[Update: get latest version here.]
Here’s a quick-and-dirty plugin for WordPress to create latent OpenURLs (following Openly’s proposed syntax) and insert them into a WordPress posting. It adds a button to the quicktags menu on WordPress’s post editing screen. The button works like the link button: clicking it brings up a popup window (slowly), containing a form with basic OpenURL fields for a journal article. When the form is filled and submitted, the OpenURL is created in the post. The plugin is based on the Edit Button Framework by Owen Winkler. For non-Wordpress users, it looks like this:
To install it, download the plugin and put it (it’s a single php file) in your wp-content/plugins directory. Go to the Plugins page of your WordPress admin interface and activate the plugin. When you edit a post, the new OpenURL button should be there.
Where should a tool like this go next? Ideally, it wouldn’t force you to retype anything; perhaps you could paste in the url of a MarcXML or MODS record, and it would import the record and generate an OpenURL. If you’ve got a working OpenURL, you could paste it in and the plugin would strip off the base url for you.
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