Trip has now integrated LibKey in to Trip. LibKey is an amazing tool and it makes Trip even better at supporting our users to obtain full-text articles.
One of the traditional methods of obtaining full-text has been to use something called a link resolver. This aims to link a user with their institutions full-text holdings. For instance if a University subscribes to a journal, the idea is that we send the user to the full-text journal article instead of the PubMed abstract. This is great, to a point. The downside is that it’s dumb! By that it doesn’t know if the institution actually subscribes to the journal – we simply insert the link out (using the link resolver) for every journal article! So, if the University doesn’t subscribe you get a disappointed user.
LibKey, on the other hand, is smart! It knows which institutions have which subscriptions and over which time-period. So, now no more misleading linkouts.
For this to work we need to link your institutions LibKey details with Trip and away we go. Fingers crossed your institution uses LibKey!
May 18, 2022 at 4:48 am
“So, now more misleading linkouts.”
Presuming that’s meant to be “…NO more…”.
May 18, 2022 at 9:39 am
Thank you 🙂