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Application of Syndication to the Management of Bibliographic Catalogs

By Juan-Antonio Martinez-Comeche and Manuel B. Ochando


<b>Problem statement:</b> The process of transmission of bibliographic records between libraries is a complex task, usually treated by the Z39.50 protocol. <b>Approach:</b> The objective of this research is to propose an alternative method to simplify this process, using the techniques of content syndication. <b>Results:</b> The computer program compares the feasibility of using different formats (ATOM, RSS1.0, RSS2.0 and MARC-XML) to convey and share library catalogues of various sizes (up to 1 millon records) between libraries. Tests have shown that smaller collections of 25,000 records, the time insertion/import catalogues is less than 1 min. <b>Conclusion/Recommendations:</b> The analysis suggests that syndication is a useful technique for the transmission and retrieval of bibliographic information

Topics: </keyword><keyword>Content syndication, library catalogs, bibliographic management, automation of information centers, MARC-XML, LCC:Electronic computers. Computer science, LCC:QA75.5-76.95, LCC:Instruments and machines, LCC:QA71-90, LCC:Mathematics, LCC:QA1-939, LCC:Science, LCC:Q, DOAJ:Computer Science, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering
Publisher: Science Publications
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.3844/jcssp.2012.425.430
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