Friday, January 16, 2015

Jan'15: Hacking Summon 2.0 the Elegant Way (ProQuest)

Tuesday, January 20
11 a.m. ET | 8 a.m. PT

Libraries have long been adding content and customizations to vendor-provided web-based search interfaces, including discovery systems such as ProQuest’s Summon® service. Unlike solutions based on using an API, these approaches augment the vendor-designed user interface using library-provided JavaScript code. In this webinar, based on their Code4Lib paper “Hacking Summon 2.0 The Elegant Way”, you will learn how Virginia Tech University reverse-engineered the AngularJS-based Summon 2.0 interface to discover the modules, directives, controllers, and services it uses, and how they used AngularJS’s built-in mechanisms to add desired customization and interactions.