At the Erewhon workshop in December we asked people to choose/suggest applications for geodata. One of the favourites was: “Find the nearest copy of a book from a reading list (bearing in mind which libraries you can use, and the opening hours of libraries)” so we decided to use this as an example of how we’d begin to use Oxpoints data to enhance other services.
- Locations of many libraries already in Oxpoints data
- A list of all libraries, with unique codes
- Search results pages on OLIS (Oxford’s OPAC), conveniently including library codes (below)
We couldn’t easily get hold of the patron data (i.e. which libraries a user has access to), and the opening hours looked fairly indigestible in their current form (see example); so we decided to leave these out of this mashup. Read the rest of this entry »