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Embedding Services: Linking from Google Scholar to Discover


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Embedding Services: Linking from Google Scholar to Discover

  1. 1. Embedding Services: Linking from Google Scholar to Discover Natalie Collins March 31, 2009
  2. 2. CISTI’s Evolution Infostructure Availability of e-content Launch of DocDel 2
  3. 3. linking to CISTI’s collection and services Guiding principles • Make CISTI’s collection more accessible to researchers from Canada and anywhere in the world • Meet the research community where they work by collaborating with Google Scholar • Provide access to both licensed and open access content in its collection • Exploit opportunities to expose CISTI metadata to discovery tools and applications • Enable immediate access to electronic collection whenever possible
  4. 4. the goal of the project To reach into a popular and dominant research workflow by creating a link between Google Scholar and CISTI products and services.
  5. 5. why try agile project management? • small components • opportunity to output testable pieces of code each iteration • clear project scope • clearly defined business rules • small effort • familiarity and success with agile software development
  6. 6. …three universes…collide… to form . . .
  7. 7. preparing metadata for the web MODS convert xml (metadata) extract metadata NLM big DB xml search authorize locate located and authorized insert NLM NLM NLM location xml xml xml
  8. 8. linking from Google Scholar to Discover
  9. 9. the build . . . in summary • built a crawler • built locate document web service • reused existing web services for identifying and applying business rules (e.g. appropriate copy, search and data conversion) • built an application that creates XML • built an openURL parser • created a soft landing and navigation features to ensure fluid interaction between Google Scholar and CISTI services • produced15.7 million article-level XML files • built knowledge of agile project management method
  10. 10. another CISTI innovation • Connect media with research Goals • Connect the public to research • Connect researchers
  11. 11. research in the news RSS/Atom Suck How? Hook Up Expose For humans
  12. 12. Thanks! This material is based on a presentation given at Computers in Libraries organized by: Information Today 143 Old Marlton Pike Medford, NJ 08055 USA Phone 1(609)654-6266