Improving OpenURL Metadata

Glen Wiley, Wm Joseph Thomas

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The creation and widespread adoption of the OpenURL standard has improved the visibility, and therefore the usage, of libraries' online holdings, although there are some times when OpenURLs fail to resolve. To better understand why problems occur and encourage network-level solutions, librarians at Cornell University have begun working on a study of OpenURL metadata quality. Their goal is to create a systematic approach to assessing and validating metadata quality so that libraries and content providers may collaborate on solutions for metadata problems. One member of this project team, Glen Wiley, shared details about the types of problems this approach seeks to remedy and the status of the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Link resolvers
  • Metadata
  • OpenURL
  • Quality control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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