openurl.ac.uk is the home of the OpenURL Router
- Helping institutions with OpenURL Resolvers to establish OpenURL links from a wider range of services.
- Enabling providers of OpenURL aware services to link to the appropriate OpenURL Resolver for each of their end users.
- Extending the range of services in which OpenURL links can usefully be deployed.
The OpenURL Router works by offering a central registry of institutions' OpenURL resolvers. An institution registers details of its resolver just once, at openurl.ac.uk. When the resolver has been registered at openurl.ac.uk, any service provider can provide users from that institution with OpenURL links to their resolver.