How common is the kind of meta data mismatch* associated with this record? http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23383343M/Cisco_Networking_Academy_Program What is the point of contact for making corrections? *The metadata is about Unix (2004), the Book is about Ben Franklin (1908) Contributed by Google -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Lease Morgan Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 2:05 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] internet archive experiment We are doing a tiny experiment here at Notre Dame with the Internet Archive, specifically, we are determining whether or not we can supplement a special collection with full text content. We are hosting at site colloquially called the Catholic Portal -- a collection of rare, infrequently held, and uncommon materials of a Catholic nature.  Much of the content of the Portal is metadata -- MARC and EAD records/files. I think the Portal would be more useful if it contained full text content. If it did, then indexing would be improved and services against the texts could be implemented. How can we get full text content? This is what we are going to try: 1. parse out identifying information from metadata (author names, titles, dates, etc.) 2. construct a URL in the form of a Advanced Search query and send it to the Archive 3. get back a list of matches in an XML format 4. parse the result looking for the best matches 5. save Internet Archive keys identifying full text items 6. mirror Internet Archive content locally using keys as pointers 7. update local metadata files pointing to Archive content as well as locally mirrored content 8. re-index local metadata If we are (somewhat) successful, then search results would not only have pointers to the physical items, but they would also have pointers to the digitized items. Not only could they have pointers to the digitized items, but they could also have pointers to services against the texts such as make word cloud, display concordance, plot word/phrase frequency, etc. These later services are spaces where I think there is great potential for librarianship. Frankly, because of the Portal's collection policy, I don't expect to find very much material. On the other hand, the same process could be applied to more generic library collections where more content may have already been digitized. Wish us luck.  Catholic Portal - http://www.catholicresearch.net/  Advanced search - http://www.archive.org/advancedsearch.php -- Eric Lease Morgan University of Notre Dame
Systems Programmer II Library Systems Group Yale University Band III-Grade 25 General Purpose In a dynamic 24x7x365 production data center environment, working independently and collaboratively as a senior member of an interdepartmental team, provides Unix and Windows system administration, storage and backup administration, and application administration for Yale University Library, consortia, and development partner's servers and web services. Plays a leadership role in the acquisition and deployment of new hardware. Responsibilities Ensures performance, reliability and security on Solaris, Linux and Windows servers, supporting critical staff and public services for the University Library, campus partners, and national and international consortia members. Provides performance tuning, capacity planning, automation, and documentation for systems and applications. Installs, configures, documents, and maintains operating systems, applications, and system management tools including: * Apache, Netbackup, RedHat, SAMBA, Solaris Zones and ZFS, SVN, Tomcat, VMWare * Open source applications CNRI handles system, Fedora, VUFind, * Informix, Oracle, MySQL and Progres, databases; * Library applications GFA/LAS, MetaLib, SFX, URSA, Verde, Voyager and locally developed. Ensures performance, reliability and security of tape libraries and backup systems: * Monitor storage and backup systems and components to ensure capacity, performance and availability. * Consult with clients on backup/restore issues. * Perform storage and backup related software installs and upgrades. Collaborates as part of a development team, as a technical lead, providing systems expertise in research projects related to new web services for the discovery and delivery of content, digital archives, and repositories. Plays a leadership role as knowledge expert in the specification, design, and deployment of hardware. Independently manages special projects, such as capacity replacements and architecture improvements. Tracks developments in new technologies. Supports and collaborates with developers at Yale and in the open source community, data center operations staff, vendors, and service providers. Performs off-shift work with rotating on-call coverage. Mentors junior system programmers and other technology staff in Library units. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus location in West Haven, CT. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least four years experience as a systems programmer in a mixed-platform environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive experience configuring and supporting a variety of disk arrays and RAID controllers. Extensive experience and skill troubleshooting and resolving a variety of hardware, network, and application-related issues in a multi-platform computing environment. Demonstrated expert knowledge with Linux/Solaris/Unix and/or Windows operating systems, utilities and applications. Comprehensive, demonstrated leadership and project management skills. Demonstrated ability with administration of web services (Tomcat, Apache), databases, and web applications. Ability to produce well-crafted documentation, specifications, and recommendations. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Expert skill in developing scripts to monitor, maintain, and secure systems. Demonstrated competence working with a range of hardware related to enterprise-class services (servers, storage, and backup). Salary and Benefits Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobshttp://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 8624BR. Please be sure to reference #8624BR in your cover letter.
Good point Ed, but I think by the phrase Licensed sites only the intent of the AquaBrowser discussion _is_ to exclude open source. Interesting difference... -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ed Summers Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:19 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group You should also feel free to discuss AquaBrowser on here too ... the code4lib discussion isn't limited to opensource software. //Ed On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Kathryn Frederick kfred...@skidmore.edu wrote: Please excuse cross-posting. I've set up an AquaBrowser Google Group to share tips and post questions. If your library uses AquaBrowser, please consider joining. This group is restricted, email me at kfred...@skidmore.edu and I'll send you an invite. Licensed sites only, please. Thanks, Kathryn
I know the answer is yes, but does anyone care to speculate on the impact of Oracle's takeover of Sun, which controls in addition to open source workhorse JAVA, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Netbeans (all of which complete with proprietary products from Oracle). I haven't heard anything quotable recently from Larry Ellison, but he has in the pass been an ardent opponent of OSS and I find it hard to imagine him not taking advantage of this opportunity to place roadblocks and/or booby traps in the way of the OSS community.
IBM has an RDBMS horse in the OSS race (Called Derby). It doesn't seem to have much of a following. I imagine they must have forseen the possiblity of an Oracle takeover when they broke off their own acquisition proposal earlier this (?last) year. I agree there is probably more to come. That's why I posed the question. Netbeans is probably in the weakest position. It already has strong OSS competition from Eclipse (originally IBM sponsored), and IBM, Oracle, and uSoft all have in-house IDEs. -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Thomas Dowling Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 10:42 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] can code4lib survive Oracle's takeover of Sun? On 04/20/2009 10:13 AM, Barnett, Jeffrey wrote: I know the answer is yes, but does anyone care to speculate on the impact of Oracle's takeover of Sun, which controls in addition to open source workhorse JAVA, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Netbeans (all of which complete with proprietary products from Oracle). Meh. I don't know the intricacies of Java or NetBeans, but with MySQL, a non-nurturing environment at Ora-Sun will either lead to a fork handled by someone more invested in it, or a gradual move to PostgreSQL; if that spurs some development to simplify psql, it's arguably a win all around. OO.o development doesn't seem to be in the fast lane as it is, so I'm not sure it could suffer much if Sun bails on it. And isn't IBM contributing at least as much as Sun these days? Maybe it needs something like this to shake it up. -- Thomas Dowling tdowl...@ohiolink.edu
I joined myself to the group just today, too late to vote, but what I see is 23 votes for Boston and 43 for anywhere else. Shouldn't there at least be a runoff? -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jay Luker Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:48 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for NE code4lib meetup location Sorry to leave you all in suspense all day. The results are in: 23 Boston, MA 18 Northampton, MA 14 Concord, NH 11 Portland, ME Michael Klein has said he will now check when a suitable space will be available at BPL. Then we'll update the WhenIsGood page and hope for some availability intersection goodness. --jay