I think you can do this all with JS or Coffeescript.
Here's a fiddle :
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Daryl Grenz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Powell's Books provides an API (http://api.powells.com/stable) and direct
> links to their book covers by ISBN13 only.
> Regarding the limit on daily use of the Google Books API, I think from
> when I used it before that if you access cover links through the Dynamic
> Links API (https://developers.google.com/books/docs/dynamic-links) there
> is no daily limit.
> - Daryl
> > Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:13:35 +0000
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] display book covers
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Hi all,
> > Anyone have some good resources about tools for gathering book cover
> images? I'm building that into our next catalog update, which uses
> Blacklight, but I'm not necessarily looking for Rails-only approaches. My
> questions are more general:
> > What sources are out there? (ex. Google Books, amazon)
> > Making it work?
> > I'm trying out Google Books at the moment, just making a call to their
> API. This can be asynchronously and loaded after the rest of the page, or
> cached, perhaps even store the url in solr or a database table?
> > Tools?
> > I am trying out a Google Books gem, which is just a wrapper for the
> > Other thoughts?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > …adam
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