Ask Scotland is an online information service that lets you get real answers from real people. Questions are sent to a librarian who uses library collections to research the query and sends back a personal response. The service uses QuestionPoint and the QuestionPoint Knowledge Base web service in order to create a highly customized user experience.
|Gillian Hanlon, Slainte|
|AskREF: Search QuestionPoint Knowledgebase||
This application allows users to search the QuestionPoint Knowledge Base by keyword and retrieves questions which contain that keyword. A user can then view the answer to a particular question or see related terms retrieved from the Terminology Services Web service Library of Congress Subject Headings Vocabulary based on the keyword submitted.
|Jason Clark, Montana State University Library|
|Author’s Works, Check Nearby Libraries||
Links from the local catalog that help the user find more works by the same author through a link to WorldCat Identities, and a link to find the item in nearby libraries through linking to WorldCat.org via the permalink for each item—the OCLC number.
|Judy Hsu, The University of the West|
|CiteMe Facebook App||
A Facebook app that delivers formatted citations from WorldCat from right within Facebook. You can add the app to personal profiles or organizational Pages.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
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|
|Extending Online Museum Collections||
Using museum data exchange formats and Yahoo Pipes, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is prototyping online collection entries that include bibliographic data via the WorldCat Search API, books by and about artists using WorldCat Identities, and extended search terms from the OCLC Terminologies Service
|Piotr Adamczyk, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Feed Me Some WorldCat||
Feed Me Some WorldCat lets you track the latest items to be entered into WorldCat through a simple keyword/topic search. It sorts the most recently added items to the top by date, using PHP and OpenSearch. Sit back and get updates on WorldCat through your feed reader.
|Jason Clark, Montana State University|
|Fuwatto WorldCat Search||
Developed very quickly at the OCLC Web Services workshop during Code4Lib 2010, this service lets you cut and paste any online article or URL into the search box. Then it uses the WorldCat Basic API to show all the relevant related references to additional reading materials from WorldCat.org.
|Masao Takaku, Ph. D., National Institute for Materials Science, Japan|
|Get Related ISSN scripts||
This application adds a "find similar journals" link to the journal A-Z list as well as a peer reviewed indicator for journals which are peer reviewed. When the Find Similar Journals link is clicked, a new web page opens showing journal titles similar to the one that is being displayed. The code gathers related ISSN from the xISSN web service and then uses these to gather relevant subject headings from the Worldcat Search API. It then uses these subject headings to search for and display other titles that the library has that have similar subjects, allowing users to "Find Similar Journals" to the ones they are browsing.
|Mike Beccaria, Paul Smith College|
|GIST for Web||
The purpose of GIST is to provide a new model and useful tools to integrate and optimize acquisition and interlibrary loan services and to promote regional collection diversity. It is a system for merging Acquisitions and ILL request workflow using one interface, enabling user-initiated requests, coordinated collection development and acquisitions. Currently the project includes an add-on for ILLiad which streamlines user access to the "right copy" by providing links to fulltext where available, which in turn reduces interlibrary loan requests which need to be cancelled. The project also in working on a tool for managing gifts, which uses the WorldCat Search API to display basic metadata and show holdings of the library at relevant libraries.
|Mark Sullivan, IDS Project|
|Latest Table of Contents Links||
This script is based on demonstration code which the Developer Network published last year prior to code4lib. The script uses the xISSN service to see what the table of contents RSS feed is for a given journal. If a table of contents feed exists than a link to that feed is added to the screen. The link then takes the user to the table of contents feed for that journal.
|Mike Beccaria, Paul Smith College|
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|
This application takes first and last name and returns a list of matching authorized names along with a set of subject headings for the items each author has written. If a non-authorized name is entered, the results will point the user to the main authorized form of the name. When the results are both the name as well as the authorized subject terms associated with the works written by the author are displayed.
|Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame|
|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|
|New York Times bestsellers mashup with WorldCat||
Created by WorldCat Mashathon Seattle attendee Wade Guidry, this mash up combines the NYT Best Sellers API and WorldCat.org links. Highlighted on the New York Times FirstLook blog (February 2010), it uses Yahoo Pipes to let Puget Sound library users find New York Times Best sellers for hardcover nonfiction, paperback nonfiction, and hardcover fiction via RSS feeds.
|Wade Guidry, University of Puget Sound|
Presented at the OCLC API Mashathon at the VALA2010 conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Powerhouse Museum uses WorldCat Identities to show additional information about persons associated with objects and archives in their collection.
|Luke Dearnley, Powerhouse Museum, Australia|
PrimateLit is a free bibliographic database for primatology that relies on the WorldCat Registry for OpenURL recognition. This OpenURL recognition provides full text access to articles for any institution from any location.
|Sue Dentinger, University of Wisconsin – Madison|
This application allows you to enter a term and search Library of Congress Subject Headings for broader and narrower terms using OCLC Terminology Services
|Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame|
Umlaut is OpenURL link resolving middleware that adds functions and services to commercial link resolving software such as SFX. The services also is capable of aggregating third party "know item services" and sharing them with other services such as the library catalog or federated search tool. Umlaut uses WorldCat Identities by extract metadata from the OpenURL or other services and sending it to WorldCat Identities to find more items by the author of the item being viewed.
|Jonathan Rochkind, Johns Hopkins 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|
|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 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 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|
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