Library Mashups

Mashup Census Data

Combining my love of Genealogy with my interest in Mashups, this announcement is kind of cool.

The US Census Bureau has released its first-ever API to the public. The new US Census Bureau API allows “developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy”

Found via ProgrammableWeb.

Let me know if your library plans on using this new API to create something amazing for libraries!

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About Nicole C. Engard

Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her interest in library technology started at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia, where she worked as Web Manager. For her innovative uses of technology in libraries, Engard was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2007. She keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website, “What I Learned Today…” (www.web2learning.net). She has been published in Computers in Libraries, ONLINE magazine, and Journal of Hospital Librarianship and written chapters for Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians and Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook.

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