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Health News Harvesting System: A Rich Site Summary (RSS) Storage and Retrieval System For Use in The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library and North Carolina AHEC Digital Library Web Sites

by Dodd, David A

Abstract (Summary)
This documentation describes the Health News Harvesting System developed for use within the North Carolina AHEC Digital Library and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library web sites.

The Health News Harvesting System gathers, parses, and stores RSS feeds from several of the top health science news sites. Once the information has been retrieved, this system will then extract, parse, and store the associated data, where it can then be searched, sorted, retrieved, and analyzed by UNC Health Sciences Library staff, patrons, and constituencies. This documentation provides a brief summary of concepts concerning Rich Site Summary (RSS) and RSS Aggregation, and explains the application of these concepts within the structures of these information systems.

The final section provides the system code for each component of the Health News Harvesting System in its entirety, as well as in-line annotations to describe individual processes within the components.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Jeffrey Pomerantz

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:rss feeds web site development current awareness services information technology world wide computer programs library science network resources

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Date of Publication:04/05/2006

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