Libraries Interact in Print

Posted June 16th 2009 @ 10:34 am by

LibraryMashupsSome of the work that the THALI has put into the Libraries Interact blog is featured in a chapter in the just released Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data published by Information Today, Inc.

The chapter focuses on the three plugins that we have developed to extend the Libraries Interact blog and have released to the WordPress community. WordPress is the software that runs our blog.

The three plugins were developed by me working closely with the THALI. The plugins are:

  1. Blogroll to Google CSE plugin
    A plugin that allows users of the WordPress system to manage links to websites that are automatically used to construct a Google Custom Search Engine. We use the plugin here for the Aussie Library Blogs page.
  2. Citation Aggregator
    A plugin that aggregates links (citations) from various social bookmarking websites. The links can then be used to construct a post that list the links automatically. We’ll be using this plugin shortly for a series of Reading Room posts.
  3. Diverse Group Tag Cloud
    A plugin that aggregates posts from a specified list of blogs and uses content analysis to construct a tag cloud. We use this plugin for the THALI Tags page.

The book is supported by the Library Mashups website managed by the editor of the book Nicole C. Engard. The site has a list of chapters and lists of links relevant to the topics covered in the book.

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