|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|
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.
Presented at the OCLC API Mashathon at the VALA2010 conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Powerhouse Museum uses WorldCat Identities to show additional information about persons associated with objects and archives in their collection.
|Luke Dearnley, Powerhouse Museum, Australia|
PrimateLit is a free bibliographic database for primatology that relies on the WorldCat Registry for OpenURL recognition. This OpenURL recognition provides full text access to articles for any institution from any location.
|Sue Dentinger, University of Wisconsin – Madison|
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|
Through the OpenURL Gateway in the WorldCat Registry, RefShare “owners” can change the OpenURL link in their shared folder to point to their up-to-date WorldCat Registry information. This means that RefShare viewers, from any WorldCat-registered university, can now be directed to their full-text access. Before the OpenURL Gateway, users from outside the instiutions could not be redirected.
|Colleen Stempien, RefWorks|
Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based, document capture and document delivery software and services, has developed a software “connector” for scanning from its book scanning systems to OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery site for completing interlibrary loan requests. Article Exchange is accessible from within WorldCat Resource Sharing and via an ILLiad add-on. Since its release in January 2012, nearly 600 libraries in 16 countries have used the tool, resulting in uploads of more than 20,000 documents each month. This cooperative development effort means that academic research and collaboration tools are getting faster, better and cheaper.
The Article Exchange document-sharing site provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. This site adds convenience, security and enhanced copyright compliance to article sharing through interlibrary loan. With the integration of Article Exchange into Scannx’ book scanning systems, library staff can more easily deliver documents to the people who need them in a secure, cloud-based environment.
|John C. Dexter, Scannx|
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