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Local WorldCat

Posted by comartslibrarian on June 15, 2007

This post may be of interest to librarians more than others… OCLC is extending it’s slick Open WorldCat interface to a test group of university libraries. In layman’s terms, it’s bringing an Goog-azon type of interface to searching books, videos and more — blending the best features of a local catalog (is it available? can I place a hold? etc.) with the extensive network of OCLC libraries (who else owns this book?).

Here’s a link to one demo site: WorldCat: University of Washington Libraries

…and a link to the news release at OCLC.

It would be great to see libraries adopt a common search interface like this, which could also link to their own proprietary or open-source circulation management systems. Someday…


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