This application using the xISBN web services to help locate ebooks. Provide it with ISBN for a book and it will attempt to find an e-book version of it. For more information on the application and why it was built, see a blog post from the developer, http://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2010/07/finding-ebooks.html
|Andy Powell, Eduserv|
|Koha - Other Editions||
Web services module in Koha that supports xISBN and other similar services, and exposes the content in a new ‘Editions’ tab on the OPAC detail page for every record. For more information see this post on the LibLime Developer's Blog.
|Koha Library Software Community|
LibX is a browser plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer that provides direct access to your library's resources.
|Annette Bailey and Godmar Back, Virginia Tech|
|Search for Similar Titles||
One of the top users of the service, Heidelberg University employs xISBN to map book relations in HEIDI, the online public access catalog for all four library locations. In the user interface, this functionality is expressed through the “Search for Similar Titles” link.
|Leonhard Maylein, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg Go to the application|
|Send it to Me||
Created during the WorldCat Hackathon 2008 in New York, Send it to me uses ISBN matching to faciliate borrowing items locally or to help the user find other similar items like that one, purchase it, and/or begin an interlibrary loan request.
|Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame University|
|Using Amazon Subject Lists to Connect to Library Resources||
This app, created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, uses the mainstream appeal and popularity of Amazon list feeds (bestsellers, new releases) and mashes them with ISBN numbers in WorldCat, so that the user will go to the library’s copy of the item. In this case, the pipe was specific for WSU’s WorldCat Local implementation.
|Al Cornish, Washington State University Libraries|
VuFind is an open source next-generation resource discovery tool which enables users to search and browse through all of a library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include: Catalog Records, Locally Cached Journals, Digital Library Items, Institutional Repository, Institutional Bibliography and Other Library Collections and Resources.
The software uses the xISBN service in order to provide links to other editions of a particular book.
|Demian Katz, Villanova University|
|WebVoyage Tomcat—OCLC Citation in ActionBox||
This actionbox/standalone citation feature, built with the WorldCat Search API, is really popular with UCOL first-year students who are new to citing sources. It retrieves a formatted citation for a book or journal in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Turabian formats. The script is flexible to also use xISSN or xISBN if the OCLC number is unavailable. Downloadable code and documentation of changes are available.
|Tom Pasley, UCOL (Universal College of Learning), New Zealand|
|WorldCat Python Module||
An open source module for the Python programming language that interacts with the WorldCat Search API and the xISBN/xLCCN/xOCLCNUM/xISSN web services. Developers can build working prototypes rapidly using the bibliographic, holdings and citation information available in WorldCat records. Sample applications, such as Google Maps, interface for displaying holdings information and a subject-based book recommender are included.
|Mark A. Matienzo, Digital Experience Group, The New York Public Library|
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