Collections of information resources, the associated services that
provide access to the collections, and the parties (aka agents) that own
the collections and/or administer the services.
Transactional services, ie. those that provide functionality other than
access to a collection, and the parties that administer them.
Entities within the IESR are collections, services and agents. Each of
these has associated administrative metadata. The metadata is defined by
the IESR Application Profile, along with its associated controlled
The JISC OpenURL router service provides a central registry of academic
institutions’ OpenURL resolvers
providers are no longer required to maintain information about
institutions and users, and their respective resolvers. Instead,
providers simply use the router address as the base URL for all