[CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Paul Butler (pbutler3)
Howdy All, Some folks from across campus just came to my door with this question. I am still trying to work through the possibilities and problems, but thought others might have encountered something similar. They are looking for a way to create a feed (RSS, or anything else that might work)

Re: [CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Ethan Gruber
It appears that academia.edu still does not have an Atom/RSS feed for member activity and listed publications, but I think such a feature would be very useful. If there was a concerted effort to demand such a service, academia.edu might consider implementing it. Ethan On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at

Re: [CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Chad Benjamin Nelson
You could run an Eprintshttp://www.eprints.org/ instance (or, I assume, some other Institutional Repository software), which can output a list of the publications from an individual author as an rss feed. Not too much custom work required, if I remember correctly, though it has been a while.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Ford, Kevin
Hi Paul, I can't really offer any suggestions but to say that this is a problem area presently. In fact, there was a recent workshop, held in connection with the Spring CNI Membership Meeting, designed specifically to look at this problem (and author identity management more generally). You

Re: [CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Shirley Lincicum
You might take a look at possibilities using Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/ My quick examination didn't reveal obvious RSS feed options, but an advantage that Mendeley has over something like academia.edu is that library staff could create and curate lists of faculty publications, rather than

Re: [CODE4LIB] Author authority records to create publication feed?

2012-04-13 Thread Paul Butler (pbutler3)
Thank you all for your suggestions! Kevin's excellent email confirms my suspicions. I am working on plans to transform our digital repository to a more broadly defined IR, so that will likely be our focus down the road. However, any solution that requires faculty input without an immediate,