Or use the modified xissn service of OCLC: http://xissn.worldcat.org/webservices/xid/issn/1095-9203?method=getMetadata&fl=issnl,rssurl
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 Godmar Back
Sent: Fri 12-6-2009 5:55
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Yes - see this email
If you can host yourself, the stand-alone version is efficient and easy to
keep up to date - just run a cronjob that downloads the text file from JISC.
My WSGI script will automatically pick up if it has changed on disk.
On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Annette Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > journal on the page against the array of objects. If there's a match I
> > the data and put it on the page. I'm wondering if there's a better way to
> > this, especially since the text file is over 1mb. I'm not looking for
> > 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
> > a copy to my server, but in the future it'd be good to automate grabbing
> > 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
> > --
> > 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
> > Email: [log in to unmask]
> > AIM: derikbad
> > "Research makes times march forward, it makes time march backward, and it
> > also makes time stand still." -Greil Marcus