My long-time colleague, Bruce Washburn, won’t brag about it but I will. He took advantage of the WorldCat Search API to build a very nice WorldCat app for the iPhone. He’s talked about (and Lorcan noted) how designing for mobile devices is like writing a haiku – you have to figure out the essence and then feature it in the most intuitive and expressive way. I think his app captures the real essence and utility of WorldCat.
If you’ve got an iPhone and you read this blog then you should have it.
Jim coordinates the OCLC Research office in San Mateo, CA, focuses on relationships with research libraries and work that renovates the library value proposition in the current information environment.