Thanks to my colleague Merrilee for announcing the WorldCat Search API. I guess I was so busy planning a Hackathon in November to help folks use it that I forgot to blog about it. More on the Hackathon later. But something coming up next week on Wednesday is a webinar on the API:
You are invited to attend an RLG partner webinar, “Using the WorldCat Search API” on Wednesday, August 27 at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time (1 PM Pacific Time). In this webinar, Senior Program Officer, Roy Tennant, and Consulting Software Engineer, Bruce Washburn, will provide an overview of WorldCat Search API features, demonstrate some current applications that use the API and offer a chance to ask and answer questions.
Just launched, The WorldCat Search API provides OCLC libraries with new ways of taking advantage of the WorldCat database and features. With the API, you can build WorldCat search results, metadata, and links to library catalogs into your own systems. Supporting common search protocols like OpenSearch and SRU, and delivering data in standard formats like RSS, Atom, Dublin Core and MARC, the API is ready to be applied to a wide array of applications.
You may add this webinar to your calendar.
To join the online WebEx meeting:
1. Go to https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/j.php?ED=108204687&UID=0&PW=5a520fa731280244565c170555505a5a0d19
3. Enter the meeting password: partnerwebinar
4. Click “Join Now”.
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This webinar will be recorded and made available on the RLG Programs Web site in late August.
This was announced both on the RLG Systems Heads list as well as the general RLG Announce list, but here it is in case you aren’t on one of those lists. And if you are not part of the RLG Partnership, well then, let me be explicit: you’re welcome too.
Roy Tennant works on projects related to improving the technological infrastructure of libraries, museums, and archives.