|A-Z lists at Norwich University||
Norwich University, based in Northfield, Vermont, created customized A-Z list functionality using the WorldCat knowledge base API. Showcased at the March 2012 Computers in Libraries conference panel, this app uses the data they've supplied to the WorldCat knowledge base, but serves it up in the interface that fits with Norwich's user experience.
The screen capture shows what's planned for the future, including embedding functionality other places in addition to the catalog, and additional autosuggest features for their mobile presence.
|Elliot Polak, Norwich University|
|A-Z lists at University of New Brunswick||
The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John, Canada, used the WorldCat knowledge base API to create customized A-Z lists for their users. They built their own A-Z lists because it gives them freedom and flexibility to include and interact with data and in ways, (i.e. no left-anchored default search) that are both included and not included in the various OCLC-designed interfaces. "It's a big plus for us," remarked one of UNB's Web Programmer Analysts.
Their implementation is still in development, as they're still working on collection title lists. But things are progressing very well.
|Jeff Carter, University of New Brunswick|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Keyword Suggester on Drupal||
Created during the WorldCat Hackathon 2008 in New York, this application seeks new ways of enhancing the quality of folksonomic tags by offering users suggestions from controlled vocabularies like MESH.
|Chad Fennell, University of Minnesota|
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|
|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|
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|
|VuFind Reccomender Module||
This add-on for VuFind adds functionality which reccomends Names based on name searches and possible Terms based on subject searches. The name reccomendation feature is powered by WorldCat Identities which provides related authors as well as subject headings which are associated with that author. The subject reccomendation feature is powered by Terminology Services which provides broader and narrower subjects as well as related subjects.
|Demian Katz, Villanova University|
|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|
|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|
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