Visual-Meta is a method of including meta-information about the document and its contents visibly in the document, as a human and machine readable appendix.


Scholarly Copy


Visual-Meta is an open format, based on BibTeX. Initial proof-of-concept implementations are Liquid | Author and Liquid | Reader. The citation use-case is shown here in a 45 second demo:


Further Meta


The full description is on the blog: and further information at: Visible-Meta Example & Structure. Full source code will be made available here.


ACM Hypertext 2019 Visual-Meta Presentation



Jakob Voß on the data format:


‘This is a very important concept’
Vint Cerf