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1 Bright Ideas for the Web Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Internet Librarian Monterey, CA November 4, 2003

2 Overview External Content integration Getting easier Examples Web parts, portlets, gadgets, widgets New mind set Examples Land of Oz Assimilate and be assimilated

3 RSS and headlines Create your own “newspaper” Use Bloglines Publish your list to the web Sites to read No coding Web forms Javascript Cut and paste

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6 News to Read

7 zFeeder zFeeder is a PHP script used to display RSS content on your webpages Show the news to your visitors It parses RSS (or RDF or backend) files (xml files) and shows content formatted It is simple to use, implement and customize accordingly to your needs

8 zFeeder Example Show the headlines Example

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10 Why just news stories? High quality links to web sites? Librarians' Index to the Internet Example

11 To the land of Oz and back Future is not a page Think of it as parts Building blocks It’s not all assembled from your database or your site

12 Amazon web services Associate ID Web token Light weight (non-programmer) XML Scratch Pad Heavier weight (programming)

13 Each of these areas

14 First steps News feed New web sites Integration of some Amazon content

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18 Amazon for fundraising and/or content Fundraising Set up a Amazon store Sell complimentary items – posters, calendars, toys

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20 Output choices XML Get a script that can display it XML and XSLT Use one of Amazon’s Make your own Use a CSS

21 Canned XLST templates

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23 So how can this help My Library? Integrate this rich book content with your catalogue of books, movies, music

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25 Provide Related Links Be Creative Find more by a “publisher” Scratch Pad – manufacturer Books by Oxford University Press

26 From Oz to Kansas again Jon Udell’s Library Lookup es/2002/12/11/librarylookup.html es/2002/12/11/librarylookup.html Innovative Voyager iPac DRA Talis

27 Library catalog bookmarklet Drag a link to your library to browser's link toolbar or add it to bookmarks You can look up books at your local library when you’re on a book- related site (Amazon, BN, isbn.nu, All Consuming)AmazonBNisbn.nu All Consuming ISBN must be in the URL

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29 My Library Catalog

30 Bigger steps Be everywhere New portal Portal with every students course schedule, link to course web pages What should be there?

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33 Students – see their courses Ideally the library would have a list of resources for each course Faculty Easy ways to link at the lesson level to our material We need to offer vendor products like ILSs and article databases like ProQuest that support and allow deep and persistent links Wizards to make this easy for our faculty

34 More services HotScripts.com Search for XML

35 Look, learn and experiment

36 Questions? Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Library library.usask.ca/~fichter/


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