Webinar on WorldCat Search API

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”.

To hear the audio  component  of this presentation, call:
USA Toll free: (866) 487-5722
International Toll: +1 (281) 540-4983
and provide participant  code  6147615231 to join the call.

If this is your first  time using  WebEx, please log on a few minutes early to download the required  software.

For WebEx technical support,  call:
US/Canada Toll  free: (866) 299-3239
International Toll: +1  (408)  435-7088

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.