Dan et al,
I didn't quite understand what you were after when this came up on the list
a few weeks ago, but I get it now. Nice work.
I would add to your list the OhioLINK OLinks resolver, which will work for
pretty much any university in Ohio:
I do have a question about the scalability of this approach though: are you
envisioning that each user would have to tote around their resolver link as
a bookmarklet, and that institutions would no longer arrange to
pre-configure databases for their users' use? That might make sense for
certain high-end users (e.g. those interested in the "Do something else"
function), but not for your average user. It seems like this could create
more, not less, work for the user. Am I missing out on a crucial detail?
At 05:19 PM 02/01/2005, you wrote:
>A few weeks back several people were kind enough to add their resolver
>information to a list for experimentation with new tools designed to
>address the "appropriate resolver" problem. I've set up a simple demo
>of one potential use: bookmarklets that redirect openurl links to the
>right resolver for a user.
Ken Irwin [log in to unmask]
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