Friday, November 9, 2007

A DNID that can find itself

If you go to and click on "Find pages that refer to this ANS object.", you'll see that the page appears in the Google results.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wikipedia and Google like DNIDs

As a brief follow-up to yesterday's post, I note that now lists the "Sestertius" Wikipedia article.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I'm not a Spammer (Phew!)

The problem was that the query was bringing up a Wikipedia page that noted that links to may have been entered by a person associated with that domain. If you try that query, you'll see that all is OK. In fact, the DNID concept is beginning to work in that pages with references to that coin are being listed.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Numismatic Bibliomania's E-Sylum discusses DNID's

Following up on a post I made to the American Numismatic Society's email list, the Nov. 4th edition of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society's (NBS) E-Sylum discusses DNIDs. Search for the headline "ANS OPENING UP COLLECTION DATABASE TO WEB LINKS AND SEARCHES".

The NBS is "a non-profit educational organization founded in 1980 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature." It is within communities such as this that the use of DNIDs can lead to the widespread adoption of actionable identifiers.

[Update: direct link from Wayne Homren.]