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On Mar 17, 2008, at 8:44 AM, Katherine Kott wrote:
> Well, the SFX architecture has a feature called "display logic" that
> let's you on the server side determine how the menu will display based
> on what services are available. This is more obviously relevant to
> "digitized text availability" from Google Books than just cover
> You might want to suppress ILL links if there is digitized text (in
> fact, you probably wouldn't in that particular case, but that gives
> the idea of what things you might want to do. At least my library
> wouldn't, maybe others with especially small ILL budgets might). Or
> just give a pre-ILL warning message ("are you sure the Google text
> sufficient?), that might be more realistic.
> Anyway, you obviously couldn't do this using the existing SFX display
> logic feature if the Google Books info is only client side.
> Now, "impossible?" In the world of software development, few
> things are
> actually impossible. You could try to duplicate that feature using
> currently isn't that clean, it woudl be hard. But you have the
> capability to customize the SFX HTML however you want to. (And your
> customizations will likely break with a future SFX release). So
> nothings impossible, but I wouldn't want to go down that road.
> Godmar Back wrote:
>> Although I completely agree that server-side queryability is
>> we should ask from Google, I'd like to follow up on:
>> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Jonathan Rochkind
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>>> architecture of SFX would make it hard to implement Google Books
>>> integration with
>>> SFX on par with other 'services' used by SFX. We will see what
>> Could you elaborate? Do you mean 'hard' or 'impossible'?
>> Meanwhile, I've extended the google book classes (libx.org/gbs ) to
>> provide more flexibility; it now supports these classes:
>> gbs-thumbnail Include an <img...> embedding the thumbnail image
>> gbs-link-to-preview Wrap span in link to preview at GBS
>> gbs-link-to-info Wrap span in link to info page at GBS
>> gbs-link-to-thumbnail Wrap span in link to thumbnail at GBS
>> gbs-if-noview Keep this span only if GBS reports that book's
>> viewability is 'noview'
>> gbs-if-partial-or-full Keep this span only if GBS reports that book's
>> viewability is at least 'partial'
>> gbs-if-partial Keep this span only if GBS reports that book's
>> viewability is 'partial'
>> gbs-if-full Keep this span only if GBS reports that book's
>> viewability is 'full'
>> gbs-remove-on-failure Remove this span if GBS doesn't return bookInfo
>> for this item
>> - Godmar
> Jonathan Rochkind
> Digital Services Software Engineer
> The Sheridan Libraries
> Johns Hopkins University
> rochkind (at) jhu.edu
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