[LibX] ISSN problem with Endeca catalog

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 13:00:18 PDT 2010

Add {is|ISBN} to the %JOIN.

The 'i' doesn't apply if it's an ISSN, the 'is' does.

 - Godmar

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Joshua Wilson <josh_wilson at ncsu.edu>wrote:

> I'm seeing a strange error with ISSN searching using our Endeca catalog
> here at the NCSU Libraries (edition 596BF160).  Here is the URL template I'm
> using:
> http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/?N=0&Nty=1&Ntt=%term1&Ntk=%JOIN{}{Y|Keyword}{a|Author}{t|Title}{jt|Journal_Title}{d|Subject}{i|ISBN}<http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/?N=0&Nty=1&Ntt=%term1&Ntk=%JOIN%7B%7D%7BY%7CKeyword%7D%7Ba%7CAuthor%7D%7Bt%7CTitle%7D%7Bjt%7CJournal_Title%7D%7Bd%7CSubject%7D%7Bi%7CISBN%7D>
> In our catalog, a normal search by ISSN or ISBN returns a URL like this:
> http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/?Nty=1&N=0&Ntt=0028-0836&Ntk=ISBN
> But using LibX, searching by ISSN generates an error in the catalog because
> it omits the ISBN argument in the Ntk field, where it should be.  For
> example:
> http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/?N=0&Nty=1&Ntt=0028-0836&Ntk=
> Oddly, this doesn't happen if you search for a bogus ISSN.  The ISBN
> argument stays intact.  The search (obviously) doesn't get any results but
> at least it goes through:
> http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/?N=0&Nty=1&Ntt=BOGUS&Ntk=ISBN
> I've tested lots of searches.  Nothing else causes this error.  So the
> bottom line seems to be that somehow, in processing the search, LibX and/or
> the catalog react badly to a successful ISSN search.  We're stumped!  Anyone
> have any thoughts as to where the breakdown might be?
> Thanks,
> Josh
> --
> Josh Wilson
> Reference Librarian, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
> North Carolina State University Libraries
> http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/jkwilson/
> Phone:  919.513.0303 | AIM ID: jkwncsu
> E-mail: josh_wilson at ncsu.edu
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