OpenURL Implementation: Link Resolution That Users Will Love


About the Webinar

OpenURL link resolving addresses a core issue: how we can help our users find and get the content that they want and have access to. But without successfully implementing OpenURLs, we are at risk of having content that can't be found our used, and patrons who do not know about the information they have access to. In this webinar, learn about some of the real ways that you can make certain that your link resolvers work effectively, about the practical steps that you can take to implement OpenURLs, and learn about some of the projects underway focused on improving OpenURLs so that your users can benefit.

Intended Audience:

This webinar is for librarians, publishers, and content providers who are interested in how to best take advantage of OpenURL to provide users with simple, accurate access to the content they have rights to. It is expected that attendees will have an understanding of what OpenURLs are and what they do, but would like to learn more about best practices to improve the implementation and use of link resolvers so that patrons can find the information that they want.

Event Sessions


Phil Norman

Director of End User and Delivery Services Development

Phil will provide a practical view of OpenURL implementation, including the process of registering OpenURLs with OCLC's WorldCat Registry and OpenURL Gateway, as well as discuss some of the ways that the OpenURL framework can be applied to best take advantage of this tool.



Peter will provide an update of the work of the NISO/UKSG KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) Working Group, sharing with the audience how the work of this group will be applied to improve the transfer of information found in knowledge bases, as well as speak to how their work will affect publishes, content providers, and libraries, and, more importantly, how the best practice will provide benefits to your end users.

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm EST on August 21, 2008.
  • Cancellations made by August 15, 2008 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via email the Monday prior the event.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • System Requirements
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