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Extended-Linking Services: towards a Quality Web

Van de Velde, Eric F. (2002) Extended-Linking Services: towards a Quality Web. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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A URL takes requesters from a citation to a destination… provided, of course, the URL is still valid. The current chaotic web is wonderful in its way. However, within this chaotic web, we believe there is a need for a high-quality web of vetted information. The emerging OpenURL standard is the cornerstone of a worldwide web with high-quality links that feature properties such as: •Persistence: Increase the probable lifetime of citations. •Multiplicity: Produce a menu of targeted services for each citation. •Context-Sensitivity: Resolve a citation in a manner appropriate to the user and to the context. To encourage the development of extended-linking services, NISO formed a committee to develop a standard OpenURL syntax. Our immediate goal is to serve the scholarly-information community immediately. However, the OpenURL technique is widely applicable, and we expect to serve many other information communities.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Report)
Additional Information:Presented at the July 2002 Ticer Summer School in Korea on "Digital Library Management for Tomorrow's Leaders"
Group:Library System Papers and Publications
Subject Keywords:OpenURL, extended linking
Record Number:CaltechLIB:2002.006
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ID Code:25892
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Deposited On:15 Jul 2002
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 03:09

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