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Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data  Nicole C. Engard, Book Editor http://mashups.web2learning.net/
<ul><li>A web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Web Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a technology that enables information and communication exchange between differe...
www.programmableweb.com   Types of Mashups
<ul><li>Provide better services to our patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Added value to our websites and catalogs </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Ask vendors for APIs </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup library data with popular web services </li></ul><ul><li>Put your li...
Mashup Tools
<ul><li>Allows you to pull in many sources of data and mash it up into one source  </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a simple flo...
<ul><li>Use Dapper to create new means for people to access your content.  </li></ul><ul><li>Create RSS feeds, widgets, an...
Mashups for  Fun & Function
<ul><li>Mashups like WiiNearby help you find this year’s hot gifts by merging together ads from several sources on a Googl...
<ul><li>Mash up your Flickr ( www.flickr.com ) images and create badges, posters, games and so much more  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Need help finding someplace to go for lunch? Try Lunchbox </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by Yelp ( www.yelp.com ) & inc...
<ul><li>Trulia mashes up MLS data with a Google Map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.trulia.com   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zillow m...
<ul><li>Weather Bonk mashes up weather forecasts and live webcams on a Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>weatherbonk.com   </li...
<ul><li>Reading Radar takes the NY Bestseller Lists and merges it with data from Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>readingradar...
<ul><li>You can find more popular mashups by browsing at the ProgrammableWeb  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.programmabl...
Mashups for Libraries
<ul><li>Simplest mashup – location mashup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hcplc.org/hcplc/liblocales/   </li></ul></ul>Map Libra...
<ul><li>Combine data about repositories from different data providers, and mash it up on a Google Map in order to visually...
<ul><li>Share your collection on Flickr and then bring it into your website (now it’s accessible from multiple places and ...
<ul><li>C reate a map with pictures from your collection or your library/librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.widgetbox.co...
<ul><li>Join any service with an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Flickr, Calendars, Bookmarks, etc </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Can be harder than most others because of the proprietary nature of our systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to do? ...
<ul><li>Not free – available to members of OCLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.oclc.org/worldcatapi/   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>F...
<ul><li>Search the ‡biblios.net database from your own website </li></ul><ul><li>Freely Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ht...
<ul><li>If your services offer APIs and/or RSS feeds you can often send your content out to sites where patrons are  </li>...
Mashup Tools Play Time
<ul><li>Let’s create some content mashes to use on our websites or other pages on the web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pipes.yaho...
Learn More http://mashups.web2learning.net   Learn More Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data Edited ...
Thank You <ul><li>Nicole C. Engard </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Evangelist,  </li></ul><ul><li>LibLime </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data Nicole C. Engard, Book Editor http://mashups.web2learning.net/
  2. 2. <ul><li>A web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an example is the use of data from Google Maps to add location information to real-estate data, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source </li></ul></ul>www.trulia.com What is a Mashup?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Web Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a technology that enables information and communication exchange between different applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Programming Interface (API) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a set of functions, procedures or classes for accessing a web service that allow a computer program to access and manipulate data on a web service the same way that a website interface lets the human user surf and dive into its content </li></ul></ul>More: http://mashups.web2learning.net/glossary Mashup Terminology
  4. 4. www.programmableweb.com Types of Mashups
  5. 5. <ul><li>Provide better services to our patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Added value to our websites and catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting library services where the patrons are </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a learning experience – and we never turn down learning experiences! </li></ul>Mashups & Libraries: Why?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Ask vendors for APIs </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup library data with popular web services </li></ul><ul><li>Put your library (and your library data) out there </li></ul><ul><li>Create RSS feeds for library content </li></ul>Mashups & Libraries: How?
  7. 7. Mashup Tools
  8. 8. <ul><li>Allows you to pull in many sources of data and mash it up into one source </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a simple flow chart like interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pipes.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>Yahoo! Pipes
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use Dapper to create new means for people to access your content. </li></ul><ul><li>Create RSS feeds, widgets, and APIs with your content and links. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dapper.net </li></ul></ul>Dapper
  10. 10. Mashups for Fun & Function
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mashups like WiiNearby help you find this year’s hot gifts by merging together ads from several sources on a Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiinearby.net </li></ul>Shopping
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mash up your Flickr ( www.flickr.com ) images and create badges, posters, games and so much more </li></ul><ul><li>http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ </li></ul>Fun With Images
  13. 13. <ul><li>Need help finding someplace to go for lunch? Try Lunchbox </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by Yelp ( www.yelp.com ) & includes reviews </li></ul><ul><li>http://lunchbox.allbusiness.com </li></ul>Find Me Lunch
  14. 14. <ul><li>Trulia mashes up MLS data with a Google Map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.trulia.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zillow mashes up MLS data with Microsoft Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zillow.com </li></ul></ul>Real Estate
  15. 15. <ul><li>Weather Bonk mashes up weather forecasts and live webcams on a Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>weatherbonk.com </li></ul>Weather
  16. 16. <ul><li>Reading Radar takes the NY Bestseller Lists and merges it with data from Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>readingradar.com </li></ul><ul><li>developer.nytimes.com </li></ul>New York Times
  17. 17. <ul><li>You can find more popular mashups by browsing at the ProgrammableWeb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.programmableweb.com/popular </li></ul></ul>Find More
  18. 18. Mashups for Libraries
  19. 19. <ul><li>Simplest mashup – location mashup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hcplc.org/hcplc/liblocales/ </li></ul></ul>Map Library Locations
  20. 20. <ul><li>Combine data about repositories from different data providers, and mash it up on a Google Map in order to visually display information about the repositories. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>maps.repository66.org </li></ul></ul>Repository Map
  21. 21. <ul><li>Share your collection on Flickr and then bring it into your website (now it’s accessible from multiple places and re-mashable) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://accessceramics.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/ </li></ul></ul>Collections on Flickr
  22. 22. <ul><li>C reate a map with pictures from your collection or your library/librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.widgetbox.com/widget/mapsack-flickr-map </li></ul></ul>Mapping Pictures
  23. 23. <ul><li>Join any service with an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Flickr, Calendars, Bookmarks, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/reference/consumer.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/reference/consumers.html (w/out) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr and Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://216.204.202.157/website/Default.aspx?alias=216.204.202.157/website/library </li></ul></ul>Website Mashups
  24. 24. <ul><li>Can be harder than most others because of the proprietary nature of our systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with vendors to get APIs to your data so you can re-mash it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find APIs that generate JavaScript because they can easily be integrated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hire an expert programmer (or developer service) to help you </li></ul></ul></ul>OPAC Mashups
  25. 25. <ul><li>Not free – available to members of OCLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.oclc.org/worldcatapi/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook WorldCat Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://apps.facebook.com/worldcat/ </li></ul></ul>WorldCat Search API
  26. 26. <ul><li>Search the ‡biblios.net database from your own website </li></ul><ul><li>Freely Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://bws.biblios.net/doku.php </li></ul></ul>‡ biblios.net API
  27. 27. <ul><li>If your services offer APIs and/or RSS feeds you can often send your content out to sites where patrons are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Pages </li></ul></ul>Where Patrons Are
  28. 28. Mashup Tools Play Time
  29. 29. <ul><li>Let’s create some content mashes to use on our websites or other pages on the web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pipes.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>Yahoo! Pipes: Demo
  30. 30. Learn More http://mashups.web2learning.net Learn More Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data Edited by Nicole C. Engard Published by Information Today, Inc., 2009
  31. 31. Thank You <ul><li>Nicole C. Engard </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Evangelist, </li></ul><ul><li>LibLime </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>The Book: http://mashups.web2learning.net </li></ul>
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