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Updated Jan. 18, 2012
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If the same book with the same ISBN is found in the Owens Library Catalog, it will display
"Available at Owens Library" under the book title inside of the Amazon book page.
Even if we do not have the book matching the ISBN from Amazon, if another library in MOBIUS network
has the book, it will display "Available at MOBIUS" on the Amazon book page.
If this program cannot find a book with the same ISBN from both Owens Library and MOBIUS, it will display alternative sources for the book, even including the same book with different ISBN numbers through WorldCat.
It can sometimes include books from Maryville Public Library and Owens Library.
How Does it Work??
Every book published in the United States and most books in the world contain a unique identification number named the International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Some of them are in 10-digit numbers and/or 13-digit numbers.
This program picks up the ISBN number from an Amazon.com book page and performs searches in the Owens Library Catalog, MOBIUS, and WorldCat. It then displays the search results right below the book title.
One glitch of this method is that some books have multiple ISBNs depending on the publication date, publication location, edition, and so on. Therefore, it cannot fully search books with different ISBNs in the Owens Library Catalog and the MOBIUS Catalog. WorldCat, on the other hand, keeps track of all ISBNs pertaining to the book title, so you may find that books are available in our library catalogs through it.