Thursday, November 20, 2008
Cool Tools Episode 27 Podcast: Yahoo! Pipes
Yahoo! Pipes is a relatively new (launched February 7, 2007) syndication and mash-up tool with great potential for librarians and information specialists. This application allows the user to perform the kind of data filtering and organization that only programmers could do until recently. Yet it remains sophisticated enough that only dedicated web participants may be able to bring out its full potential. This application is almost unintentionally designed just for tech-savvy librarians. The podcast introduces the application, discusses its relationship with the UNIX platform, its use as an RSS aggregator, how it mashes material together into new product, and why it is a valuable tool for librarians.
Listen to the podcast (4:30)