[CODE4LIB] SV: A to Z lists

2011-02-17 Thread Tony Mattsson
Hi,

We are at the final stages of building an EBM system with AZ-list and OpenURL 
resolver developed in LAMP (with Ajax) which we will release into the public 
domain (AGPL). I'll put up a notice on this list when it's done, and you can 
try it out to see if it measures up :=)

Tony Mattsson
IT-Librarian
Landstinget Dalarna Bibliotek och informationscentral
http://materio.fabicutv.com

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Skickat: den 16 februari 2011 22:18
Till: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Ämne: [CODE4LIB] A to Z lists

Hi Code4Lib-ers,

I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive from the 
conference.

I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list of 
databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do 
something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a great 
article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal  Mario 
Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm also 
wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house solutions. I 
know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have 
much money at the moment.

Thanks for any info or advice!

Michele DeSilva
Central Oregon Community College Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian
541-383-7565
mdesi...@cocc.edu


[CODE4LIB] AGPL for libraries (was: A to Z lists)

2011-02-17 Thread Eric Hellman
Hej Tony!

Great to hear of your effort; I hope you have chosen to implement the NISO 1.0 
standard.

I would urge you to carefully consider your choice of license, however. As I 
wrote last year when the issue came up in Koha, using AGPL in stead of the less 
restrictive GPL can have some unintended consequences. 
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/07/koha-community-considers-affero-license.html

It is still a reality today that many library resources release api's that are 
provided only to customers and often come with interface licenses incompatible 
with GPL. If you use AGPL, a library that modified the software to use it with 
one of these resources would be in violation of your license, even if they did 
not redistribute the software. If that's your intention, then fine, but please 
make sure you understand the implications.

Also, please don't confuse AGPL, which is a restrictive license rooted in 
copyright law, with public domain, which has no restrictions on use.

Eric

On Feb 17, 2011, at 4:34 AM, Tony Mattsson wrote:

 Hi,
 
 We are at the final stages of building an EBM system with AZ-list and OpenURL 
 resolver developed in LAMP (with Ajax) which we will release into the public 
 domain (AGPL). I'll put up a notice on this list when it's done, and you can 
 try it out to see if it measures up :=)
 
 Tony Mattsson
 IT-Librarian
 Landstinget Dalarna Bibliotek och informationscentral
 http://materio.fabicutv.com
 
 -Ursprungligt meddelande-
 Från: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] För Michele DeSilva
 Skickat: den 16 februari 2011 22:18
 Till: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Ämne: [CODE4LIB] A to Z lists
 
 Hi Code4Lib-ers,
 
 I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive from 
 the conference.
 
 I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list of 
 databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do 
 something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a 
 great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal  
 Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm also 
 wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house solutions. I 
 know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have 
 much money at the moment.
 
 Thanks for any info or advice!
 
 Michele DeSilva
 Central Oregon Community College Library
 Emerging Technologies Librarian
 541-383-7565
 mdesi...@cocc.edu

Eric Hellman
President, Gluejar, Inc.
41 Watchung Plaza, #132
Montclair, NJ 07042
USA

e...@hellman.net 
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/
@gluejar


[CODE4LIB] SV: [CODE4LIB] AGPL for libraries (was: A to Z lists)

2011-02-17 Thread Tony Mattsson
Hi,

 Great to hear of your effort; I hope you have chosen to implement the NISO 
 1.0 standard.

I have no idea what the NISO standard is. The only standard followed is the 
OpenURL (currently 0.1) standard.
But of course, this is an open source project, so I or anyone else can 
implemented it if needed.

 I would urge you to carefully consider your choice of license, however. As I 
 wrote last year when
 the issue came up in Koha, using AGPL in stead of the less restrictive GPL 
 can have some unintended
 consequences. 
 http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/07/koha-community-considers-affero-license.html

Iteresting link :=) I focus mainly on code, and I am not that well-versed with 
different versions of open source licenses.
I chose AGPL since it it seemed better adapted to server scripts.

What I would want is a license that keeps the software free, and that people 
has to make improvements availible. Any suggestions?

Tony

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Från: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] För Eric Hellman
Skickat: den 17 februari 2011 14:23
Till: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Ämne: [CODE4LIB] AGPL for libraries (was: A to Z lists)

Hej Tony!

Great to hear of your effort; I hope you have chosen to implement the NISO 1.0 
standard.

I would urge you to carefully consider your choice of license, however. As I 
wrote last year when the issue came up in Koha, using AGPL in stead of the less 
restrictive GPL can have some unintended consequences. 
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/07/koha-community-considers-affero-license.html

It is still a reality today that many library resources release api's that are 
provided only to customers and often come with interface licenses incompatible 
with GPL. If you use AGPL, a library that modified the software to use it with 
one of these resources would be in violation of your license, even if they did 
not redistribute the software. If that's your intention, then fine, but please 
make sure you understand the implications.

Also, please don't confuse AGPL, which is a restrictive license rooted in 
copyright law, with public domain, which has no restrictions on use.

Eric

On Feb 17, 2011, at 4:34 AM, Tony Mattsson wrote:

 Hi,
 
 We are at the final stages of building an EBM system with AZ-list and OpenURL 
 resolver developed in LAMP (with Ajax) which we will release into the public 
 domain (AGPL). I'll put up a notice on this list when it's done, and you can 
 try it out to see if it measures up :=)
 
 Tony Mattsson
 IT-Librarian
 Landstinget Dalarna Bibliotek och informationscentral
 http://materio.fabicutv.com
 
 -Ursprungligt meddelande-
 Från: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] För Michele DeSilva
 Skickat: den 16 februari 2011 22:18
 Till: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Ämne: [CODE4LIB] A to Z lists
 
 Hi Code4Lib-ers,
 
 I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive from 
 the conference.
 
 I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list of 
 databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do 
 something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a 
 great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal  
 Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm also 
 wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house solutions. I 
 know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have 
 much money at the moment.
 
 Thanks for any info or advice!
 
 Michele DeSilva
 Central Oregon Community College Library
 Emerging Technologies Librarian
 541-383-7565
 mdesi...@cocc.edu

Eric Hellman
President, Gluejar, Inc.
41 Watchung Plaza, #132
Montclair, NJ 07042
USA

e...@hellman.net 
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/
@gluejar 

-Ursprungligt meddelande-
Från: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] För Eric Hellman
Skickat: den 17 februari 2011 14:23
Till: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Ämne: [CODE4LIB] AGPL for libraries (was: A to Z lists)

Hej Tony!

Great to hear of your effort; I hope you have chosen to implement the NISO 1.0 
standard.

I would urge you to carefully consider your choice of license, however. As I 
wrote last year when the issue came up in Koha, using AGPL in stead of the less 
restrictive GPL can have some unintended consequences. 
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/07/koha-community-considers-affero-license.html

It is still a reality today that many library resources release api's that are 
provided only to customers and often come with interface licenses incompatible 
with GPL. If you use AGPL, a library that modified the software to use it with 
one of these resources would be in violation of your license, even if they did 
not redistribute the software. If that's your intention, then fine, but please 
make sure you understand the implications.

Also, please don't confuse AGPL, which is a restrictive license rooted 

[CODE4LIB] EZB

2011-02-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Interesting, does their link resolver API do article-level links, or 
just journal title level links?


I/you/one could easily write a plugin for Umlaut for their API, would be 
an interesting exersize.


On 2/17/2011 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:

http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=Acolors=7lang=en

This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
journals you have licensed and that's it.

Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can use as
a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this API and
you've got your linkresolver.

The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
change made by one library is valid for all.

Let me know if you need more information.

Markus Fischer

Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:

Hi Code4Lib-ers,

I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive from the 
conference.

I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list of 
databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do something 
that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a great article in 
the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal   Mario Bernado) about 
building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm also wondering what other 
institutions have done as far as in-house solutions. I know there're products we 
could buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have much money at the moment.

Thanks for any info or advice!

Michele DeSilva
Central Oregon Community College Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian
541-383-7565
mdesi...@cocc.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] EZB

2011-02-17 Thread Ross Singer
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote:
 Interesting, does their link resolver API do article-level links, or just
 journal title level links?

 I/you/one could easily write a plugin for Umlaut for their API, would be an
 interesting exersize.

I think it would also be interesting to make the data available for
download/reuse, if possible.

-Ross.

 On 2/17/2011 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

 The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:


 http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=Acolors=7lang=en

 This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
 journals you have licensed and that's it.

 Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can use as
 a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this API and
 you've got your linkresolver.

 The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
 change made by one library is valid for all.

 Let me know if you need more information.

 Markus Fischer

 Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:

 Hi Code4Lib-ers,

 I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
 from the conference.

 I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list
 of databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do
 something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a
 great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal
 Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm
 also wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house
 solutions. I know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone else,
 we don't have much money at the moment.

 Thanks for any info or advice!

 Michele DeSilva
 Central Oregon Community College Library
 Emerging Technologies Librarian
 541-383-7565
 mdesi...@cocc.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Any open-source library statistics projects out there?

2011-02-17 Thread Michael Beccaria
Brandon,
You're probably familiar with it, but I think CUFTS can handle counter
files. http://researcher.sfu.ca/
It probably can't do everything you need, but it's worth checking out.

Mike Beccaria
Systems Librarian
Head of Digital Initiative
Paul Smith's College
518.327.6376
mbecca...@paulsmiths.edu
Become a friend of Paul Smith's Library on Facebook today!

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
Brandon Dudley
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 7:12 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Any open-source library statistics projects out
there?

All -

I have looking at wrangling our diffuse statistical data into a more 
easily maintainable shape and wanted to check the list for any 
suggestions before I look at building something as we have neither 
programmers or much money :/. Ultimately, I'm looking for software that 
could handle COUNTER stats as well as hand-counted stats and have 
reporting capabilities through either data export or dashboarding. 
Finding a flexible COUNTER/serials solution and another for circ-type 
stats would also be fine.

Currently, we're using Ex Libris' USTAT for journal and database usage, 
which is an OK product but not very flexible with what COUNTER stats it 
can handle.

So, any projects I should eyeball?

Thanks,
Brandon


Re: [CODE4LIB] EZB

2011-02-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
No documentation in English, huh?  This is a very interesting service I 
had not previously been aware of, indeed quite powerful. It's free for 
libraries to register their own holdings with EZB?  Even American libraries?


Does the API by chance cover that registration of holdings too, so 
software could take holdings tracked in some internal database, and 
register them with EZB automatically?


Jonathan

On 2/17/2011 11:43 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

Linking is dependent on the request and the technical possibilities of
the targeted publisher. Very often on article level.

Were not possible on journal level.

The things the EZB can't do is resolve identifiers like PMIDs, DOIs,
SICI numbers. But you can do that easily by writing your own application
or you my application I did write for this purpose:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/doctor-doc/ (use SVN for best results).

The API of the services of the EZB/ZDB is located here:

http://services.d-nb.de/fize-service/gvr/full.xml?sid=nameMe:myOrganisationgenre=articleissn=0392-4203date=2004

You may extend that to article level (try another journal).

Result 0 =  free accessible
Result 1 =  partially free accessible (fuzziness because of a not
specific request, e.g. missing year)
Result 2 =  licensed
Result 3 =  partially licensed
Result 4 =  not licensed
Result 5 =  Journal found, but the year specified is outside of the
published range)
Result 10 =  unknown

You'll find a german documentation here:

http://www.zeitschriftendatenbank.de/fileadmin/user_upload/ZDB/pdf/services/JOP_Dokumentation_XML-Dienst.pdf

They state that you should contact the EZB/ZDB to register your sid
(Vendor-ID:Database-ID) if you want to use this service:
johann.rolschew...@sbb.spk-berlin.de

Markus

PS: the data of the EZB isn't available for download, as far as I know.
But the EZB is for sure one of the best things libraries ever have
achieved and maintain...

Am 17.02.2011 17:25, schrieb Ross Singer:

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Jonathan Rochkindrochk...@jhu.edu   wrote:

Interesting, does their link resolver API do article-level links, or just
journal title level links?

I/you/one could easily write a plugin for Umlaut for their API, would be an
interesting exersize.

I think it would also be interesting to make the data available for
download/reuse, if possible.

-Ross.

On 2/17/2011 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:


http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=Acolors=7lang=en

This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
journals you have licensed and that's it.

Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can use as
a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this API and
you've got your linkresolver.

The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
change made by one library is valid for all.

Let me know if you need more information.

Markus Fischer

Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:

Hi Code4Lib-ers,

I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
from the conference.

I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z list
of databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do
something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found a
great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal
Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal. I'm
also wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house
solutions. I know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone else,
we don't have much money at the moment.

Thanks for any info or advice!

Michele DeSilva
Central Oregon Community College Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian
541-383-7565
mdesi...@cocc.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] EZB

2011-02-17 Thread Markus Fischer

No english documentation to my knowledge.

If you want to become a member of the EZB you pay a small fee for their 
infrastructure and their staff maintaing the database. It's around 500 
EUR a year. Very valuable!


I am not aware of an API that let's you synchronize holdings 
registration automatically. Intersting idea anyhow. But you may do an 
export of your holdings, so this may work in the other direction.


For a subset of the EZB members (for all those also using the ZDB) its 
is even possible to get in addition the availability of their print 
holdings.


I am Switzerland based and the ZDB is not open to the world unfortunately.

ZDB
http://dispatch.opac.d-nb.de/DB=1.1/

But the EZB is open to any library in the world. Weak point is the UI 
has a german bias (e.g. comments), although there is an english UI. But 
you can live with that, specially if you create your own application 
using the API.


Markus

Am 17.02.2011 18:10, schrieb Jonathan Rochkind:

No documentation in English, huh? This is a very interesting service I
had not previously been aware of, indeed quite powerful. It's free for
libraries to register their own holdings with EZB? Even American libraries?

Does the API by chance cover that registration of holdings too, so
software could take holdings tracked in some internal database, and
register them with EZB automatically?

Jonathan

On 2/17/2011 11:43 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

Linking is dependent on the request and the technical possibilities of
the targeted publisher. Very often on article level.

Were not possible on journal level.

The things the EZB can't do is resolve identifiers like PMIDs, DOIs,
SICI numbers. But you can do that easily by writing your own application
or you my application I did write for this purpose:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/doctor-doc/ (use SVN for best results).

The API of the services of the EZB/ZDB is located here:

http://services.d-nb.de/fize-service/gvr/full.xml?sid=nameMe:myOrganisationgenre=articleissn=0392-4203date=2004


You may extend that to article level (try another journal).

Result 0 = free accessible
Result 1 = partially free accessible (fuzziness because of a not
specific request, e.g. missing year)
Result 2 = licensed
Result 3 = partially licensed
Result 4 = not licensed
Result 5 = Journal found, but the year specified is outside of the
published range)
Result 10 = unknown

You'll find a german documentation here:

http://www.zeitschriftendatenbank.de/fileadmin/user_upload/ZDB/pdf/services/JOP_Dokumentation_XML-Dienst.pdf


They state that you should contact the EZB/ZDB to register your sid
(Vendor-ID:Database-ID) if you want to use this service:
johann.rolschew...@sbb.spk-berlin.de

Markus

PS: the data of the EZB isn't available for download, as far as I know.
But the EZB is for sure one of the best things libraries ever have
achieved and maintain...

Am 17.02.2011 17:25, schrieb Ross Singer:

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Jonathan Rochkindrochk...@jhu.edu
wrote:

Interesting, does their link resolver API do article-level links, or
just
journal title level links?

I/you/one could easily write a plugin for Umlaut for their API,
would be an
interesting exersize.

I think it would also be interesting to make the data available for
download/reuse, if possible.

-Ross.

On 2/17/2011 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:


http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=Acolors=7lang=en


This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
journals you have licensed and that's it.

Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can
use as
a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this
API and
you've got your linkresolver.

The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
change made by one library is valid for all.

Let me know if you need more information.

Markus Fischer

Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:

Hi Code4Lib-ers,

I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
from the conference.

I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to
Z list
of databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd
like to do
something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I
found a
great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle
Rosenthal
Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using
Drupal. I'm
also wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house
solutions. I know there're products we could buy, but, like
everyone else,
we don't have much money at the moment.

Thanks for any info or advice!

Michele DeSilva
Central Oregon Community College Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian
541-383-7565
mdesi...@cocc.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] Do you have Project Gutenberg (or other public domain e-books) MARC Records in your OPAC?

2011-02-17 Thread Charles Ledvina
Hello Matt:

There are 35,224 records in this bzip file from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/feeds/catalog.marc.bz2

from this page:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Offline_Catalogs

It is their complete eBook collection and they say the file is updated
daily.

--Charles Ledvina


On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:03:58 -0500, Matt Amory matt.am...@gmail.com
wrote:
 If so can you send me a URL?
 
 Thanks much!
 Matt Amory
 
 On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Michele DeSilva mdesi...@cocc.edu
wrote:
 
 Hi Code4Lib-ers,

 I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
 from
 the conference.

 I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z
list
 of
 databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do
 something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found
a
 great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal

 Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal.
I'm
 also wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house
 solutions. I know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone
 else,
 we don't have much money at the moment.

 Thanks for any info or advice!

 Michele DeSilva
 Central Oregon Community College Library
 Emerging Technologies Librarian
 541-383-7565
 mdesi...@cocc.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Do you have Project Gutenberg (or other public domain e-books) MARC Records in your OPAC?

2011-02-17 Thread Ross Singer
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000
free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone,
Android or other portable device. 

Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners,
Affiliates and Resources. 

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Partners%2C_Affiliates_and_Resources

-Ross.

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote:
 Hmm, what does ebook mean in this context exactly?

 Gutenberg has a heck of a lot more than 35k digital texts of books, I
 consider them all 'ebooks'. What does Gutenberg consider 'ebooks' exactly?

 On 2/17/2011 12:29 PM, Charles Ledvina wrote:

 Hello Matt:

 There are 35,224 records in this bzip file from Project Gutenberg:

 http://www.gutenberg.org/feeds/catalog.marc.bz2

 from this page:

 http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Offline_Catalogs

 It is their complete eBook collection and they say the file is updated
 daily.

 --Charles Ledvina


 On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:03:58 -0500, Matt Amorymatt.am...@gmail.com
 wrote:

 If so can you send me a URL?

 Thanks much!
 Matt Amory

 On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Michele DeSilvamdesi...@cocc.edu

 wrote:

 Hi Code4Lib-ers,

 I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
 from
 the conference.

 I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z

 list

 of
 databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd like to do
 something that looks more modern and is far more user friendly. I found

 a

 great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12, by Danielle Rosenthal

 

 Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to Z list using Drupal.

 I'm

 also wondering what other institutions have done as far as in-house
 solutions. I know there're products we could buy, but, like everyone
 else,
 we don't have much money at the moment.

 Thanks for any info or advice!

 Michele DeSilva
 Central Oregon Community College Library
 Emerging Technologies Librarian
 541-383-7565
 mdesi...@cocc.edu




[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

2011-02-17 Thread Nick Ruest
Hey Folks,

It is getting close to that time to start planning for another Code4Lib North 
meetup! In anticipation, John Fink and I have been working behind the scenes 
here at McMaster to convince our administration to allow us to throw in 
proposal to host it. We have tentatively booked up our Lyons New Media Centre 
for a half day on May 5, 2011 and the full day on May 6, 2011 or a half day on 
May 12, 2011 and the full day on May 13, 2011 - both a Thursday and Friday 
respectively. We can handle up to 50 participates and keeping with the 
precedent graciously set last year by Wendy Huot  Queen's University, the 
university has agreed to handle lunch for the full day, and coffee/tea for a 
few times on the full day. 

When
 - May 5/6, 2011 or May 12/13, 2011

Where 
 - Hamilton, Ontario - McMaster University - Lyons New Media Centre

Format
- Half day: Hackfest (I can book a full day hackfest if there is a call for it. 
We will just have to figure out lunch for that day on our own.)
- Full day: 20-minutes talks, 5-minute lightning talks, BOAF sessions

Let us know what you think.

cheers! 



Nick Ruest
Digital Strategies Librarian
Vice President - McMaster University Academic Librarians Association

McMaster University
Mills Memorial Library
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 21276
Email: rue...@mcmaster.ca
http://library.mcmaster.ca/contact/ruest-nicholas
http://ruebot.net/


Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned 
to a particular decade.  It is a personal process embedded in the human 
spirit. - Abbie Hoffman


Re: [CODE4LIB] A to Z lists

2011-02-17 Thread Tim McGeary
At Lehigh, I've extracted e-journals from our SirsiDynix Symphony 
catalog via API into alphabetical and discipline-based XML documents. 
We then index those documents with Swish-e (http://www.swish-e.org/) and 
display the browse-able XML alphabetized lists and search interface in 
our Drupal-based website.  Drupal, however, has little to do with the 
A-to-Z list other than processing the PHP/XML/XSLT.  The 
Discipline-based order is determined by a value defined in local MARC field.


Our A-to-Z databases are NOT cataloged, so they are managed by a small 
PHP/MySQL app that two of our librarians control additions, deletions, 
and edits of metadata.


You can see the interfaces here:
  General Library Site: http://library.lehigh.edu/
  Specific Database Finder app:
http://library.lehigh.edu/node?quicktabs_1=1#quicktabs-1
  Special E-Journal A-Z app:
http://library.lehigh.edu/node?quicktabs_1=2#quicktabs-1

Tim

Tim McGeary
Team Leader, Library Technology
Lehigh University
610-758-4998
tim.mcge...@lehigh.edu

timmcge...@gmail.com
GTalk/Yahoo/Skype: timmcgeary

On 2/17/11 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:

The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:

http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=Acolors=7lang=en


This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
journals you have licensed and that's it.

Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can use as
a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this API and
you've got your linkresolver.

The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
change made by one library is valid for all.

Let me know if you need more information.

Markus Fischer

Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:

Hi Code4Lib-ers,

I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
from the conference.

I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z
list of databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd
like to do something that looks more modern and is far more user
friendly. I found a great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12,
by Danielle Rosenthal Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to
Z list using Drupal. I'm also wondering what other institutions have
done as far as in-house solutions. I know there're products we could
buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have much money at the moment.

Thanks for any info or advice!

Michele DeSilva
Central Oregon Community College Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian
541-383-7565
mdesi...@cocc.edu




Re: [CODE4LIB] GPL incompatible interfaces

2011-02-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind

On 2/17/2011 12:50 PM, Eric Hellman wrote:

If list members would like to name and shame GPL incompatible interfaces that 
they're stuck working with, have at it. If I'm mistaken and there are none left, then I'd 
like to know it.


Well, the problem with viral licenses like GPL is that other licenses 
are essentially incompatible with them _unless_ they are open source -- 
at least if you want to share the product of your combination of those 
two libraries.


You can't combine non-open-source code and GPL code in a single project.

Personally, I much prefer non-viral type open source licenses like 
Apache or MIT for this reason. The GPL advocates argue that viral-type 
licenses like GPL are more free because nobody can take GPL code and 
turn it into a proprietary product.  I see what they're trying to do. 
But from my perspective 'non-viral' open source licenses like Apache are 
'more free' because it gives the user the freedom to combine Apache code 
with non-open-source code in a project. You can't do that with GPL, 
which seems less free to me.


Jonathan


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

2011-02-17 Thread William Denton

On 17 February 2011, Nick Ruest wrote:

It is getting close to that time to start planning for another Code4Lib 
North meetup! In anticipation, John Fink and I have been working behind 
the scenes here at McMaster to convince our administration to allow us 
to throw in proposal to host it.


Hurray!


When
- May 5/6, 2011 or May 12/13, 2011


Those both seem like good dates.  And they both work for me.  I'd love to 
come.


I vote for a full-day hackfest, though.  A half-day isn't enough to really 
get into things.  I don't mind getting my own lunch.


Thanks, Nick and John.  I'm looking forward to it.

Bill
--
William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

2011-02-17 Thread Tim Ribaric
code4lib North ++

Thanks for putting this together.

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of William 
Denton
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:15 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

On 17 February 2011, Nick Ruest wrote:

 It is getting close to that time to start planning for another 
 Code4Lib North meetup! In anticipation, John Fink and I have been 
 working behind the scenes here at McMaster to convince our 
 administration to allow us to throw in proposal to host it.

Hurray!

 When
 - May 5/6, 2011 or May 12/13, 2011

Those both seem like good dates.  And they both work for me.  I'd love to come.

I vote for a full-day hackfest, though.  A half-day isn't enough to really get 
into things.  I don't mind getting my own lunch.

Thanks, Nick and John.  I'm looking forward to it.

Bill
--
William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

2011-02-17 Thread Dileshni Jayasinghe
Vote for a full day hackfest too. More time to come up with something 
interesting.


Dileshni


Tim Ribaric wrote:

code4lib North ++

Thanks for putting this together.

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of William 
Denton
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:15 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North | Meetup!

On 17 February 2011, Nick Ruest wrote:

  
It is getting close to that time to start planning for another 
Code4Lib North meetup! In anticipation, John Fink and I have been 
working behind the scenes here at McMaster to convince our 
administration to allow us to throw in proposal to host it.



Hurray!

  

When
- May 5/6, 2011 or May 12/13, 2011



Those both seem like good dates.  And they both work for me.  I'd love to come.

I vote for a full-day hackfest, though.  A half-day isn't enough to really get 
into things.  I don't mind getting my own lunch.

Thanks, Nick and John.  I'm looking forward to it.

Bill
--
William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org
  


--
Dileshni Jayasinghe
Programmer Analyst
Scholars Portal, OCUL


Re: [CODE4LIB] GPL incompatible interfaces

2011-02-17 Thread Nick Ruest
Somewhat on topic - I thought this might be relevant - The most recent 
episode of the Free as in Freedom Podcast/Oggcast is entirely about 
Copyleft and the basics of compatibility. You can check out the episode 
here: 
http://www.softwarefreedom.org/podcast/2011/feb/15/free-freedom-episode-0x09-copyleft-or-later-and-ba/


cheers!

-nruest

On 11-02-17 02:48 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:

On 2/17/2011 12:50 PM, Eric Hellman wrote:
If list members would like to name and shame GPL incompatible 
interfaces that they're stuck working with, have at it. If I'm 
mistaken and there are none left, then I'd like to know it.


Well, the problem with viral licenses like GPL is that other 
licenses are essentially incompatible with them _unless_ they are open 
source -- at least if you want to share the product of your 
combination of those two libraries.


You can't combine non-open-source code and GPL code in a single project.

Personally, I much prefer non-viral type open source licenses like 
Apache or MIT for this reason. The GPL advocates argue that viral-type 
licenses like GPL are more free because nobody can take GPL code and 
turn it into a proprietary product.  I see what they're trying to do. 
But from my perspective 'non-viral' open source licenses like Apache 
are 'more free' because it gives the user the freedom to combine 
Apache code with non-open-source code in a project. You can't do that 
with GPL, which seems less free to me.


Jonathan


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[CODE4LIB] stats for the conference video?

2011-02-17 Thread Kevin S. Clarke
Hi IUers,

Thanks for a great code4lib conference!

It would be really neat to be able to see stats on how many people
were watching the conference video stream at different points in the
conference.  If it isn't convenient to generate something like that in
house at IU, perhaps the logs could be made available so that some
tinkering code4lib'ers could play with the data (and generate nice
charts, etc.) for the rest of us to ogle at?  A mashup between video
stats and IRC logs would also be fun.

Thanks!
Kevin


[CODE4LIB] graphML of a social network in archival context

2011-02-17 Thread Brian Tingle
Hi,

As a part of our work on the Social Networks and Archival Context
Project [1], the SNAC team is please to release more early results of
our ongoing research.

A property graph [2] of correspondedWith and associatedWith
relationships between corporate, personal, and family identities is
made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License [3] in
the form of a graphML file [4].  The graph expresses 245,367
relationships between 124,152 named entities.

The graphML file, as well as the scripts to create and load a graph
database from EAC or graphML, are available on google code [5]

We are still researching how to map from the property graph model to
RDF, but this graph processing stack will likely power the interactive
visualization of the historical social networks we are developing.

Please let us know if you have any feedback about the graph, how it is
licensed, or if you create something cool with the data.

-- Brian

[1] http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/

[2] http://engineering.attinteractive.com/2010/12/a-graph-processing-stack/

[3] http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/

[4] http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/

[5] 
http://code.google.com/p/eac-graph-load/downloads/detail?name=eac-graph-load-data-2011-02.tar

Research funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov/


Re: [CODE4LIB] stats for the conference video?

2011-02-17 Thread Simon Spero
Str: 11
Dex: 3
Con: 8
Int: 16:
Wis: 18
Cha: 16


Re: [CODE4LIB] stats for the conference video?

2011-02-17 Thread Bill Dueber
Cha: 16 You must've been watching a different crowd than the rest of us
:-)

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Simon Spero s...@unc.edu wrote:

 Str: 11
 Dex: 3
 Con: 8
 Int: 16:
 Wis: 18
 Cha: 16




-- 
Bill Dueber
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library


Re: [CODE4LIB] stats for the conference video?

2011-02-17 Thread Ranti Junus
Well, I totally have no clue what 'Str', 'Dex', 'Con', and others
mean. Somebody kindly enlighten me?


thanks,
ranti.

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:49 PM, Bill Dueber b...@dueber.com wrote:
 Cha: 16 You must've been watching a different crowd than the rest of us
 :-)

 On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Simon Spero s...@unc.edu wrote:

 Str: 11
 Dex: 3
 Con: 8
 Int: 16:
 Wis: 18
 Cha: 16




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 Library Systems Programmer
 University of Michigan Library




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Re: [CODE4LIB] stats for the conference video?

2011-02-17 Thread Ranti Junus
Well, excuuse me, Jason dear. ;-)

Thanks for the info, Bill, and the link, Jason.


ranti.


On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Jason Griffey grif...@gmail.com wrote:
 Oh, Rantiyou wound me (for 1D6 damage):

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_gameplay#Ability_scores

 Jason

 On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Ranti Junus ranti.ju...@gmail.com wrote:

 Well, I totally have no clue what 'Str', 'Dex', 'Con', and others
 mean. Somebody kindly enlighten me?


 thanks,
 ranti.

 On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:49 PM, Bill Dueber b...@dueber.com wrote:
  Cha: 16 You must've been watching a different crowd than the rest of
 us
  :-)
 
  On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Simon Spero s...@unc.edu wrote:
 
  Str: 11
  Dex: 3
  Con: 8
  Int: 16:
  Wis: 18
  Cha: 16
 
 
 
 
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  Library Systems Programmer
  University of Michigan Library
 



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