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Configure Custom OpenURL Links

Configure Custom OpenURL Links

An OpenURL can be used to configure your library's discovery interfaces to send OpenURLs to the request forms for items that your patrons want to borrow. OpenURLs take the bibliographic information from the discovery interface and insert it into the appropriate patron request form.

Use the following base URL in the configuration modules of your discovery interfaces and replace xxxxxx with your library's WorldCat registry ID (Find your registry ID):

https://xxxxxx.account.worldcat.org/profile/route/openurl?

Here's an example of OpenURL 1.0 syntax:

  • https://12345678.account.worldcat.org/profile/route/openurl?rfr_id=<?rfr_id?>&genre=<?rft.genre?>&jtitle=<?rft.jtitle?>&rft.atitle=<?rft.atitle?>&rft.volume=<?rft.voume?>&rft.issue=<?rft.issue?>&rft.date=<?rft.date?>&rft.pages=<?rft.pages?>&rft.issn=<?rft.issn?>&rft.au=<?rft.au?>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/<?oclcnum?>

 

Workform field name OpenURL 0.1 OpenURL 1.0 (Z39.88-2004)
Article Title/Chapter Title atitle rft.atitle
Author/Article Author

aufirst

auinit

auinit1

auinitm

aulast

rft.aufirst

rft.auinit

rft.auinit1

rft.auinitm

rft.aulast

rft.ausuffix

rft.au

rft.aucorp

Date date rft.date
DOI id=doi: N/A
Edition (text) edition rft.edition

Format

genre rft.genre
ISBN isbn rft.isbn
ISSN issn rft.issn
Issue issue rft.issue
OCLC# N/A

rft.oclcnum

rft_id=info.oclcnum/

Page Numbers

pages

spage

epage

rft.pages

rft.spage

rft.epage

Place of Publication N/A rft.place
PMID id=pmid: N/A
Publisher N/A rft.pub
Title/Journal Title

stitle

title

rft.jtitle

rft.btitle

rft.stitle

rft.title

Where did you learn about this item?* sid rfr_id
Volume volume rft.volume

*The value of sid/rfr_id will not display to the user in the workform.  This data is stored and will be visible to library staff in the request Verification field in Tipasa.  If the user enters a value in the Where did you learn about this item? field, this data will also be visible to staff in the Verification field.

WorldCat Discovery users, see Before you begin: WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local libraries only for instructions on how to configure OpenURL.

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