How many times have you loved a song, knew a few lyrics, but didn't know the title or the artist? MusiCLoud matches you to the music by searching on the words you remember, then returns matches to cds, books and more freely available in nearby libraries. This app uses the WorldCat Search API to pull in albums related to the song's lyrics that are available in a nearby library.
The initial idea for this app came from the WorldCat Mashathon Boston in September 2010.
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 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.
The WorldShare Amazon App takes information about orders from the WorldShare Acquisitions web service and combines it with pricing and availability information from Amazon’s Advertising API. Librarians can then see pricing and availability for particular materials and choose to purchase them from Amazon via a cart which is created on the fly. Installation instructions are available here.
Karen mashed up a Netflix queue feed with library holdings. It takes the RSS feed from Netflix (using a title search from the WorldCat Search API with a DVD limit), and then asks for the specific item. Pretty simple but it underscores for the average public library user: the library often has new, timely movies. As fast or faster than Netflix. See the screen view as a wmv.
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.
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.
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.
Given OpenSearch parameter values and a valid OCLC web service key, formats a WorldCat API OpenSearch request URL, gets a request response, transforms the response into a PHP Array, and returns the array.
Library created at the WorldCat Mashathon Amsterdam. Allows Identities to be accessed via PPN or OCLC Number and last name. Returns results in XML or JSON formats
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