tcahill
I'm starting to implement a fairly long-term research project with a very large role for printed and ebook materials. There will be almost a thousand books (and now you know why I bought a used book store), and I am planning to leverage the copious book data on the web to create relationship structures for data mining. 

Library Thing exports to Json, and PersonalBrain 9 is json-friendly. I'd like import the data-rich librarything info into PersonalBrain.

I'm hoping that someone might have worked through this kind of process and would share their tips.

Here is a sample of the sort of Json that LibraryThing exports:

{"114820698": {
"books_id": "114820698",
"title": "The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)",
"sortcharacter": "1",
"public": "1",
"primaryauthor": "Machiavelli, Niccol\u00f2",
"authors": [{
"lf": "Machiavelli, Niccol\u00f2",
"fl": "Niccol\u00f2 Machiavelli"
}],
"tags": ["default",
"to-read"],
"tagidA": [2425013,
2428],
"collections_idA": [1],
"collections": ["Your library"],
"originalisbn": "0486272745",
"isbn": {
"0": "0486272745",
"2": "9780486272740"
},
"asin": "0486272745",
"ean": ["0486272745"],
"publication": "Dover Publications (1992), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 80 pages",
"date": "1992",
"summary": "The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions) by Niccol\u00f2 Machiavelli (1992)",
"ddc": {
"code": ["320.1"],
"wording": ["Political Science ",
"Political Science ",
"Social Sciences ",
"The State"]
},
"lcc": {
"code": "JC143 .M38"
},
"subject": {
"0": ["Borgia, Cesare, 1476?-1507"],
"1": ["Castracani, Castruccio, 1281-1328"],
"2": ["Church and State"],
"3": ["Church and state"],
"5": ["Church and state",
"Early works to 1800"],
"6": ["Italian language",
"Readers"],
"7": ["Italian literature",
"Translations into English"],
"8": ["Livy. Ab urbe condita"],
"9": ["Political Science"],
"10": ["Political ethics"],
"12": ["Political ethics",
"Early works to 1800"],
"14": ["Political science"],
"16": ["Political science",
"Early works to 1800"],
"18": ["Political science",
"To 1700"],
"19": ["Rome",
"Historiography"],
"21": ["Staatkunde"],
"22": ["State, The"],
"24": ["State, The",
"Early works to 1800"],
"25": ["State, the"],
"27": ["Utopias"],
"29": ["Utopias",
"Early works to 1800"],
"30": ["political science",
"early works to 1800"]
},
"originaltitle": "Il principe",
"awards": ["The Telegraph's 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library",
"The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today",
"Fortune's 75 The Smartest Books We Know",
"Newsweek's Top 100 Books: The Meta-List",
"The Globe & Mail 50 Greatest Books",
"Guardian Essential Library",
"The Essential Man's Library: 100 Must-Read Books",
"Books That Changed the World",
"Guardian 100 Greatest Non-Fiction",
"Western World's Greatest Books - Project Gutenberg",
"BookDepository's 100 Best Books Ever",
"Classics Revisited",
"1001 b\u00f6cker du m\u00e5ste l\u00e4sa innan du d\u00f6r",
"Harenberg Buch der 1000 B\u00fccher"],
"genre": ["Nonfiction"],
"genre_id": ["1247"],
"source": "amazon.com",
"workcode": "6026",
"entrydate": "2014-12-18",
"format": [{
"code": "1.1.1",
"text": "Paperback"
}],
"copies": "1",
"physical_description": "80 p.; 8.03 inches",
"height": "8.03 inches",
"thickness": "0.31 inches",
"length": "5.04 inches",
"dimensions": "8.03 x 5.04 x 0.31 inches",
"weight": "0.26 pounds",
"pages": "80 "
},
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