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  2. VUFIND-423

Create module for EBSCO Integration Toolkit (EIT) API

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3
    • Component/s: EBSCO
    • Labels:
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      Description

      EBSCO offers a free "EBSCO Integration Toolkit" API for searching their databases; this may be a useful alternative for libraries that do not subscribe to a dedicated article discovery service. We should create a search module to utilize this service.

      Marketing page:

      http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/ebscohost-integration-toolkit

      Technical details:

      http://eit.ebscohost.com/

      Note that this free API is different from the subscription-based EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) -- see also VUFIND-636.

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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment - - edited
        EBSCO EIT API in action: share in external services / communities.

        --> Imagem 046.png: when you click on SJR in "Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics [WCat][SJR]";

        --> Imagem 047.png: when you click on "Get full text";

        --> Imagem 048.png: when you click on "Access this article at the editor site";

        --> Imagem 049.png: when you click on the "diigo" symbol / logo (all the information there was filled in automatically by the system).

        PS: only the first article has the special right of showing authors affiliation and full abstract > see Imagem 051.png
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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment - - edited EBSCO EIT API in action: share in external services / communities. --> Imagem 046.png: when you click on SJR in "Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics [WCat][SJR]"; --> Imagem 047.png: when you click on "Get full text"; --> Imagem 048.png: when you click on "Access this article at the editor site"; --> Imagem 049.png: when you click on the "diigo" symbol / logo (all the information there was filled in automatically by the system). PS: only the first article has the special right of showing authors affiliation and full abstract > see Imagem 051.png
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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment -
        Imagem 051.png: only the first article has the special right of showing authors affiliation and full abstract.
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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment - Imagem 051.png: only the first article has the special right of showing authors affiliation and full abstract.
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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment -
        EBSCO EIT API in action -- linkage data extract allow several other actions, inside EBSCO or retrieve from other sources.

        Imagem 052.png: should have attached this one instead, for the part when you click on "SJR" in front of the journal name... and it has a lot more.

        Btw, didn't find a way to link directly to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports (formerly known as ISI JCR)... it's a shame. I think it their lost to not let subscribers of such service link to it in their own Webs. And I have no problem in saying this, as we are very good customers of Thomson Reuters (WoK [WoS], EndNote since the early versions – campus license, customized by me [the install], just to name a few).
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        Filipe M S Bento added a comment - EBSCO EIT API in action -- linkage data extract allow several other actions, inside EBSCO or retrieve from other sources. Imagem 052.png: should have attached this one instead, for the part when you click on "SJR" in front of the journal name... and it has a lot more. Btw, didn't find a way to link directly to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports (formerly known as ISI JCR)... it's a shame. I think it their lost to not let subscribers of such service link to it in their own Webs. And I have no problem in saying this, as we are very good customers of Thomson Reuters (WoK [WoS], EndNote since the early versions – campus license, customized by me [the install], just to name a few).
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        Demian Katz added a comment -
        Update: I've just spoken to Tom Preston from EBSCO, and he mentioned that EIT is being phased out in favor of a newer API. We probably shouldn't commit this patch as a result -- better to wait for the new one to be fully ready.
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        Demian Katz added a comment - Update: I've just spoken to Tom Preston from EBSCO, and he mentioned that EIT is being phased out in favor of a newer API. We probably shouldn't commit this patch as a result -- better to wait for the new one to be fully ready.
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        Demian Katz added a comment -
        Julia Bauder has heard that the API will remain active for a while at least, and has provided this pull request: https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/pull/142
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        Demian Katz added a comment - Julia Bauder has heard that the API will remain active for a while at least, and has provided this pull request: https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/pull/142

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          • Assignee:
            Demian Katz
            Reporter:
            Demian Katz
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