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|
ERIC provides Find in a Library links in records that contain an ISSN or ISBN. ERIC users navigate either to their institution’s holdings or to WorldCat.org for a list of the nearest libraries holding the resource.
|Jane Atwell, ERIC - Education Resources Information Center|
|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|
|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|
|Fuwatto WorldCat Search||
Developed very quickly at the OCLC Web Services workshop during Code4Lib 2010, this service lets you cut and paste any online article or URL into the search box. Then it uses the WorldCat Basic API to show all the relevant related references to additional reading materials from WorldCat.org.
|Masao Takaku, Ph. D., National Institute for Materials Science, Japan|
|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|
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