Image Based Linking
A quite nice feature of SFX is that it allows to request and display at runtime the availability of a specific service without showing the menu. This feature is called Image Based Linking – and is already in use for several years at Scopus. In short: you can send to SFX an OpenURL with a request for a (full text)service and image. If the service exists SFX sends back a “FullText”-Button – if not you can chose to display a transparent PNG or another image. Have a look at some Jquery code and how nicely this can work with a Primo UI: http://bit.ly/HvS28z
This feature – Image Based Linking – is explained in the SFX Advanced Users Guide, Chapter 16: ContextObject, p. 202-205.
- Author: Timm Siewert
- Institution: Ex Libris
- Year: 2012