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(jcwren) Re: Virtual Distributed Library Online
in thread Virtual Distributed Library Online
jcwren, this is great. Thank you for providing a mechanism for this idea.
ISBNs contain a publisher code, a country code, and a check digit in them. There is a CPAN module Business::ISBN that is useful for validating ISBN
numbers, as far as being legally constructed and having a valid check digit. Alas, there is no CPAN module for interfacing to an ISBN database and
returning nicely formatted data for our own purposes.
would there be some mechanism perhaps for trawling amazon or other bookseller? I think I may check that out today, actually. Does anyone have another idea? Just having the ISBN doesnt really help, I dont think. We need to go just one additional step.
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