Hi all! Many thanks to everyone who responded to the recent OPAC survey -- in total there were 729 responses. I'll be publishing an informal PDF report sometime around the end of May, but I've already stated adding data, graphs and initial findings to my weblog. I'd love to know if there are any surprises in the findings, or if you think it's just telling you what you already know! http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/205/ http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/206/ http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/207/ http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/208/ http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/209/ http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/210/ The comments from respondents (which will be included in the PDF report) ran the whole spectrum of opinion -- from those who thought the OPAC is already a defunct technology, to those who obviously feel that their OPAC should be nothing more than an electronic version of a card catalog. regards Dave Pattern University of Huddersfield p.s. apologies for cross-posting this to several lists This transmission is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you receive it in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and remove it from your system. If the content of this e-mail does not relate to the business of the University of Huddersfield, then we do not endorse it and will accept no liability.
AquaBrowser Library will support OpenID for logging into your library stuff. Going beyond that, Jeremy touches a good point on trust. Since AquaBrowser is cross-datasource (ILSes, DBs, etc - both indexed and federated) we are considering hooking into auth systems under water, by allowing users to couple trust information (LDAP, library card pins, along those lines) to their openid-based account. A question for us is how (or whether!) to make that latter part an open infrastructure to others, by including some way to guarantee user consent per individual action. Anyone interested I can give a url to give it a whirl when it's hitting alpha-ish state. -- Taco Ekkel Director of Development Medialab Solutions B.V. AquaBrowser Library - Search, Discover, Refine Modemstraat 2B / 1033 RW / Amsterdam / +31(0)20 635 3190 / www.aquabrowser.com On 3/23/07, William Denton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I hadn't been too clear on OpenID but a week or two ago I listened to a recording of a talk about that explained it well. I can't find it again, unfortunately, but you can take my word for it that it was pretty good. Is OpenID being used in libraries? It struck me that it could work well for library systems that share resources: two systems that are part of the same consortium or provincial/state system; two neighbouring public systems that let people from one borrow at the other; academic libraries that want to make it easy for visiting profs and grad students to get temporary access to online resources; etc. Say I live in Lower Mowat but one day I'm in Upper Mowat, in the next municipality (or county, or whatever) over, visiting my tailor. The two library systems are separate but share their resources. I pop into the library to update my Twittering friends on my inseam measurement. I don't actually have an account at the Upper Mowat Library, but I log in to one of their computers using my Lower Mowat-supplied OpenID identifier, and the Upper Mowat system recognizes where I'm from and gives me access to everything. Bill -- William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org : frbr.org : openfrbr.org
I'm coming late to this discussion because I was out all last week, but this is something I could approach the folks at the Texas Digital Library about. They've set up an Open Journals system and are currently hosting JoDI. See http://journals.tdl.org/ Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Coordinator Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative Texas State Library and Archives Commission 512.463.5852 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax) [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Paul Miller Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:25 AM To: CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib journal idea revival? Rather than create something new, is it worth looking at ways to align this need with existing infrastructure at Ariadne, D-Lib, etc? Maybe even get some of those evil vendors to underwrite some of the costs, in the name of nurturing market innovation, etc? Or is the need actually already filled/fillable by sites like code4lib.org, tdn.talis.com, etc, and all of our individual blogs? On 11/4/07 15:01, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: I think it was this past summer that there was some energy on starting a 'Code4Lib journal', that seems to have died out. I think such a journal could play a really important role, currently lacking, in the library community. Currently there are a bunch of people working on similar projects who don't communicate enough, re-inventing wheels. Plus more people who would LIKE to be working on similar products, but don't know how to get started. Plus I could see such a journal playing a role in techies communicating with the larger library community about challenges they are running into that effect larger library workflow. Anyway, I'd be interested in working on this to get this off the ground. Is anyone else? Especially someone(s) with a bit more Code4Lib cred/history than me? Thinking about it, I think it can probably be done in a pretty light-weight easy to get started manner. I assume people were thinking of an electronic only journal. So pretty much all we would need is: 1) An editorial committee or whatever. [Maybe some people imagined some more 'revolutionary' egalitarian type of community process, but I figure keep it simple, and an editorial committee seems simple, and also provides some people who have explicitly taken responsibility for getting things done.] 2) A place to host it. [maybe some kind of institutional repository software would be cool, but in a pinch seems to me a WordPress installation would do. Keep things simple and do-able and good enough is my motto. I'm sure one of our institutions would donate server space/cycles for a WordPress installation for such a journal. ] 3) Maybe a wiki would be nice for editorial commitee discussions. 4) Maybe a simple one page description of the mission of the journal and what the journal is looking for in articles. The editorial committee can work on that on the hypothetical wiki. 5) Some articles. The editorial committee can solicit some for the first 'issue'. Step 6: Profit! I mean, some e-published articles. No profit, sorry. That seems pretty do-able to me. I think it would serve a really good role. I'm not concerned so much with 'scholarly credibility' as I am with creating a valuable tool for people getting stuff done. I think thinking like that can keep it simple too. Oh, as long as we're at it, 6) Get an ISSN for the thing, since most link resolvers will never be able to track it otherwise. (Sigh). So anyone interested? Is this a good idea? Do-able? Should we do it? Want to help? I do. Jonathan -- Dr Paul Miller Senior Manager Technology Evangelist, Talis w: www.talis.com/ m: +44 (7769) 740083 im: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [AIM, MSN and iChat] skype: napm1971 -- The very latest from Talis read the latest news at www.talis.com/news listen to our podcasts www.talis.com/podcasts see us at these events www.talis.com/events join the discussion here www.talis.com/forums join our developer community www.talis.com/tdn and read our blogs www.talis.com/blogs Any views or personal opinions expressed within this email may not be those of Talis Information Ltd. The content of this email message and any files that may be attached are confidential, and for the usage of the intended recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient, then please return this message to the sender and delete it. Any use of this e-mail by an unauthorised recipient is prohibited. Talis Information Ltd is a member of the Talis Group of companies and is registered in England No 3638278 with its registered office at Knights Court, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YB.
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Ryan Eby wrote: Perhaps we could start by putting together a few anthology issues similar to what was planned as the lulu/print anthologies that Dchud started organizing? Methinks pbinkley gets/takes the credit/blame for starting and organizing and starting organizing, and not me, I think.
There is actually already a OJS sandbox installation on Code4Lib. Jonathan Rochkind appears to be getting things organized so if anyone really wants to help you should probably talk to him. Eby On 4/16/07, Bigwood, David [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When considering tools, the PKP (Public Knowledge Project) in Canada has an open-source toolkit for publishing a journal. It includes tools for submission, peer-review, editing and publishing. Sincerely, David Bigwood [EMAIL PROTECTED] Lunar and Planetary Institute
I was planning on creating a Google groups list (just cause it's easy) as a space for communicating on this project and working on getting it started. I intend to this before I leave today. Sorry I too am busy with a million things! But I think we can keep this going at a deliberate, if not lightning, pace. I plan to keep pushing the ball. I have a list of about a dozen people who have expressed willingness (either on the list, or privately to me) to put at least some time in, at least initially. I think that's plenty---in fact more than enough for the kind of actual work team I hope we can get, but I'm not (or trying not to be) worried about too MUCH interest at this point! (Dchud isn't on this list at the moment, since I didn't see him express such interest, but he's certainly welcome). I agree that let's not get side tracked into discussing tech, it's an issue, but a minor one that for some reason we seem to like spending most of our time discussing. So yeah, I plan to create a google group today. I plan to also make a list on the trac wiki of people who have, for the moment, agreed to be on what I'll call the 'editorial collective' (Hey, I'm just making this stuff up as I go along too). The google group will be open to all, but I think it's important to have a distinct list of people who have actually committed to putting some time in (until they change their mind)--which at the moment is I guess open to all too? (Although I do worry about it becoming too large a group; I think a small team of people who have committed is what gets things done---too big a group, and nobody's responsible; but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it). I also plan to send out an email with some suggested ways to structure our thinking about steps we need to take, and put some supporting material on the wiki. I'll publisize both to the list. Sorry I'm not lightning speed, I only re-catalyzed this discussion like last week! Jonathan Daniel Chudnov wrote: At the risk of offending, discussion seems to be repeating itself w/r/to the potential code4lib journal project. Perhaps those willing and able to step up and get the ball rolling, so to speak, could sally forth nearby, and we could avoid further continuing and repeating discussion of tools recommendations that don't get picked up? The question isn't what tool should we use? It's who's going to do this? Several people have offered to help, but who's going to take the lead? If the answer's nobody, well, that's fine too. /rant Jonathan wrote: Anyway, I'd be interested in working on this to get this off the ground. Is anyone else? Especially someone(s) with a bit more Code4Lib cred/history than me? To which: cred/history is illusory, but to effect the greatest illusion, it pays to be one who takes the lead on a project like this and runs with it until it's up and running. :) -Dan -- Jonathan Rochkind Sr. Programmer/Analyst The Sheridan Libraries Johns Hopkins University 410.516.8886 rochkind (at) jhu.edu
On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: I was planning on creating a Google groups list (just cause it's easy) as a space for communicating on this project and working on getting it started. I intend to this before I leave today. Sorry I too am busy with a million things! But I think we can keep this going at a deliberate, if not lightning, pace. I plan to keep pushing the ball. Awesome. Nobody expects a lightning journal. Well, except maybe these people: http://www.thelightningjournal.com/ In any case, hooray for forward ball progress...