A model for reference linking: report of the working group of the reference linking workshop
Copyright (c) 1999
Abstract: In February 1999, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS), and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), sponsored a one day invitational workshop to discuss issues surrounding reference linking, specifically linking from citations to electronic journal literature. The participants identified three major components for constructing systems to support reference linking: identifiers for the works; a mechanism for discovering the identifier of a work from a citation; and a mechanism for taking the reader from an identifier to a particular item. A small working group was assembled to review, refine, and elaborate on the work of the first workshop, and to write a report that could serve as the basis of a follow-up workshop in June.