[LibX] Decouple link resolver from Search via Google Scholar?

LibX Project libx.org at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 14:29:11 EDT 2006

I think the only option you have is to turn it off (that is, don't
define an OpenURL resolver.) Then LibX will go to the link Google
Scholar provides when it finds a hit.
COinS won't work anymore then either. If that's not satisfactory
either, you could disable Scholar altogether.

That said, an OpenURL resolver who needs an ISSN in addition to a DOI
is seriously defective. You may wish to check with that provider
whether a setup mistake might be to blame. Unfortunately, LinkSource
does not provide public access (unlike all other OpenURL resolver
products), so it's hard to test.

The reason a DOI is sufficient is because CrossRef's maintains a
database that participating libraries can query that returns metadata
about an DOI, including its ISSN. When confronted with an OpenURL that
contains a global identifier, such as a DOI or a Pubmed ID, an OpenURL
resolver will contact the appropriate database to obtain the metadata
of the document to which this global identifier refers.

 - Godmar

On 8/24/06, Natalie M Palermo <palermo at lsu.edu> wrote:
> Is it possible to decouple the link resolver from the "Search via Google
> Scholar" feature?  We have Ebsco's LinkSource which does not work well with
> Google Scholar.  Many of the links do not provide enough metadata for
> LinkSource to find available resources.  For instance, a DOI without an ISSN
> or journal title is useless.  I've noticed something with artice groups in
> Scholar.  Often, one of those links will work with LinkSource.  It's usually
> not the one that LibX tries.
> Natalie Palermo, Systems Librarian
>  LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University
>  Baton Rouge, LA  70803
>  Email: palermo at lsu.edu
>  Phone: (225) 578-3330  Fax: (225) 578-6535
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