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Tuesday, July 17 • 10:00am - 11:30am
NISO's IOTA Initiative: Fixing OpenURL Links Using Data Analysis

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NISO'S IOTA initiative (http://www.openurlquality.org/) is working to eliminate the major remaining problems with OpenURL linking. A public reporting tool is available on the IOTA site for users to compare link structures between OpenURL providers and to identify areas for improvement. Vendors and libraries have been contributing millions of OpenURLs for use in the reporting tool and in a scoring system being developed to rank providers by their OpenURL quality. Both IOTA tools could guide  link resolver vendors and libraries in adjusting their OpenURL setups, knowing that Web-scale discovery systems, for example, rely heavily on successful OpenURL linking. This presentation will explain how full-text linking evolved into OpenURL, what IOTA does to measure and improve OpenURL quality, and how institutions are using IOTA's work to solve OpenURL problems.

Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University

Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University; Susan Marcin, Columbia University Libraries; Oliver Pesch, EBSCO Information Services


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center, Room E351

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