New PARcast: "Using the WorldCat Search API" webinar recording now available

In this webinar, Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant and Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn provide an overview of WorldCat Search API features.

Launched in August 2008, the WorldCat Search API provides OCLC libraries with new ways of taking advantage of the WorldCat database and features.

With the API, you can build WorldCat search results, metadata and links to library catalogs into your own systems. Supporting common search protocols like OpenSearch and SRU, and delivering data in standard formats like RSS, Atom, Dublin Core and MARC, the API is ready to be applied to a wide array of options.

There are two versions of this webinar available:

  • "Using the WorldCat Search API (with Q&A)," which is a recording of the 27 August webinar that includes questions from RLG partners, and
  • "Using the Worldcat Search API (with Demos)," which is a revised recording that includes demonstrations of some current applications that use the API.
This is the fourth webinar in our continuing PARcast series. It is available online on the OCLC Programs and Research PARcast page and in the iTunes Store.

More Information

Using the WorldCat Search API (with Q&A) webinar (.wmv: 49.6MB/37min.)

Using the WorldCat Search API (with Demos) webinar (.wmv: 41.9MB/25min.)

Using the WorldCat Search API (with Demos) webinar (.m4v: 27.2MB/25min.)


OCLC PARcasts in the iTunes Store

For more information:

Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Programs and Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Programs and Research

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.