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  • Authentication Using HMAC Signature

    This is the second post in our series about authentication and the WorldShare Platform. The HMAC Signature lies at the heart of all our web service authe...

  • Introduction to AuthNZ for OCLC Web Services

    One of the biggest challenges facing the WorldShare Platform is putting together a robust infrastructure to support authentication and authorization for our web services. Our initial set of web services were read-only and didn't contain sensitive dat...

  • Planned downtime for the WorldShare Platform on 3 February 2013

    On Sunday, 3 February 2013 there will be a scheduled service downtime for the OCLC WorldShare Platform and all associated OCLC Web services available through the Platform from 2:00 am to 8:00 am ET (-5 GMT).

    During the downtime, the WorldS...

  • November 2012 enhancements to the WorldShare Platform

    It’s been a busy month for the WorldShare Platform team, and we’re excited to let you know about the enhancements now available for two existing WorldShare APIs. There are more enhancements we're working on, so stay tuned for more. Here’s a quick run...

  • Planned downtime for the WorldShare Platform on 4 November 2012

    On Sunday, 4 November 2012 there will be a scheduled service downtime for the OCLC WorldShare Platform and all associated OCLC Web services available through the Platform from 2:00 am to 8:00 am ET (-5 GMT).

  • Check out presentations and information from our panel at CIL!

    Last month I had the pleasure of participating on a panel with Jason Griffey from University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Eliot Polak from Norwich University on Plugin and Play Apps. We talked about how the WorldShare Platform can enable libraries to...

  • Six new Web services available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform

    You've probably heard about the OCLC WorldShare Platform, officially launched in December—the framework,

  • Building the New York Times Bestsellers application

    The last prototype application I built was the New York Times Bestseller application. This application is a riff on one of the potential Platform applications demonstrated at last year's ALA. The "Bestseller App 2.0" allows a library to sel...

  • Building the Amazon Order Application

    The first application that I built off of the prototype WMS Acquisiton web service was the Amazon Order application. As I've explained in my basic overview of the Platform prototype application, the purpose of the Amazon application was to take an ex...

  • Building the Alibris Application

    The purpose of the Alibris application is to allow a library to upload a tab seperated file of titles available in a particular topic area from Alibris, see which titles the library does not own, and then select titles for purchase. The first thing t...