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  • What is a mashup? &#x201C;a digital media file containing any or all of text, graphics, audio, video, and animation, which recombines and modifies existing digital works to create a derivative work.&#x201D; <br /> <br /> For me - creativity meets technology. While I think it is arguable that technology is not an essential part of this, I believe it is the ease with which digital content can be repurposed <br /> latter not essential but enables? <br /> <br /> Probably earliest &#x2018;mashups&#x2019; were musical (term coined around 2001 as far as I can tell) - the Grey Album being a high profile example (2004) - remixing JayZee&#x2019;s Black Album with samples from the Beatles White Album. <br /> With the increasing availability of video in digital form, as well as ways to share the results easily (i.e. YouTube), video mashups also became common <br /> <br /> However the mashups I&#x2019;ll be talking about today mashup not music or video, but information <br />
  • So much data has a geographic aspect - when you combine that with map data, powerful way to visualise things <br /> Google Maps has clearly led the way here, but with the Ordnance Survey opening up their data, this opens new opportunities in the UK <br /> <br />
  • So much data has a geographic aspect - when you combine that with map data, powerful way to visualise things <br /> Google Maps has clearly led the way here, but with the Ordnance Survey opening up their data, this opens new opportunities in the UK <br /> <br />
  • So much data has a geographic aspect - when you combine that with map data, powerful way to visualise things <br /> Google Maps has clearly led the way here, but with the Ordnance Survey opening up their data, this opens new opportunities in the UK <br /> <br />
  • So much data has a geographic aspect - when you combine that with map data, powerful way to visualise things <br /> Google Maps has clearly led the way here, but with the Ordnance Survey opening up their data, this opens new opportunities in the UK <br /> <br />
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  • About releasing data in suitable FORMAT and with appropriate LICENSING <br />
  • What happens? My local council (Warwickshire) released a number of data sets and ran a competition to encourage local developers to build applicaitons on top of this data. One set of data with a list of new books in the library - and a local developer (nothing to do with libraries) built this - shows books, covers (from Amazon) and links to previews in Google books. This WON the competition. <br /> <br /> Not the only example. Rewired State is an organisation which &#x201C;runs hackdays where developers show government what is possible&#x201D;, recently ran a &#x2018;Youth&#x2019; event - and one of the winners was based around integrating library services into Facebook <br /> <br /> Believe it or not Library Data is SEXY! <br /> <br />
  • Not just about pretty things for library customers though <br /> The Getting It System Toolkit (GIST) is a customizable set of tools and workflows that will enhance interlibrary loan and just-in-time acquisitions services; purchase request processing; and cooperative collection development efforts. <br /> Developed at the State University of New York College at Geneseo <br /> Brings together disparate information sources with key data, such as: uniqueness; free online sources; reviews and rankings; and purchasing options and prices <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • The mashup described in this presentation is documented in more detail at http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/04/putting-warwickshire-libraries-on-the-map/ <br />
  • Gary Green (@ggnewed) said via twitter - it&#x2019;s all about looking at Information from a different point of view. <br /> This struck a chord with me. When you see the best mashups, you wonder why you didn&#x2019;t think of it first! Then you wish you could do it <br /> <br /> You can! Stop thinking of information as a body of work, but something that you can disaggregate and recombine. Look for the sources and tools that help you do this. <br /> <br /> Librarians always manipulated information - it is a key skill set. The difficult part of mashups is not the tech stuff - it is about identifying information that can be sensibly mashed and presenting it in a compelling and accessible way. Have to assess provenance of information. Have to know the boundaries of what we are doing. <br />
  • How can we find the resource to do this type of innovation? <br /> Doesn&#x2019;t have to be &#xA3;&#xA3;&#xA3;&#xA3; <br /> Barcamps and Unconferences <br /> <br /> The final push to do something was an event organised by Mike Ellis - previously at the Science Museum, now at Eduserve - the &#x2018;Mashed Museums&#x2019; event. So I shamelessly reappropriated the name and so... <br /> <br /> Mashed Libraries <br /> <br /> After I got back from ALA, I wrote a speculative post for my blog suggesting the idea, and got a really enthusiastic response. Luckily I was at a meeting with Paul Walk from UKOLN that same week, and he encouraged me to press ahead and offered support from UKOLN to make the first event happen. <br /> <br /> I setup a ning to enable discussions and get some idea of who might come along and what they&#x2019;d like to see on the day. <br /> We got a venue provided for free (by David Flanders, then at Birkbeck, now at JISC) , the catering costs covered by UKOLN, and speakers who all gave their time for free - and about 30 people came along. <br /> <br /> There were problems (not enough power, and me failing to organise vegan options on the catering) - but overall it was fun, and the response was positive, and Dave Pattern quickly volunteered to run a 2nd event in Huddersfield - Mash Oop North. This was quickly followed by Middlemash at Birmingham City University in the same year, followed by &#x2018;Liver and Mash&#x2019; (Liverpool). The next event is at the end of this month (MashSpa in Bath - still time to sign up), and currently Haggis and Mash in Edinburgh in January 2011 being planned, with a further one being hosted at the University of Lincoln at some point in 2011 <br /> <br /> For me as much as the events is the ongoing sense of community - I think we are starting to build a community of tech interested and able librarians - and others (not just about librarians!) - twitter key for me. <br /> <br /> <br />
  • Mashedlibrary.com <br /> <br /> Lists of tools on the wiki at mashedlibrary.com in the cookbook <br /> <br /> Ideas and examples: <br /> Enid, Paul, Tony, Dave, Chris, Gary, others, me <br /> Enhancing Reading Lists with Yahoo Pipes <br /> Horror mashup <br /> F1/Election visualisations <br /> <br />
  • Mashedlibrary.com <br /> <br /> Lists of tools on the wiki at mashedlibrary.com in the cookbook <br /> <br /> Ideas and examples: <br /> Enid, Paul, Tony, Dave, Chris, Gary, others, me <br /> Enhancing Reading Lists with Yahoo Pipes <br /> Horror mashup <br /> F1/Election visualisations <br /> <br />
  • Organising a Mashed Library event is simple. 6 Steps described here, see also http://mashedlibrary.com/wiki/index.php?title=Organise_a_Mashed_Library_event <br />
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  • Don&#x2019;t need much money, best sponsorship may be getting the venue donated! <br />
  • Cake is very important <br />
  • Charging? Maybe good to have nominal charge - makes people commit. But not necessary. <br />
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  • Acknowledgements <br />
  • Acknowledgements <br />
  • Acknowledgements <br />

Mashing libraries to build communities Mashing libraries to build communities Presentation Transcript

  • Mashing Libraries to Build Communities Owen Stephens Internet Librarian International 2010
  • Powered by craigslist and Google Maps (this site is in no way affiliated with craigslist or Google)
  • How to Mash Putting Warwickshire Libraries on the Map
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • <libraries> <library> <name>Alcester Library & Information Centre</name> <address> <street>Priory Road</street> <area>Alcester</area> <town_city/> <county>Warwickshire</county> <postcode>B49 5DZ</postcode> </address> <telno>01789 762 430</telno> <faxno>01789 762 430</faxno> <email>alcesterlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk</email> <link>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/corporate/pages.nsf/Links/ 53567CD897E0920880256A170054DA1E</link> <coordinates>52.21433367801476,-1.8734559416770935</coordinates> <image>http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Web/graphics/Graphics.nsf/ graphics/AlcesterExterior20Other/$file/AlcesterExterior20Other.jpg</ image> </library> <library> <name>Atherstone Library & Information Centre</name> <address> ...
  • http://www.mashedlibrary.com
  • Step 1: Find a venue, get a date
  • Step 1: Find a venue, get a date (this gives you a deadline!)
  • Step 2: Put it on the Mashed Library wiki
  • Step 2: Put it on the Mashed Library wiki (or advertise elsewhere)
  • Step 3: Find speakers
  • Step 3: Find speakers (if you want)
  • Step 4: Look for sponsorship
  • Step 4: Look for sponsorship (companies, publishers, data providers, Universities, etc.)
  • Step 5: Catering
  • Step 5: Catering (but can tell people to bring their own, or have near/in a cafe if you want)
  • Step 6: Let people register
  • Step 6: Let people register (and pay if you are charging)
  • What’s the worst that can happen?
  • Acknowledgements Grey Album promotional art Justin Hampton (originally posted on http://www.dangermousesite.com/) Housing Maps http://www.housingmaps.com/ data.gov http://www.data.gov/ data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ Warwickshire Libraries: New Releases Lewis Wagner, http://www.lewiswagner.me/ GIST State University of New York College at Geneseo
  • Acknowledgements I http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/6338027/ N http://www.flickr.com/photos/evaekeblad/2450068078/ F http://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/2660603215/ O http://www.flickr.com/photos/16324044@N00/2199141162/ R http://www.flickr.com/photos/16324044@N00/2693739622/ M http://www.flickr.com/photos/16324044@N00/2449152095/
  • Acknowledgements I http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/38837032/ O http://www.flickr.com/photos/16324044@N00/2083198868/ N http://www.flickr.com/photos/16324044@N00/2168891945/ Mashed Museums Mike Ellis, http://electronicmuseum.org.uk/2008/06/27/mashed-museum-2008/ Mashed Libraries/OʼReilly Cover @daveyp Volley Match mauspray, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauspray/3683885650/in/photostream/