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How do I build an OpenURL link from PubMed into ILLiad?

  • You need to add the fields in your PubMed link so that after the patron signs in, the form is populated with all the fields filled in
Applies to
  • ILLiad

Here are the steps you need to take to set up your link from PubMed to ILLiad

  1. The beginning of the URL will go to your server and the OpenURL Link.  An example is
  2. Next. if it is going to be an article, you need to add the field genre=Article&
  3. The field for the PMID will come from the ESPNumber field in ILLiad.  In the OpenURLMapping table, you should have in the ESPNumber record <#id>|<#rfr_id> in it, so you can point to the ID field in your link.  
  4. The ID field will be id=(some number)&
  5. You will need to add the other fields that are on your form in your link, such as Article Title which is atitle=

An example URL from the Information above is is my title

You then add the other fields in the same manner.

Additional Information

You can also use this method if you are using Javascript scripting of catalog records to use OpenURL.  The Genre that appears in the OpenURL information determines what Web page will open.  More information is found in the OpenURL Configuration documentation.

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