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Mashing Up the Internet

WithMichelle Α. Kraft

SUMMARY. Mashups are blended applications combining two or more existing programs to produce a third program offering a unique view and distribution of information or enhancement of services. Currently the most popular mashups today use mapping programs to illustrate and present data. With the growth of software, tools, and common programming languages and platforms, mashups have begun to explode on to the Internet. Their creation and utilization within medical research and libraries is discussed along with concerns regarding data and security. doi:10.1300/ J115v26S01_10 [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <[email protected] press.com> Website: < http://www.HaworthPress.com > © 2007 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]