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Wayne D.

Library of Congress import

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The Library of Congress has a site that you can retrieve information about books, by inputing isbn, author, title, etc. It outputs the data as XML (MARC record??). I want to be able to retieve this info and have it come into my FMP database.

Can anyone show me specifically what I need to do to 1) request the info and 2) find a stylesheet already made to import it into my FMP database. I'm don't know XML, but I do know FMP. Thanks!

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Here is the Lib of Congress gateway:

http://www.loc.gov/z3950/gateway.html

Another reference:

http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/065e-Taylor_Dickmeiss.pdf

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Thanks for checking it out. Let me rephrase the question.

It appears that an XML request can be made for a book, after which a MARC record is returned. Here's the question:

How can I automate the request via FMP to send the request? (which I assume is via XML) and then...

When the MARC is returned, how do I bring that information into my FMP fields?

Have you or anyone reading this post done that or can write it out or :?

Thanks!

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