Nicole Engard is the author of
Engard, Nicole C. 2014. More library mashups: exploring new ways to deliver library data.
APIs have exploded in growth since 2005
Why Mashups – aside from standard reasons – “It’s a learning experience – and we never turn down learning experiences!”
Preparing to use Mashups
- Ask vendors for APIs
- Create RSS feeds for library content
- Sign up for social networking sites
- Create accounts for tools such as Yahoo! Pipes and IFTTT
If the 3rd party content goes away, so might your content.
Connecting to other web servers might make your website to load slower
Always read Terms of Service
Pipes – Pipes.yahoo.com – Looks like there is more functionality than I remember – can it take APIs?
Ex – Koha Related Feeds
IFTTT – Now has Android actions
ScribbleMaps – Create a map mashup with simple drag and drop menus.
Open Refine openrefine.org – clean up data and add it to Freebase
Fusion Tables (tables.googlelabs.com(?))
Can import files and create maps
Serndipomatic.org – Takes texts and makes image recommendations
Public report ILS mashed with HighCharts (free license for non-profits)
Mashed Catalog – searchworks.stanford.edu, powered by Blacklight
Overdrive has API. Pretty sure Mike knows this.
Reading recommendations – BookMeUp montana state university
Aids Poster Map
Mashups.web2learning.net – has slides and more.