[Koha] AmazonContent-- Hit and Miss?
ohiocore at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 11:09:19 NZST 2008
The Amazon images are retrieved by ISBN, so you might want to check your
ISBNs against the hits you get at Amazon. With older items, the likelihood
of having been issued and reissued under multiple ISBNs is rather high.
I'll leave the question of where to catalog ISBNs for others to address.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Max Crowe <newdurhamlibrary at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm a Library Director at a small library in New Hampshire. We just
> started using Koha (3.00.00.107), and we're using the AmazonContent
> function to have our catalog pick up book covers and reviews from Amazon.
> It works, but I can't help but notice that the hit rate for the interface is
> rather low-- there's a large number of items in our collection for which we
> aren't getting any book covers or reviews. This would be expected,
> certainly, for some of the older and more esoteric things in our
> collection. But I'm finding that even as I catalog new items-- Love the One
> You're With by Emily Griffin, for example-- they also aren't getting any
> hits from Amazon. (And, if you search Amazon, you can easily find the book
> cover and reviews.)
> Are any other libraries using this function? If so, what sort of hit/miss
> ratio are you getting? Is there some field I should be using when
> cataloging to ensure this function works better?
> Max Crowe,
> Library Director
> New Durham Public Library
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