"Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

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"Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by d2dpcs » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:06 pm

I am with a public library. We want to develop a plugin that allows library staff, when writing an article, to add book covers and a link to our catalog by just typing in the ISBN of the book, dvd, etc.

I have never created a plugin. I would appreciate some insight on where to begin.

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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by Webdongle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:24 pm

http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by Webdongle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:29 pm

But as you catalogue is on a different site then a better option would be http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... editors/88

With that hi-lite the isbn and use the link icon to paste the url to create the hyperlink (just like a word processor).
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https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by d2dpcs » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:38 pm

Thanks for your responses, Dongle. I will read the Plugins Tutorial you provided.

As far as JCE goes, yes, I am using it already. I am also pasting the url to create the link.

What I'm looking for is a plugin, or a JCE plugin, that would allow me to click a button on the editor toolbar that opens a window where I type in an ISBN. The book cover and link to our catalog would show as a result.

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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by Webdongle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:30 pm

To do that you will need to have
A list of the ISBN numbers and their corresponding url's in your Joomla database.
Images of the covers in your Joomla images folder (or subfolder).

You would then create your plugin to search your Joomla database and display the results.

The plugin would work by inserting the plugin code {yourplugname}ISBN-xx: 0123456789{/yourplugname}


This is an mammoth task, updating the info in your Joomla database would take longer than editing the way you are already doing. Even if you created a Component to do it, the details would have to be inserted.

And I notice that the Catalogue does not have a search by ISBN
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by d2dpcs » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:50 pm

I was thinking of a plugin that pulled the book cover from Amazon and would add the ISBN to the end of a default url to link to the title in our catalog.

Titles are able to be linked in our catalog with the following url:
http://ibistro.tln.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgi ... a1=[b]ISBN goes here[/b]

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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by Webdongle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:56 pm

AFAIK you need the info in your Joomla database to be able to access it.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by d2dpcs » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:08 pm

Ok, Dongle. Thanks for your time and replies. I'll see what I can come up with and post if/when I get something completed.

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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by burrude » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:47 pm

Hi Eric, may be http://jcollection.thorsten-riess.de/ is the answer for your question. It can handle isbn afaik.

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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by unleash_it » Wed May 26, 2010 5:43 pm

many thanks - i installed thie JCollection. But believe it or not. I cannot fetch a book cover from amazon via ASIN.

Is it just me or can someone assist me.

look forward to hear from you
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by AlbertoSoliman » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:31 am

There's two extensions now, booklibrary and medialibrary
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by unleash_it » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:47 pm

hello dear Alberto

many thanks for the hints. GREAT to hear that!

i allready know the stuff - the great extensions of ordasoft.

i whish that the both soon run in joomla version 3.xy
i allready have talked with Andrew - the developer. He is willing to do his best - and will release it soon.

so - i look forward to this date.

greetings
regards un-leash,
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Re: "Add book cover by ISBN" plugin request

Post by abbylee » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:07 am

Thank you all.
I also need to learn something about developing ISBN plug-in. thank you that you posted your work here that give me some helps on it.


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