Advanced Uses of RSS Lisa Rogers ticTOCs and Gold Dust ticTOCS & Gold Dust
About Me <ul><li>Research Associate at ICBL  http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ticTOCs  http://www.tictocs.ac.uk ...
Use and Re-Use of RSS <ul><li>Viewed in RSS Reader/Browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emb...
Categories of RSS Feeds <ul><li>General Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News, Blogs, Job Adverts, Events, Website Updates, etc...
RSS Formats <ul><li>RSS 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses RDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be extended through use of Modul...
Journal Table of Contents <ul><li>Many Publishers are now providing RSS feeds for TOCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of data ...
ticTOCs <ul><li>JISC funded Project Piloting a current awareness service. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of over 11,000 Jour...
ticTOCs Demo
Guidelines for Publishers of TOCs <ul><li>Use RSS 1.0 specification  </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS 1.0 Modules (dc, prism) ‏ <...
Ideal TOC
Gold Dust <ul><li>JISC funded Research project investigating alerting users about items of interest based on usage of ticT...
Gold Dust Diagram
The Future for ticTOCs <ul><li>Embedding ticTOCs into the research process </li></ul><ul><li>Standardising TOC RSS feeds <...
The Future for Gold Dust <ul><li>Develop auto discovery and delivery services </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibility of sim...
Any Questions? <ul><li>Lisa Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mthljr/ <...
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Advanced Uses of RSS

  1. 1. Advanced Uses of RSS Lisa Rogers ticTOCs and Gold Dust ticTOCS & Gold Dust
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Research Associate at ICBL http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ticTOCs http://www.tictocs.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Dust http://www.hull.ac.uk/golddust </li></ul>
  3. 3. Use and Re-Use of RSS <ul><li>Viewed in RSS Reader/Browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedded into websites. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others displaying your news on their websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Machine to Machine Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by service providers and aggregators such as News Now, ticTOCs and Gold Dust. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Categories of RSS Feeds <ul><li>General Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News, Blogs, Job Adverts, Events, Website Updates, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More Specific Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Tables of Contents, Items in Institutional Repositories, Learning Resources, Calls for Funding, Conference Announcements, Industry News, Calls for Papers, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. RSS Formats <ul><li>RSS 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses RDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be extended through use of Modules DC, PRISM etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides more structured metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally used to provide textual updates, news, blogs etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Journal Table of Contents <ul><li>Many Publishers are now providing RSS feeds for TOCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of data provided varies </li></ul><ul><li>Little standardisation </li></ul>
  7. 7. ticTOCs <ul><li>JISC funded Project Piloting a current awareness service. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of over 11,000 Journal TOC RSS feeds from over 300 publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to find feeds to export to their own reader or view in ticTOCs </li></ul><ul><li>Will produce guidelines for publishers producing RSS feeds. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ticTOCs Demo
  9. 9. Guidelines for Publishers of TOCs <ul><li>Use RSS 1.0 specification </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS 1.0 Modules (dc, prism) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Use well formed and valid XML files for your TOC RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Use the RSS Content Module to present HTML marked up content. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not restrict access to TOC RSS feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce regular static copies of RSS feeds for fast downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a choice of feeds (e.g current issue, recent issues) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Provide up-to-date OPML files </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ideal TOC
  11. 11. Gold Dust <ul><li>JISC funded Research project investigating alerting users about items of interest based on usage of ticTOCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Testing using 50 Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Push highly relevant items from other RSS feeds. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gold Dust Diagram
  13. 13. The Future for ticTOCs <ul><li>Embedding ticTOCs into the research process </li></ul><ul><li>Standardising TOC RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the number of TOC RSS feeds </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Future for Gold Dust <ul><li>Develop auto discovery and delivery services </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibility of similar service in domains other than engineering. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Any Questions? <ul><li>Lisa Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~mthljr/ </li></ul>

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