WikiCite 2016/Proposals/Using WorldCat to create citations using either an ISBN or an OCN (OCLC Control Number)

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Proposal[edit]

Background[edit]

Creating citations is a pain -- the visual editor has a way to assist with creating citations using a DOI or URL: can we use ISBNs or OCNs (OCLC Control Numbers -- not all books that are published have an ISBN!) to take the pain out of creating citations using the OCLC APIs.

Aim[edit]

Take the pain out of creating citations for published works.

Questions[edit]

  • Is there a WorldCat service to check whether an ISBN/OCN exists in WorldCat?
  • Does it show Google Books links for those present in Google Books? If not, that's an excellent source that should not be missed

Demo[edit]

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Skills needed[edit]

Phabricator task[edit]

See also[edit]

Participants[edit]


IRC[edit]

#wikimedia-servicesconnect (Channel to talk about citoid and other services)