We do subscribe to Serials Solutions, but the title lists Godmar is
referring to are the title lists from the vendors that we get the content
from not the knowledge base that we then update.
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Ranti Junus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Does your library subscribe to Serials Solutions? If it does, I wonder
> if you could use the list from SerSols.
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Godmar Back <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > HTML entities. Other vendors use entirely different formats.
> > My question is whether there are efforts, software, or anything related
> > 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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