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Overview of Pipes for Information Professionals

Overview of Pipes for Information Professionals

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  • 1. Yahoo! Pipes<br />(the 7.5 minute overview for Corporate Librarians / Information Professionals)<br />Alexander Feng<br />
  • 2. What is Yahoo! Pipes?<br />“Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.” (pipes.yahoo.com)<br />…Or to put it another way that helps us:<br />Combines internet data from multiple sources and feeds it into one:RSS feed, web page, map, slide show, list, Sharepoint page, email newsletter, phone, Twitter, Facebook … <br />
  • 3. How It Helps<br />Combines multiple RSS streams into one feed<br />Enables custom filtering of RSS content<br />On-the-fly translation of content<br />Enables reformatting &amp; publishing to other platforms / intranet (Sharepoint, email)<br />Enables RSS for non-RSS sites<br />Integrates with a web page easily (embed tags)<br />
  • 4. Three “Easy” Use Cases<br />
  • 5. Sample Use #1 (very easy)<br />Combine multiple RSS feeds into one<br />
  • 6. Combine this content(and sort by date)<br />
  • 7. End result:<br />http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=72bd80d1d4cec7efa106b3ab93daaef5<br />(this is an RSS feed; it also can go on a webpage (embed) or in an email, to phone)<br />
  • 8. Sample Use #2 &amp; #3 (easy)<br />- Add RSS feeds that need filtering<br />- Foreign language sources<br />
  • 9. Add this feed(but only add the P&amp;G stuff)<br />Solution: Filter by “Procter” for this feed only<br />http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=d06de4ad3a180be12926aa106ece4a31<br />
  • 10. Add this French blog(but I want to read it in English)<br />http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=821f7a4419dd4d1c36be4f49105ade65<br />
  • 11. Just the tip of the iceberg…<br /><ul><li> Create your own feed for web pages without RSS feeds
  • 12. Modify embedded links in RSS
  • 13. Say, to redirect a link to Factiva instead of Lexis-Nexis
  • 14. Merge with Geolocation and display on a map
  • 15. Say, all the P&G news mapped by location
  • 16. Pull from CSV or XML files
  • 17. XBRL possibilities…
  • 18. Using helper applications
  • 19. Create an integrated, branded RSS email newsletter
  • 20. Archive your custom feeds for future reference</li></li></ul><li>Potential Gotchas<br />Requires IE7 or Firefox<br />Entirely hosted by Yahoo!<br />Only for items which are online <br />(no items requiring authentication &amp; proxy*)<br />Tied to one username<br />For advanced items, may need web know-how<br />*doable, but difficult<br />
  • 21. Introductory Resources<br />Pipes website:<br />http://pipes.yahoo.com<br />Primer on Pipes:<br />http://www.slaw.ca/2008/06/22/yahoo-pipes-tutorial-for-feed-mixing/<br />Other Yahoo Pipes tutorials:<br />http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs?doc=tutorials<br />

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