Library Mashups has been a huge success and has touched so many of you, and now it’s time to start thinking about the second edition! In 2014 Information Today Inc. will be publishing the second edition of Library Mashups entitled More Library Mashups. This edition will have new stories from some of the authors you have come to know from the first edition as well as some new examples. Last [ Read More ]
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Today I found a report from ProgrammableWeb that they list 49 library specific APIs in their database! Our API directory now includes 49 library APIs. The newest is the Home Theater Backdrops API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LibraryThing API. We list 3 LibraryThing mashups. How many of the 49 is your library using?
Library Mashups fans might be interested in the latest APIs from Pearson: Penguin Classics API includes works by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and the Brontë sisters – enabling developers to build new apps from the work of renowned authors dkimages API makes the professional collection of over 90,000 images accessible for developers to search, browse and purchase for inclusion in apps Learn more here and if you’re using these APIs [ Read More ]
Last week I went to San Francisco for work and then a bit of a break. I knew I had friends in SF, but couldn’t remember everyone. I touched base with a couple before heading out that way and set up plans, but once in the state got a message from another friend that I forgot lived there! There are many apps out there with location information, Tripit for example [ Read More ]
Combining my love of Genealogy with my interest in Mashups, this announcement is kind of cool. The US Census Bureau has released its first-ever API to the public. The new US Census Bureau API allows “developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy” Found via ProgrammableWeb.
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: WNYLRC Training Center 4455 Genesee St., PO Box 400, Buffalo, NY I hope to see [ Read More ]
I recently talked to Sarah Long of Longshots about how libraries can use Mashups. This podcast has now been released on Library Beat. Longshots #203: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
If you missed my many other announcements, I just wanted to let you know that Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data has arrived on my doorstep and is probably heading out to those of you who pre-ordered a copy soon!! If you write a review, let me know so I can read it and link to it
Last week I was on the Library 2.0 Gang talking about mashups and and my upcoming 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 kid. Another really awesome idea mentioned letting patrons geocode your library to create [ Read More ]
That’s right!! My book is finally ready for you to order multiple copies hehe Make sure you share this information with your local libraries and colleagues – there is a lot to learn in here about how to improve the services your library offers. 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 [ Read More ]