challenges/drawbacks:

1.    Users must download and install a bookmarklet

2.    Works well in Firefox, however couldnít make it work in Internet Explorer

 

Critical Success Factors:  

1.    OJS would need to have step by step support documentation

2.    Create a simple process to embed COinS into the OJS article references

 

Demonstration:

View Demo

Step 1: User installs bookmarklets  

Step 2: Navigate to page, choose bookmarklet out of Firefox browser bookmarks and choose link that takes the user to their library menu. 

Note: User would need to be on campus or vpn to authenticate.

 

 

 

 

Option 1B

Description: OpenURL Referrer (Firefox)

1.    Create the COinS Links on the article references within OJS

2.    Users download, install, and configure the Firefox plugin to the userís library link resolver (one time).  The plugin has a button that will have OCLC look up and install the userís library link resolver information based on IP address(one time).  To leverage OCLCís link resolver information the user has to either be on campus at the time or VPN.   Check to see if you can configure it with OCLCís help offline.

3.    Navigate to OJS article page and the context sensitive links (COinS) will appear on the OJS article reference links

4.    User would need to authenticate

 

User: 

1.    Download, install, and conficure the Firefox plugin to the userís library link resolver (one time).

 

Userís Library:

1.    Assist users with process and make available link resolver information

 

OJS:

1.    Place the COinS in the References

2.    Direct users to a web site that demonstrates how to download and set up the Firefox plugin

 

Positive:

1.    Relatively easy set up for user

 

Challenges/drawbacks:

1.    Currently Firefox specific

2.    Has been enhanced, however still requires significant user setup. 

 

Critical Success Factors:  

1.    OJS would need to have step by step support documentation

2.    Create a simple process to embed COinS into the OJS article references

 

Demonstration:  Firefox Plugin (Flash Animation)

Step 1: Users download, install, and configure the Firefox plugin to the userís library link resolver (one time).  The plugin has a button that will have OCLC look up and install the userís library link resolver information based on IP address(one time)  

Step 2: Navigate to page, choose link that takes the user to their library menu. 

Note: User would need to be on campus or vpn to authenticate.

 

 

Option 2

Description: OpenURL Gateway (OCLC)
The OpenURL Gateway recognizes the Internet IP address of an information seeker who has clicked an OpenURL link, and automatically directs the user's request to the OpenURL resolver affiliated with their library. The Gateway uses data from OCLC service registries to match the user's IP address with the most appropriate resolver.

 

1.    Create the OpenURL Links within OJS using http://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway as a base url

2.    Authentication is done through the library.  Must be IP authentication

3.    Link is sent to OCLC and redirected to the users library based on IP address

4.    Userís library menu screen appears with options

 

User

1.    Must authenticate i.e. browse from either on campus or VPN onto campus

2.    Individuals unaffiliated with an institution can add the IP address and base URL of their preferred resolver to OCLC's OpenURL Resolver Registry (http://worldcatlibraries.org/registry ).

 

Userís Library

1.    Create and manage service parameters for their OpenURL resolver(s) in the WorldCat Registry. Their WorldCat Registry profile can include details about their resolver vendor, base URL, authorized IP address ranges and other supporting information.

OJS

1.    Create a mechanism to automate the OpenURL creation for journal editors.

2.    Help documentation on how to VPN in.

 

 

Positive:

 

1.    Boasts 1100 cooperating institutions (80% of academic research institutions)

2.    Very little set up for the end user (either work on campus or vpn in)

3.    Context sensitive linking is not institution specific

 

Challenges/drawbacks:

1.    If a userís IP isnít identified the link takes them to a page that searches for the nearest library.  The user then can choose the library out of list and proceed to the appropriate copy.

2.    If you donít have your IP address associated with a library, then you go to ĎWorldCat.org find in a libraryí screen with the record information. In other words you donít get directed to the actual content.

3.    Many people still would not be able to take advantage of context sensitive linking

 

 

Critical Success Factors:  

 

1.    OJS would need to provide documentation for the user.

 

Demonstration: 

1.     ERIC (flash animation)
An example where the OpenURL information from the Registry is being used. Do a search in the ERIC database https://www.exchange.ok.ubc.ca/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.eric.ed.gov/, such as "teach". Under
Full-Text Availability Options: click on the "Find in a Library" link in one of the records to see the OpenURL links that you have access to for your IP address. 

2.    Click this link
http://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?title=Journal+of+Health+Law&issn=1526-2472&volume=388&issue=2&year=2005?url=%2Fwcpa%2Fservlet%2FURLList%3Bjsessionid%3DBD6107641154F954E59CAC3693C12F12.three%3Furl%3D61&title=Journal+of+Health+Law&linktype=openurl&detail=OCL&sessionid=BD6107641154F954E59CAC3693C12F12.three&query=no%3A40650134&recno=  
Note:  The above OpenURL link formatted to utilize the OpenURL Gateway

 

 

 

Option 3

 

Description: OpenURL Gateway (OCLC) and COinS

This option would be the same as option 2 however there would be an option to use your COinS reader if you didnít have the OCLC option

 

1.    Create the OpenURL Links within OJS using http://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway as a base url AND create COinS links

2.    Authentication is done through the library.  Must be IP authentication

3.    Link is sent to OCLC and redirected to the users library based on IP address

4.    Userís library menu screen appears with options

5.    Users may choose to use the COinS option.  Users whose library is not affiliated with OCLC may use a COinS reader.

 

User

  1. Must authenticate i.e. browse from either on campus or VPN onto campus

2.    Individuals unaffiliated with an institution can add the IP address and base URL of their preferred resolver to OCLC's OpenURL Resolver Registry. Or configure a COinS reader option i.e. Option 1A or B.

 

Userís Library

1.    create and manage service parameters for their OpenURL resolver(s) in the WorldCat Registry. Their WorldCat Registry profile can include details about their resolver vendor, base URL, authorized IP address ranges and other supporting information.

2.    provide users with either a bookmarklet specific to their library or support of using a COinS reader

OJS

1.    Create a mechanism to automate the OpenURL creation and COinS for journal editors.

2.    Help documentation on how users may VPN into their library.

 

Positive:

 

1.    Boasts 1100 cooperating institutions (80% of academic research institutions)

2.    Very little set up for the end user (either work on campus or vpn in)

3.    Context sensitive linking is not institution specific

4.    Greater user coverage.  Provides an extra option to users whose library isnít affiliated with OCLC.

 

Challenges/drawbacks:

1.    What isnít clearÖIf a userís IP address isnít recognized what happens.

2.    Many people still would not be able to take advantage of context sensitive linking

3.    Having to add the OpenURL links and COinS links to the references

 

 

Critical Success Factors:  

 

1.    OJS would need to provide documentation for the user.

 

Demonstration:

 

Click this link  (need to add COinS)

http://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?title=
Journal+of+Health+Law&issn=1526-2472&volume=388&issue=2&year=
2005?url=%2Fwcpa%2Fservlet%2FURLList%3Bjsessionid%3DBD6107641154F
954E59CAC3693C12F12.three%3Furl%3D61&title=Journal+of+Health+Law&
linktype=openurl&detail=OCL&sessionid=
BD6107641154F954E59CAC3693C12F12.three&query=no%3A40650134&recno= 
 
 
Note:  If you have a bookmarklet or openurl Referrer plug in for your firefox, you will see an additional link.

 

 

Option 4

 

One option not identified in the literature:

 

Request sent to crossref who using a DOI sends it onto the publisher who then recognizes your IP range and and lets you access the resource.  This would require cooperation between libraries and publishersÖ.