Re: [CODE4LIB] Mapping book locations

2016-04-12 Thread Dave Caroline
on shelf/add to shelf), finish(mark unscanned as lost) The shelf locations have a room and xy location and orientation. There is a linking table to tie together and a live map drawing and and arrow image tool. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Google can give you answers, but librarians give you the right answers

2016-04-06 Thread Dave Caroline
of the world in AU Google will find unique sources and send the users to that resource. Yes I hate the tracking and bias of ANY search including those talked about on this list for academic libraries. If the catalogue is not detailed enough, it cannot be found. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Mayor of Libraries

2015-03-27 Thread Dave Caroline
of the pile Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] talking about digital collections vs electronic resources

2015-03-19 Thread Dave Caroline
And what percentage try the web before they come you your search, knowing from experience you separated all the data into some silos with obscure names. I settled on one overall search with facets in the result. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners

2014-11-03 Thread Dave Caroline
I use an old Wasp barcode scanner to scan my spine barcodes when stock checking a shelf or box of manuals. I think ease of use matters. The laser line makes it easy to point and fast, it looks so wrong to me watching people use pads to take pictures, also no waiting for mechanical focus. Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] Why learn Unix?

2014-10-27 Thread Dave Caroline
On 27/10/2014, Matthew Sherman matt.r.sher...@gmail.com wrote: Eric hit the nail on the head, Unix is not inherently needed for many libraries, but it can be useful for more technically inclined librarians to know Linux. I am a digital content librarian at my institution and I actually know

Re: [CODE4LIB] Why learn Unix?

2014-10-27 Thread Dave Caroline
oops, ignore the accidental blank but anyway, Linux/unix have a nicer idea of permissions and security so often you get better uptimes, less need for reboots. You can serve apache etc on other OSs but often not all modules are ported to the less popular serving platforms. Dave Caroline On 27/10

Re: [CODE4LIB] Is Anyone Doing RFID Book Location or Stack Mapping?

2014-08-28 Thread Dave Caroline
, size and rotation for a shelf and the basic room size in a table then draw automatically the room with an arrow pointing to a highlighted stack. one day the arrow position will show the approx offset along the shelf as I always scan left to right. Dave Caroline On 28/08/2014, Jarrell, Mark mjarr

Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

2014-07-07 Thread Dave Caroline
The wasp and others come with a browser, I just have the home page on mine set to the shelf.php page on my web server. Dave Caroline On 07/07/2014, Riley Childs rchi...@cucawarriors.com wrote: Ok, we use koha (if any one cares ;). I was looking at the Wasp unit that was recommended

Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

2014-07-01 Thread Dave Caroline
that were awol. If lucky they get located as one scans other shelves else...dont panic might turn up one day. Dave Caroline On 01/07/2014, Ruth Collings cont...@ruthcollings.ca wrote: I agree with Giles' opinion that your regular handheld barcode scanner is sufficient for 95% of use cases and it's

Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

2014-06-30 Thread Dave Caroline
collection so not that difficult to use. Dave Caroline On 01/07/2014, Riley Childs rchi...@cucawarriors.com wrote: I am trying to find a barcode scanner that i can do inventory with, I was looking at the KDC20, but it is a tad out of my price range, what barcode scanner do you like? I have a Metroset

Re: [CODE4LIB] CFP: A Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages

2014-03-26 Thread Dave Caroline
And do not forget the basics of data structures and why they are used (B tree etc) Dave Caroline On 26/03/2014, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote: One thing I haven't seen mentioned in this thread, although maybe I missed it, is that we don't know what the editors already have

Re: [CODE4LIB] University of Toronto Libraries' Responsive Catalogue Now Live

2013-08-28 Thread Dave Caroline
I would second the comment on the constant tile, that is a google nono, using webmaster tools, it tells you, you have duplicate pages. One other comment, the default image of a book for a letter seemed odd. Dave Caroline On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Lisa Gayhart lisa.gayh...@utoronto.ca

Re: [CODE4LIB] University of Toronto Libraries' Responsive Catalogue Now Live

2013-08-28 Thread Dave Caroline
I would second the comment on the constant tile, that is a google nono, it tells you you have duplicate pages One other comment, the default image of a book for a letter seemed odd. Dave Caroline On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Lisa Gayhart lisa.gayh...@utoronto.ca wrote: Hi everyone

Re: [CODE4LIB] phone app for barcode-to-textfile?

2013-06-06 Thread Dave Caroline
in production I am not so sure. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Open Library Internet Archive BookReader

2013-05-30 Thread Dave Caroline
! Should all the list answer yes/no/maybe, with IRC and mailing lists please include the real questions up front so those in the know can answer. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Image de-duping and file identification

2013-03-20 Thread Dave Caroline
group http://www.archivist.info/Screenshot_Delete_duplicates.png that took a few minutes only to get the duplicates from a 9gb picture directory Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Displaying archival books on ipad and android tablets

2013-02-23 Thread Dave Caroline
://www.collection.archivist.info/diva/lucastp1.html I have two copies so the user can see two views at the same time on the second example. They are served on an ADSL line direct from home so you can get the idea of its speed due to the way it is only sending tiles as needed for display and not bloat like whole PDF. Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] You *are* a coder. So what am I?

2013-02-14 Thread Dave Caroline
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Cornel Darden Jr. corneldarde...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, It now seems that the Librarian of Congress is the Pope of Librarianship methinks not as the Bodleian predates the LoC by a small amount :) http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/about/history Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] #libtechwomen (was Re: Question abt the code4libwomen idea)

2012-12-07 Thread Dave Caroline
of a better word) that is independent / inclusive that won't be segregated from the rest of library land. This should be encompassing for anyone who identifies themselves as female, and works in technology and in libraries. You seem to be discriminating against men hardly inclusive Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] What is a coder?

2012-11-29 Thread Dave Caroline
time to deliver code: 5 mins Must be a youngun :) Now code in assembler! Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS

2012-11-20 Thread Dave Caroline
chance for leveraging SEO for those purposes. But... it is no good choosing a random extension if the Search engine is or will be blind to that particular method. As someone who likes to leverage SEO the right way so one does not get penalised, some standardisation is needed. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] CODE4LIB equivalent in UK?

2012-10-08 Thread Dave Caroline
mashcat which was mentioned on the NGC4LIB list. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] CODE4LIB equivalent in UK?

2012-10-02 Thread Dave Caroline
of us brits about lurking in #cod4lib too (archivist) Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Seeking examples of outstanding discovery layers

2012-09-20 Thread Dave Caroline
There are plenty users who go beyond screen 2, I know I do. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] responsiveness and Wordpress

2012-07-08 Thread Dave Caroline
I always understood responsive to be opposed to sluggish and a reference to speed. Do I see a redefinition starting up? Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] e-journals lists, database lists

2012-05-24 Thread Dave Caroline
to show the data in the form you need. You didn't really say what output you are looking for. searching/discovery Solr what database? perhaps just the right inverted index needs creating perhaps just a few join tables need creating Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] archiving a wiki

2012-05-22 Thread Dave Caroline
in case of an emergency (i.e. saved as an HTML web-style archive, saved as PDF files, saved as Word files). something like ? http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DumpHTML Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] viewer for TIFFs on iPad

2012-05-10 Thread Dave Caroline
and I'm looking at Medieval manuscripts so... You need something at the server end so you only need to view the part you are zoomed into I have tried diva http://www.collection.archivist.info/diva/systrondonner1626.html#p=99z=3 their demo is at http://ddmal.music.mcgill.ca/diva/demo/ Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] crowdsourced book scanning

2012-04-25 Thread Dave Caroline
This makes a lot of sense for archives and out of copyright stuff Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Project Management Software Question

2012-02-23 Thread Dave Caroline
Even bigger list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_project_management_software Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Local catalog records and Google, Bing, Yahoo!

2012-02-23 Thread Dave Caroline
To avoid sessions and other silliness just expose a search engine friendly format without sessions. As I dont have local visitors google traffic matters. 86.62% Search Traffic 2.41% Referral Traffic 10.98% Direct Traffic For my tiny corner on the web Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Linux Laptop

2011-12-14 Thread Dave Caroline
system! Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Any ideas for free pdf to excel conversion?

2011-12-14 Thread Dave Caroline
Are you sure the pdf has any structure that can be used. Dave Caroline On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Matt Amory matt.am...@gmail.com wrote: Just looking to preserve column structure. -- Matt Amory (917) 771-4157 matt.am...@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-amory/8/515/239

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-06 Thread Dave Caroline
as possible(server and client) on a web page view Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-06 Thread Dave Caroline
$row = 1; $fp = fopen ($fromdir.$file,r); while ($data = fgetcsv ($fp, 1000, ,)) {//readlines in csv $num = count ($data); //print p $num fields in line $row: br; $row++; //for ($c=0; $c$num; $c++) { //print '.$data[$c] . ' ; //} //print BR; } Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] opening a pdf file

2011-10-03 Thread Dave Caroline
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Re: [CODE4LIB] opening a pdf file

2011-10-03 Thread Dave Caroline
and banish PDF to the other side of the moon. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] mysql subquery response time

2011-09-29 Thread Dave Caroline
(SELECT distinct institution FROM `renewals` WHERE snap_date '2011-07-01') as b (SELECT distinct institution from renewals) as a Dave Caroline On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Ken Irwin kir...@wittenberg.edu wrote: Hi all, I've not done much with MySQL subqueries, and I'm trying right now

Re: [CODE4LIB] Web platform for digitized books

2011-09-08 Thread Dave Caroline
I am just trying out https://github.com/DDMAL/diva.js/wiki Dual window served on an ADSL line http://www.collection.archivist.info/diva/lucastp1.html Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] memory management for grownups

2011-08-30 Thread Dave Caroline
to now) ide disk, 800 meg athlon it went from 26 inserts a sec to 2800 inserts a sec Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Apps to reduce large file on the fly when it's requested

2011-08-04 Thread Dave Caroline
a page to page link on the page view so far (need a round tuit). Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Precision and Recall

2011-06-03 Thread Dave Caroline
The questions seem related to search engines or should you be googling for full text indexes or the other more correct name inverted index. Because in the normal scheme of events databases return exactly what you ask for. Dave Caroline On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Fleming, Declan dflem

Re: [CODE4LIB] ajaxy CRUD / weeding helper

2011-05-12 Thread Dave Caroline
Why ajax! just a plain html form and add a barcode scanner, to pick that books data from the db Scan shelf, scan contents, you now have updated list of contents and books gone awol jump to updating page scan book, update, rinse repeat Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Dave Caroline
and have it pointed to you, I happen to do similar except I run the dns name server too so I can add as many sub domains as I wish. Running a name server means you need a secondary name server, get a friend to do that. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ranking factors for library resources: Who really uses what?

2011-02-15 Thread Dave Caroline
I wrote my own search engine for my system and thought long and hard about relevancy, in the end went for none! and display alphabetical. Dave Caroline On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM, Till Kinstler kinst...@gbv.de wrote: There is a vivid discussion about relevance ranking for library

Re: [CODE4LIB] HTML Load Time

2010-12-06 Thread Dave Caroline
Two comments, 1. Break up to multiple pages. 2. A site search of the data That would be relatively simple in a database driven site. One could then add more functionality to the searches (dates, names or whatever) Dave Caroline On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Nathan Tallman ntall...@gmail.com

Re: [CODE4LIB] locator

2010-06-30 Thread Dave Caroline
contents of a book (as the loose contents were in a book the shelf check will assume they are still in the book) so its just a few seconds to check, this also sets any book that was supposed to be there to a missing state. Dave Caroline

Re: [CODE4LIB] Any web services that can help sort out this for me.

2010-06-17 Thread Dave Caroline
what definition of large list 10,100,1000,. yes google copy title part Progress in Smart Materials and Structures paste in google box press return first hit for the first line has the isbn, or you could script it and use the Open Library API and get the isbn back possibly Dave Caroline