Mashable.com included the Facebook CiteMe app
in its recent list of "15 Essential Web Tools For Students"
. Bruce Washburn built the CiteMe app last year as the WorldCat Search API
was being developed.
CiteMe makes use of the API's OpenSearch implementation, and a feature that makes it easy to include pre-formatted citations in the results. On the Developer Network site you can find more information on how to do this. There's also an API feature that will return formatted citations for an individual record
, using its OCLC number or an ISBN. Thanks to Rob Casson, The Miami University Library catalog
is using this feature to good effect in its "Cite" links
in search results and individual record displays.
We're glad to see uses like this of the WorldCat Search API getting more attention, and that these services are being integrated into the web environments of our member libraries.