16 March 2014


An integration of libraries is emerging. WorldCat is one such effort by the synergistic collaboration with multiple libraries spanning the globe. Although, with huge effort comes quite a few obstacles for integration and for that it still has a lot of issues to overcome. Semantic web should really be their cornerstone for an ideal. The domain should really be mirroring a huge custom ontology. WorldCat provides a search facility over the indexed libraries that are registered for connection accessible for a way of finding local resources. The service even allows one to connect to a librarian and provide a review of the resources. There is albeit a requirement for membership to view or download.

FAST Linked Data
OCLC Experiment