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    How to enable oaDOI service on SFX

    • Product: SFX



    Via SFX you can make use of the service.
    This service has the potential to direct users to a free copy of an article that may otherwise be hidden, especially if it is an individual article in an institutional repository.
    By using the oaDOI API, SFX checks if such a free copy is available and obtains the appropriate link to it.
    The oaDOI service is provided by the ImpactStory team (

    To enable the oaDOI service on your SFX

    1. Activate the oaDOI target and its service on the target list on SFXAdmin

    2. Optional:

    • Set a rule to only show the service if there is no other full text available.
      There is currently a rule (display logic) set to only show the service if there is no full text from publishers (non-aggregators) available.
      We strongly recommend to change this rule to only show the service if there is no full text at all available (not just aggregators).
      To do this:
      Go to SFXAdmin -> Menu configuration –> Display logic and change the appropriate display logic in the list
    • Add your email address to the API call (the provider will use it to track usage and contact you in case there is any problem).
      To do this:
      1. Go to commandline of your SFX instance
      2. add your email address to the configuration file oadoi.config in the config directory


    Additional Information

    Please refer to:  the SFX Target and Alma E-Collection Configuration.pdf




    • Article last edited: 29-Jan-2017
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