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1 Millennium AJAX Annette Bailey University Libraries Virginia Tech

2 2 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Library 2.0 LibXTaggingBlogsWikisMashups RSS feeds Faceted browsing User reviews

3 3 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Mashups Are hybrid web applications that combine information drawn from various web sources Simple example: A library web page that includes a news feed

4 4 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Mashup Example Library Homepage Latest Library News Items

5 5 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Mashup Sources RSS Feeds Webservices, e.g. Google API, Amazon API How can the III Millennium system become an information source for mashups? Thats where MAJAX comes in

6 6 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 MAJAX Overview Millennium AJAX is software that allows mixing catalog data into web pages Freely available from VT Simple to install & use No III support required No plug-in for users to install

7 7 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 New Books List Library publishes a list of newly acquired books every month We would like to include up-to-the-minute holdings information in this list

8 New Books List Demo

9 9 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 New Books List

10 10 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 MAJAX Millennium AJAX Asynchronous Query the catalog without the user having to wait JavaScript Run in clients browser to construct page content And XML (Really HTML) – comes from a web service: here, Millenniums MARC display

11 11 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Screen Scraping MARC

12 Course Page Demo A professor wants to offer a list of books on his course page, along with full bibliographic and up-to- the-minute holdings information about each book

13 13 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Course Page Demo Screen Shot

14 14 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Installing & Using MAJAX To install MAJAX at your institution, upload two files to your catalogs /screens directory: majax.js majax.html To use MAJAX in web pages include tag once include tags wherever library catalog information should be inserted

15 15 MAJAX - Annette BaileyMay 16, 2007 Course Page HTML

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