Methods for obtaining full text via OpenURL


Method I : Using a SICI to obtain full text

SICI information can be found at Berkeley's website: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/SICI/

The following data is required for this method.

Tag Description Example value
Genre Genre for item. Article
Sid Sid (Source id) Examples (sfx, firstsearch, etc.)
Sici SICI for item. 0022-2828(19941001)26:10<1349:POEKIA>2.0TX;2-Q
Pid Private data. ft

The values need to be url-encoded; an example request using the SICI method is shown below:

http://partneraccess.oclc.org/wcpa/servlet/OpenUrl?genre=article&sid=yoursid&sici=0022-2828%2819941001%2926%3A10%3C1349%3APOEKIA%3E2.0.TX%3B2-Q&pid=%3Csrv_id%3Eft%3C%2Fsrv_id%3E

Method II : Using metadata to obtain

Another method to obtain full text is to send the following minimum metadata about an article to the OpenURL resolver to locate a specific item:  atitle, date, volume, issue, ISSN, and spage.

These items are used to create a SICI, which is used to search for the correct item.

SICI information can be found at Berkeley's website:  http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/SICI/

The following data is used in this method. Minimum required data is indicated by *.

Tag Description Example value
genre Genre for item. Article
sid Sid (Source id) Examples (sfx, firstsearch, etc.)
issn* ISSN 0022-2828
title Journal title. Not all data is needed, for example, the title is not part of the SICI and certain

article records do not contain volume or issue data.
atitle* Article title Prevention of Extra cellular K Inhomogeneity Across
volume* Volume 26
issue* Issue 10
date* Date 1994-10-01
spage* First page 1349
pid Private data. ft

The values need to be URL-encoded.  An example request using this method is shown below:

http://partneraccess.oclc.org/wcpa/servlet/OpenUrl?genre=article&sid=suniltest&atitle=Prevention%20of%20Extracellular%20K%20Inhomogeneity%20Across&date=1994-10-01&volume=26&issue=10&issn=0022-2828&spage=1349&pid=%3Csrv_id%3Eft%3C%2Fsrv_id%3E

Method III : Using OpenURL version 1.0 to obtain full text

The following data is required for this method:

Tag

Description

Example Value (values in bold are required)

url_ver

URL Version

Z39.88-2004

rfr_id

Referer Identity

info:sid/test.org

rft_val_fmt

Referent Value Format

info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal

rft.genre

Genre

article

svc_val_fmt

Service Value Format

info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:sch_svc

svc.fulltext

Service Full Text

yes

rft.issn

ISSN

0022-2828

rft.title

Journal Title

 

rft.atitle

Article Title

Prevention of Extracellular K Inhomogeneity Across

rft.volume

Volume

26

rft.issue

Issue

10

rft.date

Date

1994-10-01

rft.spage

First page

1349

http://partneraccess.oclc.org/wcpa/servlet/OpenUrl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Ftest.org&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Ajournal&rft.genre=article&svc_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Asch_svc&svc.fulltext=yes&rft.atitle=Prevention%20of%20Extracellular%20K%20Inhomogeneity%20Across&rft.date=1994-10-01&rft.volume=26&rft.issue=10&rft.issn=0022-2828&rft.spage=1349

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