Friday, April 29, 2005

New RSS Book

Developing Feeds with Rss and Atom is a new book from O'Reilly I'll have to check out. It covers:
  1. metadata interpretation
  2. the different forms of content syndication
  3. the increasing use of web services
  4. how to use popular RSS news aggregators on the market
RSS is a metadata format that has found wide acceptance. As a news/push metadata format is a bit different than the descriptive metadata we use in MARC and Dublin Core. However, the new version, Atom, can act as a wrapper for the descriptive formats, if I understand it right. Could be useful in distribution of MARC records? A simple alternative to METS?

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