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9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Photo:  http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/996830 , taken by Andrew Smith  This pre...
What is a mashup? <ul><li>A  digital mashup  is a digital media file containing any or all of text, graphics, audio, video...
Ingredients can be combined in different ways 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
But you do not expect…. 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk ..to end up as:  ..this
Issues affecting mashups <ul><li>A mashup is only as good as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the data and information from which it...
Yahoo Finance –  http://finance.yahoo.co.uk/   <ul><li>Information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stock excha...
My Yahoo! 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
iGoogle 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
http://www.netvibes.com/ukeig1   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Netvibes- Dublin City Public Libraries http://www.netvibes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries#Home   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman...
http://www.ukeig.org.uk/   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk RSS feed from the Blog RSS feed of eLucidate table of ...
Yahoo Pipes <ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Combine feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Modules for filtering,...
Mashed Libraries <ul><li>Mashed library - mashing up libraries since 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mashedlibrary.ning....
from  http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Twitterfountain <ul><li>Combines Flickr photos and tweets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>both must be tagged with the event tag e.g...
Google Maps <ul><li>UK  -  http://maps.google.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Combines  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>street maps </li></...
#uksnow Tweets -  http://www.benmarsh.co.uk/snow/   <ul><li>9.55 am  2 nd  February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth & ...
Google Maps – The Star Inn, Caversham (oops) 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk The Star Inn is actually here But it...
Yell.com/Multimap – Star Inn 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
UK job losses  9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
UK Library Closures 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Berkshire Flood Map 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
FluTracker  http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
#UKeiG2009 – 2009 Manchester Conference http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110570051274085090370.00...
Mashups in Government <ul><li>Mashups in government | LizAzyan Research  http://www.lgeoresearch.com/mashups-in-government...
Primary School League Tables 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
http://www.recyclenow.com/   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
http://www.livebus.org/reading/search/?q=Caversham   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk It’s using the wrong bus tim...
Twitterplan  http://www.twitterplan.co.uk/   9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Online maps for local crime statistics <ul><li>The Metropolitan Police online crime maps are at  http://maps.met.police.uk...
Online maps for local crime statistics 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Geograph British Isles <ul><li>Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rba....
Geograph British Isles 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
Mashups: further reading and presentations <ul><li>UK Government Moves Forward with Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashup Contest...
So .. what sort of mashup are these? 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
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Presentation on mashups given at BBOD, 5th May 2009. Great Expectations, Reading.

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    1. 1. 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Photo: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/996830 , taken by Andrew Smith This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License http://www.slideshare.net/karenblakeman/ Mashups : delicious digital recipes for 2009 BBOD, 5 th May 2009 Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services http://www.rba.co.uk/ [email_address] Twitter: karenblakeman Tag: bbod0905 #bbod0905 for tweets
    2. 2. What is a mashup? <ul><li>A digital mashup is a digital media file containing any or all of text, graphics, audio, video and animation drawn from pre-existing sources, to create a new derivative work </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(digital) </li></ul><ul><li>Achieved using RSS, APIs (Application Programming Interface), widgets, gadgets, ‘stuff’ </li></ul><ul><li>Purists say if you use “glue stick’” it is not a mashup, e.g. simply adding a Flickr ‘widget’ to your blog or using a start page </li></ul><ul><li>If you use “glue logic” it is a mashup e.g. Yahoo Pipes to combine feeds and sources, filter, process/transform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>see Mashed Libraries - What is a Mashup + DEMO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/psychemedia/mashed-libraries-what-is-a-mashup-demo-presentation </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    3. 3. Ingredients can be combined in different ways 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    4. 4. But you do not expect…. 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk ..to end up as: ..this
    5. 5. Issues affecting mashups <ul><li>A mashup is only as good as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the data and information from which it is compiled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>may need to clean up your data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how up to date is the data? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how accurate is the data? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the programming and processes involved in the mashup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. are towns and cities being put in the right country </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>legal and free data may be quite old e.g. post code database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>check T&Cs and licenses before you use data in your mashup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups | OUT-LAW.COM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.out-law.com/default.aspx?page=9838 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashups: the legal isues | OUT-LAW.COM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.out-law.com/default.aspx?page=7844 </li></ul></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    6. 6. Yahoo Finance – http://finance.yahoo.co.uk/ <ul><li>Information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stock exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomson Reuters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Look (Directors Dealings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FactSet JCF (Analyst Opinions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Reports Service </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    7. 7. My Yahoo! 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    8. 8. iGoogle 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    9. 9. http://www.netvibes.com/ukeig1 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    10. 10. Netvibes- Dublin City Public Libraries http://www.netvibes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries#Home 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    11. 11. http://www.ukeig.org.uk/ 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk RSS feed from the Blog RSS feed of eLucidate table of contents Combine (mash) feeds using Yahoo Pipes
    12. 12. Yahoo Pipes <ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Combine feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Modules for filtering, deduplication, date format and sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Not intuitive but plenty of help and tutorials out there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipes – Documentation http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Pipes: A User’s Guide http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/netsys/article.php/3659226 </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    13. 13. Mashed Libraries <ul><li>Mashed library - mashing up libraries since 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mashedlibrary.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>next event Mashed Library UK 2009 (&quot;Mash Oop North!&quot;) will take place at the University of Huddersfield on Tuesday July 7th. The event is now fully booked  #mashlib09 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations by Dave Pattern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in particular .. http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    14. 14. from http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    15. 15. Twitterfountain <ul><li>Combines Flickr photos and tweets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>both must be tagged with the event tag e.g. ukeig2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photos and tweets are rotated </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitterfountain.nl/ </li></ul><ul><li>Simply fill in the boxes and add the code to your blog or web page </li></ul><ul><li>See http://www.ukeig.org.uk/conf2009/index.html </li></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    16. 16. Google Maps <ul><li>UK - http://maps.google.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Combines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>street maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth satellite images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Street View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yell.com data for business locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>photos, videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>traffic, London Underground </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy to create own maps and add markers and information </li></ul><ul><li>MapAList - Create and Manage Maps of Address Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mapalist.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Charles Arthur: BT 'fast broadband' locations mapped by Mapalist | Technology | guardian.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/mar/23/broadband-fibre-cabinet-bt-map </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    17. 17. #uksnow Tweets - http://www.benmarsh.co.uk/snow/ <ul><li>9.55 am 2 nd February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth & Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>hashtag #uksnow </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterers asked to include first half of post code and give the snowfall marks out of ten e.g. #uksnow RG4 3/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Potential quality issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>location of twitterers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness of how to enter uksnow details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different perceptions of heaviness of snow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uksnow boredom </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    18. 18. Google Maps – The Star Inn, Caversham (oops) 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk The Star Inn is actually here But it isn’t Google’s fault!
    19. 19. Yell.com/Multimap – Star Inn 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    20. 20. UK job losses 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    21. 21. UK Library Closures 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    22. 22. Berkshire Flood Map 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    23. 23. FluTracker http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/ 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    24. 24. #UKeiG2009 – 2009 Manchester Conference http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110570051274085090370.00045ba9455f01c9658b8&ll=53.472186,-2.241297&spn=0.011316,0.038624&z=15 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    25. 25. Mashups in Government <ul><li>Mashups in government | LizAzyan Research http://www.lgeoresearch.com/mashups-in-government/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant mash: empowering communities through the web http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=9274627 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LiveBus – http://www.livebus.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Schools 2006 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables/primary_06.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycle now - Recycle Now - where and how to recycle - Official UK recycling campaign http://www.recyclenow.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show Us a Better Way http://www.showusabetterway.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tell us what you'd build with public information and we could help fund your idea!” </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    26. 26. Primary School League Tables 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    27. 27. http://www.recyclenow.com/ 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    28. 28. http://www.livebus.org/reading/search/?q=Caversham 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk It’s using the wrong bus timetable database!!
    29. 29. Twitterplan http://www.twitterplan.co.uk/ 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    30. 30. Online maps for local crime statistics <ul><li>The Metropolitan Police online crime maps are at http://maps.met.police.uk/ . </li></ul><ul><li>Thames Valley http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/Instant-atlas/atlas.html </li></ul><ul><li>For other police web sites simply Google their name or go to https://www.askthe.police.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Crime maps are sometimes well hidden! </li></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    31. 31. Online maps for local crime statistics 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    32. 32. Geograph British Isles <ul><li>Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/01/07/geograph-british-isles-photograph-every-grid-square/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.geograph.org.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ordnance Survey grids </li></ul><ul><li>Identify location of your photo using OS reference, or Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Photos must be creative commons </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>grid reference, place name, keywords, centre of county, post code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post code search - some problems with newer post codes e.g. RG4 5BE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ use a database from about 12 years ago, simply because that is the best possible datasource we can get for free (and legal!) “ </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    33. 33. Geograph British Isles 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    34. 34. Mashups: further reading and presentations <ul><li>UK Government Moves Forward with Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashup Contest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/07/04/uk-government-moves-forward-with-data-sharing-apis-and-mashup-contest/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show Us A Better Way - A Look Back/Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/grahaml/show-us-a-better-way-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashed Libraries - What is a Mashup + DEMO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/psychemedia/mashed-libraries-what-is-a-mashup-demo-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashups Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/jokay/mashups-presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashups & Data Visualizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/fichter/mashups-data-visualizations-the-new-breed-of-web-applications </li></ul></ul>9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    35. 35. So .. what sort of mashup are these? 9 June 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk

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