November 27, 2020

New Online: Five Days in Dublin: Video of Presentations From OCLC’s Developer House

From December 1-5, 2014 OCLC held it’s Developer House even in Dublin, OH (OCLC’s hometown).

Here’s how it was described in the promo material:

Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network, Developer House is a place where library technologists can gather together for five days to share their perspectives and expertise as they hack on OCLC web services.

This Developer House will aim at producing projects concentrated around users’ discovery needs. There are a variety of projects to work on in this space, and they could include anything from targeted enhancements in existing interfaces to creating new discovery interfaces. There is a lot of potential to explore in the emerging trends in Linked Data and Entity-based description, including the possibilities for bringing new, uncatalogued data into a discovery interface.

More about the event in this OCLC Developer Network blog post.

Today, OCLC began posting video of presentations that took place at Developer House.

While library developers might want to take a look at the videos embedded below think non-developers should also consider giving them a look.

Why?

Because it’s always interesting to see what library software are thinking about and experimenting with. It’s also a potential look at ideas and concepts that might provide a glimpse into the future of OCLC web services.

Two more reasons. Perhaps you have a suggestion for the developer that could make what they worked on better. Finally, learning some developer terminology/jargon can help if you’re part of a team advising on software development in your library.

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.

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