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OCLC at ELAG 2014 Conference

OCLC’s Steve Meyer, Technical Product Manager and Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, will be presenting at this year’s ELAG 2014 Conference: ‘Lingering Gold’ which is taking place on 10-13 June, at the University of Bath, UK.

Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer will be a part of the conference ‘Bootcamps’, where he will explore some of the OCLC Developer Network web services. The Bootcamp will provide an overview of some of the common topics such as, the general REST-based architecture for most services and how to use some new authentication clients.

On the penultimate day of the conference Steve will be speaking again, this time on ‘Building Useful & Usable Web Services’.   In this talk, Steve will share some of the lessons learned through OCLC’s work on the WorldCat Metadata API. This web service is a sophisticated API that provides external clients with read and write access to WorldCat data. It provides a model to help aspiring API creators navigate the potential complications of crafting a web service.

Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis will be speaking about The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Giving the Web What It Wants.  This will include in-depth views of Linked Data,, and OCLC Works.  Richard explains: The Web is changing. In the session, Richard Wallis will look at how the library community can capitalize on these developments to ensure that our resources are visible in the emerging Web of Data, significantly enhancing their discoverability.

ELAG is the annual conference of the European Libraries Automation Group.  The conference is Europe’s premier event on the application and development of information technology in libraries and documentation centres and it is expected that approximately 200 delegates from all over the world will be attending.

Full conference programme