Somehow this managed to fly beneath my radar, it looks like because it's people talking document delivery / ILL language to other librarians, rather than people talking Web Services to library IT people.
Here's what I discovered
A browser plugin which annotates web pages with links to “getting” options for published resources held by libraries
The GET-IT plugin scans web pages for book-like resources and attempts to annotate the page with “getting” options provided by libraries, tailored where possible to the user.
I have to express some mild annoyance, mixed with hope, to read statements like
Mission of the [Resource Sharing] Initiative
* Create a new global service framework that allows individuals to obtain what they want based on factors such as cost, time, format, and delivery.
* This framework will encompass promoting and exposing library services in a variety of environments.
A "global service framework", hmm, where have I heard that before, it's almost as if they want to build an architecture based on services, how shall I put it, a sort of "Service-Oriented Architecture".
No offence to librarians, but if you want to build an SOA, how about actually calling it an SOA, and working with the Web Services and SOA working groups? Does everything have to be a separate initiative with a giant Steering Committee that uses special language ("Resource Discovery") so that no one outside knows what they're talking about?
Why can't we all get along? And speak a common technology language?
Isn't the Get It button already used by OpenURL resolvers? Is this going to make things simpler, or more confusing? Are the LibX people involved? Are we going to end up with a bunch of competing browser extensions?
Apparently you can attempt to find some information starting points at
Here's my modest proposal:
1. Let's have a single, shared set of terminology and a single, shared library Service-Oriented Architecture
2. Let's make one high-functionality browser extension and lobby Microsoft, Firefox et al. to have it included in the default installs