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

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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 Maps.com]
  5. 5. Mashup Google API
  6. 6. Mashup Recipe Equation• Mashup = API [1] + API [2] + API [N] (Craigslist) + (Google Maps) + . . .• Housing Maps.org
  7. 7. Ford Model vs. GM Model• 1912 - Model T• Replace without disrupting• Mashups = GM Model Source: Car Body Design (http://www.carbodydesign.com/)
  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 Librarianallan.cho@ubc.ca@allancho604.827.4366

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