[Evergreen-general] Link Checker

Jennifer Pringle jennifer.pringle at bc.libraries.coop
Fri Oct 28 12:07:38 EDT 2022

Hello Elizabeth,

I have no tips or best practices with the Link Checker to offer but  
I'd be very interested if you'd be willing to share what you learn.

We looked at the link checker in 2019 (I think on EG 3.3) and found it  
wasn't scoping the results for us.  So if we did a search at LIBRARY A  
we'd get Overdrive URLS listed for all 50+ libraries that have 856s on  
our Overdrive records which made it pretty unusable for us. (I tried  
to run a test just now in 3.9 to confirm what we saw but I'm getting  
errors so not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if there's a new  

I thought we'd reported the results scoping issue as a bug but I'm not  
seeing it so I think we moved onto the next thing in our upgrade  
testing intending to come back to the link checker and never did.

I did find a bug for the angularization of the link checker that King  
County and Equinox are doing:  


Quoting Elizabeth Davis via Evergreen-general  
<evergreen-general at list.evergreen-ils.org>:

> Hello
> Does anyone have any tips/best practices on using the Link Checker?   
> I've gotten searches to work, but when looking at say a vendor like  
> Overdrive, I may end up with 1,000's of links to check.
> Thanks!
> [cid:image002.png at 01D8E9F3.A2F01F40]Elizabeth Davis (she/her),  
> Support & Project Management Specialist
> Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) | SPARK
> (717) 256-1627 |  
> elizabeth.davis at sparkpa.org<mailto:katherine.dannehl at sparkpa.org>
> support.sparkpa.org<https://support.sparkpa.org/> |  
> support at sparkpa.org<mailto:support at sparkpa.org>

Jennifer Pringle (she/her)
Co-op Support - Training Lead
BC Libraries Cooperative
Toll-free: 1-888-848-9250
Email:jennifer.pringle at bc.libraries.coop
Website: http://bc.libraries.coop

Gratefully acknowledging that I live and work in the unceded  
Traditional Territory of the St'at'yemc Nations.

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