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LITA Web Course: Learn to build mashups and create web services for your library

There’s still time to register for this five-day web course:

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs
Presented by Jason Clark (Montana State University); August 22-26, live, synchronous lectures 10:00 am – 12 noon CDT each day. subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it’s easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the major terms of web services
  • Use simple web services like Yahoo Pipes to bring multiple sources of data together.
  • Build simple mashups with Javascript
  • Build simple mashups with Server-side scripts (PHP)

Registration and additional information.