I am modifying a lending library on FileMaker

Discussion created by m.bodily.consulting on Apr 2, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2012 by mbraendle

I am currently working with a library database created a few years ago in FileMaker, the library still continues to grow and I wanted to know if anyone could provide me with ideas on how to link each new entry in this database to a larger (web based) library database, like the Library of Congress. I had hopes that by simply entering the ISBN number in a new field in a new record than the rest of the information from the Library of Congress could be automatically filled in (i.e. title, author, genre, etc.). This idea of mine seems very time consuming and nearly impossible, could anyone offer their imput? Am I chasing a librarian's dream here? Maybe someone can offer smaller, more feasible ideas out there. Thank you in advance.