[LibX] Summon and LibX

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 11:40:43 PST 2011


On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Debbie Flitner <Debbie.Flitner at asu.edu>wrote:

> Hello everyone.****
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> I managed to get an ISBN search working with our Summon catalog through
> LibX but it’s kind of backwards.  ****
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> I ran an ISBN search through Summon and got a result url that looks like
> this - http://asu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?t.isbn=0521099064 ***
> *
>
> I tried adding a variable (also added it as a new search option) to the
> auto-detected url that looks like the other ones, giving me a URL template
> that looks like this -
> http://asu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?%JOIN{&}{Y|s.q=%Y}{a|t.AuthorCombined=%a}{t|t.TitleCombined=%t}{jt|t.publicationtitle=%jt}{isbn|t.isbn=%isbn}This isbn search doesn’t work.  Plus I get an error from LibX saying “Your
> first (or primary) catalog cannot search by ISBN. Because of that, cues
> that are based on ISBN will not work.”****
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> **
>

It should be .... {i|t.isbn=%i}

BTW, the Summon syntax has changed a couple of times. I only recently
subscribed to the Summon client mailing list, where these changes are
announced. If anybody has a pointer to the "official" Summon syntax we can
change the auto-generated template accordingly.


>  **
>
> Before LibX added Summon as a template, I built a URL template for our
> Summon catalog.  It’s pretty ugly, but the ISBN search works.  So I tried
> combining the LibX template URL with my old one.  If I use this new URL
> template -
> http://asu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search/results?%JOIN{&}{Y|s.q=%Y}{a|t.AuthorCombined=%a}{t|t.TitleCombined=%t}{jt|t.publicationtitle=%jt}{i|q=isbn:%i}{is|q=issn:%is}ISBN searches in Summon work again, as do autolinks, etc.   I no longer see
> the ISBN error message from LibX.
>

This works because you're using 'i' after the { and %i.

The question is whether Summon wants us to search using '/q=isbn: .... ' or
'?t.isbn=....'

 - Godmar


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> I hope this information helps someone else.****
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> -Debbie****
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> Debbie Flitner****
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> ICS - Hayden Library****
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> Arizona State University****
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> 480.965.9428****
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> *From:* libx-bounces at mozdev.org [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Godmar Back
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:10 PM
> *To:* JanisM at psu.edu
> *Cc:* EMILY RIMLAND; libx at mozdev.org
> *Subject:* Re: [LibX] Summon and LibX****
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> Ok - regarding Summon, we do currently construct what appears to be a
> wrong template in the auto detection.****
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> See http://old.nabble.com/question-about-Summon-syntax-td31014058.html
>  and http://api.summon.serialssolutions.com/help/api/node/114****
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> I tried to get subscribed to the Summon client mailing list, that didn't
> happen - need to follow up there.****
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> That said, you should be able to correct like you did. Note that there's
> no ISBN search type currently (why? I don't recall; perhaps they're indexed
> simply using 's.q' may work.) ****
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> Regarding the cues: LibX Chrome is still in beta; the app that shows the
> Virginia Tech icon is a prototype that has this icon wired in (it actually
> contacts Link/360 to see if VT has full text holdings, then displays a link
> if so - pretty neat, but of course must be coded so that it uses Link/360
> only if a library has it and then should display that library's open url
> icon.)****
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> Regarding the icon size: we haven't figured out how to tell Google Chrome
> to pick the right resolution image. Since we don't know what size to size
> it to, we recommend that you configure for your OpenURL resolver an icon
> that has a size you like. (There are free icon editors out there, just
> remove those sizes you don't like. Or use a suitably-sized gif/png)****
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> Sorry this is all so half-done. Brian is currently putting the last
> touches on LibX 2.0. We will release it with a set of hopefully working
> LibApps, where we'd like to sort out these issues.****
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>  - Godmar****
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> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Janis Mathewson <jmm132 at psu.edu> wrote:**
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> Hi Godmar,****
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> Regarding: Summon: which edition, which revision? ****
>
> Penn State University Libraries Edition (revision 12)****
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> Which URL template are you using? Which LibX (1.5/2.0?) Did you
> auto-detect the setting?****
>
> We are using LibX 1.5.13.
>
> Yes we did auto-detect the setting and got this URL for LibX Revision 12.
>
> http://psu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?%JOIN{&}{Y|s.q=%Y}{a|s.st.AuthorCombined=%a}{t|s.st.title=%t}{jt|s.st.publicationtitle=%jt}{v|s.st.volume=%v}{isu|s.st.issue=%isu}
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> I changed the parameters to
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> * *http://psu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?%JOIN{&}{Y|s.q=%Y}{a|t.AuthorCombined=%a}{t|t.title=%t}{jt|t.publicationtitle=%jt}{v|t.volume=%v}{isu|t.issue=%isu}
>
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> To make the search work for queries other than keyword.****
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> We now use the "Sirsi CAT" search for the primary search instead of Summon
> (Revision 13) .  But the Revision 12 has the above URL and Summon as the
> primary search.****
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> VT uses Summon as well, we are very much interested in supporting it.****
>
> In fact, if you have an API key from Serials Solutions and if you can****
>
> host a PhP script, there will be direct display of results in the LibX****
>
> 2.0 popup.****
>
> I think that it would be possible to host a php script to allow for the
> popup. ****
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> Regarding the cues - could you provide more details? Which pages,****
>
> which cues, which LibX?****
>
> The cues were only a problem when using Chrome and when we were in
> Wikipedia. In FF they worked fine.****
>
> The edition we are using now is LibX 2.0 for chrome I think.
>
> Initially we put this URL in Chrome -
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> http://libx.org/releases/gc/libx2-latest.crx
>
> Searched for the Penn State Edition and loaded the toolbar. We updated the
> toolbar when we built revision 12.
>
> To see the Cues -
>
> Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books and scroll to the bottom of the
> screen. Below is a screen shot of what we are seeing.
> *Error! Filename not specified.*
>
>
>
> Thanks for all you help,
> Janis
>
> On 8/10/2011 10:40 AM, Godmar Back wrote: ****
>
> Regarding: Summon: which edition, which revision? Which URL template****
>
> are you using? Which LibX (1.5/2.0?) Did you auto-detect the setting?****
>
> ** **
>
> VT uses Summon as well, we are very much interested in supporting it.****
>
> In fact, if you have an API key from Serials Solutions and if you can****
>
> host a PhP script, there will be direct display of results in the LibX****
>
> 2.0 popup.****
>
> ** **
>
> Regarding the cues - could you provide more details? Which pages,****
>
> which cues, which LibX?****
>
> ** **
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>  - Godmar****
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> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Janis Mathewson <jmm132 at psu.edu> <jmm132 at psu.edu> wrote:****
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>   ****
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> Hi,****
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> We are trying add a summon database search to LibX.  We have not been able****
>
> to make the default configuration work as expected.  The default parameters****
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> for anything other that keyword searches give a null search set of results****
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> when searching from the toolbar or from sites like Amazon using the cues. We****
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> would like it to have the search default to an isbn search when searching****
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> sites like Amazon and world cat. But we are not sure how do set that up.****
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>  Can anyone help?****
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> Also, in Chrome the Icon Images are not loading correctly on pages where****
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> there are cues.  In fact we get Virginia Tech Icons along with the Penn****
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> State ones. Is there something we are doing wrong?****
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> Thanks for any help,****
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> Janis****
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> --****
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> Janis Mathewson****
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> Department for Information Technologies (I-Tech)****
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> Penn State University Libraries****
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> University Park, PA 16802-1812****
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> (814) 865-4867****
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> -- ****
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> Janis Mathewson****
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> Department for Information Technologies (I-Tech)****
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> Penn State University Libraries****
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> University Park, PA 16802-1812****
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> (814) 865-4867 ****
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> -- ****
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> Janis Mathewson****
>
> Department for Information Technologies (I-Tech)****
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> Penn State University Libraries****
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> University Park, PA 16802-1812****
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> (814) 865-4867 ****
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