Making the most of e-journals, April 1998, Loughborough, UK
Why are links important
  • For publishers? value-added, support for document management and maintenance
  • For libraries? information retrieval - 'successive search episodes'*, archiving
* Spink, A, et al., Modeling Users' Successive Searches in Digital Environments, D-Lib Magazine, April 1998

    While text, especially academic text, tends to be static, links are dynamic. 

  • For users? Faster access to more information

    Users want consistent, useful links for all documents they may need to view to accomplish a given task, wherever these documents might be on the Web.
Hitchcock, Lessons from the Open Journal project: from first concepts towards real applications