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October 2009

COinS Generator

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This tool will take bibliographic metadata for a citation and produce a "COinS", i.e. a snippet of HTML that can be placed on a webpage and processed by web tools. The COinS generator also has a built-in link-resolver, so you can generate a COinS by taking any OpenURL query string and appending it to the base URL For more information on COinS, click here.

The URI microformat, OpenURL and COIns, will be very interesting to library application - in "Programming" (Tricks/tips learned in daily programming work)

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The URI microformat takes advantage of OpenURL and existing link resolver solution.It defines a convention of plugging URI metadata in HTML page. If it is adopted and widely used,now a microformat-aware application (be a greasemonkey script, or a web service) can grab the identifier and point to your local OpenURL resolver, you immediately get the copy from local library. It is very similar to COINS, but it's much simpler and cleaner, anyone can understand and use it, and its aplication can be beyond traditional research library. e.g. in a public library, you can use amazon as catalog and immediately check if it's available in local collection. COinS provides a great number of additional capabilities that URI microformat can't support. Since COinS can't be dismissed for this reason, it doesn't make sense to me to create yet another standard that does the same thing with so little savings.I will grant that the COinS is less intuitive.....

OpenURL ContextObject in SPAN (COinS) Use with LibX (Firefox extension that provides direct access to your library's resources).

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To embed citation metadata into html in such a way that processing agents can discover, process and make use of the metadata. Since an important use of this metadata will be to allow processing agents to make OpenURL hyperlinks for users in libraries (latent OpenURL), the method must allow the metadata to be placed any where in HTML that a link might appear. In the absence of some metadata-aware agent, the embedded metadata must be invisible to the user and innocuous with respect to HTML markup. To meet these requirements, the span element was selected. The NISO OpenURL ContextObject is selected as the specific metadata package. The resulting specification is named "ContextObject in SPAN" or COinS for short. A COinS Generator site is available - See : COinS Processors Alf Eaton's Greasemonkey script for processing COinSVirginia Tech's

August 2008

Métadonnées pour les nuls - BlogOKat (2005)

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Mais tout d'abord, les métadonnées, qu'est-ce que c'est ? Le plus facile est de dire que ce sont des données sur les données. Cette définition est évidemment trop simpliste et doit être précisée : les métadonnées sont «un ensemble structuré d'informations décrivant une ressource quelconque». Comme je vais m'attacher ici à évoquer la problématique des documents numériques, j'ajouterais qu'elles «renseignent sur le contexte de création, de vie et de traitement du document électronique». A quoi servent les métadonnées ? Tout simplement à faciliter la recherche d'information, faciliter l'interopérabilité, faciliter la gestion et l'archivage, gérer et protéger les droits, authentifier un texte. Il ya types de métadonnées en fonction de leurs objectifs