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How do I use EBSCOadmin to set up linking from EBSCOhost to Innovative Interfaces?

Through the CustomLinking feature of EBSCOhost, you can include direct links from search results to Innovative Interfaces. The III (Triple I) system includes a Web-based OPAC that support linking to the journal level via ISSN

Create a New Link | Use a Predefined Link

To link from EBSCOhost to Innovative Interfaces:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at http://eadmin.ebscohost.com.

  2. Click the Site/Group Maintenance button. Click the Go Link below CustomLinks.

  3. Click Add New CustomLink. Select the Create New Custom Link radio button and click Continue.

  4. Recommended settings for a CustomLink to Innovative Interfaces are as follows:

    • Link Name - Innovative Interfaces
    • Owned By -
    • Category - Library Catalog
    • Link Text - Check library holdings
    • Mouse-over text - Check holdings in your library catalog. A new window will open.
    • Link Icon -
    • Base URL - Each customer will have a unique URL that points to the library catalog.
      http://explore.up.ac.za/search/i/?SEARCH={ISSN1}
    • Query String -
    • Mandatory Fields - ISSN1
    • Window Properties -
    • Display in New Window - Yes
    • Window Name -
    • Hide Link if Full Text - No
    • Show Link - [ ] item in local collection*
      * Library must assign a locals collection to use for limits
  5. Complete the remaining fields to meet your organization's needs and click Submit.

  6. Next, add the link to your profile. Click the Customize Services Tab, then click the Linking Sub-Tab.

  7. Click the Modify link to the right of CustomLinks.

  8. Click Add New CustomLink and mark the Select box to the left of the Innovative Interfaces link.

  9. Click Submit. Your changes are saved.

 

For your convenience, EBSCO has set up a predefined link to Innovative Interfaces that you can use.

To use a predefined link to Innovative Interfaces:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at http://eadmin.ebscohost.com.

  2. Click the Site/Group Maintenance button. Click the Go Link below CustomLinks.

  3. Click Add New CustomLink. Select the Copy from Existing Custom Link radio button and click Continue.

  4. In the Choose Category drop-down list, select Library Catalog. Click show other available CustomLinks.

  5. Click the Innovative Interfaces link and click Submit. Then add the link to your profile by following steps 6 - 9 shown above.

 

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