A kind FGI reader (thanks Peggy!) sent in an email about this interesting article that highlights the same types of remixes (which the article calls “composite applications”) that we’ve been collecting on the FGI Remix page.
Remixes are an exciting new area for libraries. As more and more FDLP libraries are focusing on services in the digital world (as opposed to collections), it would be great to learn more about how to facilitate govt information users’ building of “composite applications.” Librarians will not only need to know how to find govt information online, they’ll need to know how to use govt information and how to help users “roll their own” Web applications. Read on…
At your service: Forget buying software; build your next application from existing components. By Joab Jackson, Government Computer News, 4/24/06.
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