Use this form to process a LINKcat PAC URL into a format that is better suited for publication in library websites, blogs, email newsletters, etc. To learn more about why you should use this form, see the LINKcat Link Advisor FAQ.
These samples demonstrate different kinds of links into LINKcat that are supported by the SCLS launcher script.
|Example||Link Type||go.cgi query string|
|Library Catalog||Catalog home page||none|
|Advanced Search||Advanced search form||?search=advanced|
|Your Library Account||Patron login form||?menu=account|
|Rethinking library linking||Specific title by ISBN||?idx=nb&q=0838958133|
|Library 2.0 and beyond||Specific title by BIB||?biblionumber=599903|
|Internet librarian||Title keyword search||?idx=ti&q=Internet+librarian|
|Works by Nick Park||Author keyword search||?idx=au&q=Park%2C+Nick|
|Girl with the dragon tattoo (digital formats)||Title phrase with author and format limit||?idx=ti,phr&q=girl%20with%20the%20dragon%20tattoo&op=and&idx=au,wrdl&q=Larsson&limit=ff8-23:s|
The first several examples above are very narrow types of links. They go either to a specific page or to a specific item in the catalog. The last several examples are much broader, and are only a few of many types of broad searches that the SCLS launcher will support.
Basically, if you use LINKcat's search forms to get any list of works, using any combination of indexes and search terms, the resulting LINKcat URL should be supported by the Link Advisor and the SCLS launcher. Please let us know if you find an example that does not translate correctly.