Local indexing of scholarly articles

Richard Wallis of Talis posts on a project that impacts our fantasies of local indexing (rather than cross-search) for scholarly articles.

“By embedding Onix encoded journal article information in to a RSS 2.0 feed it was possible to build a process, capable of being automated, for those articles to be inserted in to a library catalogue without human intervention.”

http://blogs.talis.com/panlibus/archives/2007/02/tocross.php

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Online coverage/link info in your OPAC via SFX

As I’ve told some people, I have some code to put the info from SFX on what databases (ie SFX ‘targets’) have online coverage for a given serial, on the OPAC page for that serial. I think this is fairly easy improvement you can make with a big impact.

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Bibliographic Wilderness

So I finally get around to making a blog to write about library matters. Attending the Code4Lib conference was the final impetus. What a great conference. Nice to spend a week discussing with very smart people very interesting ideas about how to make libraries work better in the digital environment. The way we try to extend and grow this community is with communication, right? Less re-inventing of wheels and isolation, more synergy and collaboration. Not just on code, but sharing of analyses, plans and experiences, participation in public discourse to take our collective practice forward. So a blog is one way of doing that public communication (‘publishing’ is just a word for ‘public communication’, right? A blog may not be the best way to do it, but better than nothing).

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