Yes, we're aware that we have feeds for dead journals too and are working on a mechanism to strip those out - but thanks for checking that we knew!


Terry Bucknell
Electronic Resources Manager
Sydney Jones Library
University of Liverpool
Chatham St, PO Box 123
Liverpool, L69 3DA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 2692
Fax: +44 (0)151 794 2681

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Duncan
Sent: 19 February 2009 14:25
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] ticTOCs makes its data available to developers

At 05:57 PM 2/18/2009, Terry wrote:
>. . .
>We have been busy developing more flexible APIs and in the course of 
>that today we realised that we were including some records that 
>don't have feeds (and that don't appear in our web interface). We 
>will make sure that we tidy those up. We also appreciate that we 
>have some updating to do because of new launches and title 
>transfers. In the longer term we are looking to publisher-initiated 
>updates to our database via CrossRef.

On the flipside, are you aware that there are also feed URLs for 
discontinued journals?  Somehow a journal that stopped publishing in 
1996 or 2000 doesn't seem very feed-worthy.  (Most of the ones I 
encountered were for ScienceDirect journals; publisher-initiated 
updates aren't all they're cracked up to be if the publisher is 
creating feeds across the board, regardless of whether there's any 
new content to feed.)

Bob Duncan

Robert E. Duncan
Systems Librarian
Editor of IT Communications
Lafayette College
Easton, PA  18042
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