Re: [CODE4LIB] Get It Services / Cart

2015-03-06 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Steelsen, Would the Getting It System Toolkit (GIST) be something that you could adapt or build on? See: http://www.gistlibrary.org/about/ -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Smith, Steelsen Sent: Friday, March

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibMidWest 2015 planning kickoff

2015-02-02 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Terry, [...] kick off the C4LMidwest 2015 planning Planning tasks: [x] t-shirt design [cid:image003.jpg@01D03EE8.69DEFAA0] -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian # University of Texas at Arlington # 817-272-5326 office # 817-688-1926 mobile #

Re: [CODE4LIB] REST vs ODBC

2014-09-22 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Deborah, We have an existing application that would be more efficient if it could get that data, but which only uses ODBC. Did the existing application connect to your former integrated library system? If it did so via ODBC, then it was accessing tables and fields in the ILS's underlying

Re: [CODE4LIB] LC Call # splitting/sorting scripts?

2014-07-11 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Rob, Does anyone know of any scripts (preferably in Ruby or Python) which can slice up an LC call number and sort a table of items by LC call number? Here be perl: sortLC: for sorting LC call numbers http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/sortlc/ -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems

Re: [CODE4LIB] LC Call # splitting/sorting scripts?

2014-07-11 Thread Doran, Michael D
, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edu wrote: Hi Rob, Does anyone know of any scripts (preferably in Ruby or Python) which can slice up an LC call number and sort a table of items by LC call number? Here be perl: sortLC: for sorting LC call numbers

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

2014-05-28 Thread Doran, Michael D
I would request a third option in the poll(s): [ ] I prefer to receive both the old and new formats of job emails (And no, this isn't a joke. I mainly like the old, individual format; however I also like the digest offering a quick glance at where the jobs are geographically and getting the

Re: [CODE4LIB] jobs digest for 2014-05-16

2014-05-21 Thread Doran, Michael D
full ads and (listserv topics and/or email filter) gives each code4lib subscriber the most control. +1 -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Tom Keays Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:13 AM To:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Please stop the Welcome to Roy4Lib

2014-02-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
While I am sympathetic, I can't help but point out that the thread messages can easily be identified by the subject line and there is no requirement to read or even open messages that you already know will annoy you. -- Michael Doran -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib

2014-02-24 Thread Doran, Michael D
I recommend the album cover, from when Roy was fronting OC/LC: http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/oclc/OCLC-let-there-be-marc.png -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Roy Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 8:05 AM To:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Library of Congress

2013-10-01 Thread Doran, Michael D
As far as I can tell the LOC is up and the offices are closed. HORRAY!! Let's celebrate! Before we start celebrating, let's consider our friends and colleagues at the LOC (some of who are code4lib people) who aren't able to work and aren't getting paid starting today. -- Michael #

Re: [CODE4LIB] Python and Ruby (humor)

2013-08-01 Thread Doran, Michael D
Python == (sung to the tune of My Girl and with apologies to The Temptations) It's got syntax that's easy to learn. For closing a scope it's got whitespace to burn. I guess you'd say What can help me code this way? Python Talkin' 'bout Python It's so got duck typing it quacks right at me.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Open Source release policies

2013-05-28 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi David, If you work at an organization that releases open source software that your staff coders develop, I would be interested in reading your policy on that, I did a presentation on that general topic at Code4lib 2007: The Intellectual Property Disclosure Process:

Re: [CODE4LIB] barbecue bourbon, 2/13

2013-02-08 Thread Doran, Michael D
Note to the Thursday afternoon Newberry Library tour attendees: this BBQ restaurant looks to be just 3 blocks north of the Newberry on Dearborn Street. Just sayin' ;-) -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Andromeda

Re: [CODE4LIB] Tablets to help with circulation services

2013-01-23 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Stephen, From: ... Jason Griffey If I were doing this, I'd look into using a bluetooth scanner in combo with the tablet. For reading book barcodes (e.g. codabar) I would second Jason's suggestion. We used the CipherLab 1660 Bluetooth barcode scanner when we were field testing an iPad

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibCon 2013 T-Shirt Contest Winner

2013-01-16 Thread Doran, Michael D
Like, OC[lightning bolt]LC Going the extra mile... [cid:image001.png@01CDF3F5.72E26870] -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Andrew Darby Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:28 AM To:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibCon 2013 T-Shirt Contest Winner

2013-01-16 Thread Doran, Michael D
wrote: But is it OCLC-approved? On 13-01-16 2:26 PM, Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edumailto:do...@uta.edu wrote: Like, OC[lightning bolt]LC Going the extra mile... [cid:image001.png@01CDF3F5.72E26870]mailto:[cid:image001.png@01CDF3F5.72E26870] -- Michael

Re: [CODE4LIB] Diversity of presenters (was bibliotechy's fat fingers)

2013-01-04 Thread Doran, Michael D
Although code4lib doesn't typically do panels, I thought this might be of interest: A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All-Male Panels at Tech Conferences http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/13/01/a-simple-suggestion-to-help-phase-out-allmale-panels-at-tech-conferences/266837/ --

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib Chicago 2013 poster

2012-12-10 Thread Doran, Michael D
Another code fore-mother was Ada Lovelace Speaking of which... today's Google doodle is for Ada Lovelace's 197th birthday [cid:image001.jpg@01CDD6CC.500FD620] http://www.google.com/ -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU]

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib Chicago 2013 poster

2012-12-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
be wrong on this guess however. Dan On Dec 6, 2012, at 3:25 PM, Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edumailto:do...@uta.edu wrote: I have come up with an unofficial Code4lib 2013 conference poster. It was inspired by the recent discussions exploring ways to be more gender inclusive in our community

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib Chicago 2013 poster

2012-12-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
that font, what is it?) Maybe instead of the male/female symbols, you want to add some flowers and peace signs. From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Doran, Michael D [do...@uta.edu] Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 10:10 AM

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib-ers who will serve on the scholarship committee wanted

2012-10-30 Thread Doran, Michael D
If you want to guarantee a way to get into the conference submit [...] a proposal Well, *submitting* a proposal is no guarantee, but having your proposal survive the humbling Diebold-o-tron voting, is. ;-) -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries

[CODE4LIB] Spell-check spelling suggestions [was: U of Baltimore, Final Usability Report, link resolvers -- MIA?]

2012-09-06 Thread Doran, Michael D
Basically, the crux of it is, as long as spelling suggestions are based on standard dictionaries and not built /on the actual terms and phrases in the collection/ it's going to basically be a worthless feature. For one library's approach see: Create a Spell Check Dictionary

Re: [CODE4LIB] Studying the email list

2012-06-05 Thread Doran, Michael D
Without asking permission of the list, I hereby assign this new category of things requiring OCLC oversight as salami on the charcuterie spectrum. Bacon == Seal of Approval Bologna == Seal of Disapproval Salami == Seal of No Approval Needed -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems

Re: [CODE4LIB] How do you get plain language, plain English out of the .sgstn stenograph stenonote record of the public meeting?... [see other message]

2012-05-23 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Roy, Since we already control the Bacon Stamp of Approval, baloney seems like the next logical step. We should be thinking ahead to future use cases. I say go for a broader Cured Meats Stamp of Approval. Or perhaps Charcuterie to lend it some class. To do otherwise could lead to a

Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding

2012-04-20 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Sophie, To better understand the character encoding issue, can anybody point me to some resources or list like UTF8 encoded data but not in the MARC8 character set? That question doesn't lend itself to an easy answer. The full MARC-8 repertoire (when you include all of the alternate

Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21

2012-04-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Tod, I'm not understanding how UTF-8 would be considered 8-bit character data (other than the ASCII-range of the Unicode repertoire, natch). I don't think ISO 2709 knows from characters, only bytes. -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian # University of Texas at Arlington #

Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21

2012-04-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Doran, Michael D Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:05 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21 Hi Tod, I'm not understanding how UTF-8 would

Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21

2012-04-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
.) ;-) -- Michael -Original Message- From: Jonathan Rochkind [mailto:rochk...@jhu.edu] Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:09 AM To: Code for Libraries Cc: Doran, Michael D Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21 On 4/18/2012 11:09 AM

Re: [CODE4LIB] MarcXML and char encodings

2012-04-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ralph, But, ignoring the encoding, the original MarcXML rules were the same as the MARC-21 rules for character repertoire and you were suppose to restrict yourself to characters that could be mapped back into MARC-8. I don't know if that rule is still in force, but everyone ignores it.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Please do not quote the entire digest when replying to threads

2012-02-21 Thread Doran, Michael D
Also, please feel free to change the subject line to reflect the thread you are replying to. Thanks, -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Cary Gordon Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 10:37 AM To:

[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 LinkedIn event

2012-01-31 Thread Doran, Michael D
Just a reminder that there is a code4lib 2012 conference LinkedIn event: URL: http://linkd.in/unhJsR If, like me, you are curious about the professional backgrounds of other code4lib attendees this makes it easy to find out. -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian # University

Re: [CODE4LIB] copyright/fair use considerations for re-using Seattle World's Fair images

2011-12-09 Thread Doran, Michael D
. Steve McDonald steve.mcdon...@tufts.edu -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Doran, Michael D Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 1:34 PM To: CODE4LIB

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

2011-12-06 Thread Doran, Michael D
You had earlier asked the question whether to do things client or server side - well in this example, the correct answer is to do it client-side. (Yours is a read-only application, where none of the advantages of server-side processing applies.) One thing to take into consideration when

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

2011-12-06 Thread Doran, Michael D
, Michael D do...@uta.edu wrote: You had earlier asked the question whether to do things client or server side - well in this example, the correct answer is to do it client- side. (Yours is a read-only application, where none of the advantages of server-side processing applies.) One

Re: [CODE4LIB] Pandering for votes for code4lib sessions (humor)

2011-12-01 Thread Doran, Michael D
I feel this whole situation has tainted things somewhat. :( This incident appears to have been blown out of proportion. So to lighten the mood a bit, I offer this doggerel inspired by the above comment and with apologies to Ed Cobb, et al.: Tainted Votes Sometimes I feel I've got to

Re: [CODE4LIB] OCLC Seal of Approval

2011-11-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
] On Behalf Of Michael J. Giarlo Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:28 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] OCLC Seal of Approval Please put this on a t-shirt. -Original message- From: Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edu To: CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu Sent: Fri, Nov

Re: [CODE4LIB] OCLC Seal of Approval

2011-11-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
bacon has not yet achieved that distinction. Just sayin' Roy On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edu wrote: Hi Michael, Please put this on a t-shirt. I am thinking about making stickers or temporary tattoos and bringing them to Seattle... anybody else who wants

[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 LinkedIn event

2011-11-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
Just an FYI that a LinkedIn event has been created for the Code4Lib 2012 conference in Seattle, WA. URL: http://linkd.in/unhJsR LinkedIn events allow you to indicate whether you are interested and/or attending and/or presenting. It looks like it is also possible to comment on an event.

[CODE4LIB] iPad-compatible Bluetooth barcode scanner

2011-11-10 Thread Doran, Michael D
We would like to use an iPad-compatible Bluetooth barcode scanner to scan Codabar barcodes into form inputs of a web app. Does anybody have any experience doing something like that? On the interwebs, I'm seeing products such as these that claim to be iPad compatible and so would be good

Re: [CODE4LIB] iPad-compatible Bluetooth barcode scanner

2011-11-10 Thread Doran, Michael D
be talking with you some more! Again, thanks for the info. -- Michael [1] ShelfLister http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/shelflister/iphone.html -Original Message- From: Jeff Godin [mailto:jgo...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:40 AM To: Doran, Michael D Cc: Code

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc-8

2011-10-24 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Eric, In Perl, how do I specify MARC-8 when reading (decoding) and writing (encoding) data? You can't. MARC-8 is a character set that is unknown to the operating system. Your best bet is to convert MARC-8-encoded records into UTF-8. ...it is converted it Perl's internal encoding

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc-8

2011-10-24 Thread Doran, Michael D
or how to do it. If it was possible to do at that low level in ruby 1.9, it might justify the time to do it. On 10/24/2011 2:55 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote: Eric, Sometimes for grandpa Perl stuff -- especially as concerns charsets and/or internationalization -- it's worth pinging these lists

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc-8

2011-10-24 Thread Doran, Michael D
allowed escape sequences to temporarily switch to a different encoding. Really? Oh my god. On 10/24/2011 3:10 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote: Hi Jonathan, I tried to figure out how to custom add a new encoding to ruby 1.9 with the idea of adding Marc8 as an actuall ruby 1.9 character encoding

[CODE4LIB] RDF for opening times/hours?

2011-06-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
I am building a little web service that spits out info on when the libraries (a central library and two branches) are open and what the hours are for that day. As those who work in academic libraries know, it's not the *regular* hours, but all the exception dates/hours that are important

Re: [CODE4LIB] A right way for recording a place name?

2011-05-31 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ethan, Are these examples in LCSH the most common way to textually record places, or are there other examples I should look at? In the other examples I should look at category, you might want to take a gander at the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN):

Re: [CODE4LIB] is this valid marc ?

2011-05-20 Thread Doran, Michael D
...@jhu.edu] Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:23 PM To: Code for Libraries Cc: Doran, Michael D Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] is this valid marc ? Thanks Michael. So one weird thing is that at least some of those characters specifically designated as control characters aren't ordinarily what everyone

Re: [CODE4LIB] is this valid marc ?

2011-05-19 Thread Doran, Michael D
Is it really true that newline characters are not allowed in a marc value? Yes. CONTROL FUNCTION CODES [1] Eight characters are specifically designated as control characters for MARC 21 use: - escape character, 1B(hex) in MARC-8 and Unicode encoding - subfield delimiter, 1F(hex) in

Re: [CODE4LIB] ajaxy CRUD / weeding helper

2011-05-16 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ken, If Wittenberg University were a Voyager ILS library, I would point you towards the (free, open-source) ShelfLister client [1]. Although not ajaxy, one of the specific use cases is collection development/weeding projects and it meets many of your requirements: - current shelf-list -

Re: [CODE4LIB] If you were starting over, what would you learn and how would you do it?

2011-05-06 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ceci, I have 3 project ideas twirling around in my head at the moment... Do these spare-time projects get any respect from the real world when it comes time to apply for a job? Yes they do -- at least they do at the type of place you would probably want to work. Over the years, I've

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

2011-04-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
University of Texas is switching to django for all of their internal DB stuff like accounting and payroll for reasons that are obvious to anyone who has used django. Huh? Django may be great, but this seems highly unlikely. -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian # University of Texas

Re: [CODE4LIB] regexp for LCC?

2011-03-31 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Jonathan, Although designed for a different purpose, you might want to take a look at the regex in the LC call number sorting utilities on this page: http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/sortlc/ Note that unparsable call numbers printed to STDERR with error message. So you could run it against a

Re: [CODE4LIB] techniques for parsing legacy library data

2011-03-31 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Jason, I started a page on the wiki: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Parsing_Library_Data Cool idea. I added a link under the Title section to a small code snippet for parsing titles to determine the number of nonfiling characters (for when converting non-MARC data to MARC). --

Re: [CODE4LIB] [ANNOUNCEMENT] : March 2011 issue of ITALica, a weblog on libraries and information technology...

2011-03-03 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Andy, LITA's peer-reviewed quarterly journal, is online and accessible to all LITA members. Issues older than six months are open to all. I can't say as I understand how restricting access to the articles benefits the authors, LITA members, or the general public. Just out of curiosity,

Re: [CODE4LIB] data export help: line breaks on tab-delimited download

2011-01-12 Thread Doran, Michael D
For future reference, Notepad will only recognize \r\n, not \r or \n alone. Also, use Wordpad or Notepad++ instead. That's been my experience, too. These are my instructions to staff for downloading a delimited text file from one of our (Unix) web servers to their PC: 1) Right-click and

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib by way of Chicago

2010-12-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Francis, ...flying into Chicago (My imaginary reduced costs because of the Hub at O'Hare) Before you start counting your imaginary savings, you might want to at check actual airfares to Indianapolis. February is apparently not the high season for travel to Indiana. My round-trip fare

[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 -- LinkedIn event

2010-12-14 Thread Doran, Michael D
For those of you basking in the glow of a successful conference registration (and that have a LinkedIn account), consider RSVPing your status on the Code4Lib 2011 event created by the conference organizers: http://events.linkedin.com/Code4Lib-2011/pub/448897 -- Michael # Michael

[CODE4LIB] Registration website issues?

2010-12-13 Thread Doran, Michael D
Is anyone else having trouble connecting to the Code4Lib registration website (https://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=2375)? It took me about 15 minutes to get connected initially, now it's hanging after page 2 (of 9?). -- Michael # Michael Doran, Systems Librarian # University of Texas at

Re: [CODE4LIB] SIP2 SDK available

2010-11-04 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Migell, So, my task will be to write the user interface, but I'd like to avoid writing the SIP2 component from scratch. If you are developing your own check-in system, there will be an integrated library system (ILS) SIP2 component (the SIP2 server) and a user interface SIP2 component (a

[CODE4LIB] He's Pro-Django (humour)

2010-10-30 Thread Doran, Michael D
He's Pro-Django (sung to the tune of Mr. Bojangles and with abject apologies to Jerry Jeff Walker) I knew a man pro-Django and he proselytized For DRY; It's plugable, reusable, for rapid dev, Give it a try. He praised Python, he praised Python, Which it's written in.

Re: [CODE4LIB] membership recommendations

2010-08-26 Thread Doran, Michael D
Make sure to include a line: Code4Lib...$0.00 Or: Code4Lib...priceless -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Bill Dueber Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:39 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re:

Re: [CODE4LIB] mobile web design: resources?

2010-08-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ken, Does anyone else have a favorite book or three for this kind of work? If you're looking for web page and web app development vs. native app development, you might want to consider these books: Mobile Design and Development: Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile

Re: [CODE4LIB] mobile web design: resources?

2010-08-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
but not linked to from the presentation page? Well, anyway, here's powerpoints. http://code4lib.org/conference/2010/doran From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Doran, Michael D [do...@uta.edu] Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:46

Re: [CODE4LIB] schema for some web page

2010-07-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Jonathan, So in our marc records, we have these 856 links, the meaning of which is basically some web page related to the entity at hand. You don't really know the relation, the granularity is not there. There is some *minimal* indication of the relationship via the second indicator of

Re: [CODE4LIB] newbie

2010-03-26 Thread Doran, Michael D
Ruby may be sexy but sexy ruby on rails gets only four hits. As for sexy python, well, no comment. T Also no comment: perl necklace Although see http://necklace.pl/ (and the T-shirt is clever). -- Michael -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] PHP bashing (was: newbie)

2010-03-26 Thread Doran, Michael D
As a first language, you want something that let's you Get Stuff Done with a minimum of fuss... If you are getting started and if you are not planning on being a full-time programmer, then you want to be looking at the high-level languages as Mike suggests: the strong candidates include Perl,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

2010-03-13 Thread Doran, Michael D
Here's some data on brewpub density from Yelp. New Haven: http://bit.ly/b4vZBP (4) Bloomington: http://bit.ly/aOJ6KW (7) Vancouver: http://bit.ly/9p6Fgs (20) Now you can all make an informed decision. Van! Coo! Ver! Van! Coo! Ver! -- Michael

Re: [CODE4LIB] Mobile emulators and sites to search

2010-03-10 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Jill, So we were wondering, Is there a mobile emulator for the Android phone you would recommend? Yes. Your best bet is to use the emulator that comes with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). One of the other code4lib presentations included some screenshots showing some of the

Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L10 Mobile Web App Design slides

2010-03-01 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Jason, I have mostly worked in the iPhone Simulator, but in this case you will miss out on testing some of the device's resource limitations. This does seem to be the more the case for the iPhone Simulator. And I think you are correct to point out that the difference between a simulator

[CODE4LIB] C4L10 Mobile Web App Design slides

2010-02-26 Thread Doran, Michael D
The Code4Lib 2010 presentation slides for Mobile Web App Design: Getting Started are available for download from http://code4lib.org/conference/2010/doran or http://code4lib.org/conference/2010/schedule. I also wanted to take a stab at addressing some of the presentation-related questions

Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L10 Mobile Web App Design slides

2010-02-26 Thread Doran, Michael D
for that. -- Michael From: Doran, Michael D Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:20 PM To: Code for Libraries Subject: C4L10 Mobile Web App Design slides The Code4Lib 2010 presentation slides for Mobile Web App Design: Getting Started are available for download from

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2010 LinkedIn Event created

2010-02-18 Thread Doran, Michael D
Just an FYI now that everybody is registered... -Original Message- From: Doran, Michael D Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 12:11 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Code4Lib 2010 LinkedIn Event created Just an FYI that a LinkedIn event has been created for the Code4Lib 2010

Re: [CODE4LIB] Sunday in Asheville

2010-02-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Mike, the Thirsty Monk [1]. It's a half-mile from the conference hotel, so it's easily walkable/stumbleable. 1. http://www.yelp.com/biz/thirsty-monk-pub-asheville The Yelp entry has their address being 50 Commerce St, Asheville, NC 28801. However their website

[CODE4LIB] Thirsty Monk location solved [was: Sunday in Asheville]

2010-02-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
at Arlington # 817-272-5326 office # 817-688-1926 mobile # do...@uta.edu # http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/ -Original Message- From: Doran, Michael D Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:06 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: RE: [CODE4LIB] Sunday in Asheville Hi Mike

Re: [CODE4LIB] Rails Hosting

2010-01-14 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Kevin, Although I can't recommend any hosting based on personal experience, a while back I had bookmarked a recommended (by another code4libber) hosting site: Slicehost at http://www.slicehost.com/ I think they pretty much get out of the way and let you do what you want, development wise.

Re: [CODE4LIB] character-sets for dummies?

2009-12-16 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ken, In an effort to better understand character sets myself, I have brought together some information on my website, with an emphasis on library automation and the internet environment: Coded Character Sets A Technical Primer for Librarians http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/charsets/ Make

Re: [CODE4LIB] character-sets for dummies?

2009-12-16 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ken, 1) It appears that once I switch my MySQL table over from a latin character set to UTF-8 My understanding is that a database character set is essentially a *label* that means My intention is to put data encoded in X character set in columns/fields of certain string datatypes. I'm

[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2010 LinkedIn Event created

2009-12-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
Just an FYI that a LinkedIn event has been created for the Code4Lib 2010 conference in Asheville, NC. See http://events.linkedin.com/Code4Lib-2010/pub/180483 LinkedIn events allow you to indicate whether you are interested and/or attending and/or presenting. It looks like it is also

Re: [CODE4LIB] HTML mark-up in MARC records

2009-06-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
an image (from a suitably maintained source) based on an identifier somewhere within the page. Best, Tim [1] http://code.google.com/p/juice-project/ -- Tim Hodson http://informationtakesover.co.uk 2009/6/21 Doran, Michael D do...@uta.edu

[CODE4LIB] HTML mark-up in MARC records

2009-06-21 Thread Doran, Michael D
Is anybody else embedding HTML mark-up code in MARC records [1]? We're currently including an img tag in some MARC Holdings records in the 856z [2]. I'm inclined to think that HTML mark-up does not belong anywhere in MARC records, but am looking for other opinions (preferably with the

[CODE4LIB] How to access environment variables in XSL

2009-06-19 Thread Doran, Michael D
I am working with some XSL pages that serve up HTML on the web. I'm new to XSL. In my prior web development, I was accustomed to being able to access environment variables (and their values, natch) in my CGI scripts and/or via Server Side Includes. Is there an equivalent mechanism for

Re: [CODE4LIB] How to access environment variables in XSL

2009-06-19 Thread Doran, Michael D
://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Doran, Michael D [do...@uta.edu] Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:44 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] How to access environment variables in XSL

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib mugs?

2008-11-04 Thread Doran, Michael D
John Fereira wrote: A Talis sponsorship of audio/video support: Not only benefits attendees but benefits those that can't attend the conference and can watch the audio/video captures after the conference. Seems to me that #3 is a clear winner. That does seem like a win-win option.

Re: [CODE4LIB] code to guide installation of software?

2008-10-09 Thread Doran, Michael D
Hi Ken, Is there any open-source or otherwise freely-available software to handle the installation of a LAMP-type product: - creating databases - creating data tables (in this case, with a dynamic list of fields depending on some user input) - loading up some pre-determined data into

[CODE4LIB] perl questions

2008-01-23 Thread Doran, Michael D
Subject: [CODE4LIB] perl question Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:54 PM Subject: [CODE4LIB] perl6 Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 7:01 AM There *is* still a perl4lib list and these would have been relevant postings [1]. Do the code connoisseurs on *this* list now consider perl4lib

Re: [CODE4LIB] perl questions

2008-01-23 Thread Doran, Michael D
PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] perl questions On Jan 23, 2008, at 3:15 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote: There *is* still a perl4lib list and these would have been relevant postings... I suppose I am guilty party here, and I posted to code4lib because it seems

Re: [CODE4LIB] Posting Presenations

2007-03-07 Thread Doran, Michael D
I tried to post my presentation both before and after the conference. Before the conference, trying to upload would lock up my browser. After the conference, it seemed to upload successfully, but I was getting an error message like yours when I tried to save the page. This is in spite of the

Re: [CODE4LIB] Radioactive records for Solr

2007-02-09 Thread Doran, Michael D
... the Zinterop records (which are described in detail in that pdf but aren't available for download anywhere I could find ... I sent Bill Moen an email asking if the records described in the report were available for download, and if not, could they be made available. -- Michael # Michael

Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-19 Thread Doran, Michael D
Since we can't SQL-query our own ILS data directly... I don't know why we tolerate such limitations in our contractual agreements. For Voyager ILS libraries the can't SQL-query is strictly a local limitation imposed by local IT fiat. Many, if not most of us, SQL-query to our hearts

Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
As long as we're on the subject, does anyone want to share strategies for syncing circulation data? It sounds like we're all talking about the parallel systems รก la NCSU's Endeca system, which I think is a great idea. It's the circ data that keeps nagging at me, though. Is there an elegant

Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
Sure isn't elegant, but as our Real Systems Guys don't want us to look at the production Oracle instance (performance worries), we've had pretty good luck screen-scraping holdings and status data, once we get a Bib ID. Ugly, but functional, and surprisingly fast. A big repercussion of hooking

Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-17 Thread Doran, Michael D
This is DBA 101 stuff here. [...] So no here doesn't mean it's not possible, and if they're as good as you say they are, it doesn't mean we don't know how to. By my reckoning, that just leaves we don't feel like it... The Voyager ILS only comes with an Oracle run-time license, so

Re: [CODE4LIB] Copyright under free software licenses

2006-09-15 Thread Doran, Michael D
If you work for an employer under a contract in which all intellectual property created during employment belongs to your employer [...] This also holds true when the employer is a university -- in fact, it's generally the case whether you've explicitly signed a contract to that effect or not.

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib journal - name compromise?

2006-05-10 Thread Doran, Michael D
/lib/dev: A Journal for Library Programmers won the journal name vote. (See http://www.code4lib.org/node/96 for more details.) When I provide phone support for non-geeks and I specify a path name, I usually include the slashes and often spell out the directory and/or file names, for example: