Hmm...I'm not sure that a "find more like this one" link would actually
work the way users think about it. In other words, instead of returning
records for additional printings, translations, etc. of a specific work
they will probably expect to get back new works related to that one in
some way -- either through topic or genre or ? In other words, more
like the functionality of OCLC's FictionFinder rather than xISBN per
On May 11, 2005, at 6:19 AM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
> On May 10, 2005, at 8:19 PM, Hickey,Thom wrote:
>> Here are some thoughts about what we might do next with our xISBN
>> service (see http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/xisbn/ and
>> * ISBN to author/title
>> * Adding 'distinctive' information to the response to help selection
>> * xOCLC: take in an OCLC number and return the OCLC numbers in its
>> FRBR work-set
>> * xLCCN: do the same thing for LCCNs
>> * xISSN: do the same thing for ISSNs
>> * SOAP wrappers around everything
>> * Expose it all via OpenURL 1.0
>> Any ideas about what you would use? Something else along these lines?
> I see most of these tasks as examples/implementations of a Find More
> Like This One service. "I have this record that I like, now find more
> more similar to it." These services could be implemented in a number of
> 1. A REST-ful target would be created in each library that could accept
> xISBN queries.
> 2. REST-ful URLs could be embedded in HTML files pointing to the
> 3. Like your toolbar links, people could view Web pages and click the
> toolbar links to "find more like this one"
> I like #3 the most. I think we as libraries need to be creating things
> akin to Google and Yahoo toolbars for our local clientele. These
> toolbars would enable things like xISBN- and Wag The Dog-like services
> for our users wherever their Web browser takes them.
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University Libraries of Notre Dame