RSS Feed from a Genie Catalog

by Jonathan Jacobsen Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:12 PM

Andornot’s popular WebPublisher RSS Control has long allowed our clients to generate an RSS feed of any content from any textbase. Just recently, we configured our RSS control to work with a Genie Catalog. Since Inmagic WebPublisher PRO underlies Genie, it was relatively easy to make the RSS control play nicely with Genie. Generating the RSS feed via a query into WebPublisher is done in the same way, but the tricky part was having the link in the RSS feed take the user into the Genie OPAC, as though the user had searched there.

We’ve configured an example RSS feed here from our Genie demo (best viewed in an RSS reader or as an RSS feed in Outlook).

RSS is an effective way of sharing information with broad audience. Some great ideas for feeds include:

  • a feed of the latest items added to the catalog;
  • a feed of items on particular subjects or by favourite (or in-house) authors; and
  • a feed of the latest serials checked-in.

Please contact us to use the Andornot RSS control with your Genie system.

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