Umlaut is OpenURL link resolving middleware that adds functions and services to commercial link resolving software such as SFX. The services also is capable of aggregating third party "know item services" and sharing them with other services such as the library catalog or federated search tool.
Developed very quickly at the OCLC Web Services workshop during Code4Lib 2010, this service lets you cut and paste any online article or URL into the search box. Then it uses the WorldCat Basic API to show all the relevant related references to additional reading materials from WorldCat.org.
This gem provides the rudimentary components for Ruby to make it easier to process OCLC-provided data. Essentially, these are a handful of convenience functions that make it much easier to call and utilize the data available through the WorldCat Search API.
OCLC's xISBN web service allows you to look up other editions of a particular work using an ISBN. xisbn is a simple ruby library for doing these lookups.
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