It appears that academia.edu still does not have an Atom/RSS feed for
member activity and listed publications, but I think such a feature would
be very useful. If there was a concerted effort to demand such a service,
academia.edu might consider implementing it.
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Paul Butler (pbutler3) <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Howdy All,
> Some folks from across campus just came to my door with this question. I
> am still trying to work through the possibilities and problems, but thought
> others might have encountered something similar.
> They are looking for a way to create a feed (RSS, or anything else that
> might work) for each faculty member on campus to collect and link to their
> publications, which can then be embedded into their faculty profile webpage
> (in WordPress).
> I realize the vendors (JSTOR, EBSCO, etc.) allow author RSS feeds, but
> that really does not allow for disambiguation between folks with the same
> name and variants in name citation. It appears Web of Science has author
> authority records and a set of apis, but we currently do not subscribe to
> WoS and am waiting for a trial to test. What we need is something similar
> to this: http://arxiv.org/help/author_identifiers
> We can ask faculty members to upload their own citations and then just
> auto link out to something like Serials Solutions' Journal Finder, but
> that is likely not sustainable.
> So, any suggestions - particularly free or low cost solutions. Thanks!
> Cheers, Paul
> Paul R Butler
> Assistant Systems Librarian
> Simpson Library
> University of Mary Washington
> 1801 College Avenue
> Fredericksburg, VA 22401
> Sent from the mighty Dell Vostro 230.