On 6/22/2011 11:25 PM, Ross Singer wrote:
> Can't you use:
> It's what I used to make marccodes.heroku.com/gacs/
Yes, I can! I didn't know about/hadn't found that one either hadn't been
mentioned until now. Thanks! Where did you find that?
That's potentially an even more convenient format for my use case than
the RDF version.
> Although like Karen pointed out, not sure why you can't use the
> RDF/XML from id.loc.gov
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Jonathan Rochkind<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Can anyone remind me if there's a machine readable copy of the MARC
>> geographic codes available at any persistent URL?
>> They're in HTML at http://www.loc.gov/marc/geoareas/gacs_code.html . I
>> actually had a script that automatically downloaded from there and "scraped"
>> the HTML -- but sometime since I wrote the script, the HTML structure on the
>> page changed and it broke.
>> (I kind of thought that was unlikely since that HTML page itself was machine
>> generated -- but I guess they changed the software that generated it.
>> Certainly I knew that scraping HTML was a bad thing to rely on... which is
>> why I hope LC provides this in some format less likely to change?)