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    Canned searches against an Aleph database

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    We would like to put canned searches for particular bib records (ISBN's) in our finding aids. A URL string, for example:

    Is the above link that is generated when we do an ISBN search a fixed link? Could we put this URL into a finding aid and would it remain a viable link?

    (Note: KB 8192-10407 describes a "persistent link" to a holdings display for a particular title. It may be that you want to do that rather than a canned search for the ISBN.)

    The link you sent is not quite a canned search, but it is easy to construct a canned search from it. The above URL has a session ID built into it (that's the long, random looking string after the "F/". You need to remove that part:

    Note that the "?" goes with the "?func" and needs to stay.

    You should be able to construct a canned search for any ISBN simply by changing the ISBN number.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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