More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard · Foreword by Michael Sauers · ISBN 978-1-57387-498-4
Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.
Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content, update and enhance library websites and collections, mash up catalog data, connect to the library’s automation system, and use emerging tools like Serendip-o-matic, Umlaut, and Libki to engage users, staff, and the community.
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Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard · Foreword by Jenny Levine · ISBN 978-1-57387-372-7
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.
Library Mashups is available to order in the United Kingdom, Europe or British Commonwealth (excl. Canada) from Facet Publishing. To order from these territories please visit www.facetpublishing.co.uk or call +44 (0)1235 827702.