Following a suggestion from
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mailing list. I whacked up a little proof of concept of how spawning a
search of the Open Worldcat (essentially searching lots of other libraries)
could work. If you search on something and get no results, Koha will give
you the option to either search again, or you can try searching Open
Worldcat through google. You can see it in action
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Im going to take a crack at project Gutenberg next.
Ok, heres what im thinking to do. Project Gutenberg make their catalog
available in XML, and they even have a simple example in perl of how to
parse it. It should be very easy to grab the catalog, parse it, and load it
into koha as items of itemtype WEB. Comments? Suggestions?