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Why WordPress?

I taught a class earlier this week where I told the participants that we were going to use WordPress to create a website. One question I got way why WordPress over Blogger? My answer was personal preference – but now I have some really great reasons for why WordPress over Blogger. If you’re using a blogging package to create your entire website – then you can’t use Blogger because Blogger  [ Read More ]

Map Mashups

Today I taught mashups for InfoLink at the Clark public library. We did some simple Google Maps mashups just to get a feel for it. Then when catching up on blog reading I found this article from CNet that talks about additional map tools. Google Maps is dynamic. Making customized maps through the service isn’t very difficult. But there are a variety of third-party tools on the Web that help  [ Read More ]

Neat Map API

When I was at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia years ago, I wrote an application for handling invoicing for many different purposes at the library. The one application I couldn’t figure out how to write was the one to charge the right membership fees. This was because we had different fees based on where you lived in relation to the library – but today I read about a neat  [ Read More ]

Library Mashups Book on Facebook

Today I published my Library Mashups book fan page on Facebook. Check it out and become a fan I will keep everyone posted on when the book will be published via that page and the official book website.

Another News API

The Guardian has taking a tip from NY Times by adding an API for their content. The Open Platform is the suite of services that make it possible for our partners to build applications with the Guardian. We’ve opened up our platform so that everyone can benefit from our journalism, our brand, and the technologies that power The Open Platform currently includes two products, the Content API and the  [ Read More ]

Reading Radar

I wrote about the New York Times APIs a while ago, but today I found a new mashup using Amazon and the NY Times Bestseller Lists – Reading Radar. Last week we reported on the release of another API by The New York Times: the Times Bestseller’s API. Well it didn’t take long for the API to make its way into a neat book recommendation engine called Reading Radar. I  [ Read More ]

Map the world’s WiFi

This sound so awesome – but I can’t participate because I have a Mac. WeFi is software loaded onto your laptop or mobile device. It automatically detects and qualifies all Wi-Fi access points within range and connects you to the spot with the best Internet connection. If the WeFi software detects a new access point, it allows you to be the first to map it. WeFi also provides you with  [ Read More ]

US Congress API

Okay – now this is just sad – not sad that the US Congress has an API – but sad that the government has an API before most ILSes. The New York Times has just announced its new Congress API, which provides capability for developers to access to four sets of data about US Congressional representatives and their votes: “a list of members for a given Congress and chamber, details  [ Read More ]

A mashup I’d love to see

I often have to drive around the local area to do talks and teach classes. Part of that is putting together expense reports. What I’ve love to see is a mashup of tolls and Google Maps. I’d love to see the total amount that the tolls will cost for the trip so I can write up my expense report. This request is coming from me having to find the toll  [ Read More ]

New York Times APIs

I’m catching up on blog reading after ages away from home and found two new APIs from the New York Times. First the TimesTags API: Today we’re releasing the TimesTags API, which is the gateway to a lush garden of Times metadata. What’s so great about metadata? Well, you’ve probably heard that “information wants to be free.” But even more than that, information wants to be found. And metadata —  [ Read More ]

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