Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Google Books in the OPAC

Google announced today the release of a Google Book Search API (Application Programming Interface) that allows you to display links from bib. records to the Google Book version of the book using standard numbers such as ISBN, LCCN, and OCLC number.

You can see an implementation of this API at Northwestern here (look for the "Preview of Google Books" text under the title).

You can also read more about this on the Librarything blog including how this API will be implemented on LT.

Google also announced static URLs based on standard numbers for linking to titles in Google books. This will make lists like the one on our Faith and Film page much easier to do.


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