Link Resolver Plinklet

From 2004 onwards, the Peace Palace Library is developing their own link resolver Plinklet. Depending on the page from which you click it, this link resolver Plinklet gets a list of all relevant links available to you.

If, for example, you are browsing a list of our recent acquisitions, Plinklet shows you: a link to our catalogue with the full description; a link to the fulltext- if it is an article and we have it; a link to Google to perform a wider search for this book, article or author; more links on the same topic or keywords in our catalogue; a link to subscribe to email alerts on the same subject, so you are always up to date with new titles in our catalogue...

How does it work?

Plinklet uses the new standard of OpenURL, as do similar link resolvers like SFX [ExLibris]. When an OpenURL is sent to Plinklet, it will pick up all relevant information from our databases, to present you with as many useful links or so-called context-sensitive links we have. These links are made the moment you click them - they are dynamic links, which means they are always up to date.

What is openURL?

OpenURL is a standard with which bibliographic information, like the title of a book or journal article, the author's name, year of publication, the journal's ISSN or other information is sent through the url as a fixed set. All 'openURL aware' websites are able to communicate this way and more metadata can be picked up to get you relevant links.

Why can't I get to the fulltext mentioned in the Plinklet window?

When you are working from outside our library, the link to the fulltext might not work. This is because you, or the institution or university you are working from, is not recognized as a subscriber by the fulltext providers on the web. You might see a login screen after clicking the link, asking for a password. However, we don't have these passwords, as the library has access by IP.

Can I use my library pass number and password for "remote access-login"?

No, you can't. We have remote access to our services only in the reading room of the library.

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