The Crossref Curriculum

Setting up localized linking for link resolvers

To take advantage of localized linking, your localized linking server must have a recognized BASE-URL. BASE-URLs are collected from library metadata users when they sign up with Crossref, and forwarded to the IDF for registration.

Once the BASE-URL is registered, go to

http://0-www.doi.org.libcat.lafayette.edu/cgi-bin/pushcookie.cgi?BASE-URL={YOUR-BASE-URL}

to download a cookie, which contains the URL for your local content server. This cookie makes your browser OpenURL-enabled, which means that the Crossref system will redirect relevant requests to your local resolver.

Learn more about BASE-URL and the cookie pusher script.

If you upgrade or change your local link resolver, please send us your new BASE-URL.

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson