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  • Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data Nicole C. Engard, Book Editor http://mashups.web2learning.net Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Outline • Introductions • Name, Job, Tech Experience • Define mashups & mashup terminology • View examples of mashups • Hand-on Mashing Up • Open Discussion/Q&A Throughout Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • You will need the following.... • A Google Account • A Yahoo! Account • A Delicious Account • A Flickr Account • All of these are free and necessary for hands-on exercises Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • What is a Mashup? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktpupp/2987530248/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • What is a Mashup? • A web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool • 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 http://trulia.com originally provided by either source Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashup Terminology • Web Service • a technology that enables information and communication exchange between different applications • Application Programming Interface (API) • 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 More: http://mashups.web2learning.net/glossary Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Types of Mashups www.programmableweb.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Types of Mashups Last 14 Days www.programmableweb.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashups & Libraries: Why? • Provide better services to our patrons • Added value to our websites and catalogs • Promoting library services where the patrons are • It’s a learning experience – and we never turn down learning experiences! Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashups & Libraries: How? • Ask vendors for APIs • Mashup library data with popular web services • Put your library (and your library data) out there whenever possible • Create RSS feeds for library content Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • What to Keep in Mind • Hosting content on other web servers means if that website goes away, so too might your content • Connecting to other web servers might also cause your website to load slower • If you use other people’s content your depending on them to keep the content accurate and available • Always read the Terms of Service of the websites you use, and abide by them Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashup Tools Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Yahoo! Pipes • Allows you to pull in many sources of data and mash it up into one source • Provides a simple web- based flow chart interface • http://pipes.yahoo.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Dapper • Web-based tool that allows you to pull in many sources of data and mash it up into one source • http://www.dapper.net/open/ http://www.dapper.net/dapp-howto-use.php?dappName=HCPLNewArrivals Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • WSO2 Mashup Server • Desktop application • More geared toward web developers and programmers http://wso2.com/products/mashup-server/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashups for Fun & Function Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Compare Parking • Compare parking rates and locations in cities and at airports. • Google Maps & Parking data http://philly.bestparking.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • NYC Restaurants • Choose your restaurant in NYC based on Twitter comments • www.schmap.com/picks/ newyork Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Historic DC • DCHistoricTours is mashup that allows tourists to create tours of D.C. All of the data is pulled from D.C.'s government data feeds and plotted on a Google map. • www.dchistorictours.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Shopping • Mashups like SecretPrices can help you find the best prices on books for your library by pulling coupon and sale data together into one place • www.secretprices.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Fun with Images • Mash up your Flickr (www.flickr.com) images and create badges, posters, games and so much more • http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Find Me Lunch • Need help finding someplace to go for lunch? Try Lunchbox • Powered by Yelp (www.yelp.com) & includes reviews • lunchbox.allbusiness.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Compare Maps • See three maps (Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft) side by side to see which one has the best map for you. • Enter your address just once and see it on all three maps • www.rockstarapps.com/ samples/map-compare/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Real Estate • Trulia mashes up MLS data with a Google Map • www.trulia.com • Zillow mashes up MLS data with Microsoft Maps • www.zillow.com • HousingMaps mashes up Craigslist listings and Google Maps • www.housingmaps.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Best Sellers • Reading Radar takes the NY Bestseller Lists and merges it with data from Amazon.com • http://readingradar.com/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • New York Times • Find more APIs at developer.nytimes.com • Article Search • Campaign Finance • Community • Congress • Movie Reviews • NY State Legislature • Real Estate Times • Newswire • TimesPeople • TimesTags Create Mashups: prototype.nytimes.com/gst/apitool Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Can You Hear Me Now? • Not sure if you’ll have cell phone reception where you’re traveling? • Searchable databases of over 133,200 cell phone tower locations registered with the FCC, and over 47,200 cell phone carrier comments submitted voluntarily from real customers • www.cellreception.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • This We Know • This We Know lets you get local and explore government data about your community. • Enter your city or zip code and get a list of facts. • Data from GeoNames and GovTrack.us • www.thisweknow.org Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Travel Advisories • See where the UK FCO has active travel advisories • Pulls data from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and plots it on a Google Map • fco-advice.donotremove.co.uk Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Weather • Weather Bonk mashes up weather forecasts and live webcams on a Google Map • www.weatherbonk.com Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Who’s Tweeting? • Find which of your congress people are using Twitter and follow them • www.tweetcongress.org Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Find More! • You can find more popular mashups by browsing at the ProgrammableWeb • http://www.programmableweb.com/popular Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashups for Libraries Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Map Library Locations • Simplest mashup – location mashup • www.hcplc.org/hcplc/liblocales/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • http://www.tscpl.org/bookmobile/section/bookmobile_stops/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Repository Map • 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. • maps.repository66.org Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Collections on Flickr • Share your collection on Flickr and then bring it into your website (now it’s accessible from multiple places and re-mashable) • http://accessceramics.org • http://flickr.com/commons • http://flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Pictures Mapped • Create a map with pictures from your collection or your library/librarians • www.widgetbox.com/widget/mapsack-flickr-map Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Business Librarians • CrocTail provides an interface for browsing information about several hundred thousand U.S. publicly traded corporations and their foreign subsidiaries • Information from company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been parsed and annotated http://croctail.corpwatch.org Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Government/Law Librarians • Makes the Federal Register searchable, more accessible and easier to digest • Search or browse the Federal Register on topic, location, agencies and dates http://govpulse.us Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Medical Librarians • Export citations in RIS, BibTeX, RDF and MODS formats, or directly to RefWorks. • Create lists of closely related papers using Rank Relations, then visualise and browse clusters of related papers using TouchGraph • Graph occurrences of keywords in published papers over time. • Tag and store annotated metadata for articles of interest www.hubmed.org Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Website Mashups • Join any free web service with an RSS feed or widget • Blogs, Wikis, Flickr, Calendars, Bookmarks, etc • Delicious • chelmsfordlibrary.org/reference/consumer.html • chelmsfordlibrary.org/reference/consumers.html (w/out) • Delicious, Flickr, Google Books • chelmsfordhistory.org/resources.html • Flickr, Calendar, Reviews and Blog • www.manchester.lib.nh.us Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Website Mashed Up http://www.manchester.lib.nh.us/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • OPAC Mashups • Can be harder than most others because of the proprietary nature of our systems • What to do? • Work with vendors to get APIs to your data so you can re-mash it • Find APIs that generate JavaScript because they can easily be integrated • Hire an expert programmer (or developer service) to help you Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • WorldCat Search API • Not free – available to members of OCLC • www.oclc.org/worldcatapi/ • Facebook WorldCat Application • http://apps.facebook.com/worldcat/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • LibraryThing • Tap into the data stored in LibraryThing – it’s not all just popular fiction!! • Freely Available • www.librarything.com/services/ • Add LibraryThing For Libraries to your OPAC • Pay service: www.librarything.com/ forlibraries/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Library APIs • Some other Library APIs you can play with: • Open Library: http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/api • LexisNexis Academic: www.lexisnexis.com/ academicmigration/viewpage.asp?p=8 • NCSU Library: www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/ catalogws/index.html Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Ideas for the Future Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Ideas from Librarians • Mashup travel data from circulation data and various travel sources to provide patrons with better services (Janice Painter) • Grab MARC location data to plot information on map about a specific title (David Bigwood) • Pull data from MARC records about the campus and plot them on a map (Deirdre Wilson) • From a contest held by the Library 2.0 Gang • http://mashups.web2learning.net/archives/309 Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Your Ideas?? Time  to  Share  –  what  ideas  do   you  have?? Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Mashup Tools Do It Yourself Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Generate a Google Map • Basic Map • Go to http://maps.google.com • Search for your library address • Click the ‘link’ button in the top right • Copy the HTML to embed the map into your site • Can also use the Map Wizard: http:// www.google.com/uds/solutions/wizards/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Delicious Link Rolls • Go to www.delicious.com • Log in to your account (or create an account) • Click Settings • Create a LinkRoll Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Google Calendar • Embed your calendar • Go to http://calendar.google.com • Create new calendar • Add an event or two to the calendar • Go to calendar settings and share the calendar • Embed calendar in site Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Flickr • Log in to your Flickr account • Go to http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne • Choose your badge for embedding in your site • Another example: www.lib.montana.edu/~jason/talks/ offline/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Google Books Bar • Go to: http://www.google.com/uds/ solutions/wizards/bookbar.html • Create a book bar for a topic of interest to you or your patrons for your site • Another example: www.lib.montana.edu/~jason/talks/ offline/ Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Yahoo! Pipes • Let’s mashup a few RSS feeds to create one content source • pipes.yahoo.com • Learn More from Jody Condit Fagan • www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/ summary_0286-33690750_ITM Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Available Today! Library Mashups Exploring new ways to deliver library data Edited by Nicole C. Engard - ISBN 978-1-57387-372-7 Published by Information Today, Inc., 2009 http://mashups.web2learning.net Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Book Signing (and sale) 3:00 – 3:45 pm SLA Marketplace http://mashups.web2learning.net Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • Thank You Nicole C. Engard nengard@gmail.com http://mashups.web2learning.net Sunday, June 13, 2010