Well, the WorldCat wiki functionality went live over the weekend. Although the concept seems fairly straight-forward, there were a lot of decisions to be made (and a bit of code to be written) to make it happen, and this first version got done in what seems a very short period of time for a major piece of functionality. It really wasn't much more than an idea when I posted about it in May, although some of the code was starting to work.
Some here at OCLC have said we really shouldn't call it a 'Wiki' since it all act the way a standard Wiki would. Well, maybe, but there's more there than meets the eye. Taking some liberties with what a 'review' should be I've created a little review of the Laughing Policeman. Here's what I put in the review to make this work:
Here is an ISBN link: ISBN: 0752850938
A link into [[WikiPedia:Martin_Beck]] WikiPedia
A link to a discussion of links: http://outgoing.typepad.com/outgoing/2005/10/live_wiki.html
After I finish the Laughing Policeman, I'll go back and make it a real review.