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  • When a book is selected from a result, CompareEverywhere looks for it at local stores, libraries, and online stores. Nearby libraries are found by sending the user’s location and an identifier for the item to the WorldCat API.
  • When a library is selected, a link to the library catalog (labeled Seller website in this emulator, but renamed Library in the live app), driving directions, a link to call the site from the mobile device.
  • CompareEverywhere launched along with the first public release of the Android application on the T-Mobile G1 phone. At that time, every barcode it scanned resulted in a search sent to the WorldCat API to look up the UPC for the barcode as a WorldCat ISBN search. API traffic jumped by an order of magnitude.
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  • Developer Network: Fostering Innovation - OCLC Research overview

    1. 1. Roy Tennant OCLC Research Developer Network: Fostering Innovation
    2. 2. What is the Developer Network? <ul><li>Community of developers </li></ul><ul><li>Communication environment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing environment </li></ul>
    3. 3. What does the community do? <ul><li>Learns how to use OCLC Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Engages in discussion and focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Shapes the future of OCLC Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Shares software code </li></ul>
    4. 4. How Do Developers Participate? <ul><li>Developer Network website </li></ul><ul><li>Developer Network Events </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Listserv </li></ul><ul><li>Add Applications to the Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in “interest groups” </li></ul>
    5. 6. Developer Network Events <ul><li>Mashathons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 7-8, 2011 – WorldCat Mashathon U.S. Dublin, OH; Washington, DC; San Mateo, CA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Catch us at other conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LITA Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>code4lib </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. WorldCat Hackathon 2008
    7. 8. OCLC Bootcamp, Code4Lib 2009
    8. 9. Our first “ Virtual” Mashathon
    9. 10. Demo Code <ul><li>SVN Repository of code used for teaching and demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed under Apache 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly PHP code – created by Karen Coombs </li></ul><ul><li>Some Android mobile code written by Bruce Washburn of OCLC Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookminder app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wise Guy app </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Peer Reviewed Journal Script
    11. 12. Classify and Terminology Services in MARCEdit
    12. 13. Latest Journal Table of Contents
    13. 14. TRLN Author Suggestions
    14. 15. VuFind and OCLC Web Services
    15. 16. CompareEverywhere Library Links
    16. 17. CompareEverywhere Library Information
    17. 18. CompareEverywhere API Traffic Spike CompareEverywhere, Day 1
    18. 19. More Information Learn more about the Developer Network – http://oclc.org/developer/ Learn more about OCLC web services – http://oclc.org/developer/services Learn more about what developers are building – http://oclc.org/developer/applications
    19. 20. Contact Info for Karen Coombs Email: coombsk@oclc.org IM: librarywebchic Skype: librarywebchic Phone: 281-886-0886

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