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WLA 2007: The 411 on Mashups

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on Friday, October 19, 2007 in WLA Blog Archive
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The 411 on Mashupsa presentation by Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Resource Librarian, Seeley G Mudd Library, Lawrence UniversityJulie's bookmarks that include links for her presentation: http://del.icio.us/wlamasha mashup gets info from more than one sourcethe first mashups were primarily using mapsphoto and social is where the most growth is happening in the last 6 monthshttp://programmableweb.com/why are mashups a big deal?easy to useeasy to findeasy to manipulateHow do I make a mashup?add this app -- Facebook apps; iGoogleclone -- Yahoo Pipesprogram...

WLA 2007: The 411 on Mashups

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Presented by Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Resource Librarian, Lawrence University.Mashups are applications that use more than one source to create something new. Mapping mashups are about 32% of what's out there right now, but photo and news mashups are becoming more popular. Check the Programmable Web for more info.Mashups are:easy to useeasy to findeasy to manipulatethe future of web stuffExamples:Facebook: The Visual BookshelfGoogle Maps APIDaily MashupNewsmapBook CarouselPlaceopediaUSGS Earthquake HazardChicago Crime StatisticsHousing MapSuprGlu (FrickeGlu)Frappr (blogginglibrarians)How do I make one?add this app (point & click - like iGoogle's widgets, Facebook apps)clone (yahoo pipes is an example)program (server side - Google API for example)Implications for libraries:Intellectual property: know when you can use the data or site, so you're not violating copyright; make sure you know when it's okay to remixCopyright: check for Creative Commons licensesProvenance: pay attention to the origin of the info and authorityScale and dependency: can you get support for using...
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    Orchestr8's AlchemyPoint is another mashup builder platform made available in recent weeks. It offers a variety of capabilities n...
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    For people interested in Mashups, I'd suggest that you take a look at MashupMania.com - it's another web based visual mashup tool ...

WAPL 2007: Google Scholar & Google Books

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on Thursday, May 03, 2007 in WLA Blog Archive
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Google Scholar & Google Books: Bringing a World of Information to Your Communitya presentation by Pamela O’Donnell, Academic Librarian at University of Wisconsin-MadisonGoogle Image:you can search by image size and image type as well as by keywordGoogle Video / YouTubeit's what our patrons are watchingit's how they're accessing informationGoogle Newsit's constantly updatedan RSS feed is availableGoogle Mapsmashups take existing data and show it in a new contextusing Google Maps with literature - look at the places mentioned in the book Kite Runner; a way to make a book more relevant to studentssearch for the pyramids in Egypt & view the satellite view to see the Sphynx's noseuse the technology to engage with your audience / patronsOn Google, the link to More shows you choices based on your IP address; for example, when on the UW Madison campus it offers patents, scholarClick on the "More Google" to see the full range of...