Hi All:

In common with many other scholarly publishers Nature Publishing Group makes
citation level metadata available through its RSS feeds using the DC [1] and
PRISM [2] vocabularies, see

It is also experimenting an SRU wrapper service into its search indexes
again exposing result records in DC and PRISM, see

Question: Would it be useful (or even helpful) to also expose this metadata
in MODS? As a complement to DC/PRISM? (And what about ONIX?) What is the
sweet spot for libraries/publishers? (We can't really do this without some
feedback from you guys. We may not have that level of imagination. Believe.

What do libraries want? What do end-users want? What can publishers do to
improve the overall situation? To make our metadata feeds more widely

Our general perception is that an open disclosure of our metadata records
will facilitate a third party service ecology which can only be of benefit
to all.

Looking for answers. Pretty, please.



Tony Hammond

New Technology, Nature Publishing Group
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"The Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata (PRISM)
specification defines an XML metadata vocabulary for syndicating,
aggregating, post-processing and multi-purposing magazine, news, catalog,
book, and mainstream journal content. PRISM provides a framework for the
interchange and preservation of content and metadata, a collection of
elements to describe that content, and a set of controlled vocabularies
listing the values for those elements."

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