Monday, November 19, 2007

Thing 3: Flickr

Google Mashups Using Flickr and Google Earth
Mitchell C. Brown, University of California Irvine November 2, 2007
Presented at: Getting the Gist of GIS: Geographic Information Systems and Related Technologies for the Curious Academic Librarian, CARL Seal-South and ABLE-South Fall Program , Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated application or tool. This example will use cartographic data from Google Maps and Google Earth to add location information to photographs taken in New Orleans, LA, creating new and distinct web services not originally enabled by either source.

The term “mashup” originally referred to the practice in popular music of DJs producing a new song by mixing two or more existing pieces.
Presentation in PDF - Poster and Meeting Notes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Presentations from LAUC-B "Academic Library 2.0", Nov. 2, 2007

The LAUC-B Conference Planning Committee has linked to presentation materials for most of the "Academic Library 2.0" sessions from the online conference schedule:

A conference sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley Division, November 2, 2007.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thing 1: Welcome & Read About the Program

The first entry of the UCI Libraries Web 2.0 program.

From "UCI Libraries Learning 2.0 Program"
"Building on the Public Services summer series of brown bag discussions, "Continuing the Conversation about Libraries and Librarians in a Web 2.0 World.," the Public Services and Collections Divisions are sponsoring a program, UCI Libraries’ List of 10 Things or So, for staff to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people and libraries access information and communicate with each other.

Beginning November 1, 2007, and over the course of the next twelve weeks, this website will highlight “10 Things or So” with Discovery Exercises to help you become familiar with blogging, RSS news feeds, tagging, wikis, online applications, and video and image hosting sites. The Welcome: Getting Started and Blogging Exercise will be posted on November 1, 2007; other exercises will be added each week."

The UCI Learning 2.0 team developed learning objectives for each exercise so that participants will have a clear understanding of what they are expected to learn by completing the exercise.
The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. These sites include: Blogger, Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, & Bloglines.

Thing 2: Blogging

As first assignment in the UC Irvine Library Web 2.0 program I created this blog - "Mitchell Brown Project" (