Results, Videos, and Prototypes From OCLC Mashathon U.S. and Europeana Hackathon
If you’re not a developer (like us) it’s always interesting learn about what those with coding skills have created at mashathons/hackathons.
You can read about what was developed at these events and and in some cases see that mashups in action. Now and then live demos are available and/or you can contact the developer(s) to learn more. Finally, it’s interesting to sit back and consider where the mashup might be useful to you, your colleague, and users.
“Show and Tell: WorldCat Mashathon US Wrap Up”
The event took place on April 7-8, 2011 in multiple locations around the U.S.
Thee Three Mashups We Looked at First (Your Results May Vary)
- Call Number Browse
Andrea Schurr, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Netflix at My Library
Karen Coombs, OCLC Developer Network
- Small Library Web presence
Bruce Washburn, OCLC Research
Video demos for these and the other mashups are embedded on this web page.
Europeana Hackathon Prototypes
The event took place in the Netherlands at the beginning of April with 35 developers from 9 countries. The hackathon took place at tehe Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. Online prototypes only available for some hacks.
- Europeana Geo Search App for Android
“Records from Europeana with geo coordinates nearby your location.”
- Live Demo: Visual Browsing Europeana
Background on hackathon page.
- Tag Hero game
The game is built on WordPress. The basic idea of ‘Tag Hero’ is to deal with randomness of the collections, make it social, more game-like challenge than just tagging, and find solutions for tag validation for specialist, multilingual terms.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.