January 28, 2022

Tasty! OCLC Research Makes Cookbook Finder Available (An Experimental Tool)

The cool, interesting, useful, and free experimental tools from OCLC Research keep coming. This is great news.

Here’s a resource that will be of interest to many info pros as well as end users.

Today, say hello to Cookbook Finder.

What is It?

Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. You can search by person, place, topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more) and browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API).

Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.

How It Works

This project applies principles of the FRBR model to aggregate bibliographic information above the manifestation level. Records are clustered into OCLC Research-generated work sets using author and title information from bibliographic and authority records. Data elements from records within a given set are aggregated at the work level to form descriptions that are richer and more complete than the descriptions in individual bibliographic records.

OCLC Research Project Team

Direct to OCLC Research Cookbook Finder

Related Tools from OCLC Research

See Also: WorldCat Genres

See Also: Kindered Works

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.