|WorldCat Facebook App||
A Facebook app (complete with book covers!) that helps users find interesting items in a library nearby—without ever having to leave the Facebook environment. It also shows you your friends favorite lists, and give suggestions for “something to read” based on your listed profile interests.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
|WorldCat Identities Network||
The WorldCat identities Network allows users to explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities.
The ID Network uses the Identities API, which provides each Identity with up to 10 related identities. Users can easily jump from Identity Network to Identity Network by selecting the name in the Identity Network Map. An Identity can be a person, a thing (the Titanic), a fictitious character (Harry Potter), or a corporation (IBM). Additionally, the app provides links to WorldCat and Identities for more in depth information for a given identity.
Try it out -
Answer:Jane Austen to George Eliot, George Eliot to Henry James, Henry James to Joseph Conrad, Joseph Conrad to D.H. Lawrence, and D.H. Lawrence to Aldous Huxley
|JD Shipengrover, OCLC Research|
|WorldCat in Windows 7||
Created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this app adds WorldCat-formatted citations and links to the Windows 7 environment, along with book covers. Geolocation mapping functionality is next, so users can find their local library through a Silverlight-based mashup with Bing maps.
|Alex Wade and Savas Parastatidis, Microsoft|
|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|
|WorldCat WordPress Widget||
A widget for WordPress that searches WorldCat and returns bibliographic data via the WorldCat Search API and then recombines it with book covers from Amazon, links to previews (when available) in Google Books and reviews from LibraryThing. It displays results in the sidebar of WordPress.
|Karen Coombs, University of Houston Libraries|
|WorldCat World Tour||
Created at the May 2009 WorldCat Mashathon in Amsterdam, WorldCat World Tour is an app that finds artists’ albums through the WorldCat Search API and uses a UK-based streaming music service to play the musical tracks online.
|Julian Cheal, UKOLN|
|WorldShare Acquisitions with Amazon||
The WorldShare Amazon App takes information about orders from the WorldShare Acquisitions web service and combines it with pricing and availability information from Amazon’s Advertising API. Librarians can then see pricing and availability for particular materials and choose to purchase them from Amazon via a cart which is created on the fly. Installation instructions are available here.
|Karen Coombs, OCLC|
WriteCite.com is a site that helps undergraduate and upper secondary high school students create automatic citations online. It was founded by a university lecturer in response to the growth of internet-enabled and non-traditional information sources that still require referencing by today's students. Started in 2009, the site provides citations in APA, Harvard and MLA styles and features a free mobile version, iCite APA that is available for Apple iOS and Android devices.WriteCite provides a way to search the world’s library collections via the WorldCat Search API, as well as library lookup functionality with the WorldCat Registry API.
|Michael Hargreaves, MasterGraphics Pty Ltd|
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