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Jisc

  1. 1. Innovative Uses of RSS at Nature Tony Hammond Emerging Technologies, NPG
  2. 2. RSS Use Cases at Nature <ul><li>A - News Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles - AOP (Advanced Online Publication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles - TOC (Tables Of Content) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>B - Feed Archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C - Connotea Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported Output Format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>D - Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specials </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. RSS Case #1 Connotea http://www.connotea.org/
  4. 4. Connotea : Organize, Share, Discover
  5. 5. Connotea : RSS Markup
  6. 6. RSS Case #2 Podcasts http://www.nature.com/podcast/
  7. 7. Podcasts: The List <ul><li>Nature Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Heredity Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Special: Stem Cells </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Special: World Heart Day </li></ul>
  8. 8. Podcasts: Mechanism <e…/> 1 2
  9. 9. Podcasts: Building Blocks <ul><li>Podcast Components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 feed with <enclosure/> element </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media file (MP3) pointed at by <enclosure/> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata (RSS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata (MP3) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ID3 (v1, v2) tags </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Podcasts: RSS Markup
  11. 11. Podcasts: Production <ul><li>Audio outsourced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists , has been contracted to produce the MP3’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two resolutions produced: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hi-Res version (broadcast quality) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lo-Res version (bandwidth friendly) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast produced in-house </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata added </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Podcasts: ID3 Editor
  13. 13. Podcasts: Tools - Perl Script
  14. 14. Podcasts: iTunes
  15. 15. Podcasts: Transcripts
  16. 16. Podcasts: Usage <ul><li>Averages over last 6 months: </li></ul><ul><li>250,000 podcast ‘page views’ per wek (# of times podcast was polled) </li></ul><ul><li>35,000 MP3 downloads per week (either direct from HTML page or via podcast) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Podcasts: Current Plans <ul><li>Current Plans: </li></ul><ul><li>New Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Specials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive Metadata (e.g. DC, PRISM) </li></ul>

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