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Web person at the Imperial War Museum, just completed PhD about digital sustainability in museums (the original motivation for this blog was as my research diary). Posting occasionally, and usually museum tech stuff but prone to stray. I welcome comments if you want to take anything further. These are my opinions and should not be attributed to my employer or anyone else (unless they thought of them too). Twitter: @jottevanger

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Mashificator: comments please!

Here's a quick post to mention the thing I've spent some evenings on recently that, for want of a halfway decent name, I called the Mashificator. If you've got any comments on it, here's where to make them since I've not put a feedback mechanism on the site. In short, it's a way to find cultural heritage content that's contextually relevant(ish) to whatever you happen to be looking at, the best way being through a bookmarklet. Please give it a go and let me know what's good and bad.

Seb Chan from the Powerhouse Museum (one of the APIs I used) was kind enough to do an e-mail interview with me for his Fresh + New(er) blog. If you don't know his blog, you really should.


Luke Dearnley said...

Its Luke here from the Powerhouse Museum. I notice you say you can't get images working via our API.
If you send me an email on the api@phm dot gov dot au address I am more than happy to help you fix this.

Jeremy said...

Thank you for the comment and for the offer, Luke. At your prompting, I've been back to the API and found what I need. I'm pretty sure it wasn't there in October but maybe I just missed it; but either way there's now a thumbnail element which means I don't need to make a separate API call for each image. So the long and short is, Mashificator now shows PHM images. :D
Thanks for the API, it rocks!