11 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2019
  2. Feb 2019
    1. openbookpublishers/identifier_translation_service:1
    2. openbookpublishers/identifiers_db:1
    3. "That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence", "That Greece Might Still Be Free"

      There is a many-to-many relationship between work and title, allowing multiple versions of the same title to be linked to the publication in order to maximise the chances of title resolution.

  3. Dec 2018
    1. without opening a separate tab)

      "In general, it is better not to open new windows and tabs since they can be disorienting for people, especially people who have difficulty perceiving visual content."

      https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G200.html

    2. if an individual is reading the printed version or is away from the internet, these images are simply not present or accessible. In a book that is all about innovative user interface design, it seems tragic that so little thought has been given to its own user interface

      There is a note at the beginning of the book explaining why these figures are not present in the book:

      A note about the images: I have told the story in this book with words and pictures. Words are cheap. Pictures cost. Their price varies considerably from one institution to the next. As of this writing, high-resolution digital images from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague cost about €5, about as much as an artisanal latte. Those from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge cost £40 for the tiff, plus £35 for new photography, plus VAT. Thus, ten images from the Fitzwilliam cost more than my car. Financial considerations and not just intellectual ones have, by necessity, dictated my choice of examples.

      This review should attack the obstacles that copyright laws and poor legacy publishing practices have in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge - not the fact that a scholarly work links to a resource instead of embedding it to avoid tripling its production costs.

    3. takes the reader away from the book (without opening a separate tab) to the specific folio image in the digital facsimile. If the reader spends any time at all in the facsimile before returning to the HTML book, he or she will have trouble navigating back.

      All web browsers nowadays store the exact position where you are on a page when visiting a new one. If someone clicks on a link they are able to go back to exactly where they left it simply by clicking the back (arrow pointing left) button. Browsers store this information for as long as you keep the tab open, even if you restart your computer - it is not a matter of how long you spend on the resource linked.

    4. The only format in which this footnote is hyperlinked is the read-online HTML format

      This is simply not true. All URLs are hyperlinked in all (digital) formats of the book. Just click on the two URLs in note 52 in the pdf version: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/477/#page/72/mode/2up

    1. Systems such as Kudos and Altmetric, which increase the visibility and connectedness of research and make sharing easy for researchers, use detailed metadata. This then leads to greater interaction with the research and promotion of the output by individual researchers, research groups and institutions.

      Even though Kudos and Altmetric may provide an easy interface for researchers to share and promote their work, the metadata these two services provide is not expose publicly in machine readable format.

      Metadata is only useful in content dissemination when the metadata itself is disseminated openly for others to harvest.

      A much better recommendation is to encourage authors to upload their works to their institutional repositories, as university/libraries tend use open protocols for metadata dissemination (e.g. OAI)

  4. Nov 2018
    1. /^10.\d{4,9}/[-._;()/:A-Z0-9]+$/i

      Actually, it'd be better to express this as /^10.\d{4,9}/[-._;()/:a-zA-Z0-9]+$i (adding lowercase letters a-z, instead of using the case insensitivity flag "i") to avoid compatibility issues with certain regex parsers

  5. Mar 2018