[uf-discuss] Re: Re: [microformats-discuss] Fiction
ehs at pobox.com
Thu Nov 3 11:13:47 PST 2005
Thanks for revving up this discussion a bit. I work at an ebook
company (Follett) and am also interested in a citation microformat.
I'm active in the library developer community where OpenURL  is
used quite a bit for creating links to licensed content (articles,
books, dissertations, etc)--which amounts to embedding citation data
predictably in url query strings. There is also an XML encoding
which I think could probably map pretty nicely to a microformat, with
slight changes to use hCard and such as appropriate.
Believe it or not I'd never heard of z39.80 before, although that
type of citation data looks very familiar from other databases such
as medline. I notice that it is still a draft, are other companies
other than Gale using it? I think that the work Brian has done is
great, but right now there are tons of options out there and we could
talk about citation formats till the cows come home (and leave their
paths). Perhaps some examples using bibtex, z39.80 and openurl are in
order for the wiki?
ps. After reading Tim's post I tried to summarize my thoughts about
this in my blog as well 
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