XISBN experimental use


XISBN being used in UKOLN’s demonstrator OpenURL application. Andy Powell writes:

This looks pretty interesting. It uses knowledge of WorldCat and the IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model to work up from any given ISBN to the ‘work’, then back down to other ‘expressions’/’manifestations’ of the same work. I.e. give it an ISBN, and it returns a list of associated ISBNs. I’ve incorporated this Web service into OpenResolver, UKOLN’s demonstrator OpenURL resolver. To try it, go to the sample reading list page at:

[JISC-DEVELOPMENT Archives — January 2004 (#48)]

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