On 13-04-08 13:11, Andreas Orphanides wrote:
> I should know this, since my wife works there... but does NoveList have an
I suspect not. LibraryThing might be a better option for this, for a
variety of reasons, not least is its API. But the real barrier is the
lack of a good API for the library's holdings information. This really
is a matter of gluing together two or three systems, none of which is
easy to use programmatically.
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM, David J. Fiander <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> A friend on friendfeed (no, it's not dead, and yes there's an active
>> librarian community there) who works in a public library complains thusly:
>>> I have decided that it's a goal of mine that for all series in the
>>> fiction collection that circulate reasonably well, I want us to have
>>> the full series. Right now, this is a cumbersome and annoying task. I
>>> have to identify the series (because not all of them are cataloged as
>>> such), see what we have, check the circulation, then check NoveList
>>> and compare the lists and look for gaps.
>> This strikes me as an interesting problem, but one that I can't devote
>> any time to now.
>> And there's the related question of why this is as difficult as it seems
>> to be.