FirstSearch administrators can now add up to 10 OpenURL links to their institutions’ administrative module.  

This change will immediately benefit libraries with ILLiad interlibrary loan management software that want to link from FirstSearch to both ILLiad and an OpenURL server. Previously, only a single OpenURL link could be added. As OpenURL servers become more affordable and widely available, the ability to add multiple OpenURLs will appeal to a greater number of FirstSearch institutions.

To add OpenURL links, click the Resource Sharing tab in the administrative module.  Then click link for  OpenURL Links.  On the OpenURL Links screen, enter information as needed in the following fields:

  • Add OpenURL Server
  • Select OpenURL Server (select URL to be renamed or deleted)
  • Add OpenURL Icon File
  • Add OpenURL Link Text
  • Choose Databases (for the server indicated above)




Last revised: 11 October 2004