Re: [IUG] Linking to Amazon & 13 digit ISBN's using BIBIMAGE
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Bruce Eames wrote:
Hi All,This surprises me. After III fixed my 10/13 problem (it was sending 13
"digits" of a 10, so added things like alk to the end, causing the link
to fail) I experimented with passing the 13 digit, as well as 10 digit,
in the WEBADDRESS, and it worked for either, so I concluded it was
passing 10 for ISBN10 and 13 for ISBN13. But, it still did not work for
BIBIMAGE if it was not ISBN10. Amazon says they will only use ISBN10
for their ASIN, and never ISBN13, which your example seems to
contradict. If they changed their support to include ISBN13, then it
should work, given the other data above.
I have been following the many threads re content linking - endlessly fascinating!
I have one problem left with BIBIMAGE -
In our catalogue we have "The macroeconomics of scaling up aid", with a 13 digit ISBN first in the record and 10 digit ISBN second.
The book jacket - as expected - fails to appear.
However what I don't get is that if you take the URL which would normally retrieve the jacket (in the format specified in the first part of BIBIMAGE) and insert the 13 digit ISBN it successfully brings up the image in a web browser e.g.
So the problem does not seem to be Amazon's ability to handle the 13 digit ISBN but with Innopac/Millennium's failure to take the 13 digit ISBN from the record and pass it to Amazon.
So, since it does not, I am not sure where the problem lies. Since I am
on vacation, I will likely not experiment right now to figure it out,
but I will read with interest ;-)
Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt,
verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.
Robert F. Rapp
Information Technology Librarian
Menomonee Falls Public Library
rfrapp at mf dot lib dot wi dot us