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Library Mashups Reviews

I have added a page for reviews of Library Mashups to this site. If you know of or have written a review, share it with me and I’ll be sure to link to it from this new page.

10 Cool Google Map Mashups

I found this awesome list of 10 Cool Google Map Mashups on NerdModo. Some are pretty useful like the mileage between two spots – others are just silly like if you started digging where would you end up? Check out the entire list on NerdModo.

Library 2.0 Gang Mashups Contest Winners

To celebrate the Library Mashups theme of the July 2009 Gang, we launched the Library Mashup Idea Competition. The rules were simple: To enter you need to send in your idea for a library mashup. It can be as simple or complex as you like. The only restriction being that it must include library data […]

Book Errata: Page 127

Book Errata: Page 127

I haven’t read through the entire book yet, but I did notice that on page 127 there is a screenshot error. The printers have been informed and future printings will be correct, but for those of you who got the first batch of books here is the correct screenshot.

The book has arrived!

That’s right folks, the book has arrived on my doorstep!! It should be winging it’s way to yours soon too!!

Yahoo! Pipes International

I am working on an article for a UK magazine about the book. I’m including examples of using Yahoo! Pipes and have found an issue that the International audience should know about. I’m trying to do a map mashup and find libraries near London, UK – but the only way to do this is with […]

Library Mashups Published in the UK

Library Mashups Published in the UK

A new announcement about the book!! 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/title.php?id=703-6 or call +44 (0)1235 827702. You can pre-order your copy today either via Facet or Information Today (based on your location). We’re […]

Microsoft shuts down PopFly

Microsoft’s PopFly mashup tool is mentioned in chapters 1 and 2 of this book, but as it turns out this product is no longer going to be available come late August. Unfortunately, on August 24, 2009 the Popfly service will be discontinued and all sites, references, and resources will be taken down. At that time, […]

Library Mashups Podcast & Competition

Last week I was on the Library 2.0 Gang talking about mashups and this book. There were some awesome mashup ideas talked about during the call. One that has stuck with me was a way to grab reading lists from all libraries in your area so you can see what books are best for your […]

Library Mashups at ALA

I won’t be at ALA this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that Library Mashups won’t be there 🙂 Chapter author Karen Coombs will be presenting Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs and at the Information Today Inc. booth you can find the pre-order form for the book (with a special ALA attendee discount). Make […]