web dev links

March 27, 2010

Just passing along a couple of web dev links:



that is all…

Mappos — mapping real time order info from zappos

October 1, 2009

Another example of what a mashup can be in this case a map depicting the location and shoe style ordered from the online shoe store, zappos…

Mashup — google maps + WHO data = Swine Flu path

April 27, 2009

Very interesting mashup of google maps + data depicting the migration and spread of the swine flu.

Link is here

Virtual Tour of Ugarama

March 11, 2009

kind of cool local project using google maps.

Quicktime required
It uses the Google Maps API in most places

Future ILS model — nexgenning the catalog

July 26, 2008

Short powerpoint via slideshare about nexgenning the catalog, entitled freeing the data.

Some commentary would have been nice to bring out some of the points a little more.

A few notes on acronyms:

  • CRM = Customer Relationship Management
  • Drupal = opensource, content management (CMS) system; website development tool
  • SDKs = Software development kits
  • SIPs = Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signalling protocol, think videoconferencing, etc.

Visualization (article)

April 3, 2008

An interesting article on visualization of ‘the net … Under socialnetworking, LastFM is mentioned a couple of times as is youtube, but fidgt is just way off of the map. 😉

I remember seeing a LC project around 1998 or so (tied to American Memory? funny, I can’t remember!) which visually mapped parts of the collections, so that you could see the relationships between items. I’m not sure what happened to that.

Anyhow, here is the article intro :

The Best Tools for Visualization

Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data.

Article in entirety

Searching Internet Archive by CC Licensing

March 28, 2008

Because I can never remember where these is located on the webpage (FAQs, actually)
I’m snipping this out for myself with the search links, of course (i.e., just click the link to execute the search in IA). The IA has great stuff for digital collagists, movie makers, & other arty folks.
I used stuff from the Prelinger Collection to make my movie about cataloging and also for my digital collage on communication.

Can I search by Creative Commons License?

Yes, you can. But it’s a little complicated.

Here’s how to break it down. See the license types at creative commons. When you want to find all of the items that have a certain license, you’ll plug their abbreviation for it into this search query:


So if you’re looking for Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd), you’d put this in the search box: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* And you’d get about 33,000 items back.

If you want to use this in combination with other queries, like “I want by-nc-nd items about dogs” you’d do this: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* AND dog And you’d get 195 items. The AND tells the search engine all the items returned should have that license AND they should contain the word dog. AND has to be in all caps.

Just to make it easier, here are the basic searches:

  • Public Domain
  • Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
  • Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)
  • Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)
  • Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)
  • Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)
  • Attribution (by)