Thanks, Nathan. That looks like it will work if I do it manually, but there
is no interface for doing it programmatically. Is LC okay with me screen
scraping the search results?
Information Technology Librarian
James C. Kirkpatrick Library
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Trail, Nate <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You can try our "label" service. See under "known label retrieval" here:
> I would be glad to help further.
> Thanks, Nate
> Nate Trail
> Network Development & MARC Standards Office
> LA308, Mail Stop 4402
> Library of Congress
> Washington DC 20540
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Josh Welker
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 11:12 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Searching LC Name Authority file programmatically
> I have sort of inherited authority control recently at my library, and I
> want to find some way to automate some common workflows. I am looking for
> an easy way to query blind name references against the LC Name Authority
> master file. There is no API for searching it on the web, and the name file
> itself is 10+ GB and hard to work with.
> Here are options as I see them:
> - Screen scrape the search engine at id.loc.gov.
> - Load the 10+ GB name file into a local database to query
> Does anyone have experience with either method? Does some other method
> exist I am not aware of?
> Joshua Welker
> Information Technology Librarian
> James C. Kirkpatrick Library
> University of Central Missouri
> Warrensburg, MO 64093
> JCKL 2260