Re: [CODE4LIB] Twitter annotations and library software

2010-06-15 Thread Jakob Voss
On 07.06.2010 16:15, Jay Luker wrote: Hi all, I found this thread rather interesting and figured I'd try and revive the convo since apparently some things have been happening in the twitter annotation space in the past month. I just read on techcrunch that testing of the annotation features

[CODE4LIB] proposal deadline approaches

2010-06-15 Thread EdUI Conference
For those of you looking for an opportunity to showcase a project, talk about web design, user experience or just about anything web, here's a quick reminder that the edUi 2010 http://eduiconf.org deadline for proposals is about one month away. What is edUi? A learning opportunity for web

[CODE4LIB] new version of cql-ruby

2010-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
cql-ruby is a ruby gem for parsing CQL, and serializing parse trees back to CQL, to xCQL, or to a solr query. A new version has been released, 0.8.0, available from gem update/install. The new version improves greatly on the #to_solr serialization as a solr query, providing support for

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Tom Keays
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: The trick here is that traditional library metadata practices make it _very hard_ to tell if a _specific volume/issue_ is held by a given library. And those are the most common use cases for OpenURL. Yep. That's true

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Walker, David
It seems like the more productive path if the goal of a user is simply to locate a copy, where ever it is held. But I don't think users have *locating a copy* as their goal. Rather, I think their goal is to *get their hands on the book*. If I discover a book via COINs, and you drop me off at

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
IF the user is coming from a recognized on-campus IP, you can configure WorldCat to give the user an ILL link to your library too. At least if you use ILLiad, maybe if you use something else (esp if your ILL software can accept OpenURLs too!). I haven't yet found any good way to do this if

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Kyle Banerjee
The trick here is that traditional library metadata practices make it _very hard_ to tell if a _specific volume/issue_ is held by a given library. And those are the most common use cases for OpenURL. Yep. That's true even for individual library's with link resolvers. OCLC is not

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Northwest meeting report

2010-06-15 Thread Kyle Banerjee
Event was not recorded, but I'm sure a shoutout for slides will generate some nice stuff to link to. Note to self: in future, it might not be a bad idea to copy slides to a flash drive after each presentation kyle On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Ed Summers e...@pobox.com wrote: Wow, this

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
When I've tried to do this, it's been much harder than your story, I'm afraid. My library data is very inconsistent in the way it expresses it's holdings. Even _without_ missing items, the holdings are expressed in human-readable narrative form which is very difficult to parse reliably.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Northwest meeting report

2010-06-15 Thread Shirley Lincicum
A couple of presenters have already added links to their presentation slides on the Schedule page at: http://groups.google.com/group/pnwcode4lib/web/code4lib-northwest-2010 Perhaps we could encourage other presenters to do this as well? Shirley On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Kyle Banerjee

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Markus Fischer
Kyle Banerjee schrieb: This might not be as bad as people think. The normal argument is that holdings are in free text and there's no way staff will ever have enough time to record volume level holdings. However, significant chunks of the problem can be addressed using relatively simple methods.

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Tom Keays
I think my perspective of the user's goal is actually the same (or close enough to the same) as David's, just stated differently. The user wants the most local copy or, failing that, a way to order it from another source. However, I have plenty of examples of faculty and occasional grad students

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Tom Keays
I do provide the user with the proxied WorldCat URL for just the reasons Jonathan cites. But, no, being an otherwise open web resource, you can't force a user to use it. On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.eduwrote: I haven't yet found any good way to do this if

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I'm not sure what you mean by complete holdings? The library holds the entire run of the journal from the first issue printed to the last/current? Or just holdings that dont' include missing statements? Perhaps other institutions have more easily parseable holdings data (or even holdings data

[CODE4LIB] code4lib.hu codesprint report

2010-06-15 Thread Király Péter
Hi! I gladly report, that we had the first code4lib.hu codesprint yesterday. The purpose was to code with each other, and learn something from each other. It was a 3,5 hour session at the National Széchényi Library, Budapest. We created a script, which extracts ISBN numbers and book cover images

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Oh you really do mean complete like complete publication run? Very few of our journal holdings are complete in that sense, they are definitely in the minority. We start getting something after issue 1, or stop getting it before the last issue. Or stop and then start again. Is this really

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Kyle Banerjee
Oh you really do mean complete like complete publication run? Very few of our journal holdings are complete in that sense, they are definitely in the minority. We start getting something after issue 1, or stop getting it before the last issue. Or stop and then start again. Is this really