I just got word that Serials Solutions is "advocating with Google to resolve it" whatever that means. Maybe they have an actual contact there.


Michael Braun Hamilton
Public Services Librarian
Hartness Library Community College of Vermont
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andreas Orphanides
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] google scholar link resolver links broken?!

Maybe they've got the same plans for Google Scholar as they did for Reader and other much-adored Google products: to slowly crapify it until it becomes nearly useless, then retire it on short notice.

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Sarah Lester <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> I found a place for feedback, but I don't know if that will get to the
> right folks at Google. Try:
> I just tried the using the FindIt@ links and they don't work for me
> either.  Click and nothing happens.  I also had to re-ad my library to
> the choices for the link resolver but they still don't work.
> Sarah
> On Jul 17, 2013, at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> > Google Scholar has a feature where it will provide links to your
> > local
> institutional OpenURL link resolver -- by user preference or IP
> address recognition.
> >
> > It will then present these links sometimes in a right column in
> > Google
> Scholar results, other times in the row of links under each hit.
> >
> > The hyperlinks in the right column seem to be broken in current
> > Google
> interface. Clicking on them has no effect. It seems like some kind of
> javascript failure, although no javascript errors are raised in console.
> >
> > If you "open in new tab" or "open in new window", thus skipping the
> Google javascript -- it does work.
> >
> > Many of our users use Google Scholar and count on link resolver
> > links
> working. This is awfully inconvenient.
> >
> > Anyone have any idea of any ways to report this to Google in such a
> > way
> that they might actually care? Anyone got any internal contacts?
> >
> > Jonathan
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