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Widgets and Middleware
for Voyager and beyond
Michael Fake, Library Systems Manager
Shiraz Azizali, Lead Developer
London ...
Warning: Extended Metaphor Ahead
The problem
Library services
Our students
Facebook
iGoogle
Moodle
Check account
Renew books
Place reservations
Pay fines
The solution
Unix
SQL
PHP
HTML
Javascript
.NET
Student spaces
Library
Connecting to Voyager:
API vs SIP2
Building the middleware:
Grails and Groovy
Spanning the gap
Students
Library
Check account
Renew books
See alerts
Pay fines
Facebook
iGoogle
Moodle
Transplanting the
middleware to other
libraries and systems
Documentation
http://lib-1.lse.ac.uk/library-widgets
m.fake@lse.ac.uk s.azizali@lse.ac.uk
Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond
Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond
Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond
Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond
Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond
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Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond

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How we provide Library services to students in their online social spaces in the form of widgets via. a middleware layer.

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Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond

  1. 1. Widgets and Middleware for Voyager and beyond Michael Fake, Library Systems Manager Shiraz Azizali, Lead Developer London School of Economics
  2. 2. Warning: Extended Metaphor Ahead
  3. 3. The problem Library services Our students Facebook iGoogle Moodle Check account Renew books Place reservations Pay fines
  4. 4. The solution Unix SQL PHP HTML Javascript .NET Student spaces Library
  5. 5. Connecting to Voyager: API vs SIP2
  6. 6. Building the middleware: Grails and Groovy
  7. 7. Spanning the gap Students Library Check account Renew books See alerts Pay fines Facebook iGoogle Moodle
  8. 8. Transplanting the middleware to other libraries and systems
  9. 9. Documentation
  10. 10. http://lib-1.lse.ac.uk/library-widgets m.fake@lse.ac.uk s.azizali@lse.ac.uk

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