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Jody Condit Fagan

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Photo of Jody FaganHello, my name is Jody Fagan!  I spoke this Tuesday at 10:30am on "Mashups for Non-Techies: Yahoo! Pipes..." I've posted some Q&A  below! Donald Hawkins from ITI blogged me on the ITI blog!


Here's a link to the final slideshow, summary link page, and a homework assignment!

Mashups for the Nontechies_Final.ppt



Here's a link to my home page: http://jcf-hp.blogspot.com/  which has links to other sites such as my LibraryThing site...

Here's my work contact info page for Official Phone Number and stuff like that: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/staffdir/bio.aspx?uid=4

Q&A from the session itself!

Q: How to track usage of your RSS feeds / XML file when you are using them with Yahoo! Pipes?

A: I'm not a total expert on this, but if you are actually serving up a file, such as an xml file, you can track the number of hits using you server logs, and they will tell you which hits came from Yahoo Pipes (pipes.yahoo.com).

Q: Someone asked how to mashup Google Maps and Yahoo! Pipes!

A: Google Mashup Editor and Yahoo! Pipes: Friend, not Foe

Q: Someone had the great idea of using Google Maps and Yahoo Pipes to take an Excel of, say, conference attendees, and them map their home locations so you can see on a map where they all came from!


Below I am posting a summary of links that I will be referring to during the presentation:


Summary: links and other takeaways from “Mashups for non-Techies,” CIL 2008

Jody Condit Fagan, Digital Services Librarian, James Madison University

faganjc@jmu.edu   |   

Find out more about:
Yahoo Pipes:     http://pipes.yahoo.com

Popular Pipes: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipes.popular

Search for cil08 to see the Pipes mentioned in this presentation!

Related Technologies:


                XML:                      http://www.w3schools.com/xml/                     http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/            


                RSS:                       http://www.w3schools.com/rss/

Example Feed Sources (from public information):
                Information Today          http://www.infotoday.com/thismonth.xml

                Library Journal                  http://www.libraryjournal.com/learnRss

                To find more:                    Go to your favorite sites and look for:      or 

Example Data Sources: may require APIs
                Yahoo! Pipes comes with data sources such as Flickr, Google Base, Yahoo! Shopping      

                Advanced users may wish to check out                 Amazon Web Services:  http://aws.amazon.com/

Sites where you can set up your own info as feed sources (from your stuff):
LibraryThing :                    http://www.librarything.com

Furl :                                      http://www.furl.net                      see also : http://del.icio.us/http://www.blogger.com


WorldCat lists:                  http://www.worldcat.org/, click on Lists, Search for Lists

Feed Readers / Data aggregators
Google Reader:                http://reader.google.com

Bloglines:                            http://www.bloglines.com/

Other useful tools:
RSS-to-JavaScript.com: http://www.rss-to-javascript.com/         for putting rss on a web page

Technorati:                         http://technorati.com/                                 blog search engine


Comments (1)

Richard Glass said

at 10:06 am on Apr 8, 2008

nice talk :-) I am in the back and got in a little late but here is a tool that isn't bad. http://sendmerss.com . this will email you feeds. great for those that want email.


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