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Information Standards Quarterly


ISSN: 1041-0031

Winter 2011, v.23, no.1

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Article Title: Standard Spotlight: The OpenURL Maintenance Agency: Extending and Promoting the Use of OpenURL
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Author(s): Phil Norman is Director of End User and Delivery Services Development, OCLC, and a member of the NISO Z39.88 Standard Committee. Jeff Young is Software Architect, Office of Research, OCLC.
doi: 10.3789/isqv23n1.2011.07
Citation: Norman, Phil and Jeff Young. Standard Spotlight: The OpenURL Maintenance Agency: Extending and Promoting the Use of OpenURL. Information Standards Quarterly, 2011 Winter, 23(1):26-28.
Abstract: Following the publicatio of The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services (ANSI/NISO Z39.88), NISO appointed OCLC as the OpenURL Maintenance Agency with responsibility to provide ongoing maintenance of the OpenURL Registry to guarantee stability and to promote and manage the extension of the OpenURL standard. A submittal process for the evaluation and approval of new OpenURL framework registry entries. Two new applications of the standard include: the Request Transfer Message (RTM) OpenURL Community Profile, which integrates with OCLC's Navigator system to transmit information about the wanted resource and the details of the request; and the Canonical Citation that will provide linking between citations of classical literature and available online resources in the classics. Sidebar: info URI Registry Closed To New Entries.
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