On 19 Feb 2008, at 14:12, Bernhard Eversberg wrote:

> Karen Coyle wrote:
>> You can get MARCXML by appending "/marcxml" to the query. This  
>> contains the identical data elements as MARC21 and can be easily  
>> transformed to the Z39.2 if you need that format. So if you are  
>> wishing to import records into your catalog, you can use something  
>> like MARCEdit or LC's MARCXML toolkit to do the conversion.
> For import, Z39.50 is better - more direct, no browser needed, no
> copy&paste or something like that.


I think you may be missing the point. This service is clearly not the  
way to try and consume LC data into your current ILS. But imagine the  
possibilities - making all that data available to the web! With  
permanent web addresses that people can link to! Maybe people can  
start linking to LC instead of Amazon. Just maybe...


Rob Styles
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