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Web 2.0 and libraries: Some examples. OCLC Members Council 13 February 2006 Lorcan Dempsey. Flat applications Lightweight service composition and web services Rich interaction Ajax. ‘Data is the new functionality’ Make data work harder ‘Participation’. Web 2.0. Tim O’Reilly. Outline.

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web 2 0 and libraries some examples

Web 2.0 and libraries: Some examples

OCLC Members Council

13 February 2006

Lorcan Dempsey

web 2 0
Flat applications

Lightweight service composition and web services

Rich interaction

Ajax

‘Data is the new functionality’

Make data work harder

‘Participation’

Web 2.0

Tim O’Reilly

outline
Outline
  • Highlighted projects
    • Lightweight service composition: Audience Level web service and greasemonkey script
    • Ajax: Live Search
    • Make data work harder: (new) FictionFinder
light weight service composition
Light weight service composition
  • Example
    • Audience level web service
    • Greasemonkey script to expose in Amazon and Open WorldCat
audience level
Features:

Human- and machine-readable interface that resolves OCLC record number or ISBN to probable audience level

Uses type-of-library holdings data in WorldCat to calculate audience levels for books represented in WorldCat

OCLC Research Team:

Lynn Connaway (lead)

Ed O’Neill

Cliff Snyder

Akeisha Heard

Audience Level

School 0

Public 0.33

Academic 0.66

ARL 1.00

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Audience level

Web service

Greasemonkey script interacts with web

Service and inserts result in web page.

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Example: Livesearch

Quick searches target with each additional keystroke of search term/phrase

Retrieves ordered, FRBR-inspired results

Narrow-by Dewey attributes

OCLC Research Team:

Thom Hickey (lead)

Jenny Toves

Ralph LeVan

Ajax
fictionfinder
Features

Interface that supports searching & browsing of fiction materials cataloged in WorldCat

Retrieves ordered, FRBR-inspired results

Faceted browse

New interface available 1st quarter 2006

OCLC Research team:

Diane Vizine-Goetz (lead)

Roger Thompson

Carol Hickey

Lance Osborne

FictionFinder
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Nearly 20,000 works retrieved

The work record for Don Quixote

represents 2,300+ editions

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Don Quixote work view

aggregates information from 2,367 editions in 40,212 libraries

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Edition (manifestation)

record display

Link to OCLC WorldCat Find in a Library Service

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Results ranked by

library holdings

More than 500 libraries

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Reordered

by title

9146 libraries

2368 libraries

211 libraries

5 libraries

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Special indexes

for fiction

useful links
Useful links
  • OCLC Research site: http://www.oclc.org/research/
  • OCLC FictionFinder
    • Interface: http://fictionfinder.oclc.org
    • Project page: http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/frbr/fictionfinder.htm
  • Audience Level
    • ResearchWorks info page http://www.oclc.org/research/researchworks/audience/
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