Try   query=bath.isbn=9781449313944


From: SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rick Aurbach
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 4:04 PM
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Subject: SRU - can I do a lookup via ISBN?


I am an utter newbie to SRU and would be very grateful for your help. 


I am trying to implement an application in which the user 

          (a) first scans an ISBN from a book, then 

          (b) does a lookup via SRU to get information from the Library of Congress (and thereby avoid manual entry).


I am using (for example)


and I am getting back:

          numberOfRecords:     0

          diagnostic:       message:                      Unsupported index

                                              detail:              isbn


However, if I get the Explain record, it says

          <index id=“7”>


                      <map><name set=“bath”>isbn</name></map>



So I would have thought that what I attempted to do was legal.


[1] What am I missing here?

[2] How can I do an ISBN lookup?


Thank you for your help.




Rick Aurbach

Aurbach & Associates, Inc.