Ann Apps and Ross MacIntyre describe the OpenURL Framework, both the original 'de facto' standard version 0.1, and the NISO standard Z39.88-2004, 'The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services'. Various emerging novel uses of the OpenURL Framework are described. Evaluation studies indicate positive reader appreciation of OpenURL technology providing direct access to discovered articles.
(Proceedings ELPUB2005 : The Ninth ICCC International Conference on Electronic Publishing.)
Gloria Rohmann says what's missing is a uniform, streamlined way for us to match users with resources they encounter in catalogs and information services. A solution based on the emerging OpenURL standard is now available. (RLG Focus June 2002 #56).
Kimberly Parker shares two pieces of practical advice for libraries that are considering OpenURL linking or are just at the beginning of implementation: 1) take those risks, and 2) advocate early and often. (RLG Focus June 2002 #56).