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Re: GooglePriint unique identifiers?
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- Subject: Re: GooglePriint unique identifiers?
- From: "Linda Blake" <Linda.Blake@mail.wvu.edu>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:25:03 EST
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I saw a presentation on Google Print at the Charleston Conference. In my notes I have that the presenter said that a link to World Cat appears on every record but I could only find the link on one title after viewing many. My theory is that if it's for sale somewhere, they won't display the library link. Well, it still says "beta" on the logo. Linda Blake Electronic Journals Coordinator/ Science Librarian West Virginia University Libraries 304.293-4040 ext. 4462 >>> firstname.lastname@example.org 11/09/05 6:34 PM >>> yes I get those titles. looks to me like a base-64 hash of a database record. There are numerous advantages to generating identifiers this way, all of them very well known to the computer science community, all of them universally ignored in the library and information industry. If you're curious, that leaves 4.7 billion trillion identifiers. email@example.com 2 Broad St., 2nd Floor tel 1-973-509-7800 fax 1-734-468-6216 Bloomfield, NJ 07003 http://www.openly.com/1cate/ 1 Click Access To Everything At 5:13 PM -0500 11/8/05, Hamaker, Chuck wrote: >Would some of you check to see if the url's below give you the same >titles I get from google print. I think, but don't know, that Google is >using a random unique 12 digit identifier for individual books. Here's a >brief list of some I've found so far. Please let me know if you get the >same books If there is a unique identifier for each book then it seems to >me that some of us might want to investigate putting google links in our >opacs. Does anyone know if these are stable? Some of the google print >functionalities aren't real stable at the moment, particularly the find >in a library function was problematic for me. And at least one of these >titles did not show a "find this book in a library" link to Open >WorldCat. These are JUST from searching for public domain titles. The >Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps did not have >an OCLC/find in a library type link as far as I can tell. [SNIP]