Structured Data, Web 2.0, Libraries
- Flat applications – lightweight service composition and web services… info can be “stitched” into other environments . It’s the “flattening” of the web (mashups)
- Rich interaction – ajax
- Data is the new functionality – make data work harder.
- participation – social networking growth
Showed Audience Level – uses type-of-library holdings data in WorldCat to calculate audience levels for books represented in WorldCat. It gives a suggestion as to what type of book it is.
Greasemonkey – works with Audience Level and imbeds the info in an Amazon page – pretty cool. It’s a form of mashup – taking info from WorldCat and displaying it in Amazon.
- quick searches target with each additional keystroke of search term/phrase
- retrieves ordered, FRBR_inspired results
- Narrow by dewey attributes
- shows popularity
- It also hooks up with a variety of dewey and LC subject headings
FictionFinder (screenshots of a new OCLC service):
- Pulls from WorldCat database
- Ordered by holdings – it’s pushing the most widely-held material to the top – sort of a popularity rating
- they aggregate all the details from everyone’s catalogs… so the record for the item is rich info
- It will tell you all the different versions – large print, ebooks, comic books, normal, everyday books, etc
- narrow by language
- pulls out related works