LibraryFinder: A New Web App By OCLC Researchers
My colleagues in Research, JD Shipengrover and Jeremy Browning, wrote a very nice little application as part of a competition called 10K Apart with the tagline “Inspire the Web with just 10K”. The idea was to see what kinds of applications could be built with a total file size including images, scripts & markup that didn’t exceed 10K.
On the Library Finder page, JD provides some additional details:
Using HTML5 Geolocation to determine where you are, LF shows you the libraries near you. LF is meant to be mobile ( iOS & Android) but it can be used anywhere with FF6+, Safari, Chrome, or IE9+. Now go support a library. Why? Because libraries are awesome!
Btw, we also like what the app has to say about libraries:
Nice Work and Kudos JD and Jeremy!
Btw, kudos to the entire OCLC Research team.
Here are a Few Recent Examples of Their Interesting and Exciting Work:
Demo App: WorldCat Identities Network
Awesome and full of potential not only in the library world.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.