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ISBN & Emacs through google booksby epimenidecretese (Acolyte)
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epimenidecretese has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've started doing some research and I'm developing a little system to search/store/manage the books I've read or that I need. I always work with emacs-org-mode and I've built a pretty simple table that does the work(ISBN;Title,Author;State;pages;)
By working with curls,grep and awk I've been able to search any book by isbn,with this,highly inefficient little bash script:
You can launch it passing the isbn as a parameter.
What I was wandering is if there is a way to do this with perl in a way that I could chose to search also by title(using google static links to google book research) without using the complex emacs macro that now I'm using.
I don't think the ISBN module would to the thing,a part that it doesn't work with the good google books,which I really like.
I'm not looking for the ready solutions,just some ways to follow(like xml? yes or no ? ;curl alternatives ? )
Then,the one thing that I can't(even inefficiently) do right now is to get the bibtex file citation from google(since there is a little php code which blocks wget/curl).But at this point I may consider creating the bibtex key from that data that I can parse from the page
(I would like to have the org-table in emacs with less information,and then a bibtex file with all the books).
Hope some one may point me out something interesting.I think this might take to a good little project really useful for academic research.
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