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Register now for WorldCat Mashathon Frankfurt

 

Join fellow coders, developers and idea-generators for the next two-day WorldCat Mashathon. Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network, WorldCat Mashathon Frankfurt will be held Wednesday and Thursday, 7-8 December at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, Germany.

Participants will spend the two days brainstorming and coding mash-ups with Web services and APIs to take advantage of all that WorldCat, the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, has to offer. Participants will also learn about OCLC cooperative platform, how it works and how they can create apps for it. Developers, project managers and curious people with interesting ideas from the library community and beyond are encouraged to attend.

Why attend WorldCat Mashathon Frankfurt?

  • Brainstorm and build apps for the Cooperative platform
  • Create mash-ups using the WorldCat Search API, WorldCat Identities, MapFAST and other Web services.
  • Gain development access to 1.5 billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
  • Integrate these resources with many others to create innovative new services.
  • Meet fellow developers across the information industry.
  • Share your creative vision and be a part of the next wave of online library development.

Karen Coombs of the OCLC Developer Network will kick off the session. Additional OCLC staff from Europe and the U.S. will also be avaliable for questions and breakout facilitation. The primary presentations and large-group discussion will be conducted in English, and a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided both days. Ideas, outcomes and code from the Mashathon, together with a participants list will be shared during and after the events for others to download and build on.

There is no charge for the event, but participants are required to register.

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »