TOCs in the Catalog via RSS

Jim Robertson at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Library is pulling recent journal tables of contents into his catalog using RSS. In a recent posting to the Web4Lib listserv, he provides several links to see what he’s doing:

I’ve also (partially) successfully sucked in live, on-the-fly RSS feeds for tables of contents. Still “tweaking”, but you can see at (click on DETAILED RECORD).

Once you click through to the Detailed Record view, scroll down — and there’s the latest TOC for the journal (in this example, it’s the Journal of Architectural Education). Jim is using ColdFusion to, in his words, “hack some interesting things in Endeavor’s Voyager.” He’s also using Feed2RSS to turn the RSS feed into usable HTML.