Michael Aquilina > WWW-eiNetwork-0.02 > WWW::eiNetwork

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NAME ^

WWW::eiNetwork - Perl interface to Allegheny County, PA libraries

SYNOPSIS ^

  use WWW::eiNetwork;

  my $ein = WWW::eiNetwork->new(
      card_number => '23456000000000',
      pin_number  => '1234',
      url_prefix  => 'https://iiisy1.einetwork.net/patroninfo~S1', #optional
  );

  my @holds = $ein->holds;
  my @items = $ein->items;

  for my $hold (@holds)
  {
      print qq(
          Title:                      $hold->{title}
          Status:                     $hold->{status}
          Pickup at:                  $hold->{pickup}
          Cancel if not picked up by: $hold->{cancel}\n\n
      );
  }
  
  for my $item (@items)
  {
      print qq(
          Title:   $item->{title}
          Barcode: $item->{barcode}
          Status:  $item->{status}
          CallNo:  $item->{callno}\n\n
      );
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides an object-oriented Perl interface to eiNetwork libraries in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

DEPENDENCIES ^

WWW::Mechanize, HTML::TableContentParser, Crypt::SSLeay or IO::Socket::SSL

BUGS ^

The eiNetwork doesn't provide a public API - this module uses screen scraping to pull data directly from the HTML on their site. While I made an effort to code this module in such a way that small changes to the site layout and table arrangement won't break the module, any number of changes to the EIN's site could break this module.

DISCLAIMER ^

The author of this module is not affiliated in any way with the EINetwork or any Allegheny County library.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ^

Thanks to:

Adam Foxson (http://search.cpan.org/~Fhoxh) for the great newbie's tutorial to contributing to CPAN at the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop (http://pghpw.org/ppw2007/).

Bob O'Neill (http://search.cpan.org/~BOBO) for sharing his CPAN know-how.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 2008 Michael Aquilina. All rights reserved.

This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR ^

Michael Aquilina, aquilina@cpan.org

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