Thanks Terry, a really good comparison!
One more that I came up with, in thinking about this slightly further
... ticTOCs is open to the public whereas ZETOC requires an
institutional login to access the data. A big plus on ticTOCs' side!
On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Bucknell, Terry wrote:
> Zetoc covers about 20,000 journals, including journals that are
>print-only, or that exist online but do not provide their own RSS feeds
> ticTOCs covers about 12,000, limited to journals that provide their
>own RSS feeds (so this excludes print-only journals in the main)
> Zetoc is based the British Library's acquisitions of print issues,
>with data re-keyed into to system, which means that it may be a few
>weeks between an issue being published an appearing in Zetoc.
> ticTOCs uses feeds from the publishers (or their online hosts), so
>they are as up to date as the publisher wants to make them. Sometimes
> Zetoc only contains tables of contents
> ticTOCs contains whatever the publisher chooses to include in its
>feed, which may include abstracts, subject terms, DOIs, and graphical
>abstracts (especially for chemistry titles)
> So to summarise, Zetoc covers more journals, but ticTOCs should be
>more up to date and contains richer content.