Because we can manipulate how we resolve the OpenURL if we want to and redirect the user to an alternative location if we know the resource has moved from the original URL. OK, the BBC homepage is not likely to move, but many other pages are less stable of course.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> Sent: 14 September 2009 15:06
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Implementing OpenURL for simple web resources
> 2009/9/14 O.Stephens <[log in to unmask]>:
> > However, we also want to use OpenURL even where the
> reference is to a more straightforward web resource - e.g. a
> web page such as This is in order to
> ensure that links provided in the course material are
> persistent over time.
> > [...]
> > What we are considering is the best way to represent a web
> page (or similar - pdf etc.) in an OpenURL. It looks like we
> could do something as simple as:
> >
> > http://resolver.address/?
> > &url_ver=Z39.88-2004
> > &url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx
> > &
> How would this like be more persistent than ?

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