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Saturday, April 29, 2006

COinS in Open WorldCat

On March 12, 2006 OCLC added COinS to its Open WorldCat web pages. COinS is an acronym that stands for Context Objects in Spans, which represent a standardized way to embed citation metadata into a web page. COinS are actually included in the HTML code on the web page using OpenURLs. This allows other processors—such as your web browser—to find the citation metadata and generate links to other resources that are accessible via OpenURLs

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