Umlaut is OpenURL link resolving middleware that adds functions and services to commercial link resolving software such as SFX. The services also is capable of aggregating third party "know item services" and sharing them with other services such as the library catalog or federated search tool. Umlaut uses WorldCat Identities by extract metadata from the OpenURL or other services and sending it to WorldCat Identities to find more items by the author of the item being viewed.
|Jonathan Rochkind, Johns Hopkins University|
|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|
|Using Amazon Subject Lists to Connect to Library Resources||
This app, created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, uses the mainstream appeal and popularity of Amazon list feeds (bestsellers, new releases) and mashes them with ISBN numbers in WorldCat, so that the user will go to the library’s copy of the item. In this case, the pipe was specific for WSU’s WorldCat Local implementation.
|Al Cornish, Washington State University Libraries|
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|
|WebVoyage Tomcat—OCLC Citation in ActionBox||
This actionbox/standalone citation feature, built with the WorldCat Search API, is really popular with UCOL first-year students who are new to citing sources. It retrieves a formatted citation for a book or journal in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Turabian formats. The script is flexible to also use xISSN or xISBN if the OCLC number is unavailable. Downloadable code and documentation of changes are available.
|Tom Pasley, UCOL (Universal College of Learning), New Zealand|
|WorldCat Deep Search adapter for Primo||
Now you can add WorldCat results to your Primo discovery service from Ex Libris. The WorldCat Deep Search adapter, available on EL Commons, lets you view your search results in WorldCat as a tabbed view. It also provides another option to expand your search to libraries worldwide, if you didn't find the items you're looking for in the local results set. The combined view provides the best of both worlds for libraries and end-users: libraries can take advantage of all OCLC member libraries loading their holdings to WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base, and end-users have an increased chance of finding the exact material they're looking for.
|Ido Peled, Ex Libris|
|WorldCat Facebook App||
A Facebook app (complete with book covers!) that helps users find interesting items in a library nearby—without ever having to leave the Facebook environment. It also shows you your friends favorite lists, and give suggestions for “something to read” based on your listed profile interests.
|Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research|
|WorldCat Identities Network||
The WorldCat identities Network allows users to explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities.
The ID Network uses the Identities API, which provides each Identity with up to 10 related identities. Users can easily jump from Identity Network to Identity Network by selecting the name in the Identity Network Map. An Identity can be a person, a thing (the Titanic), a fictitious character (Harry Potter), or a corporation (IBM). Additionally, the app provides links to WorldCat and Identities for more in depth information for a given identity.
Try it out -
Answer:Jane Austen to George Eliot, George Eliot to Henry James, Henry James to Joseph Conrad, Joseph Conrad to D.H. Lawrence, and D.H. Lawrence to Aldous Huxley
|JD Shipengrover, OCLC Research|
|WorldCat in Windows 7||
Created during the WorldCat Mashathon 2009 in Seattle, this app adds WorldCat-formatted citations and links to the Windows 7 environment, along with book covers. Geolocation mapping functionality is next, so users can find their local library through a Silverlight-based mashup with Bing maps.
|Alex Wade and Savas Parastatidis, Microsoft|
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