Scitation Leverages RSS in New Saved Search Feature
MELVILLE, NEW YORK, 2 February 2007 — AIP Publishing Services announces the release of a valuable new service on its Scitation online platform. RSS Saved Search allows users to save their search criteria as an RSS feed. Feeds can currently be established based on any search performed across the Scitation database, or from AIP's SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database.
While traditional saved search functions require that users be logged on to the hosting platform in order to run stored searches, Scitation's RSS Saved Search service allows them to automatically receive new results at any time in their RSS reader or browser.
"We took advantage of updated RSS 2 technology to simplify the necessary tagging," said Paul DeCillis, Manager, Scitation Operations. "This new tool allows users to create more highly targeted RSS feeds than were previously possible. Scitation is out front with this new capability - it's one that few online publishing platforms currently offer."
All Scitation search results now display a prominent RSS button and a help box that users can click on to explain RSS feeds and to instruct them to add the search results' URLs to their RSS reader. RSS feeds can return a maximum of 20 results and the feeds are updated daily.
Users can create a tremendously broad range of RSS feeds, all with great specificity, as they have access to the bibliographic records and abstracts of the more than one million articles hosted on Scitation. Searching Scitation is free and does not require a login. Users may display, refine, or sort search results by criteria including full bibliographic record, author name, publication date range, and publication volume and issue.
AIP Publishing Services (www.pub4stm.org) is a division of the American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org), a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific societies. Its Scitation publishing platform currently hosts more than 1,000,000 articles from more than 160 scholarly publications for 25 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. AIP's suite of publishing services also covers every aspect of journal production, with complete management oversight from receipt of authors' manuscripts through print and online distribution.
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