Michael Aquilina

NAME

WWW::eiNetwork - Perl interface to Allegheny County, PA libraries

SYNOPSIS

  use WWW::eiNetwork;

  my $ein = WWW::eiNetwork->new(
      card_number => '23456000000000',
      pin_number  => '1234',
      url_prefix  => 'https://iiisy1.einetwork.net/patroninfo~S1', #optional
  );

  my @holds = $ein->holds;
  my @items = $ein->items;

  for my $hold (@holds)
  {
      print qq(
          Title:                      $hold->{title}
          Status:                     $hold->{status}
          Pickup at:                  $hold->{pickup}
          Cancel if not picked up by: $hold->{cancel}\n\n
      );
  }
  
  for my $item (@items)
  {
      print qq(
          Title:   $item->{title}
          Barcode: $item->{barcode}
          Status:  $item->{status}
          CallNo:  $item->{callno}\n\n
      );
  }
  

DESCRIPTION

This module provides an object-oriented Perl interface to eiNetwork libraries in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

DEPENDENCIES

WWW::Mechanize, HTML::TableContentParser, Crypt::SSLeay or IO::Socket::SSL

BUGS

The eiNetwork doesn't provide a public API - this module uses screen scraping to pull data directly from the HTML on their site. While I made an effort to code this module in such a way that small changes to the site layout and table arrangement won't break the module, any number of changes to the EIN's site could break this module.

DISCLAIMER

The author of this module is not affiliated in any way with the EINetwork or any Allegheny County library.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks to:

Adam Foxson (http://search.cpan.org/~Fhoxh) for the great newbie's tutorial to contributing to CPAN at the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop (http://pghpw.org/ppw2007/).

Bob O'Neill (http://search.cpan.org/~BOBO) for sharing his CPAN know-how.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2008 Michael Aquilina. All rights reserved.

This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR

Michael Aquilina, aquilina@cpan.org