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NLH goes live with WorldCat Link Manager

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The National Library for Health (NLH) has implemented an OpenURL link resolver service for NHS library holdings using OCLC’s WorldCat Link Manager.

The NLH aims to organise the best current knowledge to ensure not only easy immediate access to the knowledge needed, but also the incorporation of best current knowledge in clinical decision tools and the workflow of the NHS. WorldCat Link Manager will allow NLH library users to link to full text holdings within the NLH search interface from journal articles and e-Books that have been purchased by the NHS.

Ian McKinnell, head of development at NLH said: ‘After a rigorous evaluation process we chose WorldCat Link Manager. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the customisable knowledgebase which provides links to over 90,000 journals and 2.5 million records of aggregator/provider data. Other key factors in the decision making process were its ability to support the complex authentication structures in the NHS and integrate with NLH technologies through flexible API’s.’