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WorldCat Identities Visualizes Literary Connections

WorldCat has released an interactive tool that pulls from their massive library catalog; easily search and trace connections between authors, fictional characters, places, things, and companies.

Seed an interactive map with an author, place, entity, or fictional character and WorldCat Identities will create a web of connections from that seed to related authors, locations, and more, all pulled from the massive WorldCat database. It’s an interesting way to interact with the library catalog and discover new connections between your favorite authors and the greater world.

Hit up the link below to play with it, check out the current top 100 searches, and explore.

WorldCat Identities Network [via O’Reilly Radar]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/15/11

Comments (2)

  1. keltari

    n33t! Im in it!

  2. tara singh

    plz send me update

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