Use Typed Links
HTTP Link headers
to help machines
find the bibliographic metadata that describe a publication.
Several metadata resources may exist, each expressed according to a different format. Each such metadata resource should be published at a URI that supports HTTP GET. Currently, many portals exist where this is not the case. Also, the format of each metadata resource should be expressed unambiguously in its HTTP response header. When it comes to bibliographic metadata resources, there is currently
little uniformity out there. We propose some conventions
to start addressing that problem.
The following relation types are used in the Bibliographic Metadata pattern:
- To link to and from bibliographic metadata, respectively:
In addition, the following attributes should be used on Typed Links:
- To express the media type of the linked resource:
- To provide details regarding the profile of the linked resource, for example, when several
linked resources have the same media type: