Yes. A COinS object could/would allow users using LibX to be directed
to my link resolver, to find an alternate licensed ebook copy of that
book, to issue an ILL request for a print version, or to find a print
version on the local libraries shelves.
It is important that the COinS object includes ISBN, LCCN and/or
OCLCnum, if those identifiers are available for a given record. It is
also useful it it contains a rfr_id identifying Open Library as the source.
Karen Coyle wrote:
> I have a question to ask for the Open Library folks and I couldn't
> quite figure out where to ask it. This seems like a good place.
> Would it be useful to embed COinS in the book pages of the Open
> Library? Does anyone think they might make use of them?
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
rochkind (at) jhu.edu