Wikipedia uses the DC metadata format for non-book objects,
rft.identifier is part of the DC metadata format; if you are
describing a book, you want to use the book metadata format.
Jonathan is correct, rft_id is a possible place to put an accession
number for a book, but only if you can make a URI out of it. You might
also consider rft_dat as long as you include rfr_id.
Great to hear LibraryThing is looking at COinS!
On Apr 29, 2009, at 4:01 PM, Chris Catalfo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to find the best way to include an item's accession
> number (i.e.
> ILS system id) in a COiNS span. This is in the context of library
> pages where I'd like to be able to retrieve the ILS accession number
> return to LibraryThing for Libraries.
> I see no mention of an rft.identifier key/value pair on the COiNS
> brief guide to books . It does, however, appear as an element in
> COiNS online generator for generic items .
> Googling returned a couple of results using rft.identifier to hold
> Can anyone enlighten me as to whether using rft.identifier to hold
> the ILS
> accession number is valid? Or suggest a more suitable key/value pair?
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> Chris Catalfo
> Programmer, LibraryThing
>  http://ocoins.info/cobgbook.html
>  http://generator.ocoins.info/?sitePage=info/dc.html&
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