UC-eLinks Activated for America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts
UC-eLinks has now been activated for articles ONLY in two ABC-Clio products: America: History & Life (AHL) and Historical Abstracts (HA). Resource Liaison Ellen Broidy (UCLA) tested the service before its release. We are negotiating with ABC-Clio to have the UC-eLinks icon appear on all of the records in the database, rather than just for articles, since UC is supporting more than linking to full text through UC-eLinks, e.g., links to catalog holdings, Request, and Ask-a-Librarian.
In order to have the UC-eLinks icon appear on all of the records, ABC-Clio needs to create an OpenURL for all of the records. ABC-Clio informs us that it will take them several months to work with the underlying data structure to make this function the way we need.
In America: History & Life we hope to add links to book and media reviews and dissertations. In Historical Abstracts we would like to add these links as well as links to books.