Mashathon demos get incorporated at libraries

One of the scripts which I wrote as a mashup demonstration used the New York Times Bestseller API to add Best Seller indicators and links to a full record screen being generated via data from the WorldCat Search API. Michael Beccaria at Paul Smith College in upstate NY has taken my prototype script and revamped and incorporated it into their VuFind powered library catalog.

New York Times Bestseller Indicator Example

In addition, Mike has added "Show Latest Table of Contents" links their Serial Solutions e-journal list using the basic code which I demonstrated at code4lib last year. Latest Journal Table of Contents Link Example

It is really exciting to see people using the demonstration code the Developer Network team has created. We love to hear how you might be riffing on our ideas and code. So please drop us a line and let us know if you've used any of our prototypes or been inspired by them. We enjoying seeing the wonderful things the developer community is doing!

  • Karen Coombs

    Karen Coombs

    Senior Product Analyst