Friday, January 7th, 2011

LTFL Improvement-Material Type in Other editions

Another new LibraryThing for Libraries improvement! At the request of one library, we added the ability to replace the ISBN displayed with each “other edition and translation” with the media type for it.

So instead of this: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Clarke, Susanna. (ISBN 1593977417)
You’ll see something like this: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Clarke, Susanna. [Book On CD]

See it in action at Ventura County Library, here

A big caveat—this feature is currently only available for libraries that subscribe to the Shelf Browse enhancement, or for libraries that can export their data as full MARC records. I know, seemingly unrelated, but it has to do with the way and the amount of data we index. For the curious, we’re using media types from the leader and 008 of the MARC record.

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