[LibX] COinS

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 15:50:01 PST 2008


It's a checkbox in the edition builder, "Options" tab - look for
"Provide Support for COinS".

 - Godmar

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Cari Roberts <croberts14 at ucok.edu> wrote:
> Is it possible to disable that part of LibX that turns COinS into links to
>  our OpenURL resolver?
>  It would be nice if the links didn't even display, while we are still
>  getting SFX set up.
>
>  Thanks!
>
>  : ) Cari
>
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: godmar at gmail.com [mailto:godmar at gmail.com] On Behalf Of LibX Project
>  Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 1:31 PM
>  To: Cari Roberts; libx at mozdev.org
>  Subject: Re: [LibX] ISBN cues in Wikipedia
>
>  The explanation is that Wikipedia places COinS (see http://ocoins.info
>  ) which LibX turns into links to your OpenURL resolver.
>
>  In an ideal world, this wouldn't be problem, because the OpenURL
>  resolver ought to be your gateway to everything. That is, if given an
>  ISBN, it should either consult the catalog, forward to the catalog, or
>  do something else meaningful that helps the user.
>
>  In the real world, few OpenURL resolvers do that (though some do it -
>  for instance, some people have SFX extensions that forward
>  ISBN-containing OpenURLs to the catalog.) That is partly for
>  historical reasons (with OpenURL primarily being used for research
>  articles), and in part simply because of low-quality or incomplete
>  implementations (e.g. WebBridge).
>
>  So, we could help those in the "real world" and do smarter COinS
>  processing. I was thinking about this for a while, actually - I'd like
>  to also introduce ways by which users can be led to success for COinS
>  describing dissertations, newspaper articles, and the like, even when
>  the OpenURL resolver is unable to handle such context objects. This
>  would be nice in particular, as you point out, for Wikipedia, which
>  has adopted these.
>
>  Suggestions are welcome - what are smarter strategies than turning all
>  COinS into links to the OpenURL resolver?
>
>   - Godmar
>
>  On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Cari Roberts <croberts14 at ucok.edu> wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > Hello,
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > We have noticed that ISBN cues in Wikipedia don't point directly to our
>  > catalog as all the other ISNB cues seem to.
>  >
>  > Is this a known problem?  Is there a work around?
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > Any help would be much appreciated.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > Thanks!
>  >
>  > Cari
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > Cari Roberts, MLIS
>  >  Systems Librarian
>  >  University of Central Oklahoma
>  >  (405) 974-2946
>  >
>  >
>  >
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