Feature: related editions

March 8, 2007

Relat

BookMooch now can look up related editions, using data from thingISBN, and OCLC’s xISBN.

You can see it at work here:
http://bookmooch.com/m/wishlist/johnbuckman/related

as well as a link to “related editions” on the book details page, ie:
http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/0141382686
yields:
http://bookmooch.com/m/related?asin=0141382686

Some of the data from OCLC is way off, for example all the Dilbert and Trudeau humor books in my wishlist:
http://bookmooch.com/m/wishlist/buckman_ca/related
those aren’t related editions, but OCLC reports them as related. However, it usually gets things right.

For the time being, I’m not having email notifications take related editions into account, because the related edition info doesn’t seem reliable enough for that.

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