OCLC Research Software Contest

The 2005 contest is now closed.


Dazhi (David) Jiao won the 2005 contest with a submission consisting of an OPAC that includes a ranked list of harvested citations when a detailed bibliographic record is displayed.

The contest judges considered that David's submittal demonstrated an innovative way of integrating OPACS with harvested metadata and made good use of open source software from OCLC. As the contest winner, Mr. Jiao will receive a check for $2,500 and a visit with OCLC researchers and others in Dublin, Ohio (USA).


Ross Singer of Georgia Tech is the runner-up, with a WAG the Dog implementation featuring Open WorldCat and xISBN functionality.

More information

See our announcement of the contest winner.

Next time

Plans call for the OCLC Research Software Contest to become an annual event. Look for announcements of next year's contest sometime around December 2005–January 2006, on the OCLC Research Home page, in our RSS feed, or by checking the main contest page.


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