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Presentation by Takanori Hayashi (Japan Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center) at the World Conference on agricultural information and IT - Atsugi, August 2008

Presentation by Takanori Hayashi (Japan Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center) at the World Conference on agricultural information and IT - Atsugi, August 2008

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    • Takanori HAYASHI Tsukuba Office, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, Japan [email_address] (Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Information Technology Center: AFFRIT) Sharing Research Information Using RSS Feeds IAALD Organized Panel Session New Development in Information Systems to Access Agricultural Research Outputs I In IAALD AFITA WCCA 2008 25 August, 2008
    • Information service from library
      • Flow type service
        • Selective Dissemination of Information
        • E-mail magazine
        • Contents service
      • Stock type service
        • Provide information from own web sites like OPAC, databases, etc.
      Wait for user access!
    • Change to library service, “offensive”
      • Using web2.0 technology
        • 1. Provide website/OPAC update information using RSS
        • 2. Developing new OPAC service – OPAC2.0 Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC
        • OPAC was “search catalog system”.
        • Now, we up to date OPAC to “XML data providing system”
        • Can use the RSS(XML) feeds another purpose?
    • 1. RSS Feeds of AFFRIT
      • From MAFF research institutes web sites.
        • What’s new
        • Press release
        • Job positioning, Public advertisement, etc.
      • From AFFRIT and MAFF research institute’s library.
        • Arrived new journals and books in library.
        • SDI alerting.
    • MAFFIN News Feeds Center
      • Our RSS Feeds portal site
        • Show what’s new, what’s RSS?, how to use?…
      http://www.affrc.go.jp/ja/rss/
    • At library website
      • Show new arrival books in this week.
      • Update everyday, automatic.
      • Everyone can know “What type of books is in this OPAC?”.
    • 2. OPAC2.0 – Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC
      • Everyone can get MARC data from application program interface (API). Not need to use web OPAC interface.
      • Output format is XML(MARCXML, MODS)
      Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC and using myself, anywhere, anytime, anyway Library is evolution to “Data provider”
    • “ Anywhere”
      • Correspond to the standardized retrieval protocol, like the OpenSearch (a9.com).
      Our OPAC Integrated search from OPAC and Melvyl (Keyword : BSE)
    • “ Anytime” - search from own web browser
      • Make search plugin of Firefox2 and InternetExplorer7 based Opensearch.
      • Make search button for Google toolbar.
    • “ Anyway” – Output XML data
      • Can get standardized XML format
        • Output data by MARCXML/MODS with RSS2.0 elements.
        • To fit any integrated search system.
      • One URL show one bibliographic data. (Permalink)
        • Using any code (ISSN, ISBN, Catalog No.) http://library.affrc.go.jp/api/03854000/MARC Output journal (ISSN:0385-4000) MARCXML data.
      • Include search term in URL
        • http://library.affrc.go.jp/api/Z/TL/environment/10/MODS Search catalog by ”TL=environment” and output ten items by MODS.
        • It can use SDI alerting.
    • 3. Hacking publisher’s RSS of journal new issue and using
      • Include standard RSS elements ( title, URL ) and other elements (DC, PRISM) that need for making OpenURL .
      DOI Vol. No., Page, Year Many RSS reader drop these elements!!
    • Handling other XML emements
      • Pickup XML elements, DublinCore, PRISM, and parsing RSS by javascript and Perl, display by HTML.
      • Make OpenURL from many elements of RSS feed.
      Add hyperlink to link resolver
    • Connect to link resolver from our new RSS Reader Make link button from RSS reader by XML elements of DublinCore, PRISM, etc. RSS Reader Link resolver
    • Discussion
      • RSS is offensive user service.
        • “Push” information directly to user’s desktop.
      • Possibility of RSS feed and XML combination.
        • Not only “Update ping”.
        • We can use RSS like a container for handling any XML elements.
        • Now, MARC is only librarian’s tool, but OPAC2.0’s era can change MARC to one of the public material.
    • Thank you for your attention!