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SFX Link

Comprehensive linking
services and collection
management tools

SFX® link resolver gives patrons and librarians a wealth of features that optimize management of and access to resources. It provides patrons with a direct route to electronic full-text records through OpenURL linking, delivers alternative links for further resource discovery, access to journals, and more. For librarians, SFX offers a comprehensive knowledge base, implementation and customization options, and the sophisticated management tools they need. Released in 2001 as the first OpenURL resolver, SFX is continuously enhanced to support the newest industry developments and meet the evolving needs of customers.
SFX knowledgebase

SFX Knowledge base

Receive the coverage and data needed to link patrons accurately to resources and manage your collection. The comprehensive SFX knowledgebase is a central data repository of information for your electronic and local resources including descriptive metadata and linking syntaxes. Data accuracy and continuous updates are ensured by our team of librarians, close collaboration with publishers, and automatic update services.

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Implementation Configurations

Launch SFX link resolver as either an Ex Libris or locally hosted system and take advantage of a wide array of functionality. Linking capabilities can be easily embedded into any OpenURL-compliant source, including discovery platforms, a library portal, an abstracting and indexing database, Google Scholar, course management systems, and more. An A-to-Z journal list, an eBook search and a CitationLinker search form supply additional access points to your e-collection.

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Link resolver customization

Customizable Options

Use convenient out-of-the-box settings or take advantage of a complete set of web-based administration tools to customize SFX services to meet your library’s needs. Our web-based administration enables you to instantly make changes and achieve the consistent look and feel you desire. The SFX link resolver  is also interoperable through open interfaces, allowing seamless integration with other library systems.

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Resource Access

Provide users with the ability to view the electronic availability of an item, link directly to full text, find journals, and take advantage of other library services, including recommendations for further material via the bX Recommender. SFX combines information gathered from a variety of sources to determine the best available services and provides links to them. It can automatically correct inaccurate data and help users locate the materials they need.

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Content Usage Analysis

Keep track of all user activities and analyze your COUNTER reports through SFX. With easy to use statistics tools, you can obtain a detailed picture of your e-resource usage, including the title and platform. SFX usage can also be captured by the bX scholarly recommender service to generate recommendations to patrons.


Collection Development Tools

Use in-depth collection analysis tools to identify overlap and duplicates, enabling smarter purchasing decisions. Whether you are renewing or evaluating new resource subscriptions, SFX can help you find the optimal mix of resources to help you meet your budget and develop the collections that best meet your needs.