Of course, if the software providing the structured data does already
know how to seperate firstname and lastname, that will be quite useful
to the client who is receiving it. But if all you've got is a name
string and don't know what is firstname and what is lastname, yeah, the
OpenURL formats normally used by COinS allow you to send that along as is.
Ross Singer wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM, John Miedema <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Definitely useful.
>> Minor note. COinS appears to separate first and last name for authors.
>> Open Library has them as a single field. I'm sure you'll find a
> Depending on the metadata format used (I figure pretty much everything
> is using 'journal' or 'book'), you could use rft.au=firstname+lastname
> (or lastname+firstname, or whatever).
>> On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 08:08 -0800, 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?
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The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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