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Transferring your journals (MyTOCs) from ticTOCs to JournalTOCs

Posted by Terry Bucknell on February 20, 2012

We recently announced that the ticTOCs service will be discontinued at the end of March 2012. The teams of ticTOCs and JournalTOCs are working together to facilitate a seemly and conveniently transfer of ticTOCs users’ accounts and the content of their MyTOCS folders to JournalTOCs, so ticTOCs users can opt-in to continue enjoying the benefits of a TOC current awareness service without interruption.

In particular, the end of ticTOCs will affect the users who have signed up to have MyTOCs folders with ticTOcs. With the aim of helping those users, JournalTOCs has setup a web page from where ticTOCs users can transfer their accounts to JournalTOCs before the end of March. By completing the following simple steps, ticTOCs users can quickly and easily transfer their accounts and their MyTOCs folder to JournalTOCs:

  1. Login at http://www.tictocs.ac.uk
  2. You will see all your journals listed in the MyTOCs section
  3. Click Select All button
  4. Click Export Selected button
  5. Save the tictocs.opml file
  6. Go to http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/tictocs_users/
  7. Enter your email address
  8. Upload your tictocs.opml file

Once you have completed the above eight steps, JournalTOCs will recreate your ticTOCs account on the JournalTOCs website and automatically will upload all your ticTOCs journals to your “Followed Journals”. You will receive a welcome email confirming your registration and giving you useful information to make the most of JournalTOCs.

If some of your journals are not found in the JournalTOCs database, the JournalTOCs crawler will index the missing journals and automatically add them to your JournalTOCs account in the few days after your have registered with JournalTOCs.

Please contact journaltocs@icbl.hw.ac.uk if you have any query regarding the above procedure. Further information and guidance for ticTOCs users can be obtained by contacting ticTOCs@mimas.ac.uk.

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ticTOCs is coming to a close

Posted by Terry Bucknell on February 9, 2012

It is with regret that the decision has been taken to discontinue the ticTOCs service at the end of March 2012.

We advise you to use the journalTOCs service http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/ instead.

If you were using the ticTOCs API to pull journal feeds into your own pages then we recommend you switch to the journalTOCs API which works the same way – seehttp://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/develop.php.

If you were using the ticTOCs text.php file to populate your own service we recommend you instead make API calls to journalTOCs for each journal – seehttp://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/develop.php.

If you have any questions please contact ticTOCs@mimas.ac.uk.

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