Journal TOCs Presentation at EUROCRIS

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This presentation about the JournalTOCs project was given at the 2009 EUROCRIS is St Andrews in November 2009. JournalTOCs is a JISC funded rapid innovation project.

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Journal TOCs Presentation at EUROCRIS

  1. 1. JournalTOCs Lisa Rogers, Santy Chumbe & Roger Rist Institute for Computer Based Learning - Heriot-Watt University
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>6 months JISC Rapid Innovation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Allows searching of the latest Tables of Contents of over 12,000 journals from over 420 publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>Content in JournalTOCs collected using ticTOCs Data Set. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a freely available API. http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api / </li></ul>
  3. 3. API Methods <ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/journals </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/articles </li></ul><ul><li>MyTOCS </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/emailAddress </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Institution </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/applicationID </li></ul>
  4. 4. Journals Examples <ul><li>List of Journals whose titles contain keywords i.e. learning technology </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api /journals/learning technology </li></ul><ul><li>List of latest articles from a journal given the ISSN i.e. 0906-4710 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api /journals/0906-4710 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Articles Examples <ul><li>Find recent articles published by an Institution i.e. Heriot-Watt University </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api /articles/“Heriot Watt University” </li></ul><ul><li>Find recent articles published by an author i.e Dorothy Bishop </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api /articles/ Dorothy+Bishop </li></ul>
  6. 6. MyTOCs Examples <ul><li>List of Journals selected by a user i.e. Roddy MacLeod http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api / [email_address] </li></ul>
  7. 7. Institution Example <ul><li>Searches across articles that Heriot-Watt University has a subscription to http:// www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api / HeriotWatt /corrosion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results Format <ul><li>RSS 1.0 with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRISM Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from ticTOCs project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ <dc:contributor> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for affiliation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Monitoring Journals
  10. 10. Use Case 1 <ul><li>Identifying new content for IRs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Query by name of institution/author list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returns a list of articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to do with the results? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could use the list to find the authors and ask to manually deposit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new (draft) entry in repository. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Use Case 2 <ul><li>Metadata Enhancement (i.e. to check/update published status) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Query by title/keywords/author etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returns an article/list of possible matches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to do with the results? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manually check article to see if correct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct/update metadata manually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically update entry? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other Use Cases <ul><li>Add RSS Feeds to your library catalogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher Current awareness: Keep up-to-date with articles containing particular keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Show others journals that you follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Embed localised search results into library website. (Demo) http:// www.icbl.hw.ac.uk /library/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Issues <ul><li>We are reliant on publishers providing author affiliation. </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on publishers providing structured metadata in their RSS Feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination: How to deal with authors with the same name. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact <ul><li>Lisa Rogers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@lisajrogers on twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Santiago Chumbe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@santychumbe on twitter </li></ul></ul>

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