What's in this article:
- Why metadata hyperlinks?
- Permitted metadata hyperlinks
- Metadata hyperlinks not permitted
- HTML for Metadata Hyperlinks
As of September 2021, Artstor Collections on JSTOR and Community Collections on JSTOR support hyperlinks to external websites within individual items. This makes it possible to use hyperlinks to other source material for an item to display for researchers to learn more about the original source of items, their related collections, and their context.
For items that with hyperlinks available, find them under "Credit Line" metadata.
Example: As a researcher, you are interested in the Artstor Collection image on an object,"Netsuke of Octopus" which is part of the open Metropolitan Museum of Art ("the Met") collection. This item is hyperlinked from the Credit Line metadata to a related item page on https://www.metmuseum.org.
Linking out to the Met Museum's website enables you to research another version of the same item. This offers new opportunities to compare and contrast the item's metadata provided, add context to the item, and/or access an expanded collection of related collection or item content.
To explore more examples of how this displays to end-users, see the Artstor Open Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
Hyperlinks are permitted in the following fields:
- ALTERNATE TITLE
- IMAGE VIEW DESCRIPTION
- RIGHTS NOTES
- IDENTIFIERS (including ACCESSION NUMBER, DOI, eISBN, eISSN, ISBN, ISSN, OCLC NUMBER, LOCAL)
- CUSTOM FIELDS
Hyperlinks Not Permitted
Hyperlinks are not permitted in the following fields:
- RESOURCE TYPE
- SEQUENCE NUMBER
- PRECISE DATE
- EXTERNAL LINK
- CONTENT TYPE
- HOLDING INSTITUTION
- BROWSE CATEGORIES
HTML for Metadata Hyperlinks
If the hyperlinks you have published for item metadata displays as blank on the page, check the HTML markup on the item page.
For URL metadata to display as expected, use the following markup: