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Links to Articles and Books: OpenURL Referrer

It is possible to configure your web browser so that each bibliographic citation on femfilm.ca will provide a convenient link to that publication in your own library's collection. You can click a link to find out if your library owns the book or journal article in question (online or in print). This is possible thanks to COinS, an OpenURL standard used by femfilm.ca and many other websites (e.g. Wikipedia).
  1. To configure OpenURL Referrer, you will need two URLs for your own library: the Link Resolver URL (this is essential) and the corresponding image URL (preferable but not essential). For example, at the University of Toronto Libraries, the Link Resolver URL is http://sfx.scholarsportal.info/toronto and the corresponding image URL is http://www.library.utoronto.ca/images/sfx/utl_sfx.gif.
    Your library should be able to provide you with these URLs. Alternatively, you can find your library's Link Resolver URL by looking up your library's profile in the WorldCat Registry; you should find your library's Link Resolver URL listed there under "OpenURL Resolvers".)
  2. If you do not already have the Firefox web browser, download and install it (for free).
  3. Open the Firefox web browser.
  4. Download and install OpenURL Referrer (Firefox version), which is a free Firefox browser extension.
  5. After restarting Firefox, you should see the OpenURL Referrer "Preferences" window (if not, choose "Add-ons" from Firefox's Tools menu).
  6. In "Profile Settings", in the box marked "Link Server Base URL", enter the Link Resolver URL for your library.
  7. If you have the corresponding image URL: Under "Display link as", select the "Image" option and enter the image URL. If you don't have it, select the "Text" option and enter the text you want to appear next to each citation (e.g. "Find at my library").
  8. Click "OK".
  9. Quit and restart Firefox.
From now on you should see, next to each bibliographic citation on femfilm.ca, a link to that publication in your own library's collection.


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