[CODE4LIB] Unix for Library Workstations

2008-10-15 Thread White, Jason
Someone at Code4Lib 2007 in Athens GA gave a presentation on a unix distro 
developed for managing public machines.  Does anyone remember who gave this 
presentation or the name of the distro they discussed.

Jason White
Emory University Library


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Re: [CODE4LIB] Unix for Library Workstations

2008-10-15 Thread Mark A. Matienzo
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:50 AM, White, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Someone at Code4Lib 2007 in Athens GA gave a presentation on a unix distro 
 developed for managing public machines.  Does anyone remember who gave this 
 presentation or the name of the distro they discussed.

Amy Begg De Groff and Luis Salazar from the Howard County (Maryland)
Library, using something Ubuntu-based sold by a vendor called Groovix.

The video of the talk is online here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2337934137731763201hl=en

Mark A. Matienzo
Applications Developer, Digital Experience Group
The New York Public Library


[CODE4LIB] Fwd: Job Posting - Archivists’ Toolkit Programmer Support Specialist, Atlanta University Center

2008-10-15 Thread Mark A. Matienzo
Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: Archivists' Toolkit Programmer Support Specialist

www.auctr.edu

The Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.
is an organization undergoing dynamic transformation and is poised for
excellence.  Our uniqueness among academic libraries is our service to
four historically black institutions in the Atlanta University Center
– Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and
the Interdenominational Theological Center.  The Library serves nearly
10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has a collection of 1
million items in various formats including a special collections and
archives department rich in African American materials.  The Library
is a member of ARCHE, SOLINET, OCLC, HBCU Library Alliance, and a
participant of the Georgia state network, GALILEO

The Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University seeks an
energetic and experienced, individual to fill the position of
Archivists' Toolkit Programmer Support Specialist.  The program
support specialist will work with the Morehouse College Martin Luther
King Jr. project staff and developers at other sites to identify and
investigate software bugs and develop relevant software fixes for the
open source application, Archivists' Toolkit.  The specialist will
report findings to the Archivists' Toolkit development community.  In
addition, the specialist will assist in the creation of a
collaborative website for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr.
Collection, linking the collection finding aid through appropriate
search technologies to other repositories containing collection
information related to Martin Luther King Jr.  The Specialist will
report to the library's Chief Information Officer.  Appointment is
full-time for 12 months and grant funded through a library grant.

REQUIREMENTS:

· Implementation, upgrade, maintenance, and problem resolution
of the Archivists' Toolkit open source software

· Design, implement, and support software solutions for
internal and external customers using current technologies such as
Java, J2EE, C and Perl in a Windows, Linux and Solaris based
environment.

· Creation and maintenance of a  web interface  for the
Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and collaborative

· Make recommendations to open source community on fixes for
Archivists' Toolkit





QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience

· Strong Java skills and object oriented design experience,
including working knowledge of core libraries, design patterns, JSP,
JDBC and servlets

· Experience in database design and website creation and maintenance

· Experience with Apache, MySQL, Oracle and PHP

· Experience with Javascript, and/or SOAP

· Experience with Eclipse, Net Beans

· Knowledge of session management, object relational mapping,
XML web services, and agile development methodologies

· Knowledge of encoded archival description (EAD),  MARCXML,
and METS, MODS and Dublin Core desirable

· Experience with report writing



SALARY  BENEFITS:



Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive
benefits package include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid
disability plans, dollar per dollar company match retirement plan
(TIAA-CREF).



APPLICATION PROCEDURE:



Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume
online to the Human Resources Department at [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Please include three professional references and salary requirements.
Application review begins October 2008 and continues until position is
filled.



ABOUT THE LIBRARY:



The Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL), constructed in 1982, serves
four historically black institutions in the Atlanta University Center
- Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and
the Interdenominational Theological Center. The Library serves 8,908
undergraduates and 1,425 graduate students. The Library holds 374,968
volumes, subscribes to 1,428 serials, holds 54,038 bound periodicals,
859,290 microfilms, a growing number of electronic databases, and
special collections and archives rich in African American materials.
The Library is a member of ARCHE, SOLINET, OCLC, HBCU Library
Alliance, and a participant of the Georgia state network, GALILEO.



The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To
learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu


[CODE4LIB] filtering the elements of a marc record to exclude fields in z39.50 query

2008-10-15 Thread Dan Hitt
Hi All,

We collect marc records to go with the books we archive.

Our partners typically provide us with these records through
z39.50 servers.

One of our partners wants us to not retain some of the
fields of the records.

The best solution would be (i think) to fashion a z39.50
query so that the records we get already have the forbidden
elements excluded, so that we never even see the fields
they want to exclude.

Is it even possible, in principle, to do this?  (And if so,
does anybody have any example queries they could share?
E.g., something that we could test through yaz-client?)

If it's not possible, then we'll do it by code in post-processing.

But we don't want to write code if there already is a
free software tool to do it.  (Note that this would
have to be some kind of command line tool, or part
of some library that can be used in a non-gui context
on a gnu/linux [ubuntu] system.)

Thanks in advance for any pointers on either a
query or a filtering tool.

dan


[CODE4LIB] Google books js api, oclc/lccn, any problems?

2008-10-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Anyone else noticed any problems with the GBS javascript api?

It seems to have stopped returning hits for me for LCCN or OCLCnum, where it 
used to work. Seems to work now only for ISBN. 

Here's a URL call that used to return hits, and now doesn't:

http://books.google.com/books?jscmd=viewapicallback=gbscallbackbibkeys=OCLC%3A2416076%2CLCCN%3A34025476

Jonathan

---
Jonathan Rochkind
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
410.516.8886 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: [CODE4LIB] Google books js api, oclc/lccn, any problems?

2008-10-15 Thread Walker, David
So, I would assume that the 2416076 record
 was merged into the 24991049 record

Or maybe this is an example of WorldCat's FRBR work set grouping at work?  I've 
been struggling to wrap my mind around this recently.

--Dave

==
David Walker
Library Web Services Manager
California State University
http://xerxes.calstate.edu

From: Code for Libraries [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Custer, Mark [EMAIL 
PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:45 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Google books js api, oclc/lccn, any problems?

I haven't noticed any problems like that myself lately, but I have had
some trouble/confusion with OCLC numbers and GBS in the past.

If you do a search for OCLC number 2416076 in worldcat.org, you get
directed to the book:

http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=no%3A2416076qt=advanced  [which, of
course, features no link to Google Books right now]

but the OCLC number listed is 24991049, and no longer 2416076.  So, I
would assume that the 2416076 record was merged into the 24991049 record
(which was just recently updated on 2008-08-28), and so I would also
assume that the records retained by Google would not reflect this
update?  In any event, I would suspect that it might not be a problem
with the GBS api, but rather with the change in metadata that is tracked
by OCLC but not by Google (since they wouldn't have known).

Do you have any other suspect examples, though, that might provide other
evidence?


Mark Custer


-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Rochkind
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3:04 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Google books js api, oclc/lccn, any problems?

Anyone else noticed any problems with the GBS javascript api?

It seems to have stopped returning hits for me for LCCN or OCLCnum,
where it used to work. Seems to work now only for ISBN.

Here's a URL call that used to return hits, and now doesn't:

http://books.google.com/books?jscmd=viewapicallback=gbscallbackbibkeys
=OCLC%3A2416076%2CLCCN%3A34025476

Jonathan

---
Jonathan Rochkind
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
410.516.8886
[EMAIL PROTECTED]


Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for NE code4lib meetup location

2008-10-15 Thread Jay Luker
Sorry to leave you all in suspense all day. The results are in:

23 Boston, MA
18 Northampton, MA
14 Concord, NH
11 Portland, ME

Michael Klein has said he will now check when a suitable space will be
available at BPL. Then we'll update the WhenIsGood page and hope for
some availability intersection goodness.

--jay


Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for NE code4lib meetup location

2008-10-15 Thread Tim Spalding
Free lobster if you change your vote!

Tim


[CODE4LIB] FW: Logo vote

2008-10-15 Thread Roy Tennant
The results of the second logo vote are in[1], and Professional Option 1 was
the winner:

We accept Stephanie Brinley's kind offer, request a few different ideas,
vote on those ideas to settle on one, and the final version is created from
the winning idea.

The results were:

75 Professional Option 1
67 Combo Option
23 Professional Option 2

I think at this point it would be good to get some volunteers to help
shepherd the process. This is just to keep the process on track, all
decisions will be made, as always, by group vote. If you want to volunteer
to help out, let me know.

Also, Leslie Johnston said at one point The key to working with a
professional is in identifying the design program ‹ what the
organization's story is, who its community is, and who you want to get
your message to with the branding, as well as identifying what uses the logo
will be used for ‹ print, promotional items (t-shirts, hats, temporary
tatoos, whatever), online ‹ which has on effect on the deliverables, e.g.
file sizes and formats. David Cloutman also talked about developing a
requirements document that could be vetted on the list. I'd like to
suggest that those who volunteer to manage the process draft something of no
more than one page in length to give to Stephanie to help provide her with
some background and guidance. We will then post it to the list for wider
feedback, revise it based on that feedback, and then contact Stephanie.

Please let me know if you want to help with this. Thanks,
Roy


[1] http://dilettantes.code4lib.org/voting_booth/election/results/6


-- Forwarded Message
From: Roy Tennant [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:53:07 -0700
To: Code for Libraries CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Logo vote

The logo voting seems to have died down at 109 votes cast, and it breaks
down like this (you can see these results at
http://www.micropoll.com/akira/mpresult/479444-107406):

No logo: 8%
Do it ourselves: 8%
Combo of professional designer and ourselves: 26%
Don't care: 27%
Professional designer: 31%

Since there was no clear majority, I think we should have a run-off between
the combo option and only a professional designer.

But I think the options should be more clearly stated than they were before
(sorry!):

Combo Option:
One person would receive all the designs from both internal designers and
any professional designers willing to submit designs for free, and they are
put up for a vote without anyone knowing who did which design.

Professional Option 1:
We accept Stephanie Brinley's kind offer, request a few different ideas,
vote on those ideas to settle on one, and the final version is created from
the winning idea.

Professional Option 2:
Hire a different professional designer (to be determined) from whom we
solicit a few different ideas, vote on the ideas, and the final version is
created from the winning idea.

Yes, consensus is tedious. Competing ideas, objections, embellishments
welcome. Otherwise, I'll set up another vote on the three options above and
the one with the most votes takes it.
Roy



-- End of Forwarded Message


[CODE4LIB] Satisfaction with free/open source software: survey invitation

2008-10-15 Thread Brenda Chawner
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information Management at Victoria
University of Wellington in New Zealand, and my research topic is an
investigation of factors that influence participant satisfaction with
library or information management free/open source software projects. Some
library-related examples are DSpace, EPrints, Koha, Evergreen, Greenstone,
and MyLibrary. More general information management software includes web
content management software such as Drupal, wiki software such as MediaWiki
or PmWiki, or blogging software such as WordPress.

If you use or are involved with a relevant project, I would like to invite
you to complete an online survey. I am especially interested in hearing from
people in a range of roles, for example user, developer, release manager, or
system administrator. I am keen to have responses from people who have had
either positive or negative experiences with free/open source software, to
ensure that I get a perspective on factors that diminish satisfaction, as
well as those that contribute toward it.

The results of this project will help developers of free/open source
application software projects identify opportunities to increase user
satisfaction, and it will also help users identify ways in which they might
contribute to projects.

I expect the survey to take between 15 and 20 minutes of your time. You may
receive several copies of this message, since I am sending it to a number of
project and library technology email discussion lists; however, I ask that
you only complete the survey once. If you have colleagues who you think
would be interested in completing it, please forward this invitation to
them.

The survey is available at:

http://surveys.sim.vuw.ac.nz/survey.aspx?surveyid=205

It will be available until Friday, 14 November 2008.

I will post a summary of the results to relevant project and library
technology email discussion lists, once the thesis is finished in mid-2009.
A copy of the thesis will be deposited in the Victoria University of
Wellington Institutional Repository (http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/).

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact me at
[EMAIL PROTECTED] or phone +64 4 463 5780. My supervisors are
Professor Gary Gorman, email [EMAIL PROTECTED] and Professor Sid Huff,
email [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Regards,
-- 
Brenda Chawner 
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
P O Box 600 
Wellington  NEW ZEALAND
(04) 463 5780fax (04) 463 5446[EMAIL PROTECTED]