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Library Mashups Available on Nook

A few months ago I announced the availability of Library Mashups on the Amazon Kindle. Today (as a Nook owner) I’m happy to let you know that the book is available for the Nook. If you’ve been holding off on buying the book because it wasn’t available for your ebook reader, hopefully now you can […]

Delicious acquired by YouTube Founders

I wrote recently about the fact that Delicious might be discontinued by Yahoo!, but today I have good news! This from the Delicious blog: Today, we’re pleased to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand […]

Library Mashups Available on Kindle

I’m happy to inform my fans that Library Mashups is now available for purchase at the Amazon Kindle store. I have been informed that more ebook formats will follow!!

TinyURL API

Just found out today from Jonathan Rochkind that TinyURL (the tool used to shorten urls for posting to sites like twitter) has an API that may be of use to your library. tinyurl is a simple one-purpose service. And it correspondingly has a delightfully simple “api”. If you ever want to automatically create tinyurls from […]

Library Mashups CE at SLA2011

Looking to learn more about mashups? I’ll be giving a CE workshop at SLA Annual in Philadelphia this year. If you’re in the area and/or coming to SLA, consider joining me for this hands-on workshop! Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011 Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Level:   Introductory Description: In the first half of […]

Yahoo! Discontinuing Delicious?

Some of you have probably heard that Delicious is possibly going to be turned off by Yahoo!. One of my favorite mashups examples is using Delicious to create ‘link rolls.’ In fact link rolls power the links pages on both this and my other book site. So the question now is what the heck do […]

Library Mashups Workshop at CIL2011

The program is out and I’ll be giving two pre-conference sessions at Computers in Libraries 2011 in Washington, D.C. The first of which I’ll be giving with fellow author Brian Herzog where we will show you how to put mashups on your library site. Make sure you register early!! W7 – Library Mashups: Exploring New […]

Attention Western NY Librarians

There are still spots in my upcoming workshop on Mashups for Libraries at WNYLC in Buffalo, NY. If you’re interested in joining us don’t miss your chance to register. Information can be found on the official WNYLC site, but here are some specifics: Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Starts: 9:00:00 AM Ends: 12:00:00 PM Location: […]

WordPress Plugins Unsupported

I received a message the other day informing me of a change to the contents of the book. In Chapter 8 there is mention of a few WordPress plugins that are no longer supported. I contacted the original team at Libraries Interact and they shared this message with me: At this time, we are unable […]

More Library Mashups

After the guest post last week, I got this email about more library mashups! Will Kurt, Applications Development Librarian at University of Nevada, Reno is working on two mashup projects that he will soon release into the wild: I have 2 projects in the works that I thought you might be interested in: The first […]