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Why does our OCLC Link Resolver resolve to a dissertation and not an article?

Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
Answer

The OCLC Link Resolver is designed to determine the genre of an item based on the metadata being pulled from a vendor's database. If the genre artifact in the vendor's database is "dissertation" or "dissertation & article" then the link resolver will designate it as such and cause full text links to not surface.

Additional information

You can see what genre artifact the OCLC Link Resolver pulled in by looking at the "genre=" part of the link. For example:

testing.site/atoztitles/link?genre=dissertation

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