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Mash-ups: Working in a Library Near you right now


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The presentation took place on February 6, 2009.

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Mash-ups: Working in a Library Near you right now

  1. 1. “MashUps Working in a Library Near You Right Now”by Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian, UBC Library Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Washington, D.C., February 4-6, 2009
  2. 2. Outline - Mashups• 1. History• 2. Definition• 3. Mechanics of Mashups• 4. Ford Model vs. GM Model• 5. Case Study: Ushahidi• 6. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)• 7. Issues to Consider• 8. Future of Mashups and the Web
  3. 3. History of “Mashups”• Beatles’ “White Album” + Jay-Z’s “Black Album”• = Grey Album• in 2004
  4. 4. What is a Mashup?• A website or web application that uses content from more than one source to create a completely new service. [Source: Wikipedia] [Source: Housing]
  5. 5. Mashup Google API
  6. 6. Mashup Recipe Equation• Mashup = API [1] + API [2] + API [N] (Craigslist) + (Google Maps) + . . .• Housing
  7. 7. Ford Model vs. GM Model• 1912 - Model T• Replace without disrupting• Mashups = GM Model Source: Car Body Design (
  8. 8. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Source: New York Times, “A Souped-Up Model T May Have Been the First Mash-Up.”
  9. 9. Ushahidi
  10. 10. Issues to Consider• Intellectual Property vs. Fair Use• Issues of Copyright
  11. 11. “Practical interoperability"• A grab-what-we-can-from-wherever approach• Breaking down information silos
  12. 12. The Next Generation Web?• While moving toward larger unification efforts such as achieving the semantic web
  13. 13. Any Questions?Allan ChoProgram Services