Re: [CODE4LIB] OCLC Service Outage Update

2010-05-11 Thread Don Hamparian
Jonathan, I'll check this out this morning.

Don Hamparian
OCLC



On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote:

 I _believe_ that the OCLC FirstSearch shibboleth server is still down, for
 anyone who tries to send their users to FirstSearch via Shibboleth.


 Simon Spero wrote:

 At least it wasn't  a totally transparent  UPS test scheduled for the
 Thursday of Thanksgiving weekend.  My personal philosophy is that every
 rack
 should have its own UPS separate from the data center one, with enough
 capacity to keep going through blips,and handle a clean shutdown if
 necessary.  That way,  when the ops team messes up, far fewer sysadmins
 get
 their weekend ruined.

 Of course, the real problem is that too many people are writing
 unoptimized
 code in energy-inefficient languages like ruby and PHP, which require far
 more servers, and far more cooling, to do the same work as properly
 written
 code.  If carbon emissions should turn out to be a  strong forcer  of
 global
 warming, then we can clearly say that every time you write  PHP, Phil
 Jones
 kills a polar bear. Please, think of the polar bears.

 Simon






Re: [CODE4LIB] OCLC Service Outage Update

2010-05-11 Thread Don Hamparian
Jonathan and others who use Shibboleth access to First Search - access
looks up and normal so if anyone has any problems - email us at
shibbol...@oclc.org.

Don


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Don Hamparian don.hampar...@gmail.com wrote:
 Jonathan, I'll check this out this morning.
 Don Hamparian
 OCLC


 On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote:

 I _believe_ that the OCLC FirstSearch shibboleth server is still down, for
 anyone who tries to send their users to FirstSearch via Shibboleth.

 Simon Spero wrote:

 At least it wasn't  a totally transparent  UPS test scheduled for the
 Thursday of Thanksgiving weekend.  My personal philosophy is that every
 rack
 should have its own UPS separate from the data center one, with enough
 capacity to keep going through blips,and handle a clean shutdown if
 necessary.  That way,  when the ops team messes up, far fewer sysadmins
 get
 their weekend ruined.

 Of course, the real problem is that too many people are writing
 unoptimized
 code in energy-inefficient languages like ruby and PHP, which require far
 more servers, and far more cooling, to do the same work as properly
 written
 code.  If carbon emissions should turn out to be a  strong forcer  of
 global
 warming, then we can clearly say that every time you write  PHP, Phil
 Jones
 kills a polar bear. Please, think of the polar bears.

 Simon






[CODE4LIB] Using Drupal for Course Guides

2010-05-11 Thread Fisher, Cynthia
Hi all,

We are currently in the process of moving a lot of our web content over to 
Drupal and at the same time trying to implement guides for the instruction 
courses we teach here. I've investigated both LibGuides and Library A La Carte 
and while both have their advantages, our IT department would like us to see if 
we can tweak Drupal for in-house use.  Are any of you using Drupal to create 
library or course guides? This posting on Drupal4Lib lists a few examples 
(http://groups.drupal.org/node/58423), but I wasn't sure if there were any 
others out there.

Thanks so much!
Cindy

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Library Instruction Services
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[CODE4LIB] code4lib midwest registration

2010-05-11 Thread Eric Lease Morgan
Code4lib Midwest registration has been opened for our Inaugural Meeting. [1]

The Meeting will start on Friday, June 11 and end the next day. Please see the 
wiki for more details. Come one. Come all. We look forward to hosting you.

[1] Code4Lib Midwest - http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Midwest

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Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

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