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Reading Tools

Postby paynter » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:26 pm

Hi all:

Can anyone explain what the Reading Tools are, and what they do, and how they work? And what side-effects they might have?

The only documentation I can find is one page in the "PKP Harvester in an hour" guide, which doesn't tell me very much. Am I missing something?

Unfortunately, we have radically modified the user interface on our installation, so I can't just experiment with the configuration and see what happens.


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Postby asmecher » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:27 am

Hi Gordon,

The Reading Tools are a set of resources for journal readers to use in order to enhance the journal content. They can be roughly broken up into two categories:
  • Functional tools: These are different types of functions that can be performed on the journal content, from downloading a citation to emailing the author or forwarding the article on to an interested third party. These can be enabled in the Reading Tool Options page.
  • Related Items tools: These are sets of external resources, such as Google searches and more domain-specific search engines, that can be used to find related content based on the particular discipline of a journal.
Have a look at the Test Drive and Demonstration journals at and for specific examples.

Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team
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July 11 - 13, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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