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Defrosting the Digital Library: Bibliographic Tools for the Next Generation Web

  • Duncan Hull mail,

    duncan.hull@cs.man.ac.uk

    Affiliations: School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Steve R. Pettifer,

    Affiliations: The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Douglas B. Kell

    Affiliations: School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 31, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000204

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re: screen-scraping metadata

Posted by gbilder on 17 Nov 2008 at 14:35 GMT

I should just note that screen-scraping of landing pages is indeed fragile and error-prone- which is why CrossRef provides a number of APIs (OpenURL, OAI-PMH) for querying the metadata directly. Info can be found on our site.

--G