You might take a look at possibilities using Mendeley
My quick examination didn't reveal obvious RSS feed options, but an
advantage that Mendeley has over something like academia.edu is that
library staff could create and curate lists of faculty publications, rather
than faculty having to do it themselves from personal accounts. I've found
it pretty easy to add find and add citations to Mendeley using their
existing database and other tools. If they don't support RSS directly,
might you be able to use feedburner or a similar tool to create a feed
based on their content?
Just some Friday morning brainstorming ideas ...
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 6:25 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
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