Come see Platform prototype and draft apps at ALA Annual

If you're planning to attend ALA, put this meeting on your calendar. Or better yet, your calendar and your Director's calendar. You’re going to like what you see.

We'll also be videotaping the session--so no worries if you aren't heading to New Orleans next week. Watch this space for the video link after the conference.

So what’s the session? We went with a New Orleans-themed approach:

Jazzing Up Your Library Systems with the OCLC Platform
Saturday, June 25
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Morial Convention Center, Room 284

So what’s the big deal? The OCLC Platform gives you, a library app developer, a place to show off your mad coding skills AND help other libraries in the process. You can create something awesome using OCLC Web services and then use the Platform to share your work with other libraries and users with similar needs. This way, even libraries that aren’t fortunate enough to have development resources or technical expertise can still benefit from your brainpower.

Our own Kathryn Harnish, the product manager for the Platform, will give you the lay of the land for the Platform itself. She’ll be joined by three guest speakers who will show off apps developed and shared through the Platform environment:
Andrea Schurr from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Al Cornish from Washington State University
Shelly Stuard with Alibris for Libraries

We’re proud to say that Andrea and Al are WorldCat Mashathon alumni, who are now expanding their use of OCLC’s Web services via the Platform.

So Laissez les bons temps roulez and we’ll see you on Saturday at 4. Register now.

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