Data Science

OCLC Research provides experimental services from time to time which explore new ways of working with bibliographic data and applying new technologies to organize information. In some cases, these applications serve as examples of things you can develop or incorporate into your own systems. Some of these experimental services may transition into OCLC services, while others will eventually be discontinued.

Just a note: these are demonstrations. If something is not working on this page when you visit, let us know and please come back and try it again later.

 

ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid is a growing collection of over two million archival material descriptions that provides a foundation for OCLC Research collaboration and interactions with the archival community, and also serves as the basis for our experimentation and testing in text mining, data analysis, and discovery system applications and interfaces.
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assignFAST

A Web interface for FAST Subject selection, assignFAST explores automating the manual selection of the Authorized and Use For headings based on autosuggest technology.
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Bookmarklets

Got a book title from an online bookseller? Check whether your local library has it.
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Classify

Classify is a FRBR-based prototype designed to support the assignment of classification numbers and subject headings for books, DVDs, CDs, and other types of materials.
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Cookbook Finder

Cookbook Finder is a works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. You can search by person, place, topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more) and browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API). Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.
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FAST Converter

The FAST Converter is a Web interface for the conversion of LCSH headings to FAST headings. Either single headings or small sets of bibliographic records can be converted. The intent of this Web site is to provide a learning tool to help familiarize users with FAST and the differences between FAST and LCSH.
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FictionFinder: A FRBR-based Prototype for Fiction in WorldCat

FictionFinder is a FRBR-based prototype that provides access to over 2.9 million bibliographic records for fiction books, eBooks, and audio materials described in OCLC WorldCat.
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info URI Registry

The "info" URI Registry was set up on behalf of NISO to identify and describe registered "info" URIs.
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Kindred Works

Kindred Works is a demonstration interface built upon an experimental content-based recommender service. Various characteristics associated with a sample resource, such as classification numbers, subject headings, and genre terms, are matched to WorldCat to provide a list of recommendations.
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mapFINDS Ohio

The mapFINDS Ohio iPhone app uses OCLC's WorldCat Search web service to present digital reproductions of culturally significant photographs, documents, and recordings to you based on their location and search criteria. It also provides you the ability to "like" items of interest, enhancing your later searches and the searches of other users.
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MARC Usage in WorldCat

This project will study the use of MARC tags and subfields in WorldCat and produce reports to inform decisions about where we go from here.
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NACO Normalization Service

OCLC Research's NACO Normalization Service enables systems to convert names and other text strings to a format more conducive to machine comparison and sorting.
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PURL

PURLs (Persistent Uniform Resource Locators) are Web addresses that act as permanent identifiers in the face of a dynamic and changing Web infrastructure.
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The NDLTD Union Catalog

The NDLTD Union Catalog project focused on thesis metadata via the Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). This was a lightweight protocol for moving or sharing metadata that allowed synchronization of loosely coupled databases and mandates XML Dublin Core as the default metadata format.
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Work Records in WorldCat

View rich descriptions for books and other library materials.
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Genres

Genre profiles allow users to browse genre terms for hundreds of titles, authors, subjects, characters, places, and more, ranked by popularity in WorldCat.
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WorldCat Identities

WorldCat Identities has a summary page for every name in WorldCat.
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