Nature Publishing Group (NPG) now offers remote searching of the nature.com platform via nature.com OpenSearch (http://www.nature.com/opensearch). The new service allows application software to query nature.com, and returns results in a machine-readable format that can be reused and redisplayed.
As a demonstration of the new OpenSearch service NPG has developed nature.com search desktop widgets. Available for both Mac and PC, the widgets allow users to search nature.com without visiting the website. Searches are put together and sent by the widget, and results can be browsed with links back to the relevant article on nature.com. The widgets are available for download at Apple Downloads and Yahoo! Widgets Gallery. See the screencast on YouTube for an introduction.
Links and more information:
nature.com OpenSearch http://www.nature.com/opensearch
nature.com search widgets http://www.nature.com/widgets
YouTube screencast: http://go.nature.com/vIKzSj
Public interfaces: http://www.nature.com/libraries/public_interfaces
Nascent blog post (October 2009) nature.com OpenSearch Service http://go.nature.com/bjFLXn
Nascent blog post (May 2009): A Catalog for Nature.com http://go.nature.com/dcNAUn
Press release: Nature Publishing Group uses MarkLogic Server to launch enhanced search platform, (July 2009)http://www.nature.com/press_releases/marklogic.html
Nascent blog post (December 2008): XMP Labelling for Nature: http://go.nature.com/IpXv23