Linking into flow


There has been some justifiable buzz about COinS in the last couple of days. Dan Chudnov’s work log has a useful piece if you want to find out more.

COinS (ContextObjects in Spans) is a simple, ad hoc community specification for publishing OpenURL references in HTML. What does it look like? Just what it says: ContextObjects in Spans. [dchud’s work log : project/groupware/introducing-coins]

We need to find more ways of releasing the value of the accumulated library investment in data and services in users’ natural habitats. These are increasingly network habitats, and we have to be cleverer in how we reach into them. This looks like an important step.

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