Our goal is to move aggressively towards updating everyone to LibX 2.0. This page is no longer maintained. You should be using the page at http://libx.org/editions/downloadlibx2.php?edition=EB4A9BFA.1 instead to do your configuration checking. That page can double as a download page for your users and an edition maintainer page because it embeds the LibX UI into the page, allowing direct testing of what it will look like.
This page contains links, status information, and testing instructions for LibX - . This page is always in flux.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns regarding this page and how testing a LibX edition works, do not hesitate to send email to email@example.com. If you need help building your edition, feel free to grant shared ownership of your edition to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Go to My Editions, select the edition, and click "Help me with ...." your edition.)
You may also find this Edition Builder FAQ helpful.
The following catalogs are configured. You can test these catalogs directly here, without building and installing your revision.
|Catalog||Icon||Name shown in Toolbar||Type||URL||Options||xISBN|
Note: as of 7/19/2007, LibX uses only the first OpenURL resolver, the others are ignored, but they will be used in the future.
The following remote access proxies are configured for this edition:
Note: as of 1/19/2008 the use of multiple proxies is supported. Each proxy can be enabled in the context menu preferences by the end user. By default, however, only the first configured proxy is enabled.
The small logo included in this edition is - this logo is displayed in the toolbar and in the right-click menu. The logo should have a height of 16px, and ideally, a width of 16px. The logo should look good when stretched or shrunk to 16x16, as we do now:
Logos generally look better if their background is transparent, because then the background of the page on which it is placed will shine through. Here is your small logo shown on a black background: and on gray background: The areas where you see black or gray shine through, respectively, is where your logo is transparent. If you don't see black or gray, your small logo is not transparent.
As of 2/7/2008, we support a new, optional icon setting that is used only for your cues. You can set it in Options -> Cue Icon in the edition builder, after uploading it in the File Management tab. This edition does not have a specific cue icon. LibX will resort to using the configured small logo:
Your large logo is shown below. This logo is displayed in the "LibX Preferences" in the "About" tab
To test this revision, either use a blank profile, or install this edition over your current edition. (We believe that in 188.8.131.52 and higher, it is no longer necessary to uninstall the current version first.) In all versions, don't forget to restart Firefox afterwards. In LibX IE, you must start a new browser window. To install over your current edition in FF, simply drag and drop the link to the .xpi file into the address bar.
Try out keyword searches, title searches, author searches, ISBN/ISSN, and call number searches from the toolbar for all catalogs you have configured and see if they work to your satisfaction.
Use the blue down button in the toolbar to create multiple-term searches (author + title, author + keyword, etc.)
Check that the links you want displayed to your users in the top-left dropdown menu work. You configured the following links (they open in a new window.)
Each of these links will open in a new window.
Make sure you click on each cue to see if it works and performs
the desired search.
The table below shows each supported cue, when it was last tested, and whether it is supported in Firefox (FF) or Internet Explorer (IE).
|3/2/2008||Yes||Yes||Barnes & Noble|
|3/2/2008||Yes||Yes||google.ca||(other countries should work as well)|
|3/2/2008||Yes||No||Booklistonline.com||(test page may require subscription)|
|3/2/2008||Yes||Yes||NY Times Book Review (1)||(requires a login)|
|3/2/2008||Yes||Yes||NY Times Book Review (2)||(requires a login)|
|3/2/2008||Yes||Yes||NY Times Book Review (3)||(requires a login)|
|N/A||Yes||Yes||WorldCat via COinS|
Part 2a: Autolinking
Autolink: The autolink feature is enabled for this edition. Certain identifiers, such as ISBNs, ISSNs, etc. shown on a page, should turn into links. ISBNs & ISSNs link to your catalog, Examples: 006073132X, 0-06-073132-X, 9780060731328, 978-0-06-073132-8, 0098-7484.
To avoid too many false positives (numbers that look like ISBNs/ISSNs, and have the correct checksum, but really aren't standard numbers), we conservatively suppress some forms. The following forms should not have turned into autolinks: 00987484 , 100987484 , 10098-7484 , 006-073-132X , 006-073-1328 , 006-0731328, 006-073-132X, 006-073-1328.
You can also test this feature on: nature.com.
Some pages have taken measures against this, for instance, you may have noticed that there was an autolink on the Amazon.com page, but not on the Barnes&Noble page. Like those pages, we have disabled autolinks for the ISBNs etc. that follow on this page to allow you to test the adaptive context menu functionality next.
Although the new autolink functionality partially obsoletes the select & right-click functionality of the context menu, please test it nonetheless (because it does not work if the site took countermeasures, and because the user might have intentionally disabled autolinking, but still wishes to use the right-click selection functionality.)
Please report problems with this feature to email@example.com.
Part 3: Context-Menu
Note that the context menu is adaptive and end user configurable. It is adaptive in that what is displayed changes based on what a user has selected, and based on where the user right-clicks. In particular, if nothing is selected, you may not see any entries (or, you'll only see a proxy entry if configured.) This is not a bug. You must select text, then right-click. LibX will attempt to match the text you select against a number of patterns, such as ISBNs, ISSNs, DOIs, etc. If any of these patterns apply, the corresponding entries will be displayed. Otherwise, the entries configured under "General" (as shown in the Context Menu tab in the preferences) will be displayed.
For example, to test your ISBN support, select this ISBN: 006073132X by double-clicking on it. When you right-click, "Search for ISBN/ISSN 006073132X" should appear. Select it to test that ISBNs are correctly searched. Here's another one: 055380202X
Test xISBN support, if activated, by right-clicking 006073132X and selecting "Search xISBN for ISBNs related to 006073132X".
Test that 13-digits EANs work: select 9780743226714 by double-clicking on it, then proceed as above. It should be converted into a 10-digit ISBN.
To test your ISSN support, select this ISSN: 0164-0925. Right-click and select "Search for ISSN 0164-0925".
Test author name heuristics. This heuristics changes the order of the first and last name to increase the chance of an exact match. Select the following names in their entirety, then right-click and select "Search for Author ...":
LibX should run a proper author search against your catalog. Observe that the "for Author" option is different from the other options in the right-click menu.
Part 4: Scholar Support
Google Scholar changed their page layout in early Feb 2007. Your LibX edition must have been built (or rebuilt) after Feb 8, 2007 for the Scholar heuristics to work properly.
To test Scholar support, make sure that you are either using an IP address that is recognized by Scholar or that you have set your preferences to include a library that displays OpenURLs - your library, if you're registered with Scholar, or if not, pick any library that is (Find It @ Stanford is a good pick.)
After you have done this, select the following five entries, one at a time. Select an entire line each time, right-click and pick "Search via Scholar."
An additional tab opens each time with the result of the Scholar search LibX runs.
Check that the links on the Scholar page have been replaced with your
If you don't see your OpenURL resolver page after selecting "Search via Scholar" for at least one of the examples above, check first that you are seeing your logo on the Scholar page. Since we do not have control of the layout Google uses on the Scholar page, it may be possible that LibX finds a different layout than what it expected, preventing it from recognizing when an item was found. In this case, the user will have to manually select the icon on the Scholar page to get to the item, as if they had themselves searched Scholar.
Check that the Scholar button works from inside a PDF (Windows only). Open this PDF file, go to the references, and pick a title in the references, then drag and drop it onto the Scholar button.
Some additional tests that are a little bit more challenging for LibX (select the entire box):
Check that the "Search Google Scholar" option in the list of catalogs works. Enter unskilled and unaware into the search bar (or select the text and drag-n-drop it in there), make sure "Keyword" is selected and then press the "Search Google Scholar" button from the drop-down menu. Also test searches by author, article title, and journal title. they should work with Scholar as well -- they correspond to "author:", "allintitle:", and the journal title search corresponds to Scholar's "published as" option in the advanced search.
The column labeled "Options" above lists the internal encoding of the options for a catalog. The edition builder provides a graphical user interface to enter these options and change their order (via drag-n-drop). Each code is associated with a label that is displayed. The list below shows which label goes with which code. You may use the edition builder to add new codes, and to change the label for each code. Note, however, that not all catalogs support all code. You cannot simply add a code and hope it works - the underlying catalog implementation must support it. The edition builder knows which options are supported by which catalog.
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