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Search for Recent Articles By DOI

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The “articles” call of the JournalTOCs API has been updated to allow searching for recently published articles by DOI. Use the base URL followed by the DOI. For example for DOI 10.1504/IJLT.2009.028804 use the URL

Here is a screencast of the API in action.

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Updated Technical Documentation for Articles call.

The above example uses Dublin Core, PRISM and Content modules to return additional metadata such as publication name, publisher, page numbers etc. The metadata returned is dependent on the original publisher, though many are including this additional metadata and are following the Recommendations on RSS Feeds for Scholarly Publishers.

Written by lisa

February 22nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

JournalTOCs Workshop: Presentation 6 – TechXtra and TechJournalContents

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The sixth presentation of the day at the JournalTOCs workshop was given by Roddy MacLeod, Senior Subject Librarian at Heriot-Watt University.

The presentation was entitled TechXtra and TechJournalContents and is now available as a video demonstration. TechJournalContents uses the JournalTOCs API.

OAI-PMH instead of RSS feeds for Use Case 2?

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For the Second Use Case, our plan was to use RSS feeds produced by IRs. However we have noticed that not all IRs are using RSS to syndicate their latest additions of content. On the other hand we have noticed that almost all UK IRs are OAI data providers. This scenario has prompted us to consider the use of OAI-PMH harvesting to identify IR “submitted” content rather than relying on the IR RSSs

The first time that the IR uses the API, all the IR items matching TOC RSS items would be returned. For the next runs only IR items matching new TOC RSS items would be returned. We have OAI-PMH harvested a couple of IRs to test this approach.

Written by Santiago Chumbe

July 21st, 2009 at 5:06 pm