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.
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 -
> 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. -
> I think the WorldCat.org option is better because it is a little closer to
> getting work level metadata.
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]>
> > 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
> > > updated for a while. Has anybody used them much, or know what the state
> > 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
> > > 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 clone
> > 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 download
> > it and create your own xisbn style services. It might be even better to
> > hack up something at Code4lib13 (or, elsewhere) to take the monthly dumps
> > and create a similar service. I imagine you're not alone in wanting
> > -Ross.