Thursday, September 17, 2009

Inheriting the earth

I recently set out to do a Google map that provided an interface between Google's map of the world and our online catalog. In other words, when you click on the placemark for the Philippines, you can hit a link and see which books we own about that country. I did the initial set myself. Then I passed it along to my work study law student and had him add a further link to the CIA World Factbook. With that done, we added links to the online law archives of every state. Currently, he is adding photos from Wikimedia to show scenes from each country. Meantime, this has quietly attracted an audience - more than 600 views and the pace appears to be accelerating.

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