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  • Widget Workshop

    1. 1. Widgets, Mobile Apps and Mashups Karen A. Coombs
    2. 2. Widgets • WorldCat Widget • WorldCat keyword search widget • WorldCat search widget • Embeddable Database widgets • EBSCO, Proquest, JSTOR Facebook • Google Widgets • Embedded Preview - http://code.google.com/apis/books/docs/preview- wizard.html • LibraryThing Widgets • http://www.librarything.com/widget.php
    3. 3. Embeddable Database Widgets
    4. 4. Simple Mobile Apps • Wordpress plugins for iPhone • Wordpress plugin for Mobile devices • xFruits RSS to Mobile - http://xfruits.com/ • Google Books - http://books.google.com/m • WorldCat.org mobile - http://www.worldcat.org/m
    5. 5. Libraries with Mobile Initiatives • NCSU • WolfWalk - http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/wolfwalk/ • University of Virginia - http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/mobile/ • Skokie Public Library - http://www.skokielibrary.info/s_about/ mobile_services.asp#alerts • DCPL iPhone App - http://dclibrarylabs.org/projects/iphone/ • Oregon State University Libraries - http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/ about_mobile
    6. 6. Creating Mashups with Yahoo Pipes • Web based service which allows you to process, filter and mashup data from different sources • Data sources • Feed, CSV, Data (in XML format), Flickr, Google Base, etc. • Output • RSS, JSON, iGoogle Widget, MyYahoo Widget, Embeddable Javascript
    7. 7. Feed Remixing • Want to pull together RSS and/or Atom feeds from a variety of sources and filter and repurpose them • Possible data sources • Database search results • catalog search results • Journal Table of Contents • Blogs • Lists for resources from WorldCat
    8. 8. Making your data mashable • Lo-fi API • RSS/Atom feed • Use systems with APIs • Drupal, Silverstripe • Build systems with APIs • University of Houston website API • Use data in lots of different applications • Page metadata, staff, hours
    9. 9. API Calls http://staging2.lib.uh.edu/api/? format=html&component=c.hours&metho d=displayToday http://staging2.lib.uh.edu/api/? format=json&component=c.hours&metho d=displayToday
    10. 10. <h2 id="todayHours">Today's Hours</h2> <script src="http://staging2.lib.uh.edu/api/api.js" / > <script src="http://staging2.lib.uh.edu/api/? format=json&component=c.hours&method=display Today&callback=displayTodaysHours" type="text/ javascript" />

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