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Presentation on mashups given at BBOD, 5th May 2009. Great Expectations, Reading. Please note: this presentation is over 2 years old and is an archive copy. It may still be of interest to you should you wish to see how we were using and searching electronic media in the past but please remember that some of the information it contains is now out of date.

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05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 1 Photo: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/996830, taken by Andrew Smith This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License http://www.slideshare.net/karenblakeman/ Mashups : delicious digital recipes for 2009 BBOD, 5th May 2009 Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services http://www.rba.co.uk/ karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk Twitter: karenblakeman Tag: bbod0905 #bbod0905 for tweets

What is a mashup? : 

What is a mashup? A digital mashup is a digital media file containing any or all of text, graphics, audio, video and animation drawn from pre-existing sources, to create a new derivative work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(digital) Achieved using RSS, APIs (Application Programming Interface), widgets, gadgets, ‘stuff’ Purists say if you use “glue stick’” it is not a mashup, e.g. simply adding a Flickr ‘widget’ to your blog or using a start page If you use “glue logic” it is a mashup e.g. Yahoo Pipes to combine feeds and sources, filter, process/transform see Mashed Libraries - What is a Mashup + DEMO http://www.slideshare.net/psychemedia/mashed-libraries-what-is-a-mashup-demo-presentation 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 2

Ingredients can be combined in different ways : 

Ingredients can be combined in different ways 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 3

But you do not expect…. : 

But you do not expect…. 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 4 ..to end up as: ..this

Issues affecting mashups : 

Issues affecting mashups A mashup is only as good as: the data and information from which it is compiled may need to clean up your data how up to date is the data? how accurate is the data? the programming and processes involved in the mashup e.g. are towns and cities being put in the right country Copyright issues legal and free data may be quite old e.g. post code database check T&Cs and licenses before you use data in your mashup UK opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups | OUT-LAW.COM http://www.out-law.com/default.aspx?page=9838 Mashups: the legal isues | OUT-LAW.COM http://www.out-law.com/default.aspx?page=7844 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 5

Yahoo Finance – http://finance.yahoo.co.uk/ : 

Yahoo Finance – http://finance.yahoo.co.uk/ Information from multiple sources stock exchanges Thomson Reuters Digital Look (Directors Dealings) FactSet JCF (Analyst Opinions) Annual Reports Service 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 6

My Yahoo! : 

My Yahoo! 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 7

iGoogle : 

iGoogle 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 8

http://www.netvibes.com/ukeig1 : 

http://www.netvibes.com/ukeig1 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 9

Netvibes- Dublin City Public Librarieshttp://www.netvibes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries#Home : 

Netvibes- Dublin City Public Librarieshttp://www.netvibes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries#Home 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 10

http://www.ukeig.org.uk/ : 

http://www.ukeig.org.uk/ 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 11 RSS feed from the Blog RSS feed of eLucidate table of contents Combine (mash) feeds using Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes : 

Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ Combine feeds Modules for filtering, deduplication, date format and sorting Not intuitive but plenty of help and tutorials out there Pipes – Documentationhttp://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs Yahoo Pipes: A User’s Guide http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/netsys/article.php/3659226 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 12

Mashed Libraries : 

Mashed Libraries Mashed library - mashing up libraries since 2008 http://mashedlibrary.ning.com/ next event Mashed Library UK 2009 ("Mash Oop North!") will take place at the University of Huddersfield on Tuesday July 7th. The event is now fully booked ? #mashlib09 Presentations by Dave Pattern http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/ in particular .. http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 13

from http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond : 

from http://www.slideshare.net/daveyp/opac-20-and-beyond 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 14

Twitterfountain : 

Twitterfountain Combines Flickr photos and tweets both must be tagged with the event tag e.g. ukeig2009 Photos and tweets are rotated http://www.twitterfountain.nl/ Simply fill in the boxes and add the code to your blog or web page See http://www.ukeig.org.uk/conf2009/index.html 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 15

Google Maps : 

Google Maps UK - http://maps.google.co.uk/ Combines street maps Google Earth satellite images Google Street View Yell.com data for business locations Google Web photos, videos traffic, London Underground Easy to create own maps and add markers and information MapAList - Create and Manage Maps of Address Lists http://mapalist.com/ e.g. Charles Arthur: BT 'fast broadband' locations mapped by Mapalist | Technology | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/mar/23/broadband-fibre-cabinet-bt-map 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 16

#uksnow Tweets - http://www.benmarsh.co.uk/snow/ : 

#uksnow Tweets - http://www.benmarsh.co.uk/snow/ 9.55 am 2nd February 2009 Google Earth & Twitter hashtag #uksnow Twitterers asked to include first half of post code and give the snowfall marks out of ten e.g. #uksnow RG4 3/10 Potential quality issues: location of twitterers awareness of how to enter uksnow details different perceptions of heaviness of snow uksnow boredom 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 17

Google Maps – The Star Inn, Caversham (oops) : 

Google Maps – The Star Inn, Caversham (oops) 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 18 The Star Inn is actually here But it isn’t Google’s fault!

Yell.com/Multimap – Star Inn : 

Yell.com/Multimap – Star Inn 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 19

UK job losses : 

UK job losses 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 20

UK Library Closures : 

UK Library Closures 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 21

Berkshire Flood Map : 

Berkshire Flood Map 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 22

FluTracker http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/ : 

FluTracker http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/ 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 23

#UKeiG2009 – 2009 Manchester Conferencehttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110570051274085090370.00045ba9455f01c9658b8&ll=53.472186,-2.241297&spn=0.011316,0.038624&z=15 : 

#UKeiG2009 – 2009 Manchester Conferencehttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110570051274085090370.00045ba9455f01c9658b8&ll=53.472186,-2.241297&spn=0.011316,0.038624&z=15 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 24

Mashups in Government : 

Mashups in Government Mashups in government | LizAzyan Research http://www.lgeoresearch.com/mashups-in-government/ Instant mash: empowering communities through the webhttp://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=9274627 LiveBus – http://www.livebus.org/ Primary Schools 2006http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables/primary_06.shtml Recycle now - Recycle Now - where and how to recycle - Official UK recycling campaign http://www.recyclenow.com/ Show Us a Better Way http://www.showusabetterway.co.uk/ “Tell us what you'd build with public information and we could help fund your idea!” 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 25

Primary School League Tables : 

Primary School League Tables 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 26

http://www.recyclenow.com/ : 

http://www.recyclenow.com/ 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 27

http://www.livebus.org/reading/search/?q=Caversham : 

http://www.livebus.org/reading/search/?q=Caversham 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 28 It’s using the wrong bus timetable database!!

Twitterplan http://www.twitterplan.co.uk/ : 

Twitterplan http://www.twitterplan.co.uk/ 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 29

Online maps for local crime statistics : 

Online maps for local crime statistics The Metropolitan Police online crime maps are at http://maps.met.police.uk/. Thames Valley http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/Instant-atlas/atlas.html For other police web sites simply Google their name or go to https://www.askthe.police.uk/ Crime maps are sometimes well hidden! 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 30

Online maps for local crime statistics : 

Online maps for local crime statistics 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 31

Geograph British Isles : 

Geograph British Isles Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/01/07/geograph-british-isles-photograph-every-grid-square/ http://www.geograph.org.uk/ Ordnance Survey grids Identify location of your photo using OS reference, or Google Maps Photos must be creative commons Advanced search options grid reference, place name, keywords, centre of county, post code Post code search - some problems with newer post codes e.g. RG4 5BE “use a database from about 12 years ago, simply because that is the best possible datasource we can get for free (and legal!) “ 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 32

Geograph British Isles : 

Geograph British Isles 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 33

Mashups: further reading and presentations : 

Mashups: further reading and presentations UK Government Moves Forward with Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashup Contest http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/07/04/uk-government-moves-forward-with-data-sharing-apis-and-mashup-contest/ Show Us A Better Way - A Look Back/Forward http://www.slideshare.net/grahaml/show-us-a-better-way-presentation Mashed Libraries - What is a Mashup + DEMO http://www.slideshare.net/psychemedia/mashed-libraries-what-is-a-mashup-demo-presentation Mashups Presentation http://www.slideshare.net/jokay/mashups-presentation Mashups & Data Visualizations http://www.slideshare.net/fichter/mashups-data-visualizations-the-new-breed-of-web-applications 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 34

So .. what sort of mashup are these? : 

So .. what sort of mashup are these? 05 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 35

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