"Link To" value included in All Items Report
Could the Link To value be included in the All Items Report i.e. either blank, DOI, OpenURL or Web Address.
This would really simplify our metadata checking, particularly for improperly formed URLs through EZproxy, but also for confirming our preferred linking method is being used by academic staff.
An example would be if we moved a journal subscription to a new platform - we could filter the All Items Report CSV on Journal title (or ISSN) and DOI or Web Address (confident that OpenURL would manage the platform change external to Talis)>
We have introduced extra fields into the All Items Report to allow you to identify the "link to’ addresses that are used. https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205717002-All-List-Items-Report
Rob Challis commented
At U.O. Bristol we'd find this very useful. Previously, we used the presence of a 'web address' or DOI in the 'all list items' report as a proxy for identifying online resources. However, we recently moved to using OCLC's WMS, which defaults to OpenURL - so this approach no longer works. Our key concern is simply knowing which resources have an online presence and which don't; however, knowing what kind of linking behaviour is used would also be helpful if we decide to try to convert all of our eresource bookmarks to OpenURL.
Ted Spilsbury commented
We would find this really useful too. At the moment we have no way of identifying in bulk which items default to which linking behaviour. Our preference is for DOI linking to not be used, so identifying which items link through that route and then swapping to OpenURL or manually entered URL would be extremely useful.