URN:NBN Resolving Plugin for Internet Explorer, version 5.0 onwards
URN:NBN Resolving Plugin for Internet Explorer (version 5.0 onwards), Windows XP, NT, 2000
At present URNs administered by the German National Library are resolved from
within their URLs, so that the "Resolver URL" is given together
with the URN, for example
The application and use of URNs will be simplified, if the URN resolution
happens without the "Resolver URL"
The URN can then be entered directly into the browser's input line.
Entering the URN is thereby made quicker and simpler.
On an internet page, the URN can be presented as a link, pointing to a URN.
In the framework of the EPICUR project a Plugin for the Internet Explorer (version 5.0
onwards), which Windows XP, NT and 2000 is provided a direct resolution of URNs with the "NBN"
Screenshot 1: URN in IE's input line
Screenshot 2: URN presentation as a link
Step 1: Check your software installation authorisation.
You should authorized to install software on your local system in order to perform the installation of the
URN Protocol Handler. Please contact the responsible administrator.
Schritt 2: Download the Plugins
Save the binary of the URN protocol plugin anywhere on your local hard drive and unpack the file.
ie-urn-plugin.zip (MD5-checksum: a8eac40d247048de520f3a47a8f2cba0)
On request, a version to install the IE-plugin in a data processing service center could be provided.
Schritt 3: Installing the IE-plugin
The installation is activated by clicking on the appropriate file on your hard drive. Following the instructions,
the plugin will then be automatically installed. Close the browser and then re-launch it.
You can now enter URNs from the NBN namespace directly in browser's address
line or follow links on a website directly from a URL.
De-installation under Windows XP
||Close the IE-browser.
|| Go to menu "system control" and select "software". A software package list will be showed.
You have to click on "URN protocol plugin". Then it will be uninstalled.
||Start the IE-browser.
If you have questions to the installation or de-installation of
this plugin, please contact your administrator or the
IT-Service of the German National Library.
Das URN protocol plugin is freely available for download.
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