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  • ticTOCs time has come (CSA)

    1. 1. ticTOCs time has come Roddy MacLeod Heriot Watt University [email_address] http:// www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/libram/tictocsCSA.ppt ProQuest CSA European Library Council 15 May, 2007, Lisbon
    2. 2. <ul><li>The aim of the ticTOCs project is to develop a service which will transform journal current awareness by making it easy for academics and researchers to find , display , store , combine and reuse tables of contents from multiple publishers in a personalisable web based environment. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Journals industry <ul><li>120,000+ journals currently being published. </li></ul><ul><li>25,000 of these are Peer Reviewed. </li></ul><ul><li>60%+ published online (90% US/UK English language published online). </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher revenues $5 billion STM journals </li></ul><ul><li>UK HE journal subs = £94.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 researchers UK, 5.5 million globally </li></ul>“ UK scholarly journals: 2006 baseline report”
    4. 4. Journal content Backruns Latest Issues Researchers Publishers Authors
    5. 5. Latest Issues
    6. 6. Email TOCs <ul><li>IngentaConnect Email Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>CSIRO Early Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Zetoc Alert </li></ul><ul><li>SARA – Scholarly Articles Research Alerting (Taylor & Francis) </li></ul><ul><li>SpringerLink TOC Alerting </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley InterScience E-mail Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>SAGE Journal Email Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>WorldSciNet Table of Contents Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Inderscience TOC Alerting </li></ul>
    7. 7. Email TOCs - popularity <ul><li>Publisher A – 1,000 journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>158,490 subscribers to email TOC alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,622,466 TOC alerts set up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregator B </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15,910 alerts containing 173,224 TOCs </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Email TOCs – require effort <ul><li>Your ZETOC Alert list called dff4qj belonging to the Athens username hwulibram is due to expire on Wed 21 Jun 2006. </li></ul>“ Some users reported that the alerts they themselves had set ‘haunted them’. I have exactly the same feeling, as sometimes it feels like the alerts I have set for myself are self-inflicted spam” Jonas Holmstrom: Report on 8 th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2004)
    9. 9. Enter the RSS feed <ul><li>13 Publishers in March 2005 - 1,139 titles </li></ul><ul><li>38 Publishers October 2006 - 7,000+ titles </li></ul>American Chemical Society American Institute of Physics American Physical Society arXiv e-print archive Atypon Link (was Extenza) BioMed Central Blackwell Synergy BMJ Journals Cambridge Journals Online Cell Press International Union of Crystallography EDP Sciences Emerald Engineering Village 2 (Compendex) HighWire Press IEEE Computer Society Digital Library IEEE Xplore Ingenta Connect Institute of Physics Karger Publishers Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Nature Publishing Group New England Journal of Medicine New Scientist New Statesman Oxford University Press Peeters Publishers PLoS Project MUSE ProQuest Dissertations and Theses PsycARTICLES Royal Society of Chemistry SAGE Publications Science SIAM Springer Symposium Journals The University of Chicago Press Wiley InterScience
    10. 11. RefWorks
    11. 12. RSS is currently not very user friendly <ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 0.91 </li></ul><ul><li>PRISM </li></ul><ul><li>Atom </li></ul><ul><li>ONIX </li></ul>Geeksville
    12. 13. The ticTOCs solution: Where? Directory of TOC RSS Feeds
    13. 14. The ticTOCs solution: How? Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display
    14. 15. The ticTOCs solution: How? Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display Re-use/embed Gateways, VLEs Connotea Export
    15. 16. The ticTOCs solution: How? Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display Re-use/embed Community Networking Gateways, VLEs Export Connotea
    16. 17. Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display Re-use/embed Community Networking ticTOCs Table of Contents www.tictocs.ac.uk Gateways, VREs Export Connotea
    17. 18. Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display Export Re-use/embed Community Networking ticTOCs Table of Contents www.tictocs.ac.uk Gateways, VREs Connotea
    18. 19. Library journal lists <ul><li>Journal of Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Alloys </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Applied Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Applied Geophysics </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Applied Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Biomechanics </li></ul>
    19. 20. Directory of TOC RSS Feeds Interactive Web environment Select Personalise Aggregate Display Re-use/embed Community Networking ticTOCs Table of Contents www.tictocs.ac.uk Gateways, VREs Export Connotea
    20. 21. <ul><li>Enable academics and researchers, without having to understand the technical or procedural concepts involved in the process, find, access, search within, be alerted to, aggregate, personalise, export and re-use journal TOCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the re-use of TOC content by individuals and subject-based services, library services, VLEs, etc, to help showcase research output, and deliver relevant content to researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable library and information services (e.g. from journal lists), commercial and open access journal publishers, gateways, content aggregators and journal directories to allow their users to embed journal TOCs, with one click, into ticTOCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the production of standardised journal TOC RSS feeds, and thereby facilitate their interoperability. </li></ul>ticTOCs Table of Contents www.tictocs.ac.uk
    21. 22. ticTOCs Table of Contents www.tictocs.ac.uk
    22. 23. Gold Dust <ul><li>Use ticTOCs logs to develop Personal Interest Profiles (PIPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Create silos of RSS content ( New content from Institutional Repositories, Calls for Papers, Funding Calls, Patents, Components, Press releases, Industry news, dissertations, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Use data mining techniques to match PIPs with content </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic personalised current awareness service </li></ul><ul><li>R ight information at the R ight time in the R ight way to the R ight person </li></ul>
    23. 24. Gold Dust

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