Dazhi Jiao of Bloomington, Indiana (USA) wins OCLC Research Software Contest

Dazhi (David) Jiao has won the OCLC Research Software 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.

OCLC Research sponsored the contest, which ran from late January through mid-May 2005, to encourage innovation in the use of web-based services for libraries.  It is expected that this will become an annual event.

Entries were judged by a panel of expert practitioners and academicians from OCLC and the library/information community: Thom Hickey (Chief Scientist, OCLC), Tip House (Chief Systems Analyst, OCLC), Elizabeth Lane Lawley (Associate Professor and Director, Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology; blogger), Mike Teets (Executive Director, Product Architecture and Development, OCLC), Roy Tennant (User Services Architect, California Digital Library; Owner, Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions; author), and Jon Udell (Lead Analyst, InfoWorld; author; blogger).

More Information

Dazhi Jiao's CAT OAI; an OPAC System with OAI Integration

OCLC Research Software Contest

Contest judges

WAG the Dog

Open WorldCat

For more information:

Thom Hickey
Chief Scientist
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research