[LibX] OCLC xISBN Support

Lynn Reynish lreynish at reginalibrary.ca
Thu May 31 11:32:11 PDT 2007


This is getting rather annoying. It was working fine yesterday and we had OAI turned back on as a result. Now we just get nothing. I'll be harassing OCLC. Maybe the default should be liblookup?


Lynn
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Lynn Reynish
ILS Librarian
Regina Public Library
lreynish at reginalibrary.ca
-----Original Message-----
From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org] On Behalf Of Jim Campbell
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:47 AM
To: libx at mozdev.org
Subject: Re: [LibX] OCLC xISBN Support

We just turned this on and in testing I see that alcme.oclc.org is dead again. Before I bug OCLC, did anyone ever get a reply from them about the status of this service? Are they supporting it?

- Jim Campbell

Digital Access Librarian | Librarian for German
E-Mail: Campbell at Virginia.Edu | Voice: 434-924-4985

Digital Access Services, University of Virginia Library http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/das/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org
> [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org] On Behalf Of LibX Project
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 5:03 PM
> To: libx at mozdev.org
> Subject: Re: [LibX] OCLC xISBN Support
>
> I see.
>
> We're actually using the OAI bookmarklet service in addition to the
> liblookup service.
> I can turn off your OAI bookmarklet in your LibX edition, this way you
> can at least use liblookup. I will point this out to OCLC, and so
> should you.
>
> They shouldn't advertise services they don't provide, even if not in
> "production status"
>
>  - Godmar
>
> On 5/25/07, Selden Deemer <libssd at emory.edu> wrote:
> > Hmm... Our LibX links creates xISBN links such as :
> >
> >
> http://alcme.oclc.org/bookmarks/servlet/OAIHandler/extension?verb=FRBR
> >
> Redirect&identifier=oai:bookmarks.oclc.org:www.library.emory.edu&isbn=
> > 006073132X
> >
> > Anything relating to http://alcme.oclc.org/ has been timing
> out since
> > May 1.
> >
> > Config entry for this is:
> >
> > $catalog.xisbn.oai=oai:bookmarks.oclc.org:www.library.emory.edu
> >
> > I've tested other LibX toolbars that fail with the same
> dependency on
> > alcme.oclc.org.
> >
> > Godmar?
> >
> > Selden Deemer, Library Systems Administrator Emory University
> > Libraries Atlanta, Georgia
> > EMAIL:  libssd at emory.edu
> > PHONE:  404-727-0271
> >    FAX:  404-727-0827
> >
> >
> > LibX Project wrote:
> > > It was down for a few days between May 17-22, roughly, but it's
> > > working now (at least for me.) Try
> > >
> http://labs.oclc.org/xisbn/liblook?baseURL=http://addison.vt.edu&opa
> > > cID=innovative&isbn=006073132X
> > >
> > >
> > > Eric Hellman from OCLC expressed their commitment to making the
> > > liblook component of xISBN, which we use, a production
> service soon.
> > > Maybe it would help if you contacted him?
> > >
> > > If it's really that important, we could also add direct
> support for
> > > xISBN into LibX - OCLC's xISBN service  is already a "production
> > > service." This would also allow the use of competing,
> API-compatible
> > > services.
> > >
> > > - Godmar
> > >
> > > On 5/25/07, Selden Deemer <libssd at emory.edu> wrote:
> > >> Around May 1, OCLC's xISBN service, as called by LibX
> ISBN autolink
> > >> stopped working. Is there anything that the LibX
> community can do
> > >> to pressure OCLC to make this work again? xISBN lookup through
> > >> autolink is one of those almost magical things done by LibX.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Selden Deemer, Library Systems Administrator Emory University
> > >> Libraries Atlanta, Georgia
> > >> EMAIL:  libssd at emory.edu
> > >> PHONE:  404-727-0271
> > >>    FAX:  404-727-0827
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