A brief history of linking technology in scholarly publishing
What is it about?
This article provides a simple overview of the evolution of reference linking technology within scholarly publishing. The practical benefits to various groups within the information community, along with their potential responsiblities, are addressed.
Why is it important?
In 2004, reference linking was a key differentiator in the evaluation of online content. However, many publishers didn't yet support it and were unfamiliar with the buzzwords, unsure of the technologies and overwhelmed by the concepts involved. This article attempted to help people get past those obstacles in order to ensure they and their online services kept pace with expected functionality.
The following have contributed to this page: Charlie Rapple and Mrs Charlotte Arbuthnott