What's in this article:
- About Open URL at JSTOR
- Customizing the appearance of the JSTOR Open URL
- Parts of OpenURL links for JSTOR
About OpenURL at JSTOR
Open URLs (sometimes called Link Resolvers) allow databases like JSTOR to connect with your discovery service to redirect users to content they can access if access via JSTOR is not available.
JSTOR supports both inbound and outbound linking on the platform.
So how do you enable the Open URL for JSTOR? You can set up your OpenURL within your discovery service provider according to the criteria below. Once you have generated the resulting URL, all we need to enable this for your institution is the link itself.
Customizing the appearance of the JSTOR Open URL
The following parts of JSTOR's user facing Open URL are customizeable:
- Base URL
- Link Text
- Custom Icon
Please note that for accessibility and formatting reasons, your icon must be at least 20 pixels in height and have a maximum width of 150 pixels.
Below is what the default link resolver looks like:
If you would like to customize the URL to your library's link and logo, please contact us with the above information, and we'll be happy to customize your link.
Parts of an OpenURL link on JSTOR
Below are the parts of OpenURLs for JSTOR, as well as supported parameters for linking:
Base URL for JSTOR: www.jstor.org/openurl?
Supported OpenURL v0.1 parameters:
title: Book/Journal title
aulast: author last name
aufirst: author firstname
volume: This is applicable for article
issue: This is applicable for article<
spage: start page
date: Publication date (YYYY or YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD)
id=doi: XXXX - DOI (where XXXX is the ID value)
Sample OpenURL link to journal article:
Sample OpenURL link to book: