|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|
Pic2Shop is a free Android or iPhone app that turns your phone into a barcode scanner. It lets you check and compare prices for thousands of items-and it now lets you see if a local library has the book you're interested in. Available for through the iTunes App store worldwide for all iPhone models or in the Android Marketplace for Android, Pic2Shop shows you library availability on the go.
RedLaser is an iPhone app that turns your phone into a barcode scanner. It lets you check and compare prices for items such as books, videos and more—and it now includes library materials results. As the #1 Paid Utility App in the iPhone App store, RedLaser reminds thousands of consumers of library availability through the convenience of their mobile phone.
T and Biscuits, based in South London, U.K., created a mobile reference app, ReferenceME, that has been a Top 10 Educational App Download on the iTunes store as well as being voted the App of the Week for IOS and Android by The Guardian.
Written in Java and C++, the app lets students scan book barcodes to discover, cite and create lists for information in e-books, books, chapters, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, films and more. It also provides quick search access to the world’s library collections through the WorldCat Search API.
ReferenceME lets users view the citation format as they enter their information, so they learn how to reference materials as they go. It uses WorldCat to quickly fill citation information with formatting. It is the only app in the U.K. currently that compiles a bibliography according to the guidelines of whichever style manual the user selects.
|Toby Green, T & Biscuits|
|SRU Query by Institution and Subject||
Created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this SRU Query creates new subject-based lists using Yahoo Pipes. You can search by institution, subject heading, and date, and the Pipe will create a request link. Note that the pipe doesn't handle values returned as arrays properly yet (e.g. if there are multiple OCLC numbers or titles in a record), but it still might be useful as a point of departure for others.
|Kyle Banerjee, Orbis Cascade Alliance|
|SUNY Search||Nathan Fixler, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services|
|UNC Chapel Hill - Libraries Worldwide||
The UNC Chapel Hill library catalog uses the WorldCat Search API to let users expand their searches beyond their own catalog or consortial catalog. It lets users know how many results are available worldwide and links to a corresponding WorldCat.org search.
|Jill Sexton, UNC Chapel Hill|
|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|
|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|
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