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On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Godmar Back <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> at our library, there's an emerging need to process title lists from
> vendors for various purposes, such as checking that the titles purchased
> can be discovered via discovery system and/or OPAC. It appears that the
> formats in which those lists are provided are non-uniform, as is the
> process of obtaining them.
> For example, one vendor - let's call them "Expedition Scrolls" - provides
> title lists for download to Excel, but which upon closer inspection turn
> out to be HTML tables. They are encoded using an odd mixture of CP1250 and
> HTML entities. Other vendors use entirely different formats.
> My question is whether there are efforts, software, or anything related to
> streamlining the acquisition and processing of vendor title lists in
> software systems that aid in the collection development and maintenance
> process. Any pointers would be appreciated.
> - Godmar
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