I'm not sure there's any good way to include a DDC or LCC in an SAP1
OpenURL for COinS. Same with subject vocabularies. Really, I'm pretty
sure there is NOT, in fact. But if there is, sure, throw them in, put
in anything you've got.
But this re-affirms my suggestion that there might be a better
microformat-ish way to embed information in the page in addition to
OpenURL. COinS/OpenURL is important because we have an established
infrastructure for it, but it's actually pretty limited and not always
the easiest to work with.
Karen Coyle wrote:
> Thanks for the specifics. I'll definitely include those. We also have
> things like DDC and LCC -- I'm not sure those help in the OpenURL
> world although I'm always hoping that someone will find a good use for
> them since they are rich bits of information. And we have lots of
> subjects, but I guess I should just think in terms of the traditional
> bibliographic identification. Anyway, I'll try some out and let people
> know when there's something to see.
> And thanks to all for the enthusiastic response. I thought it would be
> a good idea, but wasn't really sure. Now I am.
> Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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