Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Openbook4wordpress might be a useful tool for some.
When you insert an OpenBook shortcode with an ISBN or other book number in a WordPress post or widget, the OpenBook plugin replaces it with a book cover image and other book data from Open Library. It also adds links to popular book sites, such as WorldCat, LibraryThing, GoogleBooks and BookFinder. Users have complete control over the content and styling of the display through templates. Librarians can configure OpenBook with an OpenURL resolver to point to their library's records.
It does not use COinS or any other citation metadata, as far as I could tell. It would be nice if it did.A comment informs me that it does use COinS.

1 comment:

John Miedema said...

Hi, OpenBook does use COinS. Thanks for the mention. John