Journal Linking and the ADL AHEC ILS Meeting March 15-16, 2007 IS COMPLICATED!!! How do we link to journals? Locally Maintained Journal Lists Charlotte AHEC IRC Journals Holdings This is also linked through the ADL MAHEC Ebsco A to Z List This is also linked through the ADL
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AHEC ILS Meeting
March 15-16, 2007
You might have to leave the database to link into the journal and then find the article
You don’t always know which fulltext is available through which database
You’ve got to know which database to search!
Full text of article
Direct link to full-text
Our current linking environment (for the most part)
*Users can only link to the full-text that is “internally” attached to a databases
*Users won’t have access to other full-text that is not “internally” attached to a specific database
The Next Step Linking Environment
*Currently available for Individual Subscribers
Full text choices
Title A (vendor Ebsco)
Title B (vendor Elsevier)
Title C (vendor Swets)
Title D (vendor Ovid)
“Linking must be at the top of the librarian agenda” (Gregg, pg.44)
“…to ignore linking is to ignore a core tenet of librarianship: the right resource for the user at the right time”
A major future direction for the ADL Portal is going to be enabling linking technologies!