WorldCat Mashathon U.S.

Apr. 7, 2011
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  • 04/07/2011 - 5:00am - 04/08/2011 - 5:00am

Time Zone: Local time

Location: Washington, DC | Columbus, OH | San Mateo, CA

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Cost: US$ 30

Event Tag: #mashus11

This mashathon will be distributed across several locations. The idea is that this approach will make it easier to participate no matter where you live--and be a test bed to see if your library might want to be a host location in the future. Because this is the first time doing it this way, the Mashathon will be held at the same time in three different OCLC offices:

  • Washington, DC
  • Columbus, OH
  • San Mateo, CA

How will it work?

  • We plan to webcast the presentation and hands on activity portions of the mashathon to all locations.
  • Participants at each location to have time to work collaboratively on projects together.
  • Each location will have members of the Developer Network team there in person to act as hosts and answer questions.
  • We'll use chat, IRC, video conference, and webcasting to facilitate communication between participants at all three locations. If a participant has a question that requires a particular person's expertise, then we'll get together virtually.
  • Groups will have a chance to present their Mashathon project(s) and we'll webcast the "Show and Tell" wrap-up back to the other locations and the Web at large.

This is a grand experiment for the Developer Network, but it seems well worth it if it gives you the chance to attend a mashathon with fewer travel expenses and more opportunities to collaborate with other far-flung developers.

Mashathon Schedule

Day 1


Eastern Time

Pacific Time

Registration (lunch or breakfast)

11:15am - noon

8:15am – 9:00am


noon – 12:30pm

9:00am – 9:30am

Overview of OCLC Web Services

12:30 – 1:00pm

9:30am – 10:00am

WorldCat Search API

1:00pm – 1:30pm

10:30am – 10:45am


1:30pm – 1:45pm

10:30am – 10:45am

xIdentifier Services

1:45pm – 2:00pm

10:45am – 11:00am

WorldCat Identities

2:00pm – 2:15pm

11:00am – 11:15am

WorldCat Registry

2:15pm – 2:30pm

11:15am – 11:30am

QuestionPoint Knowledge Base

2:30pm – 2:45pm

11:30am – 11:45am


2:45pm – 3:00pm

11:45am – noon

Hands on Exercise

3:00pm – 4:00pm

noon – 1:00 pm

Work on your own

4:00pm – 6:00pm

1:00pm – 5:00pm


Day 2


Eastern Time

Pacific Time


8:30am – 9:00am


Work on your own

9:00am – 11:30am



11:30 - noon

8:30am – 9:00am

Platform Session

Noon – 12:30

9:00am – 9:30am

Work on your own

12:30pm – 3:00pm

9:30am – Noon

Show and Tell

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Noon – 1:00pm