The OpenURL Mapping Table

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Field NameInformation
URL_VerThis field has a default value of "Default". If you wanted to have
separate mappings available based on the version of OpenURL being
used, you could force that to happen by adding entries for a specific
OpenURL Version. With the flexibility of the OpenURLFieldValue field
below, this functionality isn't used in the default setup. You should
rarely if ever need to change the value for this field from Default, but
an example of the value for OpenURL version 1.0 would be
"Z39.88-2004". The value is one that's passed from the source
database through OpenURL and may vary.

This field has a default value of "Default" and rarely should need to be
changed. If you wanted to have separate mappings available based
on the source of the OpenURL link, you could choose to set that up
here. For example, if you want the default request that comes in from
FirstSearch without a Genre to be a Book, and you want the default
request that comes in from Ovid without a Genre to be an article, you
can set different rfr_id settings for each one.

Note: If you decide to specify an rfr_id value for a particular source
and AeonFieldName, you will also need to specify a corresponding
URL_Ver value. In addition, if you specify one rfr_id value for a
particular source and AeonFieldName, you must also specify that
same rfr_id for all other AeonFieldNames in the table. This value is
one that your OpenURL source provider can help you find should you
need to make this change. An example of the value from FirstSearch
is "info:sid/" but this value also gets
stored in the CitedIn field in Aeon if it is passed over OpenURL
(with the info:sid/ part removed).

Aeon Action

AeonAction can have 3 values: Replace, Substitute:genre and

Replace - the Aeon field represented in the AeonFieldName field
is replaced with the data from the OpenURLFieldValues field. For
example, if the AeonFieldName
is set to LoanEdition, the
OpenURLFieldValues is set to <#rft.edition>.

Substitute:genre - This is used to set the RequestType,
DocumentType, and the request form to use in Aeon. The only
valid AeonFieldName is RequestType. The OpenURLFieldValues
field equates to the genre returned by OpenURL (article, book,
conference). This field can also have the value of "default", which
matches any genre not specifically listed. The AeonValue field has
three parts, separated by colons:

Substitute:rft.genre - This tag does the same thing as the prior
Substitute:genre tag, but is used for OpenURL version 1.0. It is
recommended that if you add a new genre, you add entries for both
Substitute:genre and Substitute:rft.genre.

Aeon Field Name

For AeonAction = Replace - This field corresponds to the Aeon field
to store the OpenURL information that is sent via the OpenURL link.

For AeonAction = Substitute:genre or Substitute:rft.genre - This
field must have the value RequestType.

OpenURL Field

For AeonAction = Replace - This field has tags that are replaced
with OpenURL information from the OpenURL link. Tags are in the
format <#tagname>.
Other text is allowed, so in the case of an
Authors Name, you can separate the last name and first name with
a comma and
a space. Finally, you can have separate OpenURL
values assigned to the same Aeon field. This is useful for handling
different OpenURL mappings that end up going to the same Aeon
fields. You can separate these with a pipe character ( | ). When Aeon
sees the pipe, it interprets everything up to that point in the expression
- if it has no values for the OpenURL fields up to that point in the
expression, then it continues and uses the next expression. If it
already has a value, then it ignores everything after the pipe. You can
have as many pipe/field value combinations as you need.

This example has 3 parts. If the first part, <>, has a value, then
that is what is sent back
to Aeon. If not, then Aeon looks at the
second part: <#rft.aulast>, <#rft.aufirst> <#rft.auinitm>. If any part
of that has a value, then it is used. If not, then Aeon uses the last
expression: <#aulast>, <#aufirst> <#auinitm>. <#> |
<#rft.aulast>, <#rft.aufirst> <#rft.auinitm> | <#aulast>, <#aufirst>

Another example of how Aeon handles both the old and new
OpenURL versions together is LoanDate. If Aeon sees the new tag,
<> then it uses that, if not, it uses <#date>. <> |
<#date> In either case, if none of the OpenURL values are returned,
then Aeon puts no value into the field. For AeonAction = Substitute:
or Substitute:rft.genre - the AeonFieldName is equal to the
genre field (article, book, bookitem, conference, etc.). This
can also be
a value of "default" which will be the default genre.

Aeon ValueThis is only used with AeonAction = Substitute:genre or
Substitute:rft:genre. The AeonValue is actually 3 values, separated
by colons. The first value is the
Aeon RequestType - either Article
or Loan. The second value is the
Aeon DocumentType (Article, Book,
Book Chapter, Conference, etc.). The third value is the
for OpenURL to use for that genre (ArticleRequest.html,
LoanRequest.html, BookChapterRequest.html, etc.). For example,
if the genre is book, then the AeonValue would be Loan:Book:


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