Monday, March 14, 2005

Open WorldCat

OCLC has updated the tutorial about how to establish deep links to your library’s catalog with information for the Endeavor Voyager system in addition to additional details for several other library systems. You may access the updated version of the deep linking tutorial.

"Deep" linking enables users of Open WorldCat functionality to link from their search results (in Yahoo!, Google or other partner sites) to the Find in a Library interface and then directly to the item's record in your library's online catalog. If your library has not initiated deep linking, users of Open WorldCat may not find the exact record in your catalog that matches the item identified in a Web resource. Links that are set up through the OCLC FirstSearch administrative module are also active within many FirstSearch databases, enabling your users to link from records in those databases to matching records in your library’s catalog.

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