Re: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

2010-04-19 Thread David Pattern
Hiya

We're using it to add e-holdings into to our OPAC, e.g. 
http://library.hud.ac.uk/catlink/bib/396817/

I've also tried using the API to add the coverage info to the availability 
text for journals in Summon (e.g. Availability: print (1998-2005)  electronic 
(2000-present)).

I've made quite a few tweaks to our 360 Link (mostly using jQuery), so I'm half 
tempted to have a go using the API to develop a complete replacement for 360 
Link.  If anyone's already done that, I'd be keen to hear more.

regards
Dave Pattern
University of Huddersfield


From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jonathan 
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Sent: 19 April 2010 03:50
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

Is anyone using the SerSol 360Link API in a real-world production or 
near-production application?  If so, I'm curious what you are using it for, 
what your experiences have been, and in particular if you have information on 
typical response times of their web API.  You could reply on list or off list 
just to me. If I get interesting information especially from several sources, 
I'll try to summarize on list and/or blog either way.

Jonathan


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Re: [CODE4LIB] Sub-mailing lists

2010-04-19 Thread Jodi Schneider
I would rather see mail go to the main mailing list, to avoid fragmentation.

I propose using naming conventions to help people filter.
e.g. [LOCAL] Code4LibNorth
or
[LOCAL] MDV

Otherwise, I'll *never* figure out what's going on anywhere.

YMMV. -Jodi

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:54 PM, LeVan,Ralph le...@oclc.org wrote:

 *Red Letter Day!* :-)

 I agree with Mike.

 Ralph

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  Mike Taylor
  Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 8:33 AM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Sub-mailing lists
 
  For whatever little it may be worth, I'm finding that the (to me)
  noise on this list is greatly outweighing the signal at the moment,
  because of all the regional stuff.  I'd welcome a splitting of the
  list.
 
 
  On 8 April 2010 13:28, Ranti Junus ranti.ju...@gmail.com wrote:
   I have no preference whether the planning discussions for regional
   meetings would be conducted on code4lib or code4lib-[regional]. If the
   regional group decides to have their own list, I do appreciate the
   occasional shout-outs about it on the code4lib.
  
   Moreover, discussions for regionals that are located in a country
   where official language is not English, it would probably easier for
   those groups to have their own list.
  
  
   thanks,
   ranti.
  
  
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   Bulk mail.  Postage paid.
  
  



[CODE4LIB] twitter archives? (conference hashtags)

2010-04-19 Thread Jodi Schneider
I'm looking for twitter archives for #c4l09 and #c4l10.

Did anybody crawl these?

Thanks!
-Jodi


Re: [CODE4LIB] twitter archives? (conference hashtags)

2010-04-19 Thread Ranti Junus
@anarchivist created this for the 2010:
http://www.twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/c4l10

but no c4l09 found.


ranti.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 7:36 AM, Jodi Schneider jschnei...@pobox.com wrote:
 I'm looking for twitter archives for #c4l09 and #c4l10.

 Did anybody crawl these?

 Thanks!
 -Jodi

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[CODE4LIB] midwest meeting

2010-04-19 Thread Eric Lease Morgan
Another tentative date has been set for a Code4Lib Midwest Regional Meeting 
-- June 11 here at the University of Notre Dame. Please consider completing the 
Doodle Poll to help us gauge whether or not this is good date and how many days 
we should allot for the event:

  http://www.doodle.com/kdnyrn2cg6afa525

See also the wiki:

  http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Midwest

Thanks!

-- 
Eric Morgan


Re: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

2010-04-19 Thread Godmar Back
I wrote to-JSON proxy a while ago:
http://libx.lib.vt.edu/services/link360/index.html

I found the Link360 doesn't handle load very well. Even a small burst of
requests leads to a spike in latency and error responses. I ask SS if this
was a bug or part of some intentional throttling attempt, but never received
a reply. Didn't pursue it further.

http://libx.lib.vt.edu/services/link360/index.html - Godmar

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 2:42 AM, David Pattern d.c.patt...@hud.ac.ukwrote:

 Hiya

 We're using it to add e-holdings into to our OPAC, e.g.
 http://library.hud.ac.uk/catlink/bib/396817/

 I've also tried using the API to add the coverage info to the
 availability text for journals in Summon (e.g. Availability: print
 (1998-2005)  electronic (2000-present)).

 I've made quite a few tweaks to our 360 Link (mostly using jQuery), so I'm
 half tempted to have a go using the API to develop a complete replacement
 for 360 Link.  If anyone's already done that, I'd be keen to hear more.

 regards
 Dave Pattern
 University of Huddersfield

 
 From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jonathan
 Rochkind [rochk...@jhu.edu]
 Sent: 19 April 2010 03:50
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

 Is anyone using the SerSol 360Link API in a real-world production or
 near-production application?  If so, I'm curious what you are using it for,
 what your experiences have been, and in particular if you have information
 on typical response times of their web API.  You could reply on list or off
 list just to me. If I get interesting information especially from several
 sources, I'll try to summarize on list and/or blog either way.

 Jonathan


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Re: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

2010-04-19 Thread HAYASHI Yutaka
Hi all,

Using 360 link api, our catalog shows availabilities (coverage ranges,
database or provider names) of e-journals on the top-right of the
screen.
E.g., https://op.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/catdbl.do?bibid=SB00161282

Here some JavaScript code scrapes the title and issn from the catalog
page after loaded, and calls the api asynchronously. All what I did
for this was coding JavaScript (and Perl/CGI) scripts, and write
script src=... tags on the page.

-- 
HAYASHI, Yutaka
Interlibrary Loan Section, Kyoto University Library

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Godmar Back god...@gmail.com wrote:
 I wrote to-JSON proxy a while ago:
 http://libx.lib.vt.edu/services/link360/index.html

 I found the Link360 doesn't handle load very well. Even a small burst of
 requests leads to a spike in latency and error responses. I ask SS if this
 was a bug or part of some intentional throttling attempt, but never received
 a reply. Didn't pursue it further.

 http://libx.lib.vt.edu/services/link360/index.html - Godmar

 On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 2:42 AM, David Pattern d.c.patt...@hud.ac.ukwrote:

 Hiya

 We're using it to add e-holdings into to our OPAC, e.g.
 http://library.hud.ac.uk/catlink/bib/396817/

 I've also tried using the API to add the coverage info to the
 availability text for journals in Summon (e.g. Availability: print
 (1998-2005)  electronic (2000-present)).

 I've made quite a few tweaks to our 360 Link (mostly using jQuery), so I'm
 half tempted to have a go using the API to develop a complete replacement
 for 360 Link.  If anyone's already done that, I'd be keen to hear more.

 regards
 Dave Pattern
 University of Huddersfield

 
 From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jonathan
 Rochkind [rochk...@jhu.edu]
 Sent: 19 April 2010 03:50
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

 Is anyone using the SerSol 360Link API in a real-world production or
 near-production application?  If so, I'm curious what you are using it for,
 what your experiences have been, and in particular if you have information
 on typical response times of their web API.  You could reply on list or off
 list just to me. If I get interesting information especially from several
 sources, I'll try to summarize on list and/or blog either way.

 Jonathan


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[CODE4LIB] Vacancy at the Bodleian Libraries - Application Development and Support

2010-04-19 Thread Andrew Bonnie
Bodleian Libraries, University Of Oxford
Job Title: Application Development and Support
Location:   Oxford, Oxfordshire (UK)
Job type:   This is a fixed term contract for 3 years
 
Description:
The Bodleian Libraries are currently undertaking a number of major IT
projects including the implementation of a new Integrated Library System
and implementation of software to support the operation of a new high
density Book Storage Facility.
We are seeking an experienced application developer to join an
established team in order to support these (and future) projects;
further develop and enhance these applications once live e.g. to
increase automation, improve data reporting, provide greater
cross-system integration and provide day-to-day support to the
applications.
You will have proven scripting abilities using Perl (or equivalent),
familiarity with UNIX/ Linux shell scripting and established SQL
development skills preferably gained in an Oracle development
environment.
You must be adaptable and willing to apply your knowledge and skills to
the many and varied challenges that the team encounters. You should have
proven technical ability, problem solving skills and be a structured and
logical thinker able to propose and deliver efficient and effective
solutions to meet user needs.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from our
website: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/bl9161ads.shtml or from the
Bodleian Libraries Personnel Office: tel. +44(0)1865 277622; email
person...@bodleian.ox.ac.uk Please note we do not accept CVs as
applications.
Applications are to arrive no later than the 3rd May 2010. Interviews
are due to take place in the week commencing 10th May.
Please quote reference number BL9161.
 
Regards,
   Andrew

Andrew Bonnie
IT Programmes Manager

Systems and e-Resources Service,
Bodleian Libraries,
Osney One Building, Osney Mead,
Oxford, OX2 0EW

tel: +44-(0)1865-283819 (int. 83819)
e-mail: andrew.bon...@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


Re: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

2010-04-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Heh, what I _eventually_ want to do is develop a plugin for Umlaut to 
let it talk to SerSol 360Link -- so Umlaut could be your complete 
replacement for 360 Link, that comes with LOTS of extra features.  Keep 
it in mind as an option if you start heading that way! [As you know, I 
use Horizon too, so Umlaut already has some nice Horizon hooks].


Thanks for the info Dave. Do you have anything to say about response 
time of the SerSol API?


Jonathan

David Pattern wrote:

Hiya

We're using it to add e-holdings into to our OPAC, e.g. 
http://library.hud.ac.uk/catlink/bib/396817/

I've also tried using the API to add the coverage info to the availability text for 
journals in Summon (e.g. Availability: print (1998-2005)  electronic (2000-present)).

I've made quite a few tweaks to our 360 Link (mostly using jQuery), so I'm half 
tempted to have a go using the API to develop a complete replacement for 360 
Link.  If anyone's already done that, I'd be keen to hear more.

regards
Dave Pattern
University of Huddersfield


From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jonathan 
Rochkind [rochk...@jhu.edu]
Sent: 19 April 2010 03:50
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] SerSol 360Link API?

Is anyone using the SerSol 360Link API in a real-world production or 
near-production application?  If so, I'm curious what you are using it for, 
what your experiences have been, and in particular if you have information on 
typical response times of their web API.  You could reply on list or off list 
just to me. If I get interesting information especially from several sources, 
I'll try to summarize on list and/or blog either way.

Jonathan


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[CODE4LIB] Reference string parsing and document logical structure software available: ParsCit 100401

2010-04-19 Thread Min-Yen Kan
Dear all:

The ParsCit team has also been updating the ParsCit package, and is
happy to announce a new version that improves on classification
accuracy.  This version also adds a fully-integrated module that adds
document logical structure parsing so that that each line of the input
is classified among 23 logical structure categories (e.g., page
number, title, section header, figure, table, figureCaption, etc.) can
be extracted from either plain text or XML output files that come from
an OCR engine.  The version also benefits from a number of user
contributed fixes and training data.

You can either download a copy of ParsCit for your own use, or use it
through a web services interface. We welcome your feedback and hope
that if you use ParsCit or any other freely available reference string
parsing tool that you can contribute annotated data to help make these
models more robust.

ParsCit (and its online demos) are available from:
http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/parsCit/
Current Distribution: http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/parsCit/parscit-100401.zip

Cheers,

Min


[CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Mark A. Matienzo
-- Forwarded message --
From: Erin Coburn ecob...@getty.edu
Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul
Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary
under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA).

Introducing the Getty’s new Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) is a new Getty vocabulary
currently under development. It is scheduled for introduction to the
contributor community in 2011. CONA will join the other three Getty
vocabularies, the Art  Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty
Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names®
(ULAN), as a tool for cataloging and retrieval of art information. CONA
will contain titles, current location, and other core information for
cultural works. The scope of CONA will include architecture and movable
works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts,
photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological
artifacts. Murtha Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty
Research Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty
Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be
available for questions.

To register, please go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058


Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Ethan Gruber
I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzo m...@matienzo.orgwrote:

 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Erin Coburn ecob...@getty.edu
 Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

 The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul
 Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary
 under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA).

 Introducing the Getty’s new Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA)
 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

 The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) is a new Getty vocabulary
 currently under development. It is scheduled for introduction to the
 contributor community in 2011. CONA will join the other three Getty
 vocabularies, the Art  Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty
 Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names®
 (ULAN), as a tool for cataloging and retrieval of art information. CONA
 will contain titles, current location, and other core information for
 cultural works. The scope of CONA will include architecture and movable
 works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts,
 photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological
 artifacts. Murtha Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty
 Research Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty
 Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be
 available for questions.

 To register, please go to:
 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058



Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Cory Rockliff

Actually, their licensing terms for non-profits are very reasonable.

On 4/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzom...@matienzo.orgwrote:

   

-- Forwarded message --
From: Erin Coburnecob...@getty.edu
Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul
Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary
under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA).

Introducing the Getty’s new Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) is a new Getty vocabulary
currently under development. It is scheduled for introduction to the
contributor community in 2011. CONA will join the other three Getty
vocabularies, the Art  Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty
Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names®
(ULAN), as a tool for cataloging and retrieval of art information. CONA
will contain titles, current location, and other core information for
cultural works. The scope of CONA will include architecture and movable
works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts,
photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological
artifacts. Murtha Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty
Research Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty
Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be
available for questions.

To register, please go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058

 

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Ethan Gruber
They wanted at least $1000 for the geographic terms.  Doesn't sound very
reasonable to me, to be honest, especially since I was considering
developing an application based on their own CDWA schema.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Cory Rockliff rockl...@bgc.bard.eduwrote:

 Actually, their licensing terms for non-profits are very reasonable.


 On 4/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

 I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.

 On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzom...@matienzo.org
 wrote:



 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Erin Coburnecob...@getty.edu
 Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

 The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul
 Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary
 under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA).

 Introducing the Getty’s new Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA)
 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

 The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) is a new Getty vocabulary
 currently under development. It is scheduled for introduction to the
 contributor community in 2011. CONA will join the other three Getty
 vocabularies, the Art  Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty
 Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names®
 (ULAN), as a tool for cataloging and retrieval of art information. CONA
 will contain titles, current location, and other core information for
 cultural works. The scope of CONA will include architecture and movable
 works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts,
 photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological
 artifacts. Murtha Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty
 Research Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty
 Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be
 available for questions.

 To register, please go to:
 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058



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Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Cory Rockliff
I believe that's $1000 for a five-year license, or $200 a year, for 
unlimited use of the data as an XML download and/or as a web service. 
That compares pretty favorably to, e.g., $325 / year minimum for access 
to RDA Toolkit.


The real question here, I think, is not whether the price is right, but 
whether licensing of this sort is the best course for the Getty to 
pursue. They do already provide free access to their vocabularies in 
human-readable form--why not expand that into open access to the 
underlying data? The Getty vocabularies are far richer, semantically, 
than LCSH; within their domain, they'd be a great deal more useful as 
linked data than LCSH is in its id.loc.gov incarnation.


I see no reason why publishing the Getty vocabularies as open linked 
data should disrupt their business model as a whole, either--they could 
continue to license their data to the commercial vendors who use them 
in, e.g., collection management systems, while providing this service to 
the community at large.



On 4/19/2010 1:03 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

They wanted at least $1000 for the geographic terms.  Doesn't sound very
reasonable to me, to be honest, especially since I was considering
developing an application based on their own CDWA schema.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Cory Rockliffrockl...@bgc.bard.eduwrote:

   

Actually, their licensing terms for non-profits are very reasonable.


On 4/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

 

I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzom...@matienzo.org
   

wrote:
 



   

-- Forwarded message --
From: Erin Coburnecob...@getty.edu
Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul
Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary
under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA).

Introducing the Getty’s new Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) is a new Getty vocabulary
currently under development. It is scheduled for introduction to the
contributor community in 2011. CONA will join the other three Getty
vocabularies, the Art   Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), the Getty
Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names®
(ULAN), as a tool for cataloging and retrieval of art information. CONA
will contain titles, current location, and other core information for
cultural works. The scope of CONA will include architecture and movable
works such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts,
photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological
artifacts. Murtha Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty
Research Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty
Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be
available for questions.

To register, please go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058



 

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Johnston, Leslie
That's actually exceptionally reasonable for a 5-year license.  They've charged 
quite a bit more to commercial developers that wanted to include the 
vocabularies in their systems for resale.  I can think of other services that 
charge nonprofits $1,000/year for use of authorities.

The vocabularies are copyrighted and not freeware.  They're not simple 
compilations, and I can say this as someone who contributed work to the AAT 
efforts in the late 80s and early 90s.

Leslie

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ethan 
Gruber
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:04 PM
To: Johnston, Leslie; Code for Libraries
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name 
Authority (CONA)

They wanted at least $1000 for the geographic terms.  Doesn't sound very 
reasonable to me, to be honest, especially since I was considering developing 
an application based on their own CDWA schema.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Cory Rockliff rockl...@bgc.bard.eduwrote:

 Actually, their licensing terms for non-profits are very reasonable.


 On 4/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

 I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.

 On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzom...@matienzo.org
 wrote:



 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Erin Coburnecob...@getty.edu
 Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM

 The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul 
 Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary 
 under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA).

 Introducing the Getty's new Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA)
 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

 The Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA) is a new Getty 
 vocabulary currently under development. It is scheduled for 
 introduction to the contributor community in 2011. CONA will join 
 the other three Getty vocabularies, the Art  Architecture 
 Thesaurus(r) (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names(r) (TGN), 
 and the Union List of Artist Names(r) (ULAN), as a tool for cataloging 
 and retrieval of art information. CONA will contain titles, current 
 location, and other core information for cultural works. The scope 
 of CONA will include architecture and movable works such as 
 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, 
 ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological artifacts. Murtha 
 Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty Research 
 Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty 
 Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be 
 available for questions.

 To register, please go to:
 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058



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Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Cowles, Esme
I worked on the Union Catalog of Art Images project trying to make a union 
catalog of art metadata, and what Leslie said goes double for cultural objects. 
 A lot of art image catalogs don't separate work information from item/view 
information, and it makes it very difficult to figure out what metadata is 
about the the cultural object, and if two records from different institutions 
are about the same thing.  The lack of widely-adopted metadata standards, 
including things like identifiers for cultural objects, made it particularly 
hard.

At the end of 5 years of work (2 metadata librarians and 2 programmers working 
on this full time) we had made only marginal progress on that problem, and the 
only promising way forward we saw was developing a system for art librarians to 
review our database and manually merge and split our clusters.  This would have 
been a Herculean undertaking.  I know Getty was working on the same problem, 
and I can only assume they put in a lot of hours of tedious work (either 
improving their clustering algorithms, getting better data, or manually fixing 
the data they had).

So of course I'd love them to offer it for free.  But realistically, it 
probably cost them a fortune to develop, and they've got to recoup that somehow.

-Esme
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Esme Cowles escow...@ucsd.edu

Some people don't take no shit. Maybe if they did, they'd have half a brain
 left. -- Dead Kennedys, A Child and His Lawnmower

On Apr 19, 2010, at 2:43 PM, Johnston, Leslie wrote:

 That's actually exceptionally reasonable for a 5-year license.  They've 
 charged quite a bit more to commercial developers that wanted to include the 
 vocabularies in their systems for resale.  I can think of other services that 
 charge nonprofits $1,000/year for use of authorities.
 
 The vocabularies are copyrighted and not freeware.  They're not simple 
 compilations, and I can say this as someone who contributed work to the AAT 
 efforts in the late 80s and early 90s.
 
 Leslie
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ethan 
 Gruber
 Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:04 PM
 To: Johnston, Leslie; Code for Libraries
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name 
 Authority (CONA)
 
 They wanted at least $1000 for the geographic terms.  Doesn't sound very 
 reasonable to me, to be honest, especially since I was considering developing 
 an application based on their own CDWA schema.
 
 On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Cory Rockliff rockl...@bgc.bard.eduwrote:
 
 Actually, their licensing terms for non-profits are very reasonable.
 
 
 On 4/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
 
 I wonder how many thousands of dollars they will charge to use this.
 
 On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Mark A. Matienzom...@matienzo.org
 wrote:
 
 
 
 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Erin Coburnecob...@getty.edu
 Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM
 
 The Museum Computer Network (MCN), Gallery Systems, and the J. Paul 
 Getty Trust are pleased to offer a free Webinar on a new vocabulary 
 under development, the Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA).
 
 Introducing the Getty's new Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA)
 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
 
 The Cultural Objects Name Authority(tm) (CONA) is a new Getty 
 vocabulary currently under development. It is scheduled for 
 introduction to the contributor community in 2011. CONA will join 
 the other three Getty vocabularies, the Art  Architecture 
 Thesaurus(r) (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names(r) (TGN), 
 and the Union List of Artist Names(r) (ULAN), as a tool for cataloging 
 and retrieval of art information. CONA will contain titles, current 
 location, and other core information for cultural works. The scope 
 of CONA will include architecture and movable works such as 
 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, 
 ceramics, textiles, furniture, and archaeological artifacts. Murtha 
 Baca, Head of Digital Art History Access at the Getty Research 
 Institute, and Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor of the Getty 
 Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to CONA and will be 
 available for questions.
 
 To register, please go to:
 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307938058
 
 
 
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Re: [CODE4LIB] Fwd: Webinar: Introducing Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)

2010-04-19 Thread Cory Rockliff

On 4/19/2010 3:02 PM, Cowles, Esme wrote:

So of course I'd love them to offer it for free.  But realistically, it 
probably cost them a fortune to develop, and they've got to recoup that somehow.

Yes, but I can't imagine they're recouping much from licensing to 
non-profits--surely the real revenue is generated by licensing to 
commercial systems vendors.


I would think that open access to the vocabularies = development of 
useful tools around them by third parties = wider adoption of Getty 
vocabularies = greater collective stake in them = greater likelihood 
that other institutions will step in to ensure they're maintained.


Perhaps there are other issues here, though.

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Technical Services Librarian
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
18 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
T: (212) 501-3037
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[CODE4LIB] Ubiquitous Service Design

2010-04-19 Thread Peter Morville
I didn't get very far with my question about multi-channel service design for 
libraries [1] which I asked here and on web4lib. I'm guessing that means that 
librarians aren't framing these challenges as service design. Either way, I 
hope you'll find this article interesting and relevant...

http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000633.php

...and, I'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Thanks!

[1] 
https://listserv.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1003L=CODE4LIBT=0F=S=P=214296

Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios
http://semanticstudios.com/
http://findability.org/


[CODE4LIB] Job Announcement: Villanova Web Specialist

2010-04-19 Thread Joseph Lucia
  Pardon cross-posting.  The Villanova University Library is continuing to 
search for a Senior Web Specialist for Library and Scholarly Applications.  A 
position summary is below. Full position information is available online at:

https://jobs.villanova.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1271713868637

All applications must be submitted online.

Senior Web Specialist for Library and Scholarly Applications

Position Summary: Supports design and development of online environment for 
Villanova's 21st century library. In collaboration with Library Technology 
Development Team and the library director, responsible for identifying, 
exploring, planning,  managing implementation of new methods, tools and 
resources to extend and enhance digitally delivered library services, including 
applications that extend the library's reach on the social Web. Applies 
evolving user-centered design principles to all aspects (visual, information 
architecture, site structure, navigational features etc.) of the library Web 
environment. Supports new initiatives in the digital scholarship arena, 
including implementation and support for online publishing tools and associated 
services. Supports  collaborates with the Digital Library Team Leader to 
refine and extend power  functionality of the Villanova University Digital 
Library. Collaborates with the Systems Support Librarians to plan and manage 
the transition of library management systems to state-of-the- art open source 
technologies. Advocates for and advances the library technology agenda on the 
local, regional, and national levels by means of cooperative projects and 
inter-library collaboration. Convenes and coordinates activities of 
cross-functional teams for project implementation. Works with library director, 
library technology staff, and Unit to develop and revise mid- and long-term 
library technology plans. Collaborates with Instructional Design librarian and 
Center for Instructional Technology to integrate new library technologies into 
library educational services. Collaborates with Library Assessment Team to 
measure success of new technology projects.


*
Joe Lucia
University Librarian
Villanova University
joseph.lu...@villanova.edumailto:joseph.lu...@villanova.edu


[CODE4LIB] Job opportunity: Senior Analyst/Programmer for Web Archiving Initiative

2010-04-19 Thread Joanna DiPasquale
[APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING]

Senior Analyst/Programmer for Web Archiving Initiative, Columbia
University Libraries

Overview.  The Digital Program of Columbia University Libraries is
seeking a senior analyst/programmer to participate in an innovative,
new Web archiving and access initiative.  Incumbent will be working in
a team environment with project staff and members of the digital
library program.  She or he will:  help build a local Web harvesting
and archiving capacity for at risk websites in the area of human
rights;  create site, resource and metadata maps to improve access to
archived sites; explore the use of semantic web techniques to extend
and integrate access across websites, digital collections and print
resources.   The core technology platform for this project will
Columbia's Fedora-based repository, which provides support for digital
asset management and long-term digital archiving.  Position is a
two-year grant-funded position.  Official job description below.
Posting and application information available at:
http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118370

Job Title:  SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROGRAMMER A
Department: LIBRARIES DIGITAL PROGRAM
Salary Grade: 12
Salary Range:   Commensurate with experience
Proposed Start Date: Immediately

Job Description
This two-year position will perform moderately complex analysis and
programming in support of new digital preservation initiatives;
develop requirements, specifications and prototypes; perform data
conversions, repository ingest and content dissemination.

Responsibilities include:
Working with project team members, the incumbent will: develop
requirements, specifications and prototypes for new archival
repository-based digital library applications;  program, test and
implement new applications and software tools in archival repository
environment;  modify, install, and test moderately complex commercial
or open source software applications;  perform data conversions and
content loads into and from archival repository;  build resource maps;
and perform support for installed applications

Minimum Qualifications for Grade (Applicant MUST meet these minimum
qualifications to be considered an applicant)
Bachelor's or equivalent required; three years' related experience required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications (Applicant MUST
meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant)
Demonstrated experience with systems analysis  requirements
development; strong experience with Unix OS; solid programming
experience in an object-oriented language such as Java or C++; good
knowledge of a scripting language such as JavaScript, Ruby, Python,
PHP, or Perl; familiarity with XML  related technologies; ability to
work well in a collaborative team environment; excellent communication
skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with: Apache, Lucene, SOLR, CakePHP or other rapid
development framework, Fedora Commons digital repository, RDF.

Official posting: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118370
Application information: http://hr.columbia.edu/jobs/how-apply
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.