[openbiblio-dev] query to bibliographica.org

Mark MacGillivray mark at odaesa.com
Thu Apr 7 21:39:15 UTC 2011

hi will,

looks great, thank you very much. I will see if I can get that built
in tomorrow.


On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:30 PM, William Waites <ww at styx.org> wrote:
> * [2011-04-05 18:13:06 +0200] Primavera De Filippi <primavera.defilippi at okfn.org> écrit:
> ] (1) Is it possible to directly query the database to only retrieve metadata
> ] concerning those works which fulfill the search criteria, i.e. author /
> ] title / date / country / etc.  If so, how can we do that?
> Hello Primavera and all,
> Sorry this took a bit longer than expected, there was some confusion
> about whether we would wait for the improved full-text search (Solr)
> before doing this, but in the end we just hacked this together on top
> of the existing FTS.
> So searching on specific criteria is not at the moment possible until
> we are able to expose the SPARQL endpoint again, but generic search
> is. For example you can do,
>    http://bibliographica.org/search.json?q=primavera
> or, better,
>    curl -H Accept:text/javascript 'http://bibliographica.org/search?q=primavera'
> and get back pretty much the same information which appears in the
> HTML search page, the URIs for the books in question and some very
> minimal metadata. You can then iterate over the URIs and pull the
> complete JSON representation for the books, e.g.
>    curl -H Accept:text/javascript 'http://bnb.bibliographica.org/entry/GB9003994'
> Mark, hopefully this will be useful too for the demonstration that you
> would like to make.
> Cheers,
> -w
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