Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015     Views: 293

Western Sydney University Library uses Alma (by Ex Libris) as its Library Management System. The Alma resolver augmentation function is a component of the Alma Link Resolver process that enhances OpenURL metadata with DOI, OAI, and PubMed information. This occurs as an internal process within Alma.

The goal of the Alma Link Resolver is to provide patrons access to electronic resources that they have identified using OpenURL-compliant discovery tools such as Google Scholar, PubMed, Primo, and so forth. As part of the Alma process, the OpenURL string is enhanced by the Alma resolver augmentation capability. The enriched OpenURL is then used by Alma to locate one or more matching bibliographic records (a display with links to resources) that may be available to the patron.

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