If you're just looking for text, our programmer did it simply by doing
a screen scrape of the resulting page. So the call number search is
used, it automatically takes the first result and scrapes the
information from the item details page. Doesn't really help in getting
it in JSON or XML though.
Right now, since we have Summon, we're looking into using their API to
grab search results (for multiple items instead of just one), which I
believe is returned in XML or JSON and limiting it to e/books.
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Madrigal, Juan A <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to send a Call Number to WebOPAC via a query so that I can return data (title, author, etc…) for a specific book in the catalog preferably in JSON or XML (I'll even take text at this point).
> I'm thinking that one way to accomplish this is via Z39.50 and send a query to the backend that powers WebOPAC
> Has anyone done something similar to this?
> PHP YAZ (https://www.indexdata.com/phpyaz) looks promising, but I'd appreciate any guidance.
> Juan Madrigal
> Web Developer
> Web and Emerging Technologies
> University of Miami
> Richter Library