Second OCLC Research Software Contest

The contest is now closed.


Ross Singer has won the Second OCLC Research Software Contest with Umlaut, an OpenURL Link Resolver intended to improve access to library collections by contextualizing citations and available holdings more accurately for a given user. It utilizes a host of web services, including many from OCLC, and will take several paths depending on what it finds at various stages.

The contest judges were impressed at how much the Umlaut does for the user, especially the effort to get them to full text files, and thought the use of OCLC services was well done. As the contest winner, Mr. Singer will receive a check for $2,500 and a visit with OCLC researchers and others in Dublin, Ohio (USA).

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