[Web4lib] OpenURL COinS
eric at openly.com
Thu Jul 28 00:18:52 EDT 2005
A group of us have been working to crystallize a spec for putting
OpenURL metadata into HTML (following on a paper by Dan Chudnov and
friends http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/chudnov/. )
Ross Singer came up with a catchy name for this: "COinS", short for
ContextObject in Span. After a bunch of trials, we've declared it
"stable enough for implementation", and put the spec at
Version 2.0 of our OpenURL Referrer Firefox plugin adds support for
OpenURL COinS; we hope that soon there will be many other ways that
COinS can be put to use, as well as many sites that support COinS.
So far there is an open-access journal, the Wikipedia Book sources
page, Peter Binkley's Blog and a few static web pages demonstrating
how it may be used.
Eric Hellman, President Openly Informatics, Inc.
eric at openly.com 2 Broad St., 2nd Floor
tel 1-973-509-7800 fax 1-734-468-6216 Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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