Re: [CODE4LIB] Print Management Software Options

2010-02-09 Thread Gabriel Farrell
You could also bug Columbia about releasing NINJa [0].  I attempted to
get them to do so several times when I worked there, but no luck.  Oh
the bureaucratic fear of open source.


[0] http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/ninja.html

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:32:12PM -0600, Francis Kayiwa wrote:
 On 2/8/10 3:09 PM, Ryan Eby wrote:
 I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management
 and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos
 but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any
 requirements other than preferably available separate from any
 computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out
 there and personal opinions of the product.
 
 I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a
 few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and
 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear
 to be any code release associated with them.
 
 Got the following response:
 
 verbatim
 Francis,
 
 The person you're referring to is most likely Adam Lewenburg.  He
 has since moved on, and I am now the service manager for LibPrint.
 
 We had looked into open sourcing the code, as well as several other
 methods of distributing the system to non-UIUC organizations.
 Unfortunately, the bureaucratic overhead involved turned out to be
 more massive than we could have imagined, and it turns out that we
 don't have the staff or resources to make it possible.
 
 Sorry for the bad news.  If there's anything else I can help you
 with, please let me know.
 jason.
 /verbatim
 
 GAH!
 
 regards,
 ./fxk
 


Re: [CODE4LIB] usability testing in libraries

2010-02-09 Thread peter_ellinger
Hi Sarah

We did a re-organisation of our site a while ago using consultants.
While the Library site was a small component of the overall
institutional site the process was the same. I think it is more than
do-able, indeed often advisable to outsource this kind of testing  - the
results end up being better focussed and more empirical (i.e. less
swayed by vested interests) than if you try to do this in-house.
An example of an organisation that does this kind of thing is
www.akendi.com

Peter


-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Sarah Kahn
Sent: February 3, 2010 4:27 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] usability testing in libraries

Hi everyone,

Has anyone had any experience with outsourcing the usability testing for
big library web projects? My organization just rolled out our first
website redesign in several years and are looking to potentially bring
in a 3rd party for testing. Any insights into anyone's process or
experiences would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Sarah

Sarah Kahn
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Online Services Librarian
email: sa...@nclive.org
phone: 919.513.3511
fax: 919.513.2588
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Re: [CODE4LIB] 12 Bones BBQ excursion

2010-02-09 Thread Tania Fersenheim
My only comment is YUM.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello All,

 It seems that we have gotten our 50 people, and even surpassed it, so I
 booked the place.  I may have to end up capping the list to 80, so if you're
 on the fence about the whole thing, hurry up and decide.  If you're not
 interested in a dinner time outing, then please please please take your name
 off the list.

 *When: *Wednesday, February 24th
 *Time: *6:30pm
 *Where:* 5 Riverside Drive Asheville NC, 28801

 The menu will be

 Pulled Pork
 Chopped Beef Brisket
 Mashed Sweet Taters
 Sweet Vinegar Coleslaw
 Collard Greens
 Buns
 Cornbread
 RC Cola Products/Sweet Tea/Unsweetend Tea

 There will be a cash bar available as well.  If you have any
 grumblings/comments/concerns, please feel free to let me know and I'll see
 what I can do.



Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-09 Thread Earles, Jill Denae
Thank you to all who responded about this!  Some of these look
promising.

Jill 

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Graham, Wayne (wsg4w)
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 12:59 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

Here's on more thing to take a look at... there's a project named Raven
(http://github.com/mwmitchell/raven) that one of the Scholars' Lab staff
was working on as a research project. Essentially it takes XML (tested
with VRA, EAD, and TEI) and builds out a faceted interface from a Solr
index along the lines of XTF (just not quite as painful) in a Rails
interface. You can check out a sample at http://raven.scholarslab.org/.
If you're finding that there's not a solution that's doing what you
need, this would be a great place to start building out a custom
interface with whatever language you choose.

HTH,
Wayne


On 2/8/10 1:39 PM, Benjamin Young byo...@bigbluehat.com wrote:

Have you seen the Exhibit library (part of the Simile project at MIT)?
It provides faceted browsing along with map integration:
http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/

It should be fairly easy to add to an existing project as it can consume
a pretty simple JSON format that your app could provide.

Since you're familiar with CakePHP, it would be very easy to turn
parseExtensions on in your routes.php file and provide specific views
for .json requests (they'd be stored in views/audio/json/index.ctp for
instance).

The Exhibit JSON format is based on some RDF concepts I believe, so if
you're into that at all, it will be doubly enjoyable. :)

Hope that helps,
Benjamin

On 2/8/10 1:31 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
 I just checked up on CollectiveAccess' features, and the newest 
 version has faceting search/browse now, so you may want to try that.  
 They support uploading videos as well.  
 http://www.collectiveaccess.org/about/overview

 Ethan

 On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Ethan Gruberewg4x...@gmail.com
wrote:


 I think Omeka may be a good fit for you, but there currently isn't 
 faceted searching, though a Solr plugin is currently in development.

 You have a very specific set of requirements, so I'm not sure that 
 any single CMS/DAM will work in precisely the way you want right out 
 of the box, but Omeka could very well be the closest thing.  It's 
 written in the Zend framework for PHP.  I know that there is great
demand for a Solr plugin for Omeka.
 It's in the Omeka svn repo, but it's not really ready yet for
primetime.

 Ethan Gruber
 University of Virginia Library


 On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Earles, Jill
Denaejdear...@ku.eduwrote:


 I would like recommendations for faceted browsing systems that 
 include authentication, and easily support multimedia content and 
 metadata.  The ability to add comments and tags to content, and 
 browse by tag cloud is also desirable.

 My skills include ColdFusion, PHP, CakePHP, and XML/XSL.  The only 
 system I've worked with that includes faceted browsing is XTF, and I

 don't think it's well suited to this.  I am willing to learn a new 
 language/technology if there is a system that includes most of what 
 I'm looking for.

 Please let me know of any open-source systems you know of that might

 be suited to this.  If you have time and interest, see the detailed 
 description of the system below.

 Thank you,
 Jill Earles

 Detailed description:

 I am planning to build a system to manage a collection of multimedia

 artwork, to include audio, video, images, and text along with 
 accompanying metadata.  The system should allow for uploading the 
 content and entering metadata, and discovery of content via 
 searching and faceted browsing.  Ideally it will also include a 
 couple of ways of visually representing the relationships between 
 items (for example, a video and the images and audio files that are 
 included in the video, and notes about the creative process).  The 
 views we've conceived of at this point include a flow view that 
 shows relationships with arrows between them (showing chronology or 
 this begat that relationship), and a constellation view that shows

 all of the related items, with or without lines between them.

 It needs to have security built in so that only contributing members

 can search and browse the contributions by default.  Ideally, there 
 would be an approval process so that a contributor could propose 
 making a work public, and if all contributors involved in the work 
 (including any components of the work, i.e. the images and audio 
 files included in the
 video) give their approval, the work would be made public.  The 
 public site would also have faceted browsing, searching by all 
 metadata that we make public, and possibly tag clouds, and the 
 ability to add tags and comments about the work.






[CODE4LIB] Job Opening: Digital Repository Developer, Duke University Libraries (2 year term appointment)

2010-02-09 Thread David Kennedy
Job Opening:  Digital Repository Developer, Duke University Libraries (2 
year term appointment)

The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's 
intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Duke University 
Libraries and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of 
Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, comprise one of the nation's top 
ten private university library systems.

Duke University Libraries is searching for a Digital Repository Developer 
who will participate in the design and development of a technical 
infrastructure to support the management, preservation and appropriate 
access to digital scholarship at Duke.  Applicants should have experience 
developing web interfaces, applications, and/or services and possess a 
working knowledge of RESTful architectures and HTTP, as well as 
demonstrable XML/XSLT experience.  Highly desirable is experience in 
object-oriented design and programming languages, including either Java or 
Python. 

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit   
http://library.duke.edu/jobs/digitalrepositorydeveloper.html. 

Direct apply now by accessing this link:  Requisition 400371456   OR send 
your resume via email to susan.n.john...@duke.edu and reference Digital 
Repository Developer.   Prefer prior experience working in higher 
education generally and an academic research library in particular.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, 
medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and 
theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing 
metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide 
range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The 
Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and 
the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best 
places to live and to do business.

-
David Kennedy
Perkins Library, Duke University
(919) 613-6831
david.kenn...@duke.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-09 Thread Király Péter

Hi Jill,

The eXtensible Catalog (http://eXtensibleCatalog.org) provides similar
funtionality. The user interface of the XC is a set of Drupal modules, and
it runs inside Drupal, which probably the most popular PHP CMS application.

Our modules (called Drupal Toolkit), are able to harvest metadata from
OAI-PMH repositories, then process XML, save fields inside MySQL and in 
Solr.

We provided administrator interfaces, where you can decide how to
index different fields, what kind of facets do you want to build from
the fields, and -- still inside the admin interface -- you can create search
and browse interfaces, including search forms, navigationable lists, 
tempates for
results. You can interact with your ILS for circulation data or 
authentication.

You can mashup the results with additional data from external sources, like
table of contents, cover images, reviews.

The Drupal Toolkit is still in alpha release, we plan to issue the first
more stable release in weeks.

You can see more in the eXtensible Catalog screencast:
http://www.screencast.com/users/eXtensibleCatalog
(the second part is about the Drupal Toolkit).

You can download the software from here: http://drupal.org/project/xc.
If you have any question don't hesitate to contact me, or the
leaders of the project.

Regards,

Péter Király
http://eXtensibleCatalog.org



- Original Message - 
From: Earles, Jill Denae jdear...@ku.edu

To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 5:58 PM
Subject: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing



I would like recommendations for faceted browsing systems that include
authentication, and easily support multimedia content and metadata.  The
ability to add comments and tags to content, and browse by tag cloud is
also desirable.

My skills include ColdFusion, PHP, CakePHP, and XML/XSL.  The only
system I've worked with that includes faceted browsing is XTF, and I
don't think it's well suited to this.  I am willing to learn a new
language/technology if there is a system that includes most of what I'm
looking for.

Please let me know of any open-source systems you know of that might be
suited to this.  If you have time and interest, see the detailed
description of the system below.

Thank you,
Jill Earles

Detailed description:

I am planning to build a system to manage a collection of multimedia
artwork, to include audio, video, images, and text along with
accompanying metadata.  The system should allow for uploading the
content and entering metadata, and discovery of content via searching
and faceted browsing.  Ideally it will also include a couple of ways of
visually representing the relationships between items (for example, a
video and the images and audio files that are included in the video, and
notes about the creative process).  The views we've conceived of at this
point include a flow view that shows relationships with arrows between
them (showing chronology or this begat that relationship), and a
constellation view that shows all of the related items, with or
without lines between them.

It needs to have security built in so that only contributing members can
search and browse the contributions by default.  Ideally, there would be
an approval process so that a contributor could propose making a work
public, and if all contributors involved in the work (including any
components of the work, i.e. the images and audio files included in the
video) give their approval, the work would be made public.  The public
site would also have faceted browsing, searching by all metadata that we
make public, and possibly tag clouds, and the ability to add tags and
comments about the work.



[CODE4LIB] Position Announcement - Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist - Columbia College Chicago

2010-02-09 Thread Rossetti, Dominic
Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist, POS 283
Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate 
and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications, in a 
liberal arts setting. The Library Department is currently seeking a Digital 
Collections Librarian/Specialist to report to the Head of College Archives  
Digital Collections

Summary:
Manages the digital assets and digital collections of Columbia College Chicago 
Library and works with staff, faculty and students to identify digital resource 
needs for the College community. Assists with the acquisition and 
implementation of new digital collections. Provides expertise and advice in the 
development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections 
throughout the College. Responsible for the maintenance of web-based access to 
local and remote digital content. Participates in the evaluation and 
implementation of new technologies related to digital content.

Duties:
* Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, 
creation, conversion and preservation of digital content
* Maintains the custom-built front-end system for the Library's Fedora digital 
content system
* Manages project workflows for digital library
* Develops and/or coordinates usability studies related to digital collections
* Collaborates with Library and campus IT to ensure hardware needs
* Participates in grant proposal writing process and budget planning
* Assists with training and instruction on creation and use of digital 
collections
* Engages in liaison activities with college department(s) including collection 
development responsibilities
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
* ALA accredited MLS or an advanced degree in a relevant disciplinary field
* Demonstrated experience in use of relevant digital library/archives metadata 
standards and technologies
* Demonstrated experience in web development and authoring
* Demonstrated experience in managing digital collection projects and workflows
* Demonstrated experience with digital library/archive systems and automation 
techniques, especially open source solutions
* Knowledge of digital preservation strategies, technologies, and standards
* Knowledge of established thesauri and vocabularies used in library digital 
collections
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and 
students
* Experience working in an academic library preferred
Strong preference will be given to applicants with 2 or more years experience 
using Fedora Commons, PHP, XML, XPaths, XForms, XSL, Tomcat, LAMP set-ups, SQL, 
Javascript, XHTML/CSS
and demonstrated knowledge of FOXML or METS, PREMIS, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core, 
EAD

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, LGBTQ, disabled, international, and 
minority individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary 
and an excellent benefits package.

Electronic submissions only - For consideration, please submit cover letter and 
resume to: library...@colum.edu by February 22, 2010

www.colum.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-09 Thread Alejandro Garza Gonzalez
If you are looking to build an application instead of getting an 
existing one, you can use Drupal and several modules to build it.


There are several faceted search modules available (see 
http://drupal.org/search/apachesolr_search/faceted%20search?filters=type%3Aproject_project). 



For a simple system, you can use:
* Apache Solr module or Faceted Search module for faceted search.
* Tagadelic for tag clouds
* Community Tags for... uhm, community tagging =)
* CCK to hold your content's fields
* Views to make, uhm... views of it =)

_alejandro


Earles, Jill Denae said the following on 08/02/2010 10:58 a.m.:

I would like recommendations for faceted browsing systems that include
authentication, and easily support multimedia content and metadata.  The
ability to add comments and tags to content, and browse by tag cloud is
also desirable.

My skills include ColdFusion, PHP, CakePHP, and XML/XSL.  The only
system I've worked with that includes faceted browsing is XTF, and I
don't think it's well suited to this.  I am willing to learn a new
language/technology if there is a system that includes most of what I'm
looking for.

Please let me know of any open-source systems you know of that might be
suited to this.  If you have time and interest, see the detailed
description of the system below.

Thank you,
Jill Earles

Detailed description:

I am planning to build a system to manage a collection of multimedia
artwork, to include audio, video, images, and text along with
accompanying metadata.  The system should allow for uploading the
content and entering metadata, and discovery of content via searching
and faceted browsing.  Ideally it will also include a couple of ways of
visually representing the relationships between items (for example, a
video and the images and audio files that are included in the video, and
notes about the creative process).  The views we've conceived of at this
point include a flow view that shows relationships with arrows between
them (showing chronology or this begat that relationship), and a
constellation view that shows all of the related items, with or
without lines between them.

It needs to have security built in so that only contributing members can
search and browse the contributions by default.  Ideally, there would be
an approval process so that a contributor could propose making a work
public, and if all contributors involved in the work (including any
components of the work, i.e. the images and audio files included in the
video) give their approval, the work would be made public.  The public
site would also have faceted browsing, searching by all metadata that we
make public, and possibly tag clouds, and the ability to add tags and
comments about the work.


   


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[CODE4LIB] 12 Bones BBQ excursion

2010-02-09 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Only 4 spots left.  Get them while you can.


Re: [CODE4LIB] 12 Bones BBQ excursion

2010-02-09 Thread Jodi Schneider
Much as I love corn bread and Kale, Wednesday (aka BBQ night [1]) may be a
good night to take in a good vegetarian restaurant:

http://www.asheville.com/restaurants/veggie.html

-Jodi

[1]
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010_social_activities#12_Bones_BBQ_Dinner_Excursion
Full up, but there's a waitlist.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 9:14 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

 Only 4 spots left.  Get them while you can.



Re: [CODE4LIB] 12 Bones BBQ excursion

2010-02-09 Thread Maccabee Levine
I second the motion.  Any other non-BBQ fans, here's where to sign up 
(thanks Jodi):


http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010_social_activities#Vegetarian_Dinner_.28Weds.2C_AKA_BBQ_night.29

Maccabee

On 2/9/2010 4:33 PM, Jodi Schneider wrote:

Much as I love corn bread and Kale, Wednesday (aka BBQ night [1]) may be a
good night to take in a good vegetarian restaurant:

http://www.asheville.com/restaurants/veggie.html

-Jodi

[1]
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010_social_activities#12_Bones_BBQ_Dinner_Excursion
Full up, but there's a waitlist.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 9:14 PM, Rosalyn Metzrosalynm...@gmail.com  wrote:

   

Only 4 spots left.  Get them while you can.

 
   


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Emerging Technologies Librarian
Polk Library 110
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901
920-424-7332