Publications Page / App

Ok, cool.

It’s probably obvious, but I have a lot to learn about Plone/Python, so I appreciate your patience.

That’s awesome to learn RSS can be added to any page… and customized.

And yes, it’s nice to have the opportunity to propose a different data collection and dissemination workflow from Miriam’s model.

As I’ve been exploring the options, I have two dynamic XML feeds set up:

XML Feed One:

The one above is just a "prettified" version of the raw output from the Zotero API <>, tortured with Feedburner settings to RSS 1.0 that the IBSS site’s RSS reader appeared to play nice with.

XML Feed Two:

The one above is XML Feed One from Feedburner, routed through Y! Pipes, but this time tortured to list only publications from 2014, in alphabetical order by title.

I’m using that one to generate the static HTML that I can edit and post manually using the existing "new publication" form.

It would be amazing to have an RSS portlet available that could dynamically display the title, description, and link to the citation on the IBSS6 Zotero account.

Earlier I’d mentioned the Zotero Reader web app as a possibility – it has a slick UI and expanded capabilities over the RSS feeds including the ability to browse by keyphrase and author. However, pursuing a similar application to mesh with the IBSS site is a bit over my current skill and knowledge level – for now. I would like to keep it in mind though.

At any rate, using Zotero to collect and publish citations seems like a great time-saver and potential third party solution to managing the citations. It’s great to hear you’re working on an internal database approach though – trusting a third party service like Zotero to manage digital content in the long-term always has some inherent risk.




About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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