OCLC Grid Services Boot Camp (2009 Preconference)

Introduction

The goals of this full-day workshop are to give participants a firm grounding in a variety of OCLC-provided APIs as well as the protocols upon which they are based (e.g., SRU, CQL). APIs to be highlighted will include the WorldCat Search API, xID services (xISBN, xISSN, and xOCLCNUM), WorldCat Identities, Terminologies, and others. All of these services are free to OCLC cataloging institutions. Besides learning about these services directly from the people involved with building them, you will have time to use them while having the experts in the room to answer questions and assist. You will emerge an expert in using a rich array of library APIs that can be used to enhance your local services.

Instructors:
Ralph LeVan, SRU expert
Bruce Washburn, WorldCat Search API programmer
Xiaoming Liu, xID programmer
Tim McCormick, xID Product Manager
Don Hamparian, Grid Services Manager
Roy Tennant, Useless Appendage

Location and Logistics

Brown University, John Hay Library (see pic above), Lownes (History of Science) Room (see pic to the right). Google maps: driving or walking.

Attendees are encouraged to register at the Renaissance and then walk or drive/carpool to the preconference location, although this is not absolutely required (you will be welcomed just as warmly).

Agenda

ALL THE PRESENTATIONS IN ONE FILE (PDF)

9:00 - 9:30 Introductions - All

9:30 - 9:40 Intro to Grid Services - Don Hamparian

9:40 - 10:00 WorldCat Search API [PowerPoint] - Bruce Washburn

10:00 - 10:20 xID [PowerPoint] - Tim McCormick and Xiaoming Liu

10:20 - 10:40 Break

10:40 - 11:00 Identities [PowerPoint]and Terminologies [PowerPoint] - Ralph LeVan

11:00 - 11:20 Registry Services and OpenURL Gateway - Don Hamparian

11:20 - 11:30 What's Coming Up - Don Hamparian

11:30 - 12:00 Feedback and discussion - What are you doing? What should we be doing? - All

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 SRU and CQL Tutorial [PowerPoint] - Ralph LeVan

2:15 - 4:00 Unconference, work time, led by participants

4:00 - 4:30 Wrap-up and discussion - All

The Event

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Presentation Files