This application takes first and last name and returns a list of matching authorized names along with a set of subject headings for the items each author has written. If a non-authorized name is entered, the results will point the user to the main authorized form of the name. When the results are both the name as well as the authorized subject terms associated with the works written by the author are displayed.
|Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame|
|Peer Reviewed Journals and Writers for Henrik Ibsen||
This mash up, built during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, takes an index of Ibsen scholarship from journals and conference proceedings and adds authoritativeness from canonical sources. Elements added include a peer review indicator for journals via xISSN and a WorldCat Identities links to writers listed in the Ibsen database.
|Peter Leonard, University of Washington|
Presented at the OCLC API Mashathon at the VALA2010 conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Powerhouse Museum uses WorldCat Identities to show additional information about persons associated with objects and archives in their collection.
|Luke Dearnley, Powerhouse Museum, Australia|
|TRLN Related Authors Autosuggest||
The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) consortia in North Carolina provides their users with ―Related author searches when a user searches by author. It then provides a link to the WorldCat Identities record for the author through the ―info‖ link to show additional works and biographical information available through WorldCat data mining.
|Derek Rodriguez, Triangle Research Library Network|
Umlaut is OpenURL link resolving middleware that adds functions and services to commercial link resolving software such as SFX. The services also is capable of aggregating third party "know item services" and sharing them with other services such as the library catalog or federated search tool. Umlaut uses WorldCat Identities by extract metadata from the OpenURL or other services and sending it to WorldCat Identities to find more items by the author of the item being viewed.
|Jonathan Rochkind, Johns Hopkins University|
|VuFind Reccomender Module||
This add-on for VuFind adds functionality which reccomends Names based on name searches and possible Terms based on subject searches. The name reccomendation feature is powered by WorldCat Identities which provides related authors as well as subject headings which are associated with that author. The subject reccomendation feature is powered by Terminology Services which provides broader and narrower subjects as well as related subjects.
|Demian Katz, Villanova University|
|WorldCat Identities Network||
The WorldCat identities Network allows users to explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities.
The ID Network uses the Identities API, which provides each Identity with up to 10 related identities. Users can easily jump from Identity Network to Identity Network by selecting the name in the Identity Network Map. An Identity can be a person, a thing (the Titanic), a fictitious character (Harry Potter), or a corporation (IBM). Additionally, the app provides links to WorldCat and Identities for more in depth information for a given identity.
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Answer:Jane Austen to George Eliot, George Eliot to Henry James, Henry James to Joseph Conrad, Joseph Conrad to D.H. Lawrence, and D.H. Lawrence to Aldous Huxley
|JD Shipengrover, OCLC Research|
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