Beta Apps (From the Lab at MSU Library)
Below you'll find a sample list of our experiments and trials with digital media and applications. It's an example of our research and development initiatives. Please have a look and kick the tires.
Current Beta Projects
- "BookMeUp" - a book suggestion tool with a hat tip to reader's advisory
- "BookMeUp" uses the Amazon Product Advertising API to suggest related books to read based on a user's location and/or search query.
- MSU Library Mobile Web Site
- A mobile version of the MSU Library Web Site; a web app built with the jQuery mobile framework.
- Beta site: MSU Library Mobile Web Site
- Subject Map for Montana State University Library
- Browse the MSU collection using Library of Congress Subject Headings. This interactive map shows you the arrangement of our stacks on each floor. Uses Flash and HMTL to make it go.
- Set your Terms, Master your Searches
- Google Gadgets for Montana State University Library
- Feed Me Some Worldcat
- Run a search on Worldcat - Get an Opensearch feed for your feedreader. Sit back and get updates on Worldcat topics. What is a feed? Learn more about feeds from this video.
- MSU Digital Collections in Flickr
- Selected photographs and papers from the Montana State University Library Special Collections are now available on Montana State University Library's Photostream at Flickr.com.
- Library Lifestream
- Watch the social web activity at the library. As our staff members, bookmark, tweet, listen and blog - the results are recorded here.
- iPhone/SmartPhone View of MSU Digital Initiatives Flickr Stream
- An experiment where the most recent photos uploaded to Flickr by MSU Digital Initiatives are "mashed up" to create a mobile app. Uses the Flickr feed service API, jQuery, PHP, and good old xHTML to make it happen.
- Mobile view of MSU blog feed
- An experiment where the most recent entries from the MSU blog are "mashed up" to work in a mobile environment. Uses the Google Ajax Feed API, jQuery, and good old xHTML to make it happen.
- Journal Table of Contents (TOC) Service
- New Yorker Fiction Podcast Mashup (iTunes compatible)
- A mashup or remix of a podcast feed of contemporary authors reading and discussing short stories. Uses RSS or Atom feeds and PHP to make it go. Code is available and could be used as template for displaying podcast feeds.