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“citeThis”: Building a Javascript Bookmarklet that Creates Citations for Sharing Web Pages - Code Words

Submitted by Jason Clark on October 24, 2012 - 3:09pm

Welcome back to “Code Words.” In this column, we are going to look at bookmarklets - little snippets of Javascript that extend your web browser to do interesting and useful actions. Bookmarklets range from allowing you to "pin" a current page to Pinterest without visiting the site directly (http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/) to tricking out your browser's text renderer so that all of your web pages appear in "Piratespeak" (http://www.blippitt.com/talk-like-a-pirate-day-widget-try-this/). We are going to build a citation bookmarklet that parses page information and formats it into a ready-made citation for pasting into docs, your research, or an email. Read More »

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Using the Google Spreadsheets Data API to build a Recommended Reading List - Code Words

Submitted by Jason Clark on May 8, 2012 - 8:42am

Welcome to Code Words. A new column looking to demonstrate how simple programming tasks and emerging technology trends can be applied to libraries. My goal is to provide an introduction to the role that programming and computer tools can play in building the digital branch of the library. Topics will include everything from relational databases, to mobile services, to simple Javascript routines, and much more. Read More »

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