Thanks, Roy. Shortly after you answered I stumbled upon the relevant
page explaining the difference between full and default service levels:
This is very helpful.
Roy Tennant wrote:
> The WorldCat Mashathon is not limited to OCLC member institutions, and we
> certainly had non-OCLC participants at the New York event. We have many
> APIs, some of which are open to anyone to use and others that require a key.
> Again, depending on the API, for some you may need to qualify for access to
> receive a key. We know that we could do a better job making these
> distinctions apparent, which is something we'll be trying to clarify. In any
> case, everyone who attends will be provided with an OCLC Web Services Key
> (WSKey) that will be valid for the period of the event. Those who already
> have a key will be welcome to use their existing key as well.
> On 4/8/09 4/8/09 • 3:11 PM, "Karen Coyle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Roy, can anyone attend, even if not from OCLC member institutions? Also,
>> it looks like only member institutions can use the API, but I may have
>> mis-read -- is that the case?
>> Roy Tennant wrote:
>>> Join fellow coders for a WorldCat Mashathon in Amsterdam, May 13-14.
>>> Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network and International Institute of
>>> Social History (IISH), the two-day event will be held Wednesday and Thursday
>>> at IISH headquarters in Amsterdam.
>>> The European Mashathon follows on the heels of a previous WorldCat Hackathon
>>> in New York City. Participants will spend the two days brainstorming and
>>> coding mash-ups with local systems, OCLC Web Services, and many other Web
>>> Services to embellish existing, and create new, library services.
>>> WorldCat includes national catalogues from the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland,
>>> Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Spain, Switzerland,
>>> Czech Republic, Lithuania, Russia and many more‹so there are plenty of
>>> potential uses and apps just waiting to happen.
>>> Why attend the WorldCat Hackathon?
>>> € Brainstorm potential uses for and play with the WorldCat Search API.
>>> € Gain development access to 1.2 billion items from more than 10,000
>>> libraries worldwide.
>>> € Integrate these resources with many others to create innovative new
>>> € Meet fellow developers across the information industry.
>>> € Share your creative vision and be a part of the next wave of online
>>> library development.
>>> 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.
>>> See <http://worldcat.org/devnet/wiki/2009EUMashathon> for more information
>>> and to register.
>>> Roy Tennant
>>> OCLC Research
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