10 Communications method component

Summary

Include the communications method component in the URL to specify the use of a communication method other than the Internet to access FirstSearch.

Internet communication is used when the communications method component is not included in a URL.

The following table contains options, formats, and examples for the communications method component:

Communications method Component format Component example
OCLC Dedicated TCP/IP route=dedip route=dedip


Notes

In order to use OCLC Dedicated TCP/IP communications, the library must have access to this communications method.

Although response time for many users outside of North America is better through Digital Island, test this option before deciding to use it in URLs.

Although response time for most European users is better through the UK node, test this option before deciding to use it in URLs.

Examples of IP-address recognition URLs

Example 1

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?route=dedip
Description Log on to FirstSearch. Use OCLC Dedicated TCP/IP communications during the session.


Example 2

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip
Description Log on to FirstSearch. Use the Internet during the session.