> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On > Behalf Of Jonathan Rochkind > Sent: 13 October, 2006 14:58 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CODE4LIB] open worldcat and cover images > > So open worldcat has cover images for lots of books. > > The idea occured to me of trying to use these cover images in > my local catalog. I could use Amazon instead, but Amazon's > licensing would require me to link to Amazon, and I'd rather > be linking to open worldcat, if anywhere. [I could also pay a > vendor lots of money for this same thing, of course]. So does > anyone know: > 1) If OCLC would allow such a thing. (I'm guessing they might > not, sadly). You would have to read the terms of service for Open WorldCat, but I suspect that the answer is no due to the fact that OCLC licenses the cover art from another organization. For a definitive answer, send an e-mail to OCLC. The most they can say is no can do. > 2) If open worldcat provides any XML/API to make this easier to do. None that I'm aware of. Andy.