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Sharing Research Information Using RSS Feeds


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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

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Sharing Research Information Using RSS Feeds

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Information service from library <ul><li>Flow type service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selective Dissemination of Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contents service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stock type service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information from own web sites like OPAC, databases, etc. </li></ul></ul>Wait for user access!
  3. 3. Change to library service, “offensive” <ul><li>Using web2.0 technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Provide website/OPAC update information using RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Developing new OPAC service – OPAC2.0 Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC was “search catalog system”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now, we up to date OPAC to “XML data providing system” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use the RSS(XML) feeds another purpose? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 1. RSS Feeds of AFFRIT <ul><li>From MAFF research institutes web sites. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job positioning, Public advertisement, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From AFFRIT and MAFF research institute’s library. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrived new journals and books in library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDI alerting. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. MAFFIN News Feeds Center <ul><li>Our RSS Feeds portal site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show what’s new, what’s RSS?, how to use?… </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. At library website <ul><li>Show new arrival books in this week. </li></ul><ul><li>Update everyday, automatic. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can know “What type of books is in this OPAC?”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2. OPAC2.0 – Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC <ul><li>Everyone can get MARC data from application program interface (API). Not need to use web OPAC interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Output format is XML(MARCXML, MODS) </li></ul>Everyone can use MARC data from OPAC and using myself, anywhere, anytime, anyway Library is evolution to “Data provider”
  8. 8. “ Anywhere” <ul><li>Correspond to the standardized retrieval protocol, like the OpenSearch ( </li></ul>Our OPAC Integrated search from OPAC and Melvyl (Keyword : BSE)
  9. 9. “ Anytime” - search from own web browser <ul><li>Make search plugin of Firefox2 and InternetExplorer7 based Opensearch. </li></ul><ul><li>Make search button for Google toolbar. </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ Anyway” – Output XML data <ul><li>Can get standardized XML format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Output data by MARCXML/MODS with RSS2.0 elements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To fit any integrated search system. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One URL show one bibliographic data. (Permalink) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using any code (ISSN, ISBN, Catalog No.) Output journal (ISSN:0385-4000) MARCXML data. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include search term in URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Search catalog by ”TL=environment” and output ten items by MODS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can use SDI alerting. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 3. Hacking publisher’s RSS of journal new issue and using <ul><li>Include standard RSS elements ( title, URL ) and other elements (DC, PRISM) that need for making OpenURL . </li></ul>DOI Vol. No., Page, Year Many RSS reader drop these elements!!
  12. 12. Handling other XML emements <ul><li>Pickup XML elements, DublinCore, PRISM, and parsing RSS by javascript and Perl, display by HTML. </li></ul><ul><li>Make OpenURL from many elements of RSS feed. </li></ul>Add hyperlink to link resolver
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Discussion <ul><li>RSS is offensive user service. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Push” information directly to user’s desktop. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possibility of RSS feed and XML combination. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only “Update ping”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can use RSS like a container for handling any XML elements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now, MARC is only librarian’s tool, but OPAC2.0’s era can change MARC to one of the public material. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention!