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|
|IDS Project: Peer Reviewer||
This mashup helps users identify peer-reviewed journals. For every ISSN the script finds, it checks the OCLC xISSN service to see if the item is peer-reviewed. If it is, then it adds a “Peer Reviewed” indicator.
|Adam Taub, 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.
|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|
|Latest Table of Contents Links||
This script is based on demonstration code which the Developer Network published last year prior to code4lib. The script uses the xISSN service to see what the table of contents RSS feed is for a given journal. If a table of contents feed exists than a link to that feed is added to the screen. The link then takes the user to the table of contents feed for that journal.
|Mike Beccaria, Paul Smith College|
You’re in a strange city and need a nice, clean place to use the Internet and get the latest news. What do you do? Go to a local coffee shop? I said a nice, clean place. How about the library! Library Finder is perfect for you. Library Finder allows you to find libraries near you anywhere in the world.
Library Finder uses the WorldCat Registry API to identify libraries near a given location via latitude and longitude found in the Registry. Additionally, when available, it is uses the Registry API to display the contact information, website, and library type for a given library. The application also uses the HTML5 Geolocation API in supported browsers to determine where a user is. Finally Library Finder uses a CSS3 technique, Responsive Web Design, to make the website fully mobile friendly. (Supports FF6+, Safari, Chrome, or IE9+)
|JD Shipengrover, OCLC|
LibX is a browser plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer that provides direct access to your library's resources.
|Annette Bailey and Godmar Back, Virginia Tech|
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