New feature in ALADIN Catalog

This week a new feature quietly debuted in the ALADIN Catalog. Each item record includes a URL that is a permanent link to that record.

Previously, if you wanted the URL of an item you might have copied what was in the web address bar:
http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=5&ti=1,5&Search_Arg=dc%20comics&Search_Code=GKEY^&CNT=25&SL=Submit%26LOCA%3D-CATHOLIC%20UNIVERSITY|1&PID=cnD5qIc_HbOYzn9iUz-dMHAs5Sn79uZ&SEQ=20080910152924&SID=1

That URL basically recreates the search you conducted to find the item. Now we have permanent URLs for each record that look similar to this:
https://wrlc-cu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma9968666993604103&context=L&vid=01WRLC_CAA:01WRLC_CAA&search_scope=DN_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en

When might you use this? Whenever you need a link to the item record. Perhaps you want to email a fellow student about a book, or place a link in a web page, or are compiling a bibliography. If you have any questions or comments about this feature, please let us know.

How do I find it? Just pull up the item record in the ALADIN Catalog, and look for the phrase “Permanent Link to this Record.” The text next to it that begins with “http://catalog.wrlc.org” is what you want. Be sure to copy the whole thing, including the numbers.

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