Interesting new tool just announced in the OCLC Research Library Partnership Weekly Newsletter:
“The WorldCat Live! API provides an easy-to-consume real-time feed of newly added items to the WorldCat global catalog of library collections and published materials.”
A new OCLC research report on Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, part 1: Site Reviews was officially released on Oct. 3rd. Parts 2 and 3 will follow soon.
Lorcan Dempsey’s blog pointed to this recent Code4lib article today.
Querying OCLC Web Services for Name, Subject, and ISBN
by Ya’aqov Ziso, Ralph LeVan, and Eric Lease Morgan.
It is nice to see new tools being developed that make use of the data that catalogers have been creating for so long.
A new report “OCLC Research Highlights: Progress in Support of the RLG Partnership July 2009-March 2010” was just released. It provides an overview of recent OCLC/RLG research activities plus links to relevant reports, prototypes, and software.
This is the report of the Enhance Sharing Session that took place at the ALA Annual meeting in Chicago, Friday July 10, 2009. The report was originally posted to the OCLC Enhance Libraries list by Jay Weitz.
Webinars have been a mixed blessing, but for anybody interested in names control this one is really worth watching. A recording of the Webinar and the PowerPoint are available from OCLC’s WebJunction portal here.
Here’s the report I discussed in the ALA reporting session. It’s interesting to read it and then look at some of our CLIO records as they appear in WorldCat Local by going to Cornell’s implementation of WorldCat Local and limiting search scope to “Borrow Direct”, then searching for a known unique item from CUL.