We use this from Bowker:
it will return transparent one pixel image (as amazon does) when no picture is found.
Not a clean API and not a lot of coverage
Drs. P.J.C. van Boheemen
Hoofd Applicatieontwikkeling en beheer - Bibliotheek Wageningen UR
Head of Application Development and Management - Wageningen University and Research Library
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Van: Code for Libraries namens Bob Duncan
Verzonden: di 18-3-2008 22:17
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Onderwerp: Re: [CODE4LIB] Journal cover source?
At 04:27 PM 03/18/2008, Jonathan wrote:
>This is something some of us have been wanting for a while too. I don't
>know of any API source (I wonder if Bowker's soon-to-be Books In Print
>API, which I've been told has cover images, will have that? I'm still
>trying to figure out, in communication with Bowker, what their cost
>model is going to be for this service).
>Ulrich's Periodicals Directory does have many journal cover images, but
>doesn't have any API to access them....
Ulrich's does use a predictable URL as the value of the img src
attribute; it returns a cover image when one is available and
nothing when one is not:
I'm not sure if the links work sans an Ulrich's/SS subscription, nor
what the ethics are of using something like this (subscription or not), but....
Robert E. Duncan
Editor of IT Communications
Easton, PA 18042
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