Godmar Back wrote a web service in python for ticTOC with an eye to
incorporating links into III's Millennium catalog.
On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:34 PM, Derik Badman<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Just joined the list, and I'm hoping to get a suggestion or two.
> I'm working on using the ticTOCs ( http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/ ) text file of
> rss feed urls for journals to insert links to those feeds in our Serials
> Solution Journal Finder.
> I've got it working using a bit of jQuery.
> Demo here: http://188.8.131.52/badman/toc/demo.html
> Getting that working wasn't too hard, but I'm a bit concerned about
> efficiency and caching.
> I'm not sure the way I'm checking isbns against the text file is the most
> efficient way to go. Basically I'm making an ajax call to the file that
> takes the data and makes an array of objects. I then query the isbn of each
> journal on the page against the array of objects. If there's a match I pull
> the data and put it on the page. I'm wondering if there's a better way to do
> this, especially since the text file is over 1mb. I'm not looking for code,
> just ideas.
> I'm also looking for any pointers about using the file itself and somehow
> auto-downloading it to my server on a regular basis. Right now I just saved
> a copy to my server, but in the future it'd be good to automate grabbing the
> file from ticTOCs server on a regular basis and updating the one on my
> server (perhaps I'd need to use a cron job to do that?).
> Thanks for much for any suggestions or pointers. (For what it's worth, I can
> Derik A. Badman
> Digital Services Librarian
> Reference Librarian for Education and Social Work
> Temple University Libraries
> Paley Library 209
> Philadelphia, PA
> Phone: 215-204-5250
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