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Autogenerating BibTeX citations from ISBN

Looks like it can be done via WorldCat‘s xisbn API. My approach is something like this: foo:~ $ curl ‘http://xisbn.worldcat.org/webservices/xid/isbn/0521288843?method=getMetadata&format=xml&fl=year,ed,title,author,publisher,city&#8217; which returns an XML block like the following: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <rsp xmlns=”http://worldcat.org/xid/isbn/&#8221; stat=”ok”> <isbn year=”1986″ ed=”11th printing.” title=”Evolution and … Continue reading

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