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EDINA and JournalTOCs have signed a joint collaboration to develop a RESTful web service to integrate JournalTOCs data on SUNCAT web pages. The web service or API is codenamed JASS: Journals and Articles via SUNCAT Services.

Aims of the collaboration

EDINA has interest in using the metadata of journals and articles collected by JournalTOCs to enhance the Tables of Contents (ToCs) provided by its SUNCAT Service. As a result of the collaboration, SUNCAT would enable academic libraries to use a convenient and efficient tool to access recent journal TOCs via the SUNCAT interface. SUNCAT’s priority is to extend TOCs sources and to be able to offer more than the current issue.

Required Implementation

JournalTOCS will prototype automated tools to enrich JournalTOCs metadata to enable SUNCAT’s OpenURL linking at the article level.

JournalTOCS will work with the RSS feeds provided by publishers to enable SUNCAT with the capacity of displaying the current issues, past issues and future issues (if available) for the journal TOCs provided by JournalTOCs on SUNCAT web pages.

The metadata of journals and articles collected by JournalTOCs will be made accessible in SUNCAT through the JASS web service which will use the MODS schema as metadata exchange format. Also, both partners will work together to identify the interoperation required to support journal/article discovery within the overall EDINA/SUNCAT/OpenURL architecture context.

EDINA is a national academic data centre based at the University of Edinburgh. It is designated by JISC to support the activities of universities, colleges and research institutes across the UK. The mission of EDINA is to be recognised as integral to advances in the quality and productivity of research and education, in the UK and beyond.

SUNCAT is an EDINA service which enables researchers and librarians to locate serials held in libraries throughout the UK. It contains information on both print and electronic serials. SUNCAT is the largest freely available source of information about serials holdings in the UK. Researchers are able to locate serials held in 85 UK research libraries.

Written by Santiago Chumbe

August 15th, 2011 at 4:39 pm