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Application of Syndication to the Management of Bibliographic Catalogs

Manuel Blazquez Ochando and Juan-Antonio Martinez-Comeche


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

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 3, 2012, 425-430


Submitted On: 17 November 2009 Published On: 23 January 2012

How to Cite: Ochando, M. B. & Martinez-Comeche, J. (2012). Application of Syndication to the Management of Bibliographic Catalogs. Journal of Computer Science, 8(3), 425-430.

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  • Content syndication
  • library catalogs
  • bibliographic management
  • automation of information centers