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 September 28, 2004 [posted]
 
 
 Pointing to a Local Document Delivery System and OpenURL-based Server in PubMed®
 
 

drop cap letter for a library can now register their local document delivery system and their OpenURL-based server with NCBI to direct their users to these systems from PubMed.

Registering a local document delivery system
PubMed's Document Delivery Service (DDS) allows users to order articles described in PubMed citations from a service and institution of their choice. DDS lets users specify where PubMed will send their order for documents using the Order option of the "Send to" button.

By default, PubMed will send the order to Loansome Doc. Users may change this by choosing another provider who has registered with NCBI. Institutions that want to direct users to their local document delivery system should register their services with NCBI. For more information, including steps for implementation, please see Document Delivery Service [Note: This link was removed because it is no longer valid (12/27/2007)].

Implementing an OpenURL-based server in PubMed
PubMed supports OpenURL-based services either through LinkOut, the Entrez feature that handles external linking in PubMed and other Entrez databases, or Outside Tool. With LinkOut, links will appear on a subset of PubMed records and searches in PubMed can be limited to citations with links from a participating library. With Outside Tool, links will appear on all PubMed Records.

Either way, users can see these links as icons on the PubMed abstract display if they activate them before they search.

There is an evaluation process to determine if a library should use LinkOut or Outside Tool to implement their OpenURL-based server in PubMed.

For details on requirements and the steps for implementation, please see:
PubMed and OpenURL-based services [Note: This link was removed because it is no longer valid (12/27/2007)]

Should you have any questions or comments, please write to lib-linkout@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov



By Kathy Kwan
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

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Kwan K. Pointing to a Local Document Delivery System and OpenURL-based Server in PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 Sep-Oct;(340):e3.

 


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