I'm looking into tapping the texts in the Open Content Alliance.
A few questions...
As near as I can tell, they don't expose (perhaps even store?) any common
unique identifiers (oclc number, issn, isbn, loc number).
We're a contributer so I can use curl to grab our records via http (and
regexp my way to our local catalog identifiers, which they do
I've played a bit with the z39.50 interface at indexdata
(http://www.indexdata.dk/opencontent/), but I'm not confident about the
content behind it. I get very limited results, for instance I can't find
any UNC records and we're fairly new to the game.
Again, I'm looking for unique identifiers in what I can get back and it's
Anyone cracked this nut? Got any life lessons for me?
Web Development Coordinator
The University Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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