|Also Available at a WorldCat Library||
Created at the May 2009 WorldCat Mashathon in Amsterdam, the “Also available at” sidebar in the Wageningen UR Library Catalogue development site uses the WorldCat Search API and the WorldCat Registry OpenURL Gateway to display a location-sensitive listing for other WorldCat libraries who also hold the item.
|Peter van Boheemen, Wageningen University|
|Automatic ILL Request Verification||
This application uses C# and the WorldCat Search API to automatically find library locations that hold the requested item. The downloaded request file is processed through the application to find identifying numbers for the requested item, with those numbers sent to the Search API in a Library Locations request. The resulting list of libraries is then sorted by our own internal referral priorities and printed out on the request.
|Paul Swanson, Minitex|
BibMe is a free online automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. It uses the WorldCat Search API to fill in citation information for books, magazines, newspapers, Web sites, journals, films and more. Started in May 2007 as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University, it has grown to have more than 1 million registered users with more than 7.8 million bibliographies and 25.5 million citations.
|Jordan Messina, BibMe.com|
A barcode scanning app for iPhone and iPad that makes use of the WorldCat Search API and WorldCat Registry APIs to show library materials availability and location.
|BookMinder Android App||
This prototype Android app uses the WorldCat Search API to get citations and nearby libraries for books. Users can scan a barcode or search for a title either by a keyword search or using the device’s support for voice recognition. Users can then select items to add to their personalized list of things. The mobile device’s GPS tells the app where the user is and the app uses that information and the Search API to find nearby libraries.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
iPhone app that lets you scan a barcode or enter a title, author, keyword, or ISBN in order search for books online, compare prices and also find books in local libraries through their use of the WorldCat Search API. Then once you find the item you want, you can contact to the local library through information provided by the WorldCat Registry APIs such as address, phone and URL.
Created by the company Swiss Academic Software, Citavi assists with reference management and knowledge organization. More than simply a citation service, Citavi provides all the tools necessary for scholarly writing and research such as searching online resources, creating essay outlines and even a project task planner. It helps a user find, structure and then document the information they find—quickly and easily. Citavi uses the WorldCat Search API so that students and researchers can find more of the world’s information in libraries more quickly and use it more effectively.
|Swiss Academic Software GmbH, Swiss Academic Software|
This application uses the WorldCat Search API in order to provide users with citations in various formats. Users click on the "Cite" link on a given record and a pop-up window with citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles are displayed.
|Rob Casson, Miami University|
|CiteMe Facebook App||
A Facebook app that delivers formatted citations from WorldCat from right within Facebook. You can add the app to personal profiles or organizational Pages.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
If your library has Credo Reference Topic Pages, you can add WorldCat data to them and customize the results using the WorldCat Search API. Customized results can include:
Start the process to get your customized Topic Pages now. Note: if you don't have Topic Pages, there's a special promotion going on, that you can try them out for an introductory period, now through 30 June 2012.)
Information from Credo, on how to add WorldCat results to your Credo Topic Pages.
|Nancy King, Credo Reference|
|Designers and Books||
Designers and Books.com is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.
The site profiles participating designers—from architects to car designers—to showcase what books have been most influential to each artist’s creative process, and a new list is added to the site each week. Once a reader identifies a particular work on the site, Designers & Books uses the data in WorldCat to provide library availability information and author profiles.
|Mark Alhadeff, Ocean-7 Development|
Disc Tracker is a personal portable CD database. CDs are displayed ordered by album title, artist, music genre, and status. You can search for CDs in your collection, and enter a "loan status" to remember who you loaned the CD to or borrowed it from. A new CD can be entered automatically (enter UPC/EAN and remaining data is loaded from the internet) or manually. If you load the data from the internet, the CD cover image is loaded as well. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular CD based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
EasyBib offers a simple, easy and free way for students to create bibliographies and get citations, automatically. When a user searches for a book, EasyBib uses the WorldCat Search API to search by book title, keyword or ISBN. It then gives the user the chance to find out more about this source and find the item in a local library by linking to WorldCat.org results.
|Neal Taparia, ImagineEasy Solutions|
|Extending Online Museum Collections||
Using museum data exchange formats and Yahoo Pipes, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is prototyping online collection entries that include bibliographic data via the WorldCat Search API, books by and about artists using WorldCat Identities, and extended search terms from the OCLC Terminologies Service
|Piotr Adamczyk, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Feed Me Some WorldCat||
Feed Me Some WorldCat lets you track the latest items to be entered into WorldCat through a simple keyword/topic search. It sorts the most recently added items to the top by date, using PHP and OpenSearch. Sit back and get updates on WorldCat through your feed reader.
|Jason Clark, Montana State University|
|Get Related ISSN scripts||
This application adds a "find similar journals" link to the journal A-Z list as well as a peer reviewed indicator for journals which are peer reviewed. When the Find Similar Journals link is clicked, a new web page opens showing journal titles similar to the one that is being displayed. The code gathers related ISSN from the xISSN web service and then uses these to gather relevant subject headings from the Worldcat Search API. It then uses these subject headings to search for and display other titles that the library has that have similar subjects, allowing users to "Find Similar Journals" to the ones they are browsing.
|Mike Beccaria, Paul Smith College|
|Gift and Deselection Manager||
The Gift and Deselection Manager is an easy to implement and easy to use open-source standalone software for automating your gift management and deselection processing. This standalone software is part of the Getting It System Toolkit (GIST), designed to leverage data of various systems, streamline library processes, and reduce staff time for decision making. It uses bibliographic and holdings data from the WorldCat Search API. The tool was developed by Mark Sullivan, Tim Bowersox and Katherine Pitcher of SUNY Geneseo as part of the IDS project.
|Mark Sullivan, IDS Project|
|GIST for Web||
The purpose of GIST is to provide a new model and useful tools to integrate and optimize acquisition and interlibrary loan services and to promote regional collection diversity. It is a system for merging Acquisitions and ILL request workflow using one interface, enabling user-initiated requests, coordinated collection development and acquisitions. Currently the project includes an add-on for ILLiad which streamlines user access to the "right copy" by providing links to fulltext where available, which in turn reduces interlibrary loan requests which need to be cancelled. The project also in working on a tool for managing gifts, which uses the WorldCat Search API to display basic metadata and show holdings of the library at relevant libraries.
|Mark Sullivan, IDS Project|
OCLC and Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations, have teamed up to provide greater visibility on the Web for public libraries. We've been working together since 2007, as Goodreads has referred more than 5 million Web users to WorldCat.org--which in turn refers users to their local library. Goodreads uses the WorldCat Search API to connect their titles to WorldCat.org through the "libraries" link on their site.
|Patrick Brown, Goodreads|
iBookshelf is your personal portable library reference. A comprehensive book database, created and continuously maintained through extensive feedback from readers. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular book based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
|IDS Project: IDS Search||
This application uses APIs from Worldcat, Google Books, and Yahoo spell check, as well as various scripts to check the availability in the local catalog in order to provide a discovery interface that facilitates access to materials within the IDS Project's 50 New York libraries and WorldCat libraries worldwide.
|Search Manager, IDS Project|
By scanning a book barcode or entering an ISBN, this application will quickly show you which books you should be reading and where you can buy or borrow them. Data on where to borrow books is based on the WorldCat Search API.
LouFind uses the WorldCat Search API—including citation—and the WorldCat Registry to find libraries near Brandeis. It helps users determine who holds the book, and provides detailed location information on each library, which is then fed to the Google Maps API. LouFind is a local implementation of VuFind which is written in PHP.
|Greg McClellan, Brandeis University|
Imagine having an Ohio history expert and research librarian in your pocket. You can stroll through Oberlin's campus and view Carnegie Library postcards from the 1930s. Or visit Grandview Heights High School and see a yearbook page from 1985. Read stories of Confederate soldiers escaping from the Union penitentiary in Columbus. Or explore the shores of Lake Erie and read current research about its unique ecosystems of fish and wildlife.
Institutions like the Library of Congress, the State Library of Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Society have made digital reproductions of culturally significant photographs, documents, and recordings freely available over the Internet. The mapFINDS Ohio app will use OCLC's WorldCat Search web services to present these materials to you based on their location and search criteria. It will also provide you the ability to mark favorite items of interest, enhancing your later searches.
The mapFINDS Ohio app was created by OCLC staff as an entry for eTech Ohio's Mobile Apps Development Contest.
|Steven Huwig, OCLC|
MarcEdit is a free metadata editing suite that provides integration with a number of OCLC webservices and APIs. Currently, the program makes use of OCLC's Classify and FAST web services to provide automatic batch classification and description of bibliographic records. Additionally, MarcEdit makes use of the WorldShare Platforms WorldCat Search API and Metadata API to provide batch support for holdings management and bibliographic record editing of data found in WorldCat directly from within MarcEdit.
|Terry Reese, Ohio State University|
MindView is a a mind-mapping tool tailored to suit the needs of students in an academic environment produced by MatchWare. MindView enhances an individual’s ability to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas. Known for its award-winning Microsoft Office integration (PC Magazine Editor’s Choice), this mind-mapping software lets users be more productive by turning ideas into action faster than ever before. Now thanks to the integration of library holdings through the WorldCat Search API, MindView also connects users to their local libraries and provides citation information for library materials, based on WorldCat data.
|Ulrik Merrild, MatchWare|
How many times have you loved a song, knew a few lyrics, but didn't know the title or the artist? MusiCLoud matches you to the music by searching on the words you remember, then returns matches to cds, books and more freely available in nearby libraries. This app uses the WorldCat Search API to pull in albums related to the song's lyrics that are available in a nearby library.
The initial idea for this app came from the WorldCat Mashathon Boston in September 2010.
|Wendy Bossons, MIT|
MyBoxOffice is a personal movie database designed to keep track of your personal DVD and VHS collection. Movie data can automatically get pulled from the internet to provide title, genre, and the movie cover image when you provide the UPC code. Movie data can also be entered manually. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular movie based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
My Library keeps all the information about your personal media collection at your fingertips. Separate tabs are available to display your books, movies, and compact discs, all ordered conveniently by title. You can search for items in your library, and enter a "loan status" to remember who you loaned the item to or borrowed it from. A new item can be entered automatically (enter ISBN, EAN, or UPC and remaining data is loaded from the internet) or manually. If you load the data from the internet, the item's cover image is loaded as well. Application allows users to find libraries near them with a particular CD based on information in the Worldcat Search API. Information about that library is and its location is then available to the user.
|NCSU Expand Your Search - Libraries Worldwide||
This application adds a section in the North Caroline State University Libraries catalog which shows the number of items in libraries worldwide which match the criteria submitted by the searcher and links the searcher to see these results within NCSU's WorldCat Local.
|Emily Lynema, NCSU|
|Netflix at my Library||
Karen mashed up a Netflix queue feed with library holdings. It takes the RSS feed from Netflix (using a title search from the WorldCat Search API with a DVD limit), and then asks for the specific item. Pretty simple but it underscores for the average public library user: the library often has new, timely movies. As fast or faster than Netflix. See the screen view as a wmv.
|Karen Coombs, OCLC|
|Online Catalog using Xerxes||
Cal State is using the WorldCat Search API to create a customized interface to WorldCat. This view seamlessly integrates WorldCat results into their library Web sites and meta search systems, with hooks into local catalog systems, their link resolver, and a whole host of other systems and services designed for undergraduate research.
|David Walker, California State University|
Pic2Shop is a free Android or iPhone app that turns your phone into a barcode scanner. It lets you check and compare prices for thousands of items-and it now lets you see if a local library has the book you're interested in. Available for through the iTunes App store worldwide for all iPhone models or in the Android Marketplace for Android, Pic2Shop shows you library availability on the go.
RedLaser is an iPhone app that turns your phone into a barcode scanner. It lets you check and compare prices for items such as books, videos and more—and it now includes library materials results. As the #1 Paid Utility App in the iPhone App store, RedLaser reminds thousands of consumers of library availability through the convenience of their mobile phone.
T and Biscuits, based in South London, U.K., created a mobile reference app, ReferenceME, that has been a Top 10 Educational App Download on the iTunes store as well as being voted the App of the Week for IOS and Android by The Guardian.
Written in Java and C++, the app lets students scan book barcodes to discover, cite and create lists for information in e-books, books, chapters, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, films and more. It also provides quick search access to the world’s library collections through the WorldCat Search API.
ReferenceME lets users view the citation format as they enter their information, so they learn how to reference materials as they go. It uses WorldCat to quickly fill citation information with formatting. It is the only app in the U.K. currently that compiles a bibliography according to the guidelines of whichever style manual the user selects.
|Toby Green, T & Biscuits|
|SRU Query by Institution and Subject||
Created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this SRU Query creates new subject-based lists using Yahoo Pipes. You can search by institution, subject heading, and date, and the Pipe will create a request link. Note that the pipe doesn't handle values returned as arrays properly yet (e.g. if there are multiple OCLC numbers or titles in a record), but it still might be useful as a point of departure for others.
|Kyle Banerjee, Orbis Cascade Alliance|
|SUNY Search||Nathan Fixler, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services|
|UNC Chapel Hill - Libraries Worldwide||
The UNC Chapel Hill library catalog uses the WorldCat Search API to let users expand their searches beyond their own catalog or consortial catalog. It lets users know how many results are available worldwide and links to a corresponding WorldCat.org search.
|Jill Sexton, UNC Chapel Hill|
|Using Amazon Subject Lists to Connect to Library Resources||
This app, created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, uses the mainstream appeal and popularity of Amazon list feeds (bestsellers, new releases) and mashes them with ISBN numbers in WorldCat, so that the user will go to the library’s copy of the item. In this case, the pipe was specific for WSU’s WorldCat Local implementation.
|Al Cornish, Washington State University Libraries|
|WebVoyage Tomcat—OCLC Citation in ActionBox||
This actionbox/standalone citation feature, built with the WorldCat Search API, is really popular with UCOL first-year students who are new to citing sources. It retrieves a formatted citation for a book or journal in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Turabian formats. The script is flexible to also use xISSN or xISBN if the OCLC number is unavailable. Downloadable code and documentation of changes are available.
|Tom Pasley, UCOL (Universal College of Learning), New Zealand|
|WorldCat Deep Search adapter for Primo||
Now you can add WorldCat results to your Primo discovery service from Ex Libris. The WorldCat Deep Search adapter, available on EL Commons, lets you view your search results in WorldCat as a tabbed view. It also provides another option to expand your search to libraries worldwide, if you didn't find the items you're looking for in the local results set. The combined view provides the best of both worlds for libraries and end-users: libraries can take advantage of all OCLC member libraries loading their holdings to WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base, and end-users have an increased chance of finding the exact material they're looking for.
|Ido Peled, Ex Libris|
|WorldCat Facebook App||
A Facebook app (complete with book covers!) that helps users find interesting items in a library nearby—without ever having to leave the Facebook environment. It also shows you your friends favorite lists, and give suggestions for “something to read” based on your listed profile interests.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
|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.
Try it out -
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|
|WorldCat in Windows 7||
Created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this app adds WorldCat-formatted citations and links to the Windows 7 environment, along with book covers. Geolocation mapping functionality is next, so users can find their local library through a Silverlight-based mashup with Bing maps.
|Alex Wade and Savas Parastatidis, Microsoft|
|WorldCat Python Module||
An open source module for the Python programming language that interacts with the WorldCat Search API and the xISBN/xLCCN/xOCLCNUM/xISSN web services. Developers can build working prototypes rapidly using the bibliographic, holdings and citation information available in WorldCat records. Sample applications, such as Google Maps, interface for displaying holdings information and a subject-based book recommender are included.
|Mark A. Matienzo, Digital Experience Group, The New York Public Library|
|WorldCat WordPress Widget||
A widget for WordPress that searches WorldCat and returns bibliographic data via the WorldCat Search API and then recombines it with book covers from Amazon, links to previews (when available) in Google Books and reviews from LibraryThing. It displays results in the sidebar of WordPress.
|Karen Coombs, University of Houston Libraries|
|WorldCat World Tour||
Created at the May 2009 WorldCat Mashathon in Amsterdam, WorldCat World Tour is an app that finds artists’ albums through the WorldCat Search API and uses a UK-based streaming music service to play the musical tracks online.
|Julian Cheal, UKOLN|
|WorldShare Acquisitions with Amazon||
The WorldShare Amazon App takes information about orders from the WorldShare Acquisitions web service and combines it with pricing and availability information from Amazon’s Advertising API. Librarians can then see pricing and availability for particular materials and choose to purchase them from Amazon via a cart which is created on the fly. Installation instructions are available here.
|Karen Coombs, OCLC|
WriteCite.com is a site that helps undergraduate and upper secondary high school students create automatic citations online. It was founded by a university lecturer in response to the growth of internet-enabled and non-traditional information sources that still require referencing by today's students. Started in 2009, the site provides citations in APA, Harvard and MLA styles and features a free mobile version, iCite APA that is available for Apple iOS and Android devices.WriteCite provides a way to search the world’s library collections via the WorldCat Search API, as well as library lookup functionality with the WorldCat Registry API.
|Michael Hargreaves, MasterGraphics Pty Ltd|
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