Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WorldCat Mashathon Seattle

News from OCLC, the next WorldCat Mashathon Seattle.
Join fellow developers for the next two-day WorldCat Mashathon. Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network and the University of Washington libraries, this WorldCat Mashathon will be held Thursday and Friday, November 5-6 at Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington, Seattle.

The Seattle Mashathon will follow the same format as previous events in Amsterdam and New York. Participants will spend the two days brainstorming and coding mash-ups with local systems and other Web services to take advantage of all that WorldCat, the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, has to offer. Developers from the library community and beyond are encouraged to attend.

WorldCat includes materials from libraries around the world, including images, video games, movies, articles, books, maps and more.

Why attend the WorldCat Mashathon?

  • Brainstorm potential apps for the WorldCat Search API, our bibliographic grouping services and other OCLC Web services.
  • Get a preview of the new WorldCat Basic API.
  • Gain development access to 1.4 billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
  • Integrate these resources with many others to create innovative new services.
  • Meet fellow developers across the information industry.
  • Share your creative vision and be a part of the next wave of online library development.
Roy Tennant of OCLC Research and longtime Code4Lib participant will kick off the session. OCLC staff will also be available for questions and breakout facilitation. Ideas, outcomes and code from the Mashathon, together with a participants list, will be shared during and after the event for others to download and build on.

Learn more and register now for the Mashathon.

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