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Public Interfaces supports a number of standards-based metadata channels which provides for a range of linking opportunities. Below we list some common public interfaces into the platform.

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Web pages provide a number of opportunities for disclosing metadata. 

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The standard for embedding metadata in PDF files is via XMP metadata.

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OAI-PMH supports the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. 

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RSS provides a full inventory of RSS feeds across all of its journals, gateways and NatureNews.

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For direct and permanent linking to journal articles, uses the DOI and the CrossRef system for reference linking.

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OpenURL uses OpenURL as a standard 'link to' syntax for linking to journals, issues and articles using bibliographic metadata.

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