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SFX (software)

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SFX was the first OpenURL link resolver or link server.[1] It remains the most widely used OpenURL resolver, being used by over 1,500 libraries.[2]


Ex Libris continues to develop the software and add enhancements recommended by its customers.[4] SFX is the most widely known OpenURL link server within the library and scholarly publishing community, and occasionally the product name has been used as a generic term for OpenURL link servers.


Further reading

  • Chrzastowski, Tina E, Michael Norman, Sarah Elizabeth Miller (2009). "SFX statistical reports: a primer for collection assessment librarians". Collection Management. 34 (4): 286-303. 10.1080/01462670903177912
  • Cummings, Joel and Ryan Johnson (2003). "The use and usability of SFX: context-sensitive reference linking." Library Hi-Tech. 21 (1): 70-84.
  • Lagace, Nettie (2003). "The OpenURL and SFX Linking". The Serials Librarian 44 (1/2): 77–89.
  • Masuda, Yutaka (2002). "OpenURL and SFX – Current Awareness". No. 274 (2002.12.20) CA1482 ISSN 0387-8007 Published by National Diet Library
  • Wakimoto JC, Walker DS, Dabbour KS (March 2006). "The myths and realities of SFX in academic libraries". Journal of Academic Librarianship 32 (2): 127-136.
  • Walker, Jenny (May 2002). "SFX sets the Standard for Open Linking for Libraries". Library Hi-Tech News 19 (4).
  • Walker, Jenny (2003). "OpenURL and SFX Linking". The Serials Librarian 45 (3): 87–100. Haworth Press, Birmingham, N.Y.

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