Journal of Computer Science

Application of Syndication to the Management of Bibliographic Catalogs

Manuel Blazquez Ochando and Juan-Antonio Martinez-Comeche

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.425.430

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 3

Pages 425-430


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.


© 2012 Manuel Blazquez Ochando and Juan-Antonio Martinez-Comeche. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.