NAME

WWW::Scraper::ISBN::LOC_Driver - Searches Library of Congress's online catalog for book information.

SYNOPSIS

See parent class documentation (WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver)

REQUIRES

Requires the following modules be installed:

WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver
Carp
HTTP::Request::Common
LWP::UserAgent
Template::Extract

DESCRIPTION

Searches for book information from the Library of Congress's online catalog. May be slower than most drivers, because it must first create a session and grab a session ID before perforiming a search. This payoff may be worth it, if the catalog is more comprehensive than others, but it may not. Use your best judgment.

EXPORT

None by default.

METHODS

search()

Starts a session, and then passes the appropriate form fields to the LOC's page. If a valid result is returned, the following fields are available via the book hash:

  isbn
  author
  title
  edition
  volume

SEE ALSO

WWW::Scraper::ISBN
WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Record
WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver

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AUTHOR

Andy Schamp, <andy@schamp.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2004 by Andy Schamp

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