DEVCONNECT Online – A new workshop series for developers

We are pleased to offer DEVCONNECT Online, where developers can learn about OCLC APIs and build skills that allow libraries to get more out of their OCLC services.

This series of online workshops will begin on Wednesday, September 5, with “An Introduction to OCLC APIs for Developers,” a primer covering the basics of OCLC APIs led by Hank Sway and Karen Coombs of OCLC. 

Each workshop is led by OCLC staff and/or community leaders and will include hands-on learning. Some workshops will include pre-work, and participants will be encouraged to submit questions and participate in online office hours discussion. Register for one workshop or all. The current schedule is listed below but watch this space for new workshops that are added to the schedule.

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Upcoming workshops

05 September 2018
An Introduction to OCLC APIs for Developers
This introductory workshop will teach you how to customize and extend OCLC services.

20 September 2018
Get your all-access pass to the new WorldShare Identity Management API
In this workshop, you’ll get experience using the WorldShare Identity Management API.

03 October 2018
Getting practical techniques for processing MARC (and MARC-adjacent) record data for updates into OCLC
This workshop will explore a range of techniques to handle record editing, from using fully developed solutions like MarcEdit to exploring toolkits that might be available to you.

16 October 2018
Using Wikibase as a platform for library linked data management and discovery
In this workshop, you'll be introduced to Wikibase and associated applications for data creation, editing, and discovery.

30 October 2018
Incorporating IIIF content in your website
In this workshop, you'll learn how to pull open-access content from digital repositories using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Image and Presentation APIs.

13 November 2018
A beginner's guide to Cordova
In this workshop, you'll learn how to create a basic cross-platform mobile application using Cordova and OCLC APIs.