If it's only in the hundreds, why not just look them up in Worldcat via
their basic search API and pull the ISBNs from the xISBN service? That's
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Cab Vinton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have a list of several hundred book titles & corresponding authors,
> comprising our State Library's book group titles, & am looking for
> ways of putting these titles online in a way that would be useful to
> librarians & patrons. Something along the lines of a LibraryThing
> collection or Amazon wishlist.
> Without ISBNs, however, the process could be very labor-intensive.
> Any suggestions for how we could handle this as part of a batch process?
> I realize that different manifestations of the same work will have
> different ISBNs, so we'd be seeking any work in print format, ideally
> the most commonly held.
> The only thought I've had is to do a Z39.50 search using the author &
> title Bib-1 attributes EG @and @attr 1=4 mansfield @attr 1=1003
> Thanks for your thoughts,
> Cab Vinton, Director
> Sanbornton Public Library
> Sanbornton, NH