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SciTech XML

Science and Technology News Articles and Events are available as XML.

News list

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml

Returns a list of news articles for a given site, with article id, headline, credit info, summary, thumbnail and date.

  • Each 'article' element has an incremental 'index' attribute, starting at 0 for the first article on the list
  • 'credit' and 'thumbnail' elements are optional

Variables

The following variables can be used:

site
Returns the news relevant to the specified site (defaults to 1)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=11
types
Returns articles of the specified type (defaults to 1,9)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=11&type=1
Author
Returns articles by a specified author
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=10&type=19&author=2
limit
Limits the number of news articles in the list (default setting is off)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=11&type=1&limit=10
offset
Use with limit to set the starting point for you selection of news articles (defaults to 0, or the most recent news article)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=11&type=1&limit=10&offset=5
order
Sets the date order of news articles in the list (case insensitive: 'asc' or 'desc', defaults to 'desc')
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_list.xml?site=11&type=1&limit=10&offset=5&order=asc

Validate news_list.xml

News Article

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_article.xml

A news article with article id, headline, credit info, text, image, date and related sites.

  • HTML tags in 'text' have been converted to '[[' and ']]' which can be re-formatted to '<' and '>'
  • 'credit', 'image' and 'related_sites' elements are optional

Variables

The following variables can be used:

article_id
Specifies the article to be returned (defaults to the most recent article)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_article.xml?id=284
site
Returns an article only if it is linked to the specified site

eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_article.xml?id=284&site=10 (matches article)
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/news_article.xml?id=284&site=14 (no article match)

Validate news_article.xml

Event list

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml

Returns a list of events for a given site, with event id, title, summary, event type, date information and thumbnail.

  • Each 'event' element has an incremental 'index' attribute, starting at 0 for the first event on the list
  • 'thumbnail' element is optional

Variables

The following variables can be used:

site
Returns events relevant to the specified site (defaults to 1)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11
type
Returns events of the specified type (defaults to all types)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11&type=2
range
Limits the range of events returned to past, future or all (specify 'past' or 'future' or leave blank for all events)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11&type=2&range=past
limit
Limits the number of events in the list (default setting is off)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11&type=2&range=past&limit=10
offset
Use with limit to set the starting point for you selection of events (defaults to 0, or the latest event)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11&type=2&range=past&limit=10&offset=5
order
Sets the date order of events in the list (case insensitive: 'asc' or 'desc', defaults to 'asc')
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event_list.xml?site=11&type=2&range=past&limit=10&offset=5&order=desc

Validate event_list.xml

Event

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event.xml

An event with event id, title, text, event type, date information, image and related sites.

  • HTML tags in 'text' have been converted to '[[' and ']]' which can be re-formatted to '<' and '>'
  • 'image' and 'related_sites' elements are optional

Variables

The following variables can be used:

event_id
Specifies the event to be returned (defaults to the most recent event)
eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event.xml?id=128
site
Returns an event only if it is linked to the specified site

eg. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event.xml?id=128&site=14 (matches event)
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/xml/event.xml?id=128&site=10 (no event match)

Validate event.xml

Site ID List

A list of current sites:

Site Name Site ID
Academic Support - Courses 74
Academic Support - Drop-ins 73
Accelerator Physics 115
ArmyWeb 102
Athena SWAN 29
Atypical Development Unit 59
Biological Sciences 113
CCMI2014 111
Centre For Biophotonics 17
Centre For Extreme Events 101
Centre For Global Eco-Innovation 86
Centre For Medical Education 13
Centre For Microsystems Engineering 2
Centre For Nanoscale Dynamics 62
CGE Case Studies 130
CGE MSc Adverts 124
CGE PhD Adverts 88
CGE PhD Adverts (Closed Projects) 92
Chemistry 80
China Catalyst Programme 119
China Catalyst Programme Projects 125
Computing 24
Computing Front Page 36
Computing Home Page 30
Cosmology And Astroparticle Physics 97
Data-Science 123
Department Of Communication Systems 11
Energy Lancaster 79
Engineering Business 52
Engineering Department 35
Engineering Featured Item 50
Engineering Postgraduate 54
Engineering Postgraduates 76
Engineering Research 51
Engineering Schools 53
Engineering Studentships 77
Envision DTP - News 112
Envision DTP - Projects 2014 114
Envision DTP - Projects 2015 129
ESRC Morphology 126
Experimental Particle Physics 96
Faculty Of Applied Sciences 6
Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences 15
Fix-it 12
Food Security 110
Health And Wealth 120
Highwire 84
InfoLab21 10
InfoLab21 Calendar 60
Institute Of Environmental And Natural Sciences 7
International Mountain Environment Research Centre 16
Investigative Expertise Unit 58
LEC 14
LEC - Atmospheric Science 42
LEC - Biodiversity And Global Change 56
LEC - Biology UG Open Days 28
LEC - Business 22
LEC - Catchment And Aquatic Processes 41
LEC - Centre For Chemicals Management 34
LEC - Centre For Environmental Informatics 40
LEC - Centre For Sustainable Agriculture 48
LEC - Centre For Sustainable Water Management 49
LEC - China Bridge 47
LEC - Environmental Geosciences 46
LEC - EnvScience UG Open Days 19
LEC - Featured Item 55
LEC - Food Security 64
LEC - Geography UG Open Days 27
LEC - International 63
LEC - Organisms And The Environment 45
LEC - Postgraduate 21
LEC - Research 43
LEC - Society And Environment 44
LEC - Waitrose 85
LEC Featured Items 94
Low Temperature Physics 98
LUREG 39
Mathematical Physics 116
Maths And Statistics 33
Matt Riding Site 108
Microwave Research 67
National Science And Engineering Week 25
NCPW14 121
Nonlinear And Biomedical Physics 117
Physics 31
Physics Featured Item 128
Physics Postgraduate 87
Psychology 32
Psychology Masters 127
Psychology Postgraduate 106
Quantum Nanotechnology 118
Quantum Technology Centre 91
Rolandic Epilepsy 122
School Of Computing And Communications 61
SciTech 1
SciTech Business 78
SciTech Business Activity Calendar 93
SciTech Christmas Conference 23
SciTech Christmas Conference Featured Items 95
SciTech Conference Support 75
SciTech Distinguished Visitor Programmes 109
SciTech Futures Seminar Series 99
SciTech Graduate School 20
SciTech Graduate School Feature 1 89
SciTech Graduate School Feature 2 90
SciTech Graduate School Top Story 37
SciTech International 66
SciTech Outreach Grants 72
SciTech Public Lectures 107
SciTech Research Grants 71
SciTech Schools 18
SciTech Teaching Grants 70
SciTech Top Story 38
SciTech Travel Grants 69
SciTech Vision 26
SciTech Vision Teaching Prize 68
Security 82
Space Science 65
STOR-i 57
UK Deans Of Science 81

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Article Category ID List

A list of current article types:

Article Type Article Type ID
2005 Conference Topic 8
2006 Conference Talks 12
App Of The Month 20
Blog 19
Case Study 18
Faculty Lecture 10
Feature 15
Fix-it Article 11
Forecast 23
Funding 16
Learning And Teaching Feature 14
LU News 9
News 1
News In Brief 22
Page Text 3
Podcast 21
Press Clipping 24
Project 17

Event Type ID List

A list of current event types:

Event Type Event Type ID
Brunch Bytes 28
Business Workshop 20
Christmas Conference Talk 11
Conference or workshop 3
Debate 29
Demonstration/Workshop 13
Exhibition 21
Focus Group 27
ICT Cluster Meeting 16
Lancaster University Student Event 23
LEC Business Breakfast Club 25
LU Postgraduate Open Day 4
LU Visit Day 6
National Science and Engineering Week 18
Networking Event 9
Postgraduate Open Day 7
Postgraduate Reception 22
Presentation 24
Schools Event 17
Sci-Tech Lecture Series 12
Sci-Tech Taster Day 14
Security Lancaster Seminar Series 30
Social Event 19
Talk, Lecture or Seminar 2
Technology - External Event 15
Technology Matters 1
Training 10
Undergraduate Open Day 8