Alternative & Related Resources Fulfillment OptionsCombines the output of the WorldCat Discovery API and the WorldCat Recommender Service able to help patrons consume related library resources more quickly and efficiently. Created at Developer House, December 2014.
This application identifies other versions of the same work that may be available faster as well as related works that may be useful “while you wait”. It works by sending an OCLC number to the Discovery API to get the Work ID and obtaining a list of alternative works. Simultaneously, it sends the OCLC number to the WorldCat Recommender Service to get a list of related materials. Results are displayed in two panes of a single screen on a standard HTML page. See the project details to learn more about handling options for pulling localized fulfillment into your request.
See the related News post to read more about the creation of the application and to see a video demonstration.
OCLC Developer House
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January 30, 2015