I was very pleased with the tab delimited file. I have read it into a table and joined it to our catalog, that is now showing rss buttons in the A-Z list and 'recent articles' when presenting a full record presentation of a single catalog record.
I discovered two problems with the file however.
1. I found two lines containing carriage returns, messing up these rows. (see
2. There are titles in the list that do have a title and an issn, but that do not have a url of a rss feed. (e.g. Cell Differentiation)
Do you know of these problems ?
Drs. P.J.C. van Boheemen
Hoofd Applicatieontwikkeling en beheer - Bibliotheek Wageningen UR
Head of Application Development and Management - Wageningen University and Research Library
tel. +31 317 48 25 17 http://library.wur.nl <http://library.wur.nl/>
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From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Bucknell, Terry
Sent: Wed 11-2-2009 23:11
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] ticTOCs makes its data available to developers
As you may know, ticTOCs is a project funded by JISC in the UK to create a single, freely available source of RSS feeds for tables of contents - see http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/ . Our database now contains over 12,000 journals from over 430 publishers. Up until now the only way to get feeds out of ticTOCs has been to use our web interface to search for feeds and then export them as an OPML file, or one at a time to a feed reader of your choice.
We are working on creating APIs to let groups like the code4lib community extract our data in more flexible ways, but it has been pointed out to us - see http://robotlibrarian.billdueber.com/tictocs-give-us-a-file-pretty-pretty-pretty-please/ - that all you really need (at least at first) is a simple tab-delimited file that contains titles, ISSNs, and feed URIs for all of the journals in tocTOCs. We now provide precisely this at http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/text.php.
We hope that you will use this data to populate your catalog, A-Z journals list or whatever with RSS feed icons/links, or embedded TOCs. We look forward to the day when SFX, SerialsSolutions and the like are all using our data!
Although the project phase of ticTOCs is very nearly at end end, we are confident that we are very close to ensuring that the future of ticTOCs is assured for at least the next three years, and will continue to be free.
Share and enjoy.
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