[Esip-preserve] FW: [Crtwg] Looking for feedback on Best Practice Recommendations for RSS feeds

Wilson, Bruce E. wilsonbe at ornl.gov
Fri Jul 31 08:59:20 EDT 2009

This is targeted mostly at journals, but there's interest in data publications, and I thought I'd share this set of observations that people might find interesting.

Bruce E. Wilson (wilsonbe at ornl.gov<mailto:wilsonbe at ornl.gov>)
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(office) +1-865-574-6651

From: crtwg-bounces at crossref.org [mailto:crtwg-bounces at crossref.org] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Bilder
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 8:03 AM
To: Crtwg at crossref.org
Subject: [Crtwg] Looking for feedback on Best Practice Recommendations for RSS feeds

This is just a reminder that at the last TWG meeting we introduced a draft of some recommended best practices for scholarly publishers when producing RSS feeds. We are looking for feedback on these recommendations before we promote them publicly. Please, if you have any comments, suggestion, etc- get them to me (gbilder at crossref.org<mailto:gbilder at crossref.org>) by Friday, August 7th so that we can address them in the next working group meeting.

The current draft of the recommendations can be found at:


If you were unable to attend the last TWG, some background to the project can be found below.

Recently, CrossRef, along with a number of our member publishers, participated in the JISC-funded ticTOCs project (http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/). The major goal of the ticTOCs project was to  develop a service to enable users to discover, subscribe to, and re-use Table of Contents (TOC) RSS feeds for thousands of journals from a wide range of publishers.

The planing phase of the project included analysis of publishers current practices with regard to the provision of RSS feeds. The analysis revealed a range of issues which may impact on the ability of end users and feed aggregators to effectively utilize feeds. As such, the ticTOCs  project also proposed to create a set of recommended best practices for scholarly publishing creating RSS feeds. The ticTOCs working group has developed a draft of these recommended best practices and would like to present them to the CrossRef technical working group for discussion and feedback.



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