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Data is the foundation of nearly all OCLC services, and we take pride in being a vendor-neutral technology provider.

We at OCLC recognize that businesses, the tech world, and higher education are abuzz with discussions and predictions about big data. OCLC’s APIs are powerful tools that enable libraries like yours to interact with your users and experiment with your data in new ways.

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Jun 21

21 June 2022

DevConnect 2022: How MARC can SPARQL!

This presentation takes the skills and tools adopted by libraries for dealing with linked data and applies those methodologies, focusing primarily using RDF and SPARQL, and proposes their suitability in retrospective analysis of existing MARC data.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Jun 7

07 June 2022

DevConnect 2022: Wrapping OCLC APIs with Node.js webservices

Larry Deck of Concordia University Library will discuss how to make such webservice wrappers with Node.js, using asynchronous calls to OCLC APIs, and caching results locally to speed up repeated queries and avoid abusing OCLC services.

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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The Community Center is OCLC’s online forum connecting library peers to each other and to OCLC staff.  The API community offers a dedicated space for technologists to ask questions, make connections, get updates about OCLC APIs, and contribute ideas for future development.

New Community Center users without WorldShare credentials or WorldCat Discovery staff accounts will need to request community access.

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