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 This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message (including any attachments) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail message and destroy all copies of the original message (including attachments).
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
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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
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
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The results of the second logo vote are in, 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  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
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]