OpenURLs in Wordpress
Eric left a note about the problem I had incorporating a latent OpenURL into a Wordpress comment. In a follow-up email forwarded from another discussion, alf pointed out that I was trying to put the link in a comment, where Wordpress is more suspicious of all links. So, here’s one in a posting, and it works: . You’ll need an appropriate plugin to see anything between the square brackets; for me, it looks like this:
What we need now is a new button on the Wordpress editing screen:
I need an “OpenURL” button: click it, get a popup form where I can input the citation metadata, and when I submit it the latent OpenURL is inserted in the post I’m writing.
You know, I wrote up a concept paper about this a couple months back, partly in response to Chudnov & Frumkin's concept paper from last December. I think that "latent OpenURL" is the ultimate direction, but it requires a lot of parties to get on board for it to work, and that makes it less accessible to the ordinary user for now. The idea I propose in my paper is an intermediate solution -- not as slick as autodiscovery, but also possibly more accessible to more users with current technology. I'd be interested to hear what you think.