The OpenURL Links feature lets you add links in FirstSearch that lead to your library's OpenURL servers.
If you add the links, they appear in detailed records in FirstSearch databases. When a user clicks a link, FirstSearch submits information from the record to the OpenURL server. The resulting server screen is displayed in a new pop-up window.
To add the links, you must:
Add the URL of a new OpenURL server for your library. You can also click a Test button to send an ISBN to the URL and view the results. You can use the ISBN provided or type another one.
Select a URL for an existing OpenURL server to rename, delete, add databases to, or remove databases from.
Specify the URL for an icon that FirstSearch will display as a link leading to the designated OpenURL server. If you do not specify an icon file URL, you must specify link text. You can also click a Test button to view a sample page containing the icon and/or link text. (The sample links do not lead to the OpenURL server.)
Note: The recommended image size of the icon is 16 pixels high and up to 64 pixels wide. If the image is more than 16 pixels high, FirstSearch scales its height to 16 pixels and scales its width proportionally.
Specify the text that FirstSearch will display as a link leading to the designated OpenURL server. You can specify both an icon file URL and link text. If you do not specify any link text, you must specify an icon file URL. You can also click a Test button to view a sample link containing the icon and/or link text. (The sample links do not lead to the OpenURL server.)
Choose the FirstSearch databases in which you want to make the links (icon and/or link text) available. By default, the links are available in all the databases included in your FirstSearch account. If you do not want the links to appear in some databases, remove the databases from the Databases Included list.