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Bright Ideas for the Web Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Internet Librarian Monterey, CA November 4, 2003 Slide 2 Overview External Content integration Getting easier Examples Web parts, portlets, gadgets, widgets New mind set Examples Land of Oz Assimilate and be assimilated Slide 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 Slide 4 Slide 5 http://library.usask.ca/~pas508/blogline.html Slide 6 News to Read Slide 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 http://zvonnews.sourceforge.net/zfeeder.php Slide 8 zFeeder Example Show the headlines Example Slide 9 Slide 10 Why just news stories? High quality links to web sites? Librarians' Index to the Internet http://www.ylpl.lib.ca.us/liintw92.rss Example Slide 11 To the land of Oz and back Future is not a page Think of it as parts Building blocks Its not all assembled from your database or your site Slide 12 Amazon web services Associate ID Web token Light weight (non-programmer) XML Scratch Pad Heavier weight (programming) Slide 13 Each of these areas Slide 14 First steps News feed New web sites Integration of some Amazon content Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Amazon for fundraising and/or content Fundraising Set up a Amazon store Sell complimentary items posters, calendars, toys Slide 19 Slide 20 Output choices XML Get a script that can display it XML and XSLT Use one of Amazons Make your own Use a CSS Slide 21 Canned XLST templates Slide 22 Slide 23 So how can this help My Library? Integrate this rich book content with your catalogue of books, movies, music Slide 24 Slide 25 Provide Related Links Be Creative Find more by a publisher Scratch Pad manufacturer Books by Oxford University Press Slide 26 From Oz to Kansas again Jon Udells Library Lookup http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/stori es/2002/12/11/librarylookup.html http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/stori es/2002/12/11/librarylookup.html Innovative Voyager iPac DRA Talis Slide 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 youre on a book- related site (Amazon, BN, isbn.nu, All Consuming)AmazonBNisbn.nu All Consuming ISBN must be in the URL Slide 28 ISBN Slide 29 My Library Catalog Slide 30 Bigger steps Be everywhere New portal Portal with every students course schedule, link to course web pages What should be there? Slide 31 Slide 32 Slide 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 Slide 34 More services HotScripts.com Search for XML http://www.hotscripts.com Slide 35 Look, learn and experiment Slide 36 Questions? Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Library library.usask.ca/~fichter/