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  • Mobile Apps - Introduction to Development

    With more patrons than ever interacting with institutions from their mobile devices, OCLC users have been expressing interest in developing their own mobile apps. OCLC offers support with new APIs and OAuth2 security patterns. In this blog post, we t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Building three apps to demonstrate the OCLC platform

    For the last three months I've been working on the project of building three applications to demonstrate the OCLC cooperative platform. The intention was for any of these applications to be installed easily in the WMS staff interface as potential par...

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