Posted on behalf of my colleagues Joanna White and Xiaoming Liu:
WorldCat Registry users now have an option to semi-automatically configure direct links to their catalog for over sixty ILS vendors
. Authorized users can provide a sample catalog search link, click a button and receive suggested ISBN, ISSN and OCLC deep links. This guessing service is also available in a stand-alone user-friendly form and as a Web Service
provided by xISBN LibLook.
The WorldCat Registry provides an increasing number of links (library catalog links, OpenURL resolvers, etc.) to both WorldCat.org and the WorldCat Search API, as well as to external services like LibX. As more libraries use and maintain their WorldCat Registry information, the service can provide better and more accurate links for syndication.
We are interested to learn about your experiences and how we can support more and better linking.
For more information about the WorldCat Registry see Building the Grid
and a short video tutorial
on the Registry and how it can help your users connect to your services.
Xiaoming Liu, xISBN and Joanna White, WorldCat Registry