Michael - Thanks for the code snippet -- I will take a stab at putting it into practice when I have a few minutes.
Ed -- The TGN can be searched for free on a one-off basis by going to
If you want access to the raw data files (such as to load into a cataloging system, provide search capabilities online, or do computerized matching), this requires purchasing a license. But, at least in the case of our organization, the terms were quite reasonable, and the initial license allows us to get updates for five years, and then renew at a reduced rate.
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>>> Ed Summers <[log in to unmask]> 2/27/2009 11:06 AM >>>
The TGN is still behind a pay-firewall right? Not that that means it
isn't legit conversation on here (because it is) -- but just curious
what the current state is.
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