Your library's custom web links

Description

The Custom web link feature is described in the following table.

Purpose Provide 1, 2 or 3 links that lead from FirstSearch to web pages that you choose. For example, the links might lead to your library's home page, Ask a Librarian page, or preferred search engine page.

When a user clicks a link, the linked page appears. FirstSearch adds a heading and Return button above the page so the user can easily return to FirstSearch.

Note: Any links that you specify appear throughout each FirstSearch session near the top of all FirstSearch screens. If you also add your library's logo to FirstSearch, the links appear directly below the logo. For more information about the logo, see Your library's logo.

Location

Click the Interface Display section of the main menu, then choose Your Library from the drop-down list under Your Library Settings in the sidebar menu to go to the screen that contains Custom web links.

Default setting No custom web links. Blank for URL, Icon URL and Custom Text for each link.


Available values

The values that you can set for each of Your library's custom web links are described in the following tables. You can provide up-to-3 links.

Blank No custom web link.
URL The URL of the page to which the link leads. The URL must begin with http:// and include the complete address of the page.


Blank No icon included in the custom web link.
Icon URL The URL of the image file for the icon that appears in the link. For best results, the icon's image should be 20 pixels high and 20-to-100 pixels wide. The URL must begin with http:// and include the complete address of the image file.

Note: For each custom web link, you must provide the Icon URL or Custom Text. You may also provide both.



Blank No link text included in the custom web link.
Custom Text Characters and spaces (up to 25) that appear in the link.

Note: For each custom web link, you must provide the Icon URL or Custom Text, and you may provide both. Also, do not use double quotes for emphasis in custom text entry, as it can affect the users' ability to navigate. Use single quotes only. For example, rather than entering Exit to "Ask a Librarian" enter Exit to 'Ask a Librarian'.