In over my head
There’s this idea that’s been percolating for a few months, and I might finally have real way to create it. I want to take identifiers from the item page a patron is viewing and pass that information into the chat screen when the patron clicks on a new chat session. Big Brother, you ask? Perhaps, but it would cut down on a lot of mistakes when chasing down citations.
Here’s the catch: I have almost no experience coding whatsoever. I can read it (kind of), paste it into boxes, and compliment its pretty blue eyes. But create it? Yeah, right.
Once it works for this, it can be adapted for WorldCat, EDS, pretty much any database, I’d imagine. Especially with the Schema.org standards, as Karen Coombs recently advised me.
Can you help?