Library mashups : exploring new ways to deliver library data /
edited by Nicole C. Engard.
Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2009.
xvii, 334 p. : ill.
1573873721, 9781573873727
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Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2009.
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What is a mashup? / Darlene Fichter -- Behind the scenes : some technical details on mashups / Bonaria Biancu -- Making your data available to be mashed up / Ross Singer -- Mashing up with librarian knowledge / Thomas Brevik -- Information in context / Brian Herzog -- Mashing up the library website / Lichen Rancourt -- Piping out library data / Nicole C. Engard -- Mashups @ Libraries interact / Corey Wallis -- Library catalog mashup : using Blacklight to expose collections / Bess Sadler, Joseph Gilbert, and Matt Mitchell -- Breaking into the OPAC / Tim Spalding -- Mashing up open data with Web services / Joshua Ferraro -- SOPAC 2.0 : the thrashable, mashable catalog / John Blyberg -- Mashups with the WorldCat Affiliate Services / Karen A. Coombs -- Flickr and digital image collections / Mark Dahl and Jeremy McWilliams -- and digital video collections in the library / Jason A. Clark -- Where's the nearest computer lab? : mapping up campus / Derik A. Badman -- The repository mashup map / Stuart Lewis -- The LibraryThing API and libraries / Robin Hastings -- ZACK bookmaps / Wolfram Schneider -- Federated database search mashup / Stephen Hedges, Laura Solomon, and Karl Jendretzky -- Electronic dissertation mashups using SRU / Michael C. Witt.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2009-12-01:
Combining multiple Web 2.0 technologies into one vital interface enhances the user experience for librarians and patrons alike. A "mashup" does just that by commingling external services, e.g., by putting flickr images over a Google map. In a library context, extracting and/or enhancing the internal content of an OPAC increases searchability; adding book jackets, reviews, and social tagging complements any Library 2.0 initiative. Editor Engard (director, open source education, ByWater Solutions) and 25 contributing authors bring their journeys and ultimate successes to life by providing case studies that describe in detail the implementation process for integrating mashups. Divided into five parts, the text covers the definition of mashups (both literally and technically) and the process of mashing library web sites and catalogs, working with maps, digital images and repositories, and value-added services. Engard maintains a web site to support the book's many electronic references, and the appendix conveniently lists the web sites by chapter as well. VERDICT All in all, even the most experienced programmers should learn a thing or two here, though newcomers to technology may find some of the solutions technically intimidating. Recommended for librarians interested in enhancing usability of their library web site or catalog.-Judy Brink-Drescher, Molloy Coll. Lib., Rockville Centre, NY Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Websitep. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
What Are Mashups?
What Is a Mashup?p. 3
Behind the Scenes: Some Technical Details on Mashupsp. 19
Making Your Data Available to Be Mashed Upp. 35
Mashing Up With Librarian Knowledgep. 51
Mashing Up Library Websites
Information in Contextp. 59
Mashing Up the Library Websitep. 73
Piping Out Library Datap. 87
Mashups @ Libraries Interactp. 97
Mashing Up Catalog Data
Library Catalog Mashup: Using Blacklight to Expose Collectionsp. 113
Breaking Into the OPACp. 129
Mashing Up Open Data With ç Web Servicesp. 143
SOPAC 2.0: The Thrashable, Mashable Catalogp. 153
Mashups With the WorldCat Affiliate Servicesp. 163
Maps, Pictures, And Video...Oh My!
Flickr and Digital Image Collectionsp. 181 and Digital Video Collections in the Libraryp. 195
ôWhere's the Nearest Computer Lab?ö:Mapping Up Campusp. 205
The Repository Mashup Mapp. 221
Adding Value To Your Services
The LibraryThing API and Librariesp. 243
ZackBookmapsp. 253
Federated Database Search Mashupp. 265
Electronic Dissertation Mashups Using SRUp. 277
Afterwordp. 291
Websitesp. 293
Glossaryp. 309
About the Contributorsp. 317
About the Editorp. 323
Indexp. 325
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