|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|
Ask Scotland is an online information service that lets you get real answers from real people. Questions are sent to a librarian who uses library collections to research the query and sends back a personal response. The service uses QuestionPoint and the QuestionPoint Knowledge Base web service in order to create a highly customized user experience.
|Gillian Hanlon, Slainte|
|AskREF: Search QuestionPoint Knowledgebase||
This application allows users to search the QuestionPoint Knowledge Base by keyword and retrieves questions which contain that keyword. A user can then view the answer to a particular question or see related terms retrieved from the Terminology Services Web service Library of Congress Subject Headings Vocabulary based on the keyword submitted.
|Jason Clark, Montana State University Library|
|Author’s Works, Check Nearby Libraries||
Links from the local catalog that help the user find more works by the same author through a link to WorldCat Identities, and a link to find the item in nearby libraries through linking to WorldCat.org via the permalink for each item—the OCLC number.
|Judy Hsu, The University of the West|
|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|
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