Scientific output on Erasmus MC website and the use of XML

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Scientific output on Erasmus MC website and the use of XML

  1. 1. Scientific output on Erasmus MC website and the use of XML An easy way to manage and standardise the presentation of department’s journal articles Wichor Bramer – Erasmus MC – Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  2. 2. Erasmus MC <ul><li>University Medical Centre – Erasmus University Rotterdam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,250 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>650 medical specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1320 beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income: € 1,000,000,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>100+ scientific departments </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific output: 3000 publications in 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scientific output <ul><li>Articles gathered by departmental offices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For financial reward system (Metis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For representation on website (100+ departmental websites) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Presented scientific output on website
  5. 5. But… <ul><li>Lots of different ways of presenting </li></ul><ul><li>No control on output </li></ul><ul><li>Hardly any link to full text </li></ul>
  6. 6. Library solution : Endnote to XML
  7. 7. Workflow <ul><li>Libary helps set up search with authorID’s in scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Departments gather publications annually, import in EndNote </li></ul><ul><li>Upload XML file to website </li></ul><ul><li>Library maintains central XSLT document </li></ul>
  8. 8. Result <ul><li>http://www.erasmusmc.nl/mgz/publications/pubs/pub2008/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Advantages <ul><li>For the medical library: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily adding new features by updating xslt format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For departments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily updating page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having to add article links in CMS </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Added features <ul><li>Maintain multiple webpages with one XML document </li></ul><ul><li>XSLT that split pages per year </li></ul><ul><li>Adding subjectlabels to records </li></ul>
  11. 11. Added features
  12. 12. In the future <ul><li>Extract XML data to database </li></ul><ul><li>Generate researcher pages with automated publication lists </li></ul><ul><li>Import XML data into Metis financial reward system </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thanks for your attention <ul><li>Feel free to mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or twitter @wichor </li></ul>

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