New publication in Code4Lib Journal: "Querying OCLC Web Services for Name, Subject, and ISBN," by Ya'aqov Ziso, Ralph LeVan, and Eric Lease Morgan

This article presents methods for using Web services to search names, subjects or ISBNs in various WorldCat databases, and display the results to users. Exploiting WorldCat's databases in this way opens up future possibilities for more seamless integration of authority-controlled vocabulary lists into new discovery interfaces and a reduction in libraries' dependence on local name and subject authority files.

The article appears in Issue 9 of Code4Lib Journal (2010-03-22), ISSN 1940-5758.

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Querying OCLC Web Services for Name, Subject, and ISBN

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Ralph LeVan
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research