|IDS Project: IDS Search||
This application uses APIs from Worldcat, Google Books, and Yahoo spell check, as well as various scripts to check the availability in the local catalog in order to provide a discovery interface that facilitates access to materials within the IDS Project's 50 New York libraries and WorldCat libraries worldwide.
|Search Manager, IDS Project|
By scanning a book barcode or entering an ISBN, this application will quickly show you which books you should be reading and where you can buy or borrow them. Data on where to borrow books is based on the WorldCat Search API.
LouFind uses the WorldCat Search API—including citation—and the WorldCat Registry to find libraries near Brandeis. It helps users determine who holds the book, and provides detailed location information on each library, which is then fed to the Google Maps API. LouFind is a local implementation of VuFind which is written in PHP.
|Greg McClellan, Brandeis University|
Imagine having an Ohio history expert and research librarian in your pocket. You can stroll through Oberlin's campus and view Carnegie Library postcards from the 1930s. Or visit Grandview Heights High School and see a yearbook page from 1985. Read stories of Confederate soldiers escaping from the Union penitentiary in Columbus. Or explore the shores of Lake Erie and read current research about its unique ecosystems of fish and wildlife.
Institutions like the Library of Congress, the State Library of Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Society have made digital reproductions of culturally significant photographs, documents, and recordings freely available over the Internet. The mapFINDS Ohio app will use OCLC's WorldCat Search web services to present these materials to you based on their location and search criteria. It will also provide you the ability to mark favorite items of interest, enhancing your later searches.
The mapFINDS Ohio app was created by OCLC staff as an entry for eTech Ohio's Mobile Apps Development Contest.
|Steven Huwig, OCLC|
How many times have you loved a song, knew a few lyrics, but didn't know the title or the artist? MusiCLoud matches you to the music by searching on the words you remember, then returns matches to cds, books and more freely available in nearby libraries. This app uses the WorldCat Search API to pull in albums related to the song's lyrics that are available in a nearby library.
The initial idea for this app came from the WorldCat Mashathon Boston in September 2010.
|Wendy Bossons, MIT|
MyBoxOffice is a personal movie database designed to keep track of your personal DVD and VHS collection. Movie data can automatically get pulled from the internet to provide title, genre, and the movie cover image when you provide the UPC code. Movie data can also be entered manually. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular movie based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
My Library keeps all the information about your personal media collection at your fingertips. Separate tabs are available to display your books, movies, and compact discs, all ordered conveniently by title. You can search for items in your library, and enter a "loan status" to remember who you loaned the item to or borrowed it from. A new item can be entered automatically (enter ISBN, EAN, or UPC and remaining data is loaded from the internet) or manually. If you load the data from the internet, the item's cover image is loaded as well. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular CD based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
|NCSU Expand Your Search - Libraries Worldwide||
This application adds a section in the North Caroline State University Libraries catalog which shows the number of items in libraries worldwide which match the criteria submitted by the searcher and links the searcher to see these results within NCSU's WorldCat Local.
|Emily Lynema, NCSU|
|Netflix at my Library||
Karen mashed up a Netflix queue feed with library holdings. It takes the RSS feed from Netflix (using a title search from the WorldCat Search API with a DVD limit), and then asks for the specific item. Pretty simple but it underscores for the average public library user: the library often has new, timely movies. As fast or faster than Netflix. See the screen view as a wmv.
|Karen Coombs, OCLC|
|Online Catalog using Xerxes||
Cal State is using the WorldCat Search API to create a customized interface to WorldCat. This view seamlessly integrates WorldCat results into their library Web sites and meta search systems, with hooks into local catalog systems, their link resolver, and a whole host of other systems and services designed for undergraduate research.
|David Walker, California State University|
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