So when you need a higher level of access you'll have to fill out an xISBN
request and have your eligibility verified. Your library has to be a
cataloging member to get the higher level of access but we can tweak the
usage based on your needs if you're eligible.
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM, David Fiander <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the details. Like I said, this is for a research project. So,
> while I don't need more than 1,000 requests / day right now, given the
> current size of my dataset, it will grow larger in the future. But that
> means I can start programming and testing without the affiliate ID, and
> then once I've got one, I can stop worrying about getting throttled right
> when things are getting exciting.
> - David
> On Jan 22, 2013 1:07 PM, "Karen Coombs" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > So the xISBN service will give you the workset and basic metadata about
> > each item in that workset.
> > You can get 1000 request/day without even having to get an affiliate ID.
> > Another possibility is the inline Schema.org markup in WorldCat.org.
> > You can link into WorldCat by ISBN -
> > http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/0451462645
> > Basic metadata is there in RDFa. There is actually a little demo
> > bookmarklet which grabs the metadata from a Schema.org encoded page and
> > sends it over so it can be added to Goodreads. -
> > http://www.oclc.org/developer/prototypes/schemaorg-markup-extractor
> > I think the WorldCat.org option is better because it is a little closer
> > getting work level metadata.
> > Karen
> > On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > On Jan 21, 2013, at 8:04 PM, David Fiander <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > > The documentation for the APIs is weak, and it looks like it hasn't
> > been
> > > > updated for a while. Has anybody used them much, or know what the
> > > of
> > > > ongoing development of them is?
> > >
> > > I am pretty sure that there is no ongoing development of Open Library.
> > > Others may be able to provide more details.
> > > >
> > > > All I'm really looking for at this point is a way to convert an ISBN
> > into
> > > > basic bibliographic data, and to find any related ISBNs, a la OCLC's
> > > xISBN
> > > > service.
> > >
> > > You can't do this via the API, because there's no way to search for
> > > work_id (at least none that I'm aware of). I was running an xISBN
> > > with the OL data, but it stopped working when Talis shut down the
> > > Platform...
> > >
> > > The dataset isn't that large, however. It may be worthwhile to
> > > it and create your own xisbn style services. It might be even better
> > > hack up something at Code4lib13 (or, elsewhere) to take the monthly
> > > and create a similar service. I imagine you're not alone in wanting
> > this.
> > >
> > > -Ross.