Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

Speaker Nicole Engard
Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions where she works with the library community to increase awareness of open source offerings. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole has been published in several library journals and keeps the library community up to date on ...


Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions where she works with the library community to increase awareness of open source offerings. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole has been published in several library journals and keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website "What I Learned Today..." (www.web2learning.net). In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc.

Full Description
Nicole C. Engard, editor of Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, will explain what mashups are, how they can be used and share examples from libraries around the world.

In the first half of this workshop, attendees will learn about some of the tools they can use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach more patrons. Examples include using maps to enhance library data, using Flickr for digital collections and creating library websites with data from several information sources. After learning the basics and seeing examples from other libraries around the world, attendees will have a chance to practice mashing up data on a sample website.
 
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists and other information professionals interested in using new technologies to collect and deliver information to users
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
• Define what a mashup is and identify mashups on library sites and the web
• Find tools and APIs to gather data for their own library sites
• Pull data from other sites into a WordPress website
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Thu, Jul. 7, 2011
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US