Monday, September 14, 2009

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data / Edited by Nicole C. Engard / Foreword by Jenny Levine

2009 / 352 pp. / Softbound / ISBN 978-1-57387-372-7 / Regular Price $39.50

As web users become more savvy and demanding, libraries are looking for new ways to allow patron participation and keep their websites dynamically and collaboratively up-to-date. Mashups—web applications that combine freely available data from various sources to create something new—can be one very powerful way to meet patrons’ expectations and provide exemplary web-based service.

In Library Mashups, Nicole C. Engard and 25 contributors from all over the world walk readers through definitions, summaries, and practical uses of mashups in libraries. Examples range from ways to allow those without programming skills to make simple website updates, to modifying the library OPAC, to using popular sites like Flickr, Yahoo!, LibraryThing, Google Maps, and Delicious to share and combine digital content. This essential guide is required reading for all libraries and librarians seeking a dynamic, interactive web presence.

Table Of Contents

Foreword –- Jenny Levine

Introduction — Nicole C. Engard

I: What Are Mashups

1. What is a Mashup? / Darlene Fichter, Data Library Coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan Library and IT advisor for the Indigenous Studies Portal

2. Behind the Scenes: Some Technical Details / Librarian at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Bonaria Biancu

3. Content Sources & Mashing Them Up / Ross Singer, Interoperability and Open Standards Champion at Talis

4. Mashing up w/ Librarian Knowledge / Thomas Brevik, library at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and former president of the Norwegian Library Association Special Interest Group for Information and Communication Technology (SIKT)

II: Mashing up Library Websites

5. Information in Context / Brian Herzog, reference librarian at the Chelmsford Public Library

6. Mashing up the Library Website / Lichen Rancourt is the Head of Technology at Manchester City Library and contributor to Scriblio

7. Piping out Library Data / Nicole C. Engard, book editor

8. Mashups @Librarians Interact / Corey Wallis from the THALI group in Australia

III: Mashing up Catalog Data

9. Library Catalog Mashup: Using Blacklight to Expose Collections / Bess Sadler, Metadata Specialist for User Projects for the University of Virginia Library; Joseph Gilbert, Head of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library; and Matt Mitchell

10. Breaking into the OPAC / Tim Spalding, founder of LibraryThing

11. Mashups with ‡ Web Services /Joshua Ferraro, CEO at LibLime

12. SOPAC 2.0: The Thrashable, Mashable Catalog / John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at Darien Library

13. Creating Mashups with the WorldCat API and Other WorldCat Affiliate Tools / Karen Coombs, Head of Web Services at the University of Houston Libraries

IV. Maps, Pictures & Video … Oh My!

14. Flickr and Digital Image Collections / Jeremy McWilliams and Mark Dahl from the Lewis & Clark College Library

15. and Digital Video Collections in the Library / Jason Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Montana State University Library

16. “Where’s the nearest computer lab?”: Mapping Up Campus / Derik Badman, Digital Services Librarian at Temple University

17. Repository Map Mashup / Stuart Lewis, Team Leader & Project Manager at Aberystwyth University

V. Adding Value to your Services

18. The LibraryThing API and Libraries / Robin Hastings, Information Technology Manager for the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, MO

19. ZACK Bookmaps / Wolfram Schneider

20. Federated Database Search Mashup / Stephen Hedges, Karl Jendretzky and Laura Solomon

21. Electronic Dissertation Mashups Using SRU / Michael C. Witt from Purdue University

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