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I know, I know . . . I promised Civil Liberties . . . I’m typing the notes out as I write this in another window on my desktop, and if I don’t get to posting the whole thing tonight, I might poat par tonight and part tomorrow, where I’ve finally cleared my desk enough to dovote most of my lunch hour to writing here.

I did, however, come across this tidbit on SFX, which is Ex Libris’s answer to linking to Google Scholar’s full text files via an Open URL link resolver. It’s not a bad setup if you haven’t already decided on a link resolver for your library and you’re really looking forward to subscribing to Google’s new service. At the Academy, we’ve only just finished implementing Serials Solutions for our F/T subscriptions, and in a few days, we’ll begin the real work of implementing LFPSS as our Open URL link resolver. And they’re pretty nifty services–I’m especially fond of the Overlap Analysis and Usage stats that Serials Solutions makes available.

About Jon Frater

A gaming industry stalwart dating back to the 1980s, Jonathan Frater is the co-author of roleplaying game books Robotech: Return of the Masters, and Robotech Adventures: Lancer's Rockers, both for Palladium Books. Jonathan also wrote a column on writing and game design called The Tome in Gateways magazine. He's currently a librarian at Metropolitan College of New York. Article 9, the first in his ambitious Blockade Trilogy, is Jonathan's first full-length novel.

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