You could download a snapshot of the full LC back file at the Internet
Archive (kindly donated by Scriblio).
Then run a script using your favorite MARC parsing library (mine
currently is pymarc):
from pymarc import MARCReader
for record in MARCReader(file('part01.dat')):
if record['020'] and record['020']['a']:
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Godmar Back <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> for an investigation/study, I'm looking to obtain a representative
> sample set (say a few hundreds) of ISBNs. For instance, the sample
> could represent LoC's holdings (or some other acceptable/meaningful
> population in the library world).
> Does anybody have any pointers/ideas on how I might go about this?
> - Godmar