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SwetsnetNavigator Implements SFX Functionality, Offers Institute of Physics Publishing Content

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SwetsnetNavigator Implements SFX Functionality, Offers Institute of Physics Publishing Content

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Swets Blackwell has announced the launch of SFX functionality in Swetsnet-Navigator, its electronic journal service. The company has also announced the addition of 34 journal titles from the Institute of Physics Publishing (IoPP) to SwetsnetNavigator.

SFX Functionality

SFX technology provides libraries with a fully interlinked environment, through which heterogeneous scholarly information resources are seamlessly linked via the Open URL protocol. By using the SFX functionality in SwetsnetNavigator, users can link to other resources and arrive at the appropriate copy of the article. According to the announcement, this technology provides institutions with many more possibilities for integrating the various resources that are used by end-users.

Patrick Hochstenbach of Ghent University, the beta tester for the SFX functionality, said: "Now that SwetsnetNavigator includes SFX links in the user interface, our end-users are presented with links to our own SFX server while searching or browsing through journals. Because the SFX links in SwetsnetNavigator are not predefined, we can add or delete services whenever we like."

Geert Visscher, Swets Blackwell's CEO, said: "Users now have the option of linking out from SwetsnetNavigator just as easily as they can link in. …

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