|A-Z lists at Norwich University||
Norwich University, based in Northfield, Vermont, created customized A-Z list functionality using the WorldCat knowledge base API. Showcased at the March 2012 Computers in Libraries conference panel, this app uses the data they've supplied to the WorldCat knowledge base, but serves it up in the interface that fits with Norwich's user experience.
The screen capture shows what's planned for the future, including embedding functionality other places in addition to the catalog, and additional autosuggest features for their mobile presence.
|Elliot Polak, Norwich University|
|A-Z lists at University of New Brunswick||
The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John, Canada, used the WorldCat knowledge base API to create customized A-Z lists for their users. They built their own A-Z lists because it gives them freedom and flexibility to include and interact with data and in ways, (i.e. no left-anchored default search) that are both included and not included in the various OCLC-designed interfaces. "It's a big plus for us," remarked one of UNB's Web Programmer Analysts.
Their implementation is still in development, as they're still working on collection title lists. But things are progressing very well.
|Jeff Carter, University of New Brunswick|
|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|
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|
|Find in a Library - Wageningen UR Library Catalogue||
This widget adds a "Find in A Library" button to the sidebar of the Wageningen UR Library Catalogue full record screen. The button builds an OpenURL for the item and routes users to the appropriate link resolver by using the OpenURL Gateway
|Peter van Boheemen, Wageningen University|
|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|
|Keyword Suggester on Drupal||
Created during the WorldCat Hackathon 2008 in New York, this application seeks new ways of enhancing the quality of folksonomic tags by offering users suggestions from controlled vocabularies like MESH.
|Chad Fennell, University of Minnesota|
|Koha - Other Editions||
Web services module in Koha that supports xISBN and other similar services, and exposes the content in a new ‘Editions’ tab on the OPAC detail page for every record. For more information see this post on the LibLime Developer's Blog.
|Koha Library Software Community|
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|
|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|
|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|
|OpenURL Gateway at The University of Auckland||
When someone outside The University of Auckland tries the “Find Full Text” button from their DSsace repository item, they will be redirected to their own OpenURL servers as they are listed in the WorldCat Registry. If a subscription exists, s/he will be able to use her own authentication to be connected to full-text content. A configuration setting allows the system administrator to choose the appropriate fields to cross walk to the OpenURL elements. When a DOI is available this is used first, if not then other metadata elements are used to construct the OpenURL search string. This implementation solves the "appropriate copy" issue and provides for multiple choices if available.
|Janet Copsey, The University of Auckland|
|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|
|Search for Similar Titles||
One of the top users of the service, Heidelberg University employs xISBN to map book relations in HEIDI, the online public access catalog for all four library locations. In the user interface, this functionality is expressed through the “Search for Similar Titles” link.
|Leonhard Maylein, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg Go to the application|
|Send it to Me||
Created during the WorldCat Hackathon 2008 in New York, Send it to me uses ISBN matching to faciliate borrowing items locally or to help the user find other similar items like that one, purchase it, and/or begin an interlibrary loan request.
|Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame University|
|Serials Solutions E-Journal List/360Link and xISSN Mashup||
Submitted virtually as a part of the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this mashup helps researchers identify peer-reviewed journals. For every ISSN the script finds using the JQuery library, it checks the OCLC xISSN service to see if the item is peer-reviewed. If it is, then it adds a “Peer Reviewed” indicator.
|Karen Coombs, University of Houston Libraries|
|SUNY Search||Nathan Fixler, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services|
|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|
|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|
VuFind is an open source next-generation resource discovery tool which enables users to search and browse through all of a library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include: Catalog Records, Locally Cached Journals, Digital Library Items, Institutional Repository, Institutional Bibliography and Other Library Collections and Resources.
The software uses the xISBN service in order to provide links to other editions of a particular book.
|Demian Katz, Villanova 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|
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