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Darlene Fichter

The eyes only see what the mind comprehends

web 1.0
people who knew html

web 2.0
everyone can participate
don’t need to know html (blog, wiki)
citizen journalists, stock photo sites

DIY Programming
5 minute customization of applications
no longer the purview of techno elite

Mashup: a web application that uses content from more than one source to create a new service
uses api or rss feed
term comes from pop music

open data
open set of services & apps (APIs)

programmable web – mashup dashboard
most mashups involve maps (also photos, shopping)

Web 2.0 implications
fastest growing ecosystems
don’t have to get anybody
s approval to provide a new API to the Internet operating systems
Content that can be repurposed and remixed gets used

mashup tools:
Yahoo maps
Google Maps
Yahoo Pipes

Frappr – map of blogging librarians – social applications, identifies communities
uses google API and community contributed content

community walk – good for showing tours

Google My Maps
go to
click on My Maps
add pushpins plus notes, photos, to create a map
Embed the code in your library site
library branches
historical buildings
locations in stories
google API and Directory data

McMaster Aerial Photos
Google API and library photo index data

Western Springs History
easy for anyone who edit some html or xml files
Google API and location of historic buildings
need production API key or developer code

Yahoo Pipes
Powerful, but more complicated

Cambridge public library
Top 20 new books
Syndetics – book covers
data – top 20 new books

Unintended consequences
Garbage in, garbage out
client side scripts that modify pages
-al instances of Microsoft on any site are rewritten to say “…”

Visualization Tools
Facets as elastic lists

Social sites for data visualizations
allows new kind of data analysis
both curious and serious, statistician and citizen
important new medium

in a nutshell:
an individual should get value from their contribution
contribtions should provide value to peers as well
organization that hosts the sites should derive some benefits and derviv aggregate data

drill down to see data

Many Eyes
view and discuss visualizations, create visualizations from existing data sets
register to upload own data