Lisa Rogers ticTOCs and Gold Dust. Advanced Uses of RSS. ticTOCS & Gold Dust. About Me. Research Associate at ICBL http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk ticTOCs http://www.tictocs.ac.uk Gold Dust http://www.hull.ac.uk/golddust. Use and Re-Use of RSS. Viewed in RSS Reader/Browser Individual Use
Research Associate at ICBL http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk
Gold Dust http://www.hull.ac.uk/golddust
Viewed in RSS Reader/Browser
Embedded into websites.
Others displaying your news on their websites
Machine to Machine Use
Used by service providers and aggregators such as News Now, ticTOCs and Gold Dust.
News, Blogs, Job Adverts, Events, Website Updates, etc.
More Specific Feeds
Journal Tables of Contents, Items in Institutional Repositories, Learning Resources, Calls for Funding, Conference Announcements, Industry News, Calls for Papers, etc.
Can be extended through use of Modules DC, PRISM etc.
Provides more structured metadata
Generally used to provide textual updates, news, blogs etc.
Many Publishers are now providing RSS feeds for TOCs.
Quality of data provided varies
JISC funded Project Piloting a current awareness service.
Collection of over 11,000 Journal TOC RSS feeds from over 300 publishers
Allows users to find feeds to export to their own reader or view in ticTOCs
Will produce guidelines for publishers producing RSS feeds.
Use RSS 1.0 specification
Use RSS 1.0 Modules (dc, prism)
Use well formed and valid XML files for your TOC RSS feeds
Use the RSS Content Module to present HTML marked up content.
Do not restrict access to TOC RSS feeds.
Produce regular static copies of RSS feeds for fast downloading
Provide a choice of feeds (e.g current issue, recent issues)
Provide up-to-date OPML files
JISC funded Research project investigating alerting users about items of interest based on usage of ticTOCs.
Testing using 50 Engineers
Push highly relevant items from other RSS feeds.
Embedding ticTOCs into the research process
Standardising TOC RSS feeds
Increasing the number of TOC RSS feeds
Develop auto discovery and delivery services
Explore possibility of similar service in domains other than engineering.