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This page is no longer maintained. It was used to create http://journal.code4lib.org/coins Unconsumed COinS from the Code4Lib Journal link to that page.

Example page: http://vlib.mpg.de/sfx-coins.html

Wikipedia page on COinS: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=COinS

Services that consume COinS

Resources for finding an OpenURL Resolver

OCLC Registry http://www.oclc.org/productworks/urlresolver.htm

http://dev.zotero.org/making_coins has this language: " “COinS” stands for “ContextObject in Span.” “ContextObject” is OpenURL jargon for the part of an OpenURL carrying the bibliographic information - basically, it’s a query string, everything that would follow the ? in a regular URL. And “span” refers here to the HTML tag . It’s the ContextObject that carries the bibliographic information.

The ContextObject is very flexible, and can carry everything from a simple title and author to more obscure things like a Serial Item and Contribution Identifier (SICI).

The upshot of which is that if you stick COinS in your web page, Zotero can pull all that data out again. "