It mostly depends on your ILS and whether you can query it by API or directly through the database, or whether you need to go through the web interface, or use a search engine. There is no lightweight, on-size-fits-all solution that will work on any system.
Of course if you are all WorldCat libraries — as PCC and LBCC appear to be — then that might be your best bet. WorldCat has a broad set of APIs.
> On Mar 24, 2015, at 3:07 PM, Amy Hofer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Code4Lib,
> A Linn-Benton Community College librarian took a bookstore data dump and
> searched each title in the ILS and in their vendor database to find out
> whether ebook access was already available or could be purchased. I'm
> interested in whether it's possible to write a script to automate this
> process that could be used at any school, regardless of ILS or vendor. You
> can read more about her project here:
> Has anyone created something like this?
> Any advice if I were to contract with a programmer to create it?
> Thanks in advance!
> Amy Hofer
> Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services
> PCC Southeast Library Room 206
> 2305 SE 82nd Ave
> Portland, OR 97216