Over at the blog of the Regional Support Centre: Scotland South & West Grainne Hamilton has used JournalTOCs to create an RSS feed for new articles in scholarly journals on the topic of e-assessment, and he’s then embedded this feed in the RSC blog so that the titles of the latest articles on this topic, with links to where the full text is available (for subscribers to those journals, or where the full text is Open Access or freely available) is displayed.
This is what it looks like, on the right hand side of the blog:
It’s very easy to create such a feed for a topic, or even an institution.
As Grainne Hamilton explains: I wanted to create a feed for journal articles on e-Assessment and it was really easy to do. I just needed to append ‘e-assessment’ to the following URL: http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/articles/, e.g. http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/api/articles/e-assessment.
Here are some possible feeds, as examples:
Once you’ve created a feed, you can do various things with it – subscribe via Google Reader or iGoogle, subscribe via your browser, or embed the feed in a web page or blog. You can then keep up-to-date with any articles from the 15,000 journals indexed by JournalTOCs which mention your keywords.