Library Mashup Success Story: Using importXML to scrape the OPAC

The following is a guest post from Kim Gormley. I’m a librarian at the West Chester Public Library who’s just beginning to teach myself some programming, inspired by the projects in Library Mashups and elsewhere. Thank you for compiling such a great resource – I never thought I would be excited about coding! I’d like […]

Book Signing at ALA

I mentioned earlier that I would be speaking on Mashups at ALA this year, but I forgot to mention that after my talk I will be in the exhibit hall at the Information Today booth signing copies of the book. If you have a copy or want a copy, stop by the Information Today booth […]

Library Mashups at ALA

Library Mashups at ALA

Coming to ALA Annual in DC this year? If you want to learn more about mashups I’ll be giving a pre-conference sponsored by ACRL on the 25th. Friday, June 25 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Madison Hotel (1177 15th St. NW) Montpelier Room Can’t wait to see some of you there! Technorati Tags: ala2010

Mashups Book Signing at SLA 2010

Are you coming to SLA 2010 in New Orleans? Do you have a copy of Library Mashups or want one? I’ll be signing and selling copies of Library Mashups at the SLA Marketplace after my hands-on mashups CE course on Sunday, 13 June from 3:00-3:45pm. Stop by to get your book signed, to a buy […]

Mashup Excel Data with Google Maps

There are are many ways to create Google Maps for integration in your library website. The newest edition to this list of map making tools is BatchGeo. Using this tool you can enter address info into an Excel Spreadsheet and paste it into BatchGeo and generate a Google Map. After you have created your map, […]

Trulia Adds Apartment Search

In my mashups workshops I teach attendees about Trulia. It only makes sense that I update you all (those who have attended my workshops) on the fact that Trulia is now adding apartment listings and other rental listings. This from the press release: (, smart real estate search to help consumers make better decisions, […]

Library Mashups at SLA2010

I’ll be giving a hand on mashups workshop at this year’s SLA annual conference. Sunday, 06/13/2010 8:00AM -12:00PM Learn what mashups are and how they can be used, plus share examples from libraries around the world. Attendees will learn what tools to use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach […]

Mashups 5 Years Old

Programmable Web had a post a couple weeks about announcing the 5th birthday of the first web mashup: Five years ago Paul Rademacher reverse engineered Google Maps to put Craigslist homes and rentals on a map on his site. The site essentially pre-launched the map mashup category, because there was no Google Maps API at […]

Book Signing A Success

Thank you to all who came to the book signing at Computers in Libraries. I got to talk to a bunch of awesome librarians – all excited to improve services at their libraries using what they learned in the book!   If you missed it but want a copy of the book, just visit the […]

More Social Mashable Content

A new service was announced by Mashable that will give us access to even more social data for mashing up: Today, Yahoo is releasing a new service: Firehose, a real-time, searchable index of social content aggregated from around the web. Accessible via YQL, Yahoo’s SQL-like query language, the Firehose will gather data from status updates, […]