For what it is worth, I can offer an approximate measure of the utility of
COinS. After my online database had UnAPI metadata available for quite a
while, I began receiving lots of requests for COinS from people who use
Mendeley. Normally, I receive lots of complaints, requests and suggestions.
I have received quite a few thank-you messages since adding COinS. I agree
with the COinS negatives mentioned before.
David W. Lawrence, PhD, MPH, Director
Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice
San Diego State University, School of Public Health
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On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It _IS_ an old unused metadata format that should be replaced by something
> else (among other reasons because it's actually illegal in HTML5), but I'm
> not sure there is a "something else" with the right balance of flexibility,
> simplicity, and actual adoption by consuming software.
> But COinS didn't have a whole lot of adoption by consuming software
> either. Can you say what you think the COinS you've been adding are useful
> for, what they are getting used for? And what sorts of 'citations' youw ere
> adding them for? For my own curiosity, and because it might help answer if
> there's another solution that would still meet those needs.
> But if you want to keep using COinS -- creating a COinS generator like
> OCLC's no longer existing one is a pretty easy thing to do, perhaps some
> code4libber reading this will be persuaded to find the time to create one
> for you and others. If you have a server that could host it, you could
> offer that. :)
> On 11/20/2012 4:47 PM, Bigwood, David wrote:
>> I've used the COinS Generator at OCLC for years. Now it is gone. Any
>> suggestions on how I can get an occasional COinS for use in our
>> bibliography? Do any of the citation managers generate COinS?
>> Or is this just an old unused metadata format that should be replaced by
>> something else?
>> Dave Bigwood
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>> Lunar and Planetary Institute