Friday, April 28, 2006

COinS in Open WorldCat

OCLC in now using COinS in Open WorldCat.
OCLC has added COinS to its Open WorldCat Web pages. COinS, or Context Objects in Spans, is a standardized way to invisibly embed bibliographic metadata into a Web page's HTML, using the OpenURL metadata. This allows other tools, such as Web browsers, to identify citation metadata in Web content and automatically generate links to appropriate resources in a user's own library.

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