[CODE4LIB] Digital Projects Librarian - University of Alabama

2016-07-06 Thread Edward M. Corrado
*THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES*



*Digital Projects Librarian *



*Position Description*



General Summary of Responsibilities



The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and
service-oriented professional for the position of Digital Projects
Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, this position is
primarily responsible for development, implementation, and project
management of technology projects in a collaborative environment, as well
as supporting the development and management of the UA Libraries various
web interfaces. This position will also act as primary administrator for
LibApps and similar cloud-based library application suites.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities



Reporting to the head of Web Services, the Digital Projects Librarian will
manage and extend the University Libraries services by planning and
implementing a variety of projects for internal and external audiences. The
position will also integrate, manage, and extend various software platforms
and web-based tools using LAMP technology skills and web programming
languages such as PHP, CSS, and JavaScript.  S/he will support tools such
as the University Libraries web site and intranet, will work with an
institutional repository instance and digital archives website, and will
work with the LibApps suite of library tools. Will modify, implement and
create widgets and small applications for learning tools and other
interfaces and APIs. The librarian will interact with a wide range of
individuals with differing technological abilities and will be expected to
successfully collaborate across departments. The librarian will maintain a
knowledge of current best practices in security for web tools, and library
privacy concerns. The librarian will work to identify promising new
technologies that can impact services and generate a better user
experience. The librarian will be expected to have some participation in
usability and user experience studies.



*Department Information*



The Web Services Unit is part of the University Libraries Office of Library
Technology and is responsible for web applications, web sites, content, and
services that comprise the University Libraries web presence. Among its
duties, Web Services manages the University Libraries discovery service
application, multiple instances of the WordPress CMS, WordPress Blogs, the
LibApp suite of library tools, and Omeka as well as other tools, along with
usability and accessibility efforts.



*Duties*

   - Administrate the UA suite of the LibApps tools (LibGuides, LibCal,
   LibAnswers, etc.); responsible for implementation of existing guidelines
   and maintaining continuity of look, feel and action;
   - Works as part of team that is responsible for management and extension
   of the University Libraries various web-based applications and tools (such
   as Wordpress as a CMS and other CMS frameworks, Wordpress Blogs, custom
   apps using an Angular JS framework and Bootstrap, Omeka, Drupal);
   - General, project-based web development and UX implementation within
   the framework of our web site, intranet and student portal;
   - Responsible for creating, modifying and implementing learning-tool
   solutions, such as Blackboard Learn widgets;
   - Evaluate the use and effectiveness of web applications and other
   technological services using analytics, usability studies, and other
   methods;
   - Work to identify and assist in implementing and evaluating promising
   emerging technologies and social media tools;
   - Provide technical expertise for the use of social media applications
   and tools;
   - Other duties as assigned.



*Required qualifications*

   - Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an
   ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in Instructional Technology or
   comparable field from an accredited institution;
   - Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects;
   - Demonstrated experience working on digital library projects;
   - Experience administering CMS-type tools and an understanding of web
   programming work;

· Familiarity with the Linux and/or Unix command-line;

· Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service
skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and
staff.

*Preferred Qualifications*

   - One year of experience working in an academic library on large digital
   projects – either implementation or programming/developing, or both.
   - Demonstrable experience creating course and/or subject guides via
   LibGuides or a comparable application;
   - Experience developing for libraries using current best practices in
   writing and implementation of multiple scripting or programing languages;
   - Experience with automated development repository environments using
   Grunt, Bower, GitHub, etc.
   - Experience with an Open Source content management systems such as
   WordPress;
   - Demonstrated ability to 

Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - LA Fiscal Host Announcement

2016-06-23 Thread Edward M. Corrado
UCLA Library++

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Gary Thompson  wrote:

> I am happy to follow up on Brian's announcement, confirming UCLA's
> agreement to serve as fiscal sponsor for this proposal. Ginny Steel, UCLA's
> University Librarian, signed a statement yesterday saying:
>
>/"The UCLA Library enthusiastically supports the collaborative
>effort of the Chattanooga 2017 Code4Lib Conference organizing
>committee and the Southern California Code4Lib community to hold the
>2017 conference in the Los Angles area. If the greater Code4Lib
>community accepts this collaborative proposal, the UCLA Library will
>serve as fiduciary sponsor for the conference."/
>
> SoCal organizers have met with the Chattanooga organizers, and are
> encourage by the potential of this collaboration.
>
> If any other local group(s) offer another proposal, we will post details
> of our collaboration so the community can decide through the normal voting
> process. If you are considering such a proposal, please let us know that a
> proposal is forthcoming.
>
> But if there are no other proposal by July 1, we will dive in an plan to
> host another awesome Code4Lib Conference in February or March, 2017.
>
> --Gary Thompson
>
>
>
> On 6/23/2016 4:45 PM, Brian Rogers wrote:
>
>> Greetings from the LA (formerly Chattanooga) Proposal Committee -
>>
>> We are pickled as punch and tickled as teeth to inform the community that
>> UCLA Library has agreed to serve as fiscal host for the Code4Lib 2017
>> Conference.
>>
>> That being said, adhering to our previous post and to the spirit of
>> openness/accountability, we wholly welcome any group who may wish to
>> propose an alternative city for next year's conference. We realize a
>> handful of other individuals had begun earnest conversations in their own
>> states, and do not wish to discount or diminish any additional effort or
>> excitement toward the goal. We know the community at-large has an
>> investment in seeing this gathering of minds occur, and that the desire for
>> an in-person conference is the sole motivating factor in any of our
>> activities. As a reminder, so that any of us can make pragmatic movement
>> toward conference planning, the deadline for proposals, with a secure
>> fiscal host in hand, is July 1st.
>>
>> Once again, we thank everyone for their private and public input, their
>> patience while this gets sorted out, and for their passion as a community
>> in providing a safe and accommodating environment for folks to enjoy and
>> contribute to the conference.
>>
>> - Brian Rogers
>>
>


Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - Potential Venue Shift to LA and Call for Proposals

2016-06-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for sharing Jason. As someone who has been involved in planning a
number of conferences, I can relate to the author's rant.

Edward

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Jason Griffey  wrote:

> Given all of the sturm und drang with this process now, and the
> organizational question, this rant resonated with me:
>
>
> http://www.rebeccamiller-webster.com/2016/06/the-realities-of-organizing-a-community-tech-conference-an-ill-advised-rant/
>
> Enjoy.
>
> :-)
>
> Jason
>
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:20 AM Fleming, Declan  wrote:
>
> > +1
> >
> > -Original Message-
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
> > Sarah H Shealy
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:52 PM
> > To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - Potential Venue Shift to LA and Call for
> > Proposals
> >
> > +1
> >
> >
> > I think the timeline provided by Brian is reasonable.
> >
> >
> > But it's TN, not NC.
> >
> >
> > Sarah
> >
> > 
> > From: Code for Libraries  on behalf of
> Jonathan
> > Rochkind 
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:38:27 PM
> > To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - Potential Venue Shift to LA and Call for
> > Proposals
> >
> > I wouldn't have even done a vote at all -- I think when we vote on
> > conference hosts, we are choosing people to steward the conference and
> make
> > sure it happens, as good as it can be using their judgement for what that
> > looks like and how to make it happen.  The fact that the NC folks are
> > attempting to make sure the torch can get passed instead of just throwing
> > up their hands and saying "it's back at you, community, we're no longer
> > involved" shows that stewardship was well-placed. I think it would have
> > been totally appropriate for them to simply pass the torch.
> >
> > But if votes are going to happen, they need to happen as quickly as
> > possible if you want the conf to actually come off, at least in the
> > spring.  How is "7 days after a credible proposal that includes financial
> > backing" not an "arbitrary deadline"?  Are you willing to wait forever
> for
> > such a "credible proposal" to show up? Who decides if it's "credible"?
> > Once a proposal shows up, anyone else that was trying to work on a
> > proposal now has exactly 7 days to get one in, but they had no idea what
> > their deadline was until the first proposal showed up, which hopefully
> they
> > noticed on the email list so they know what their deadline is now?  Or
> only
> > the first proposal to get in gets a yes/no vote, and anyone else doesn't
> > get included in the vote, first to get the proposal to email wins?
> >
> > There are a bunch of different ways it could be done, but calendar dates
> > are important for an orderly process, and speedy calendar dates are
> > important for the conf to actually happen, and I think nitpicking and
> > arguing over the process the NC folks have chosen is pointless, they were
> > entrusted to steward the thing, the process they've come up with is
> > reasonable, just go with it.
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Cary Gordon 
> wrote:
> >
> > > I think that we should avoid arbitrary limits such as a July 1st
> > deadline.
> > > We should open up any credible proposal that includes financial
> > > backing to discussion and a vote closing seven days after the proposal
> > > is posted to this list.
> > >
> > > Cary
> > >
> > > > On Jun 15, 2016, at 12:05 PM, Brian Rogers 
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Greetings once more from the Chattanooga Local Planning Committee -
> > > >
> > > > We come with another update regarding the annual Code4Lib conference.
> > > After the announcement of our survey, two other groups immediately
> > > reached out about the possibility of hosting the conference. Of those
> > > two, the one that is the most confident about being able to secure a
> > > fiscal host and still pull off everything within the existing
> > > timeframe, is the LA-based C4L-SoCal. We spoke with three of their
> > > members earlier in the week - Gary Thompson, Christina Salazar, and
> > > Joshua Gomez. After discussion, we collectively envision a
> > > collaboration between the two groups, given the effort, energy and
> > commitment the Chattanooga group has already invested.
> > > The LA group would handle more of the venue and local arrangements,
> > > with the Chattanooga group helping spearhead other planning elements.
> > > >
> > > > Thus, the idea is to host the annual conference in the greater LA
> area.
> > > >
> > > > However, even though Chattanooga's proposal was the only one put
> > > > forth
> > > for next year, since this suggestion does reflect a significant
> > > change, and because LA is still working on securing a fiscal host, we
> > > are proposing to the community the following:
> > > >
> > > 

Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - Potential Venue Shift to LA and Call for Proposals

2016-06-15 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I support the timeline proposed by Brian.

Edward

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 2:51 PM, Sarah H Shealy  wrote:

> +1
>
>
> I think the timeline provided by Brian is reasonable.
>
>
> But it's TN, not NC.
>
>
> Sarah
>
> 
> From: Code for Libraries  on behalf of Jonathan
> Rochkind 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:38:27 PM
> To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] C4L17 - Potential Venue Shift to LA and Call for
> Proposals
>
> I wouldn't have even done a vote at all -- I think when we vote on
> conference hosts, we are choosing people to steward the conference and make
> sure it happens, as good as it can be using their judgement for what that
> looks like and how to make it happen.  The fact that the NC folks are
> attempting to make sure the torch can get passed instead of just throwing
> up their hands and saying "it's back at you, community, we're no longer
> involved" shows that stewardship was well-placed. I think it would have
> been totally appropriate for them to simply pass the torch.
>
> But if votes are going to happen, they need to happen as quickly as
> possible if you want the conf to actually come off, at least in the
> spring.  How is "7 days after a credible proposal that includes financial
> backing" not an "arbitrary deadline"?  Are you willing to wait forever for
> such a "credible proposal" to show up? Who decides if it's "credible"?
> Once a proposal shows up, anyone else that was trying to work on a proposal
> now has exactly 7 days to get one in, but they had no idea what their
> deadline was until the first proposal showed up, which hopefully they
> noticed on the email list so they know what their deadline is now?  Or only
> the first proposal to get in gets a yes/no vote, and anyone else doesn't
> get included in the vote, first to get the proposal to email wins?
>
> There are a bunch of different ways it could be done, but calendar dates
> are important for an orderly process, and speedy calendar dates are
> important for the conf to actually happen, and I think nitpicking and
> arguing over the process the NC folks have chosen is pointless, they were
> entrusted to steward the thing, the process they've come up with is
> reasonable, just go with it.
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Cary Gordon  wrote:
>
> > I think that we should avoid arbitrary limits such as a July 1st
> deadline.
> > We should open up any credible proposal that includes financial backing
> to
> > discussion and a vote closing seven days after the proposal is posted to
> > this list.
> >
> > Cary
> >
> > > On Jun 15, 2016, at 12:05 PM, Brian Rogers 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Greetings once more from the Chattanooga Local Planning Committee -
> > >
> > > We come with another update regarding the annual Code4Lib conference.
> > After the announcement of our survey, two other groups immediately
> reached
> > out about the possibility of hosting the conference. Of those two, the
> one
> > that is the most confident about being able to secure a fiscal host and
> > still pull off everything within the existing timeframe, is the LA-based
> > C4L-SoCal. We spoke with three of their members earlier in the week -
> Gary
> > Thompson, Christina Salazar, and Joshua Gomez. After discussion, we
> > collectively envision a collaboration between the two groups, given the
> > effort, energy and commitment the Chattanooga group has already invested.
> > The LA group would handle more of the venue and local arrangements, with
> > the Chattanooga group helping spearhead other planning elements.
> > >
> > > Thus, the idea is to host the annual conference in the greater LA area.
> > >
> > > However, even though Chattanooga's proposal was the only one put forth
> > for next year, since this suggestion does reflect a significant change,
> and
> > because LA is still working on securing a fiscal host, we are proposing
> to
> > the community the following:
> > >
> > > - Since a handful of individuals came forth w/alternative cities
> > subsequent to my last update, any group who now wishes to put forth a
> > proposal, do so by July 1st.
> > > - Given the specter of timecrunch, we ask anyone, including LA, who
> > would put forth another city, to only do so with written confirmation of
> a
> > fiscal host by that same deadline.
> > > - If more than one city has put forth a proposal and secured a fiscal
> > host within that window of time, we will put it to a community vote, with
> > polls being left up through July 15th.
> > >
> > > As always, comments and suggestions welcome. Thanks for all the
> existing
> > feedback, dialogue, various offers people have come forth with, and the
> > patience while we try to wrangle up a physical home for 2017.
> > >
> > > - Brian Rogers
> >
>


Re: [CODE4LIB] Formalizing Code4Lib?

2016-06-13 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Generally speaking, what the fiduciary agent normally would get rewarded in
money. Arrangements can vary of course, but basically they would get a
portion of the income of the event.

Edward

On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Shaun D. Ellis 
wrote:

> I agree that securing a permanent fiscal agent is the only way to sustain
> the annual conference at the current level, but I think there are ways to
> make a less formal commitment.  What I don’t understand is what any
> fiduciary agent gets out of such a deal.  There is significant risk and
> overhead for anyone to take this on.  What is the reward?
>
> Overhead
> It’s not just about fronting money and signing contracts.  There is people
> power involved too.  For 2016, I reviewed every contract and agreement that
> came through because my hide was on the line if we screwed up.  It’s not
> hard to miss something in the fine print, or to find estimates and invoices
> that don’t add up.  Furthermore, there were people in our finance
> department who had to do extra work to set up the account, cut checks,
> double-check contracts, communicate with vendors, etc.
>
> Risk
> While we have not yet gone "into the red" on an annual Code4Lib conference
> (knock on wood), it is certainly possible unless there is a degree of
> vigilance on the part of the organizers.  Because you have different
> organizers each year there can be large fluctuations when it comes to
> fundraising/sponsorship effort and experience.  The same goes for
> researching, negotiating, and comparing vendor and venue prices.  We do
> pass on documentation as best we can, but the process is rarely cookie
> cutter.
>
> Reward
> Is the reward simply “thanks” and a pat on the back?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  (For what
> it’s worth, I could see a high-visibility sponsor spot given to this org
> since it's a form of in-kind donated resources.)
>
> Even if Code4Lib were to form a non-profit to strictly handle the annual
> conf, someone’s hide needs to be on the line to make sure there’s proper
> oversight of funds, budgets are properly formed and adhered to, contracts
> are not putting the org at risk, and so on.  To me, that sounds like a
> dedicated employee of the non-profit.
>
> -Shaun
>
> On Jun 13, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Rogan Hamby > wrote:
>
> There are a variety of options but I think it's fairly safe to say that it
> would require some additional organization.  If another body took Code4Lib
> under it's umbrella they would want organizational contacts and some
> arrangements in place with whatever served as the governance of Code4Lib
> (and I use the term governance here very loosely).  And at the other end of
> the spectrum if Code4Lib did something like become a non-profit there are a
> number of IRS requirements it would have to observe in terms of a board,
> bylaws, etc
>
> Note, I'm sure there are other options, those are just the two that occur
> to me off the top of my head from opposing ends of the "we have to be a
> formal entity spectrum."
>
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Akerman, Laura > wrote:
>
> Would "finding a permanent fiduciary agent" call for some degree of
> organizational formalization?  Wouldn't somebody or bodies have to "sign
> for" Code4Lib on this agreement with this agent, and wouldn't their role
> therefore have to be, to some degree, permanent?
>
> Sorry, but just wondering...
>
> Laura
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Salazar, Christina
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 5:26 PM
> To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Formalizing Code4Lib?
>
> Yes I think it's time to do so and I also felt that there was significant
> support for the idea.
>
> I think perhaps the title "formalizing Code4Lib" might be a bit misleading
> though... We might want to frame the idea as "finding a permanent fiduciary
> agent" or something along those lines. This way, we don't have to think
> about major changes all at once.
>
> I imagine it would help those who plan for Code4Lib 2017 as well, assuming
> that there will be a physical one.
>
> Christina Salazar
> Systems Librarian
> John Spoor Broome Library
> California State University, Channel Islands
> 805/437-3198
>
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Brian Rogers
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 2:20 PM
> To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Formalizing Code4Lib?
>
> Since the Chattanooga Planning Committee inadvertently prompted this
> newest round of conversations around some degree of formalization, would it
> be useful if we threw together a follow-up survey for the community, to
> test the waters around support (or lack there of) for the notion of
> formalizing, to the extent that it allows for a stable 

Re: [CODE4LIB] Formalizing Code4Lib?

2016-06-07 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for the information Peter (and best of luck at Index Data).

Edward

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Peter Murray <jes...@dltj.org> wrote:

> I did look at this while I was at LYRASIS a few years ago.  (I'm now at
> Cherry Hill -- soon to be at Index Data -- http://dltj.org/p27236 ).  At
> the time they had an "association management" division that did this sort
> of thing.  They disbanded that division before I left, but they are under
> new executive leadership now, so they might be interested in doing it again.
>
>
>
> Peter
>
> > On Jun 7, 2016, at 4:43 PM, Edward M. Corrado <ecorr...@ecorrado.us>
> wrote:
> >
> > At one point Lyrasis offered to do this when Peter Murray was there. I
> > don't remeber to what degree this was investigated but at the time the
> > community generally wasn't in favor. I have no idea if Lyrasis would be
> > interested (and Peter is now elsewhere, I believe) but it might be
> > somethign to look into.
> >
> > Edward
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Esmé Cowles <escow...@ticklefish.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I don't think there is any Hydra legal entity (hence the need for a
> >> financial host), and the MOU is signed on behalf of the leadership
> >> committee.  So I think it boils down to being organized enough for the
> >> financial host to be comfortable entering into an agreement with them.
> >>
> >> I can ask the people I know on the Hydra leadership committee to get
> more
> >> info on how the arrangement works.
> >>
> >> -Esmé
> >>
> >>> On Jun 7, 2016, at 4:19 PM, Jenn C <jen...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> This sounds like an intriguing option. What is "Hydra" that it is able
> to
> >>> enter into an MOU - is the steering group an incorporated entity?
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Esmé Cowles <escow...@ticklefish.org>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I remember another option being brought up: picking an official
> >>>> organizational home for C4L that would handle being the financial host
> >> for
> >>>> the conference, and possibly other things (conference carryover,
> >>>> scholarship fundraising, holding intellectual property, etc.).  An
> >> existing
> >>>> library non-profit might be able to do this without that much
> overhead.
> >>>>
> >>>> For example, Hydra has a MOU with DuraSpace for exactly this kind of
> >>>> arrangement, and there was a post recently about renewing the
> >> arrangement
> >>>> for another year, including the MOU:
> >>>>
> >>>> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/hydra-tech/jCua5KILos4/yRpOalF6AgAJ
> >>>>
> >>>> In the past, there has been a great deal of resistance to making C4L
> >> more
> >>>> organized, and especially on the amount of work needed to run a
> >> non-profit
> >>>> organization.  So having a financial host arrangement could be a
> >>>> lighter-weight option.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Esmé
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Jun 7, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Coral Sheldon-Hess <
> co...@sheldon-hess.org
> >>>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I think this deserves its own thread--thanks for bringing it up,
> >>>> Christina!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm also interested in investigating how to formalize Code4Lib as an
> >>>>> entity, for all of the reasons listed earlier in the thread. I can't
> >>>>> volunteer to be the leader/torch-bearer/main source of energy behind
> >> the
> >>>>> investigation right now (sorry), but I'm happy to join any group that
> >>>> takes
> >>>>> this on. I might be willing to *co*-lead, if that is what it takes to
> >> get
> >>>>> the process started.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> And, yes, anyone who has talked to me or read my rants about the
> >>>>> proliferation of library professional organizations is going to think
> >> my
> >>>>> volunteering for this is really funny. But I think forming a group to
> >>>>> gather information gives us the chance to determine, as a community,
> >>>>> whether Code4Lib delivers enough value and has enough of a separate
> >>>>> identity to be worth form

Re: [CODE4LIB] Formalizing Code4Lib?

2016-06-07 Thread Edward M. Corrado
At one point Lyrasis offered to do this when Peter Murray was there. I
don't remeber to what degree this was investigated but at the time the
community generally wasn't in favor. I have no idea if Lyrasis would be
interested (and Peter is now elsewhere, I believe) but it might be
somethign to look into.

Edward

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Esmé Cowles  wrote:

> I don't think there is any Hydra legal entity (hence the need for a
> financial host), and the MOU is signed on behalf of the leadership
> committee.  So I think it boils down to being organized enough for the
> financial host to be comfortable entering into an agreement with them.
>
> I can ask the people I know on the Hydra leadership committee to get more
> info on how the arrangement works.
>
> -Esmé
>
> > On Jun 7, 2016, at 4:19 PM, Jenn C  wrote:
> >
> > This sounds like an intriguing option. What is "Hydra" that it is able to
> > enter into an MOU - is the steering group an incorporated entity?
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Esmé Cowles 
> wrote:
> >
> >> I remember another option being brought up: picking an official
> >> organizational home for C4L that would handle being the financial host
> for
> >> the conference, and possibly other things (conference carryover,
> >> scholarship fundraising, holding intellectual property, etc.).  An
> existing
> >> library non-profit might be able to do this without that much overhead.
> >>
> >> For example, Hydra has a MOU with DuraSpace for exactly this kind of
> >> arrangement, and there was a post recently about renewing the
> arrangement
> >> for another year, including the MOU:
> >>
> >> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/hydra-tech/jCua5KILos4/yRpOalF6AgAJ
> >>
> >> In the past, there has been a great deal of resistance to making C4L
> more
> >> organized, and especially on the amount of work needed to run a
> non-profit
> >> organization.  So having a financial host arrangement could be a
> >> lighter-weight option.
> >>
> >> -Esmé
> >>
> >>> On Jun 7, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Coral Sheldon-Hess  >
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I think this deserves its own thread--thanks for bringing it up,
> >> Christina!
> >>>
> >>> I'm also interested in investigating how to formalize Code4Lib as an
> >>> entity, for all of the reasons listed earlier in the thread. I can't
> >>> volunteer to be the leader/torch-bearer/main source of energy behind
> the
> >>> investigation right now (sorry), but I'm happy to join any group that
> >> takes
> >>> this on. I might be willing to *co*-lead, if that is what it takes to
> get
> >>> the process started.
> >>>
> >>> And, yes, anyone who has talked to me or read my rants about the
> >>> proliferation of library professional organizations is going to think
> my
> >>> volunteering for this is really funny. But I think forming a group to
> >>> gather information gives us the chance to determine, as a community,
> >>> whether Code4Lib delivers enough value and has enough of a separate
> >>> identity to be worth forming Yet Another Professional Organization (my
> >> gut
> >>> answer, today? "yes"), or whether we would do better to fold into, or
> >>> become a sub-entity of, some existing organization; or, (unlikely)
> should
> >>> Code4Lib stop being A Big International Thing and just do regional
> stuff?
> >>> Or some other option I haven't listed--I don't even know what all the
> >>> options are, right now.
> >>>
> >>> One note on the "no, let's not organize" sentiment: the problem with a
> >> flat
> >>> organization, or an anarchist collective, or a complete "do-ocracy," is
> >>> that the decision-making structures aren't as obvious to newcomers, or
> >> even
> >>> long-term members who aren't already part of those structures. There is
> >>> value to formality, within reason. I mean... right now, I don't know
> how
> >> to
> >>> go about getting "permission" to form this exploratory group, right?
> >> Having
> >>> some kind of formal structure would help.
> >>>
> >>> So... how do we do that? Can we do that? Who wants to help?
> >>>
> >>> - Coral
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Salazar, Christina <
> >>> christina.sala...@csuci.edu> wrote:
> >>>
>  It's probably too late for a 2017 but I really do think it's time to
>  reopen the question of formalizing Code4Lib IF ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES
> OF
>  BEING THE FIDUCIARY AGENT for the annual conference.
> 
>  Local (and national) politics aside, it's very difficult to stand in
> >> front
>  of your boss (or worse, a total stranger) and ask them to be willing
> to
>  cover financial liability for an unaffiliated, purely voluntary
>  organization. In addition, we're no longer talking about a couple
> >> thousand
>  dollars financial liability, we are now getting into a HUNDRED
> THOUSAND
>  DOLLARS liability.
> 
>  I question the sustainability of this present system for the 

Re: [CODE4LIB] Chattanooga Bid for 2017

2016-03-08 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Yea Chattanooga!

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Maura Carbone  wrote:

> +1 LOOK AT THAT INTERNET
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Mary Jinglewski 
> wrote:
>
> >  On behalf of our proposal committee, I am pleased to confirm that
> > Chattanooga has now submitted a bid to host Code4Lib 2017.
> >
> > Our proposal can be found at http://lab.lib.utc.edu/c4l-cha
> >
> > Mary Jinglewski, Wendy Hagenmaier, and Andrea Schurr are attending
> Code4Lib
> > 2016 in Philly and would be happy to talk about our proposal in person.
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Mary
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Maura Carbone
> Digital Initiatives Librarian
> Brandeis University
> Library and Technology Services
> (781) 736-4659
> 415 South Street, (MS 017/P.O. Box 549110)
> Waltham, MA 02454-9110
> email: mau...@brandeis.edu
>


[CODE4LIB] Sample RFI for an Institutional Repository

2016-02-25 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello all,

Does anyone have a sample Request For Information (RFI) for an
Institutional Repository (IR) that they could share with me? Obviously this
can mean many different things to different people, but I am just looking
for examples at this point which will help provide me with some ideas on
what to include. Therefore, I'd like to see anything that you may have.

Thanks,
Edward


[CODE4LIB] *Extended Deadline* Survey on embedded metadata in digital objects

2015-09-15 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey designed to collect
information on the practice of embedding
metadata into digital objects.

The purpose of the survey is to explore the cost and benefit of
embedding additional (i.e. LAM-generated) metadata into digital
objects, to the end of evaluating current practice and defining best
practices.

The survey consists of a mix of closed and open ended questions.
Participation should take between 15‐
20 minutes.

*Please follow this link to complete the survey:*
http://goo.gl/forms/okWuTIyTcN

Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Cruz and Edward Corrado,
Associate Dean, Library
Technology Planning and Policy, University of Alabama are conducting
this survey.

*Participation is voluntary; participants will have the right to
discontinue the survey at any point
without penalty.*

Information obtained from the online survey will be collected in a
manner that human subjects cannot
be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subject.
Data will be made available to the
profession; along with analysis of current practice and possibilities
for future research.

The University of California, Santa Cruz Institutional Review Board
has determined that this survey
qualifies as exempt from full IRB oversight.

No human subjects harm is expected to occur during the online survey.

*Extended deadline for completing the survey is September 30, 2015. *

Contact Rachel Jaffe at 831‐502‐7291 or jaf...@ucsc.edu, or Edward
Corrado at 205‐348‐0266 or
emcorr...@ua.edu with questions or concerns about this study. If you
have questions about your rights
as a participant in this research, please contact the University of
California, Santa Cruz Office of Research
Compliance Administration, at 831‐459‐1473 or o...@ucsc.edu.

Regards,

Rachel Jaffe
Metadata Librarian
 Metadata Services, University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064
 (831) 502‐7291
 jaf...@ucsc.edu

Edward M. Corrado
Associate Dean
Library Technology Planning and Policy, University Libraries
University of Alabama
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487‐0266
(205) 348‐0266
emcorr...@ua.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] "coders for libraries"

2015-09-01 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I agree with Mark Matienzo as well. 

Edward

> On Sep 1, 2015, at 11:04, todd.d.robb...@gmail.com  
> wrote:
> 
> +100 Mark Matienzo
> 
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Matt Sherman 
> wrote:
> 
>> Time to prepare for the classification system wars of 2075.
>> 
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Jason Bengtson 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> "Code4Lib | total world domination by libraries, courtesy of code peeps"
>>> 
>>> Now that one, I like!
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>> *Jason Bengtson, MLIS, MA*
>>> Innovation Architect
>>> 
>>> 
>>> *Houston Academy of MedicineThe Texas Medical Center Library*
>>> 1133 John Freeman Blvd
>>> Houston, TX   77030
>>> http://library.tmc.edu/
>>> www.jasonbengtson.com
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Cary Gordon 
>> wrote:
>>> 
 Code4Lib | total world domination by libraries, courtesy of code peeps
 
> On Sep 1, 2015, at 8:18 AM, Eric Hellman  wrote:
> 
> Code4Lib | You can't spell 'Library' without 'x4C'
>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Mark A. Matienzo <
>>> mark.matie...@gmail.com>
 wrote:
>> How about if we turn this topic around and focus on thinking about
 coming
>> up with a tagline that emphasizes our goals for inclusivity rather
>>> than
>> identity?
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
>> --
>> Mark A. Matienzo  | http://anarchivi.st/
 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Tod Robbins
> Digital Asset Manager, MLIS
> todrobbins.com | @todrobbins 


[CODE4LIB] Fwd: Survey on embedded metadata in digital objects

2015-08-05 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Dear Colleagues,



You are invited to participate in a survey designed to collect information
on the practice of embedding metadata into digital objects.

The purpose of the survey is to explore the cost and benefit of embedding
additional (i.e. LAM-generated) metadata into digital objects, to the end
of evaluating current practice and defining best practices.



The survey consists of a mix of closed and open ended questions.
Participation should take between 15-20 minutes.



*Please follow this link to complete the survey:  *
http://goo.gl/forms/okWuTIyTcN



Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Cruz and Edward Corrado,
Associate Dean, Library Technology Planning and Policy, University of
Alabama are conducting this survey.



*Participation is voluntary; participants will have the right to
discontinue the survey at any point without penalty.*



Information obtained from the online survey will be collected in a manner
that human subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers
linked to the subject. Data will be made available to the profession; along
with analysis of current practice and possibilities for future research.



The University of California, Santa Cruz Institutional Review Board has
determined that this survey qualifies as exempt from full IRB oversight.



No human subjects harm is expected to occur during the online survey.



*Deadline for completing the survey is September 15, 2015.*



Contact Rachel Jaffe at 831-502-7291 or jaf...@ucsc.edu, or Edward Corrado
at 205-348-0266 or emcorr...@ua.edu with questions or concerns about this
study. If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this
research, please contact the University of California, Santa Cruz Office of
Research Compliance Administration, at 831-459-1473 or o...@ucsc.edu.



Regards,



Rachel Jaffe

Metadata Librarian

Metadata Services, University Library

University of California, Santa Cruz

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 502-7291

jaf...@ucsc.edu



Edward M. Corrado

Associate Dean

Library Technology Planning and Policy, University Libraries

University of Alabama

Box 870266

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266

(205) 348-0266

emcorr...@ua.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] Digital Initiatives Librarian opening at Binghamton University

2015-02-25 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Just a friendly reminder that review of applications for this position
will begin March 2. There is still time to apply!

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Edward M. Corrado
ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:
 Hello all,

 The following position is available at Binghamton University. A full
 job description with more details and requirements is available at the
 link below. Incidentally we also have an opening for a Fine Arts
 Librarian as well. Details can also be found at the link below.
 Applications will be reviewed startling the beginning of March for
 both positions Edward


 Digital Initiatives Librarian

 Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, New York, are currently
 accepting applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian. Binghamton
 University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system
 and is located in upstate New York. This tenure-track library faculty
 position will collaborate in the planning, implementation and
 monitoring of digital projects including digital curation,
 preservation and digital exhibits.

 Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
 and knowledge of and experience with current trends in digital
 preservation, experience developing web applications, and strong UNIX
 or Linux skills.

 Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
 experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF.

 Applications
 Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2015 and continue until
 the position is filled. For full qualifications, application
 instructions, and additional information, visit our website at:
 www.binghamton.edu/libraries/about/employment/faculty.html

 Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Communications — conference and otherwise (was: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibCon video crew thanks)

2015-02-17 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Becky++

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM, Becky Yoose b.yo...@gmail.com wrote:
 I can mock up a template page for future conferences to copy over for their
 conference landing pages, if that helps :cD

 Thanks,
 Becky

 On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Roy Tennant roytenn...@gmail.com wrote:

 So wouldn't this be solved by having one authoritative place to point to
 all of the various pieces related to a particular conference? Perhaps all
 we need to do is to be better about making sure that the Conference page on
 code4lib.org points to *everything* relating to that conference. That
 seems
 achievable to me.
 Roy

 On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:

  I have no issue with Google Docs or Eventbrite. My point is that it is
 hard
  for me to find stuff when it is in so many systems, and I am used to it.
 I
  think that it is time to do something about it.
 
  On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Becky Yoose b.yo...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Cary,
  
   I can speak to the signup for the Newcomer Dinner signup - previous
 years
   had the signup on the wiki, but this year we decided to try something
   different for the signup that didn't require an additional account to
  sign
   up. This should have given Ryan a bit of a break with people requesting
   wiki accounts last minute to sign up for the dinner. The link to the
  Google
   Doc was posted in the wiki, under the Newcomer dinner entry.
  Communications
   to the list and users have linked to the wiki page (though I do count
 one
   communication to the group that I directly linked to the Google Doc).
  
   If folks did not like the Google Docs setup for the dinners this year,
   please let me know and I can always bring the signups back to the wiki
  for
   future dinners. Again, it was an experiment for this year :c)
  
   I cannot speak for the Eventbrite pages, but my understanding that
   Eventbrite came with DLF handling registration finances this year.
  
   Thanks,
   Becky
  
   On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com
   javascript:; wrote:
  
This really speaks to the c4l who’s-in-charge-here / nobody is in
  charge
   /
take the ball and run with it zeitgeist.
   
We have one person — Ryan Wick — who carries most of the load for the
website and the wiki. I don’t think that he, or anyone else, takes
responsibility for organizing the content. From here,it looks like
everything is a mix of tradition and fire prevention. Accordingly,
 this
year we had:
   
— The conference web pages on code4lib.org
— The usual assortment of pages on wiki.code4lib.org
— The newcomer dinner page on Google Docs
— Stuff on Eventbrite
   
Resulting in a mix of the usual symptoms:
   
— No single place to find stuff
— Conflicting information
— Not clear editorial policy
   
So, what do we do, and who is this “we, anyhow?
   
The conference organizers have control, in theory, but I think that
  they
are understandably loath to mess with the traditional mix. There is
 no
place for them to ask a question and get a single, cogent,
  authoritative
answer.
   
Code4lib itself isn’t really a thing, just an us, and we have been
  loath
to form standing committees, although we have done that after a
 fashion
   for
scholarships and the Journal. I think that the time has come for a
   Code4lib
communications task force —I love that name — to address the
 structure
  of
our public-facing resources. Any takers.
   
In lieu of blessings from an executive structure, the task force can
 do
something with pasta to confirm its authority.
   
Any takers?
   
Thanks,
   
Cary
   
 On Feb 13, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Heller, Margaret mhell...@luc.edu
   javascript:; wrote:

 I think Sarah is absolutely right that we should have updated the
conference information page with information about streaming, as I
  don't
think most people not attending the conference would think to look at
  the
wiki. Even if everyone forgot to do it during the conference that's a
   note
to the future to remember to do it during the conference, and I've
  edited
the page at http://code4lib.org/conference/2015 to give the link to
  the
YouTube channel.

 And thanks so much video team!

 Margaret Heller
 Digital Services Librarian
 Loyola University Chicago
 773-508-2686

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
   javascript:;] On Behalf Of
Sarah Weissman
 Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:18 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU javascript:;
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibCon video crew thanks

 On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Francis Kayiwa kay...@pobox.com
   javascript:;
wrote:


 Planning these things is tough work with numerous moving parts.
  Could
 it have been posted once we 

[CODE4LIB] Digital Initiatives Librarian opening at Binghamton University

2015-01-27 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello all,

The following position is available at Binghamton University. A full
job description with more details and requirements is available at the
link below. Incidentally we also have an opening for a Fine Arts
Librarian as well. Details can also be found at the link below.
Applications will be reviewed startling the beginning of March for
both positions Edward


Digital Initiatives Librarian

Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, New York, are currently
accepting applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian. Binghamton
University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system
and is located in upstate New York. This tenure-track library faculty
position will collaborate in the planning, implementation and
monitoring of digital projects including digital curation,
preservation and digital exhibits.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
and knowledge of and experience with current trends in digital
preservation, experience developing web applications, and strong UNIX
or Linux skills.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF.

Applications
Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2015 and continue until
the position is filled. For full qualifications, application
instructions, and additional information, visit our website at:
www.binghamton.edu/libraries/about/employment/faculty.html

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Hosting services for Wikimedia

2014-12-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I have both a locally hosted and a cloud hosted Mediawiki install.
The cloud hosted one is a one-click install on DreamHost. I am pleased
with DreamHost as a hosting service and use it for other things
including Wordpress and dotProject. Incidently, I also manage a
Hostmonster hosted wordpress install and have had no problem with them
although I haven't used Mediawiki on their service.

Edward

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM, Derek Merleaux
derek.merle...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi Jeremy,
 I was recently recommended to Digital Ocean for simple low-cost hosting and
 have been quite pleased with the service. They also have some very
 easy-to-follow documentation and instructions for setting up all sorts of
 basic server-side software including mediawiki
 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-mediawiki-on-ubuntu-12-04
 (this is for Ubuntu Linux, but there are many other OS available too.
 Good luck w/ your wiki!
 -Derek

 On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:18 AM, Sylvain Machefert 
 smachef...@u-bordeaux3.fr wrote:

 Hello Jeremy,
 as Craig said, I think you mean Mediawiki :
 - Wikipedia : the well-known encyclopedia project
 - Wikimedia Foundation : the foundation running the servers of the
 previous project (+ some others) and managing infrastructure / legal /
 funds and so on
 - Mediawiki : the open source software running all Wikimedia Foundation
 projects, available as an open source product.

 Mediawiki is built on PHP/Mysql and can easily be installed on almost any
 hosting provider, but depending of the plugins you want, maybe you will
 reach limitations of the lowcost hosting offers. For example, if you want
 to use one of the biggest Mediawiki improvement of the last year,
 VisualEditor which allows your user to contribute to the wiki without
 knowing the wikicode ([[link]], '''bold''', == Title == ...) you have to
 install an extra tool and that can be tricky on some hosts :
 https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualEditor )

 Hope this helps.

 Sylvain

 Le 16/12/2014 01:28, Jeremy C. Shellhase a écrit :

  Does anybody have a recommendation for a hosting service for Wikimedia?
 I'd normally think of installing something like this locally, but our
 centralized IT isn't up to the task and I have no staff or servers
 anymore.

 I'd like to be able to use plug-ins that I find and be able to use our
 campus' CAS/LDAP for authentication instead of host-based.

 We're just looking to replicate the internal communication services of an
 intranet web server for a small (31 person) Library.

 Happy holidays to all.

 Jeremy C. Shellhase
 Systems Librarian *and*
 Bibliographer/Instructor for Business, Economics, Education, Child
 Development, Psychology, Social Work
 Humboldt State University Library
 One Harpst Street
 Arcata, California 95521
 707-826-3144 (voice)
 707-826-3441 (fax)
 jeremy.shellh...@humboldt.edu




Re: [CODE4LIB] Whatever Happened to the Northeast Code4Lib?

2014-12-05 Thread Edward M. Corrado
++ on the survey

Edward

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Jennifer jennifer.eus...@lib.uconn.edu wrote:
 The first 2 or maybe the first one was at the BLC with Michael Klein who's 
 now on the west coast. Last year, there was the Northeast Metadata 
 Specialists unconference (NEMS U). Perhaps this group and code4lib NE can get 
 together. I don't mind sending out a small survey to see how many people are 
 interested. I also know of 2 or 3 people who wanted to help with organizing 
 NEMS U and I can see if we can do it together. The NEMS U people were 
 thinking of either having it in Boston at Northeastern or in Western Mass. 
 This unconference is free and bring your own lunch. I also don't mind helping 
 reviving code4lib NE on its own. How about I send out a small survey to get a 
 sense of how many people are interested, how far they're willing to travel, 
 when and all that jazz?

 Jennifer Eustis
 Univ. of Connecticut


Re: [CODE4LIB] Angel Funding for Code4lib 2015

2014-11-17 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Donations to CLIR are tax deductible (according to various websites
that specialize in this type of thing) so it would be great if they
can make donations to this cause tax-deductible. I'm not a tax lawyer
so I have no idea how that would work, but it would be great if it
did.

Edward

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 4:22 PM, Tom Johnson
johnson.tom+code4...@gmail.com wrote:
 Thanks Cary,

 The Portland host committee is using DLF as fiscal agent, and any money
 collected through this campaign will be routed through them, at some
 point.  I'd be happy to touch base with CLIR/DLF about the tax status of
 donations.

 As to the question of whether Code4Lib should be permanently affiliated
 with any existing organization, or create its own... I'll leave that for
 others to sort out.

 - Tom

 On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:

 I think that this is by and large a good idea, but if we want to expand
 it, we really should find a 501c3 to act as fiscal agent so that donations
 can be tax deductible. I don't think that we are ready to start our own,
 but feel free to prove me wrong.

 Thanks,

 Cary

  On Nov 17, 2014, at 12:13 PM, Francis Kayiwa kay...@pobox.com wrote:
 
  Hello,
 
  This has been discussed in the past and I recall Eric Morgan, Mike
 Giarlo and Eric Hellman pull this off in 2011. So we are aiming to do this
 again this year. What's that? you ask? Good question! ;-)
 
  Our goal is to raise enough money to add at least one more scholarship
 recipient to the Diversity pool. What does this mean for you dear reader?
 It is our hope that not much. It is our hope that you can donate to make
 this happen.
 
  http://igg.me/p/code4lib-angel-fund/x/9163101
 
  Thanks for spreading this word or otherwise boosting this signal.
 
  Cheers,
 
  ./fxk and Tom Johnson
 
  --
  You'll never see all the places, or read all the books, but fortunately,
  they're not all recommended.



[CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners

2014-11-03 Thread Edward M. Corrado
This is slightly off-topic but I can't think of a better place to ask.
I have been asked to investigate wireless barcode scanners, and
preferably ones that can work with an iPad (or be connected to an
iPad), for inventory purposes. I have found a few used in the retail
environment but I was wondering of anyone has bought any recently that
they like. Even if you have a wireless barcode scanner that isn't
designed to work with an iPad that you recommend, I'd like to hear
about it. I know this is vaugue, but that is intentional, I am trying
to cast a wide net in hopes to hear what others have done that might
be of interest since we are just starting to look into this.

Thanks,
Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners

2014-11-03 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM, Jonathan LeBreton lebre...@temple.edu wrote:
 in lieu of an ipadwould one consider using  a chromebook which at least 
 has USB connectivity (and would be less expensive than a replacement ipad if 
 it got dropped while staff were juggling the scanner and book)?

Thanks for the Chromebook suggestion. I think that is a good avenue to
investigate.

Edward





 Jonathan LeBreton
 Senior Associate University Librarian
 Editor:  Library  Archival Security
 Temple University Libraries
 Paley M138,  1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia PA 19122
 voice: 215.204.8231
 fax: 215.204.5201
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 email:  jonat...@temple.edu


 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of 
 Edward M. Corrado
 Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 3:59 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners

 This is slightly off-topic but I can't think of a better place to ask.
 I have been asked to investigate wireless barcode scanners, and preferably 
 ones that can work with an iPad (or be connected to an iPad), for inventory 
 purposes. I have found a few used in the retail environment but I was 
 wondering of anyone has bought any recently that they like. Even if you have 
 a wireless barcode scanner that isn't designed to work with an iPad that you 
 recommend, I'd like to hear about it. I know this is vaugue, but that is 
 intentional, I am trying to cast a wide net in hopes to hear what others have 
 done that might be of interest since we are just starting to look into this.

 Thanks,
 Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Official #teamharpy Statement on the case of Joseph Hawley Murphy vs. nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey

2014-09-20 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I don't know anything about the lawsuit or what has transpired to cause it,
but since when does an H-index score make one a notable librarian? Many
notable librarians don't publish anything at all.

Edward

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Lisa, I hadn't know about this so I just spend some time reading the items
 you list below. I was primarily motivated to do so because I had never
 heard of this famous librarian, Joe Murphy. (I must be in a different
 conference circuit than he is.)

 I also was interested because I've recently joined the hardworking group
 of Wikipedians who work to distinguish between notable persons and able
 self-promoters. In doing so, I've learned a lot about how self-promotion
 works, especially in social media. In Wikipedia, to be considered notable,
 there needs to be some reliable proof - that is, third-party references,
 not provided by the individual in question. In terms of accomplishments,
 for example for academics, there is a list of measures, albeit not
 measurable in the scientific sense. [1]

 Just for a lark, look at the Google scholar profiles for Joe Murphy, RoyT,
 and for myself:

 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zW1lb04Jhl=enoi=ao
 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LJw73cAJhl=en
 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=m4Tx73QJhl=enoi=ao

 The h-index, while imprecise, is about as close as you get to something
 one can cite as a measure. It's not a decision, but it is an indication.

 I put this forward not as proof of anything, but to offer that reputation
 is extremely hard to quantify, but should be looked at with a critical eye
 and not taken for granted. It also fits in with what we already know, which
 is that men promote themselves in the workplace more aggressively than
 women do. In fact, in the Wikipedia group, we mainly find articles about
 men whose notability is over-stated. (You can see my blog post on the
 problems of notability for women. [2])

 I greatly admire your stand for free speech. Beyond this, I will contact
 you offline with other thoughts.

 kc
 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_%28academics%29
 [2] http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2014/09/wpnotability-and-women.html


 On 9/20/14, 9:16 AM, Lisa Rabey wrote:

 Friends:


 I know many of you have already been boosting the signal, and we thank
 you profusely for the help.

 For those who do not know, Joe Murphy is currently suing nina and I in
 $1.25M defamation case because

  From our official statement
 (http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/why-are-we-being-sued/)

 Mr. Murphy claims that Ms. Rabey “posted the following false,
 libelous and highly damaging tweet accusing the plaintiff of being a
 ‘sexual predator'”3. He further claims that Ms. de jesus wrote a blog
 post that “makes additional false, libelous, highly damaging,
 outrageous, malicious statements against the plaintiff alleging the
 commission of sexual harassment and sexual abuse of women and other
 forms of criminal and unlawful behaviour”4.

 Both Ms. Rabey and Ms. de jesus maintain that our comments are fair
 and are truthful, which we intend to establish in our defense. Neither
 of us made the claims maliciously nor with any intent to damage Mr.
 Murphy’s reputation.

 Right now we need the following most importantly:

 1. We have a call out for additional witnesses
 (http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/call-for-witnesses/), which have
 started to filter in more accounts of harrassment. Please, PLEASE, if
 you know/seen/heard anything about the plaintiff, or know someone who
 might -- please have them get in touch.

 2. Share our site (http://teamharpy.wordpress.com) which includes
 details of the case and updates. Please help us get the word out to as
 many people as possible about the plaintiff's attempt to silence those
 speaking up against sexual harassment and why you won't stand for it.

 3.
 onations: Many, many of you have asked to help donate to fund our
 mounting legal costs. We will have a donation page up soon. Even if
 you cannot help financially, please share across your social networks.

 We will not be silenced. We will not be shamed.

 Thank you again. The outpouring of support that has been happening has
 made this all very much worth while.

 Best,
 Lisa







 --
 Karen Coyle
 kco...@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
 m: +1-510-435-8234
 skype: kcoylenet/+1-510-984-3600



Re: [CODE4LIB] Informal survey regarding library website liberty

2014-09-03 Thread Edward M. Corrado
At different jobs I have had this has been done this differently, but right
now our main Website is hosted by our campus Communications  Marketing
department (not campus IT although they do run the hardware from what I
understand) using their CMS (OmniUpdate). This is a recent change (a little
over a year now) for us. Previously, we have had our own Website. This
switch has been a positive experience for us. The key, I think, is that the
people that are in charge of the Web site understand that the Libraries
have specific needs and they have been willing to work with us to make sure
the site works for our patrons. Not only do we not have to worry about
maintaining the server and what to do if it goes down at 1:00 am, CM has
provided quality support and helped with design services. We did have to
give up some control over some of the design elements including color,
header, and footer. However, these are relatively minor and makes our Web
presence more cohesive with the rest of the University. We did not give up
any control of content. We do run other Web servers, however, for specific
LAMP applications and our blog because that is not possible within
OmniUpdate. Campus IT also runs some servers for us as do some external
cloud providers - we do things differently on a case-by-case basis.

Basically, I think going with a campus-wide CMS solution is good, but only
if the people in charge are willing and able to work with the library and
the library is willing to work with the people operating the CMS. This has
been the case here so we have been successful.

Edward




On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Brad Coffield bcoffield.libr...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Hi all,

 I would love to hear from people about what sort of setup they have
 regarding linkage/collaboration/constrictions/freedom regarding campus-wide
 IT practices and CMS usage and the library website.

 Some history: For a very long time our library ran its own server and its
 own website, completely independent of campus-wide concerns (save for
 occasional requests for help from IT with server issues). A few years ago
 the server began to reach EOL and it was determined that we couldn't afford
 to get another. Also around the same time it was deemed that the library
 website needed a complete re-do. I was tapped to do that re-do. During that
 process the Marketing dept got involved and it was agreed upon that the
 library's general look should be aligned with the university's public site
 (which I think was a good idea). Then it was determined that because of
 that decision that the simplest way to achieve it was to put us inside
 their existing CMS which was already setup etc etc.

 Part of the problem is that the existing CMS is Ektron...

 The revised library site went live in Ektron 2 years ago. My marketing
 contact was a massive help in getting it live and training me in ektron
 etc. He is now no longer with the university and we are in the middle of a
 transition period.

 My inclination and desire is to regain some level of independence wherein
 we collaborate with IT in getting our own server space on their servers but
 are not tied to their decisions regarding CMS, how and when to go
 mobile-friendly, etc. Our site is still not fully, truly what it should be
 because of limitations with Ektron and I would like to get out of it. I
 would like to have the option to either run a CMS of my choice or go
 CMS-less (since I'm the only editor). I fear that the site will be held
 back from being able to do the things that it needs to do.

 I'm hoping that I can get some responses from you all that way I can
 informally say of x libraries that responded y of them are not firmly tied
 to IT. (or something to that effect) I'm also very curious to read
 responses because I'm sure they will be educational and help me to make our
 site better.

 THE QUESTION:

 What kind of setup does your library have regarding servers, IT dept
 collaboration, CMS restrictions, anything else? I imagine that there are
 many unique situations. Any input you're willing to provide will be very
 welcome and useful.

 Thank you!

 Warm regards,

 Brad





 --
 Brad Coffield, MLIS
 Assistant Information and Web Services Librarian
 Saint Francis University
 814-472-3315
 bcoffi...@francis.edu



[CODE4LIB] American Philosophical Association Code of Conduct article

2014-07-15 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Considering the Code4Lib code of conduct discussions, some of you may find
this article abot the possibility of the American Philosophical Association
adopting one Edward

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/15/philosophy-association-considers-whether-it-needs-code-conduct


Re: [CODE4LIB] College Question!

2014-05-29 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from a college they had a
strong liberal arts curriculum. I also took many credits in computer
science, religion, philosophy, and communications. Others have said this
earlier in this thread, but I highly recommend whatever you do decided to
get a degree in, that you make sure you get a well-rounded liberal arts
eduction. This is especially helpful in a library setting where you will be
interacting with people from all different academic disciplines; Having a
little background goes a long way. I'd also recommend a school where you
are able to (easily) have significant interaction with full-time faculty
and not have many or most of your courses taught by adjuncts or doctoral
students. It is not that adjuncts and doctoral students can not be
excellent teachers (in fact some of the best professors I have had were
adjuncts) but the connections and the help navigating your way into grad
school (should you choose to go in that direction after you receive your
bachelors degree) will be valuable.

If I were to do it all over again and had the resources and grades, I would
go to a highly ranked smaller liberal arts college and get a well-rounded
education (probably would still major in math) for an undergraduate degree
and than go to a highly ranked graduate program at a research university
(most likely a PhD program). I guess that isn't much different than I did,
except for the PhD part, but my undergrad degree wasn't from the highest
ranked school ever, even if it was a good school.

FWIW: I also have a MLS and unlike some people, I thought it was an
extremely useful and worthwhile degree (but that is another topic).

Edward


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:16 AM, Pikas, Christina K. 
christina.pi...@jhuapl.edu wrote:

 I highly recommend a Physics degree. 1) not as many required courses as
 engineering so more electives, more opportunities to study the important
 Russian Literature you might need as a surgeon :) 2) heavy math, heavy
 computer science but in a solve-a-problem sense, not in a maintain-a-server
 sense which gets out of date quickly 3) fascinating stuff in class 4)
 people who graduated with me went on to PhDs but others went on to do MDs,
 law degrees, and some started work immediately as computer scientists :)

 Christina, BS, MLS
 Oh, and adding a BS after your name is fun, too!

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
 Riley Childs
 Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:17 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] College Question!

 I was curious about the type of degrees people had. I am heading off to
 college next year (class of 2015) and am trying to figure out what to major
 in. I want to be a systems librarian, but I can't tell what to major in! I
 wanted to hear about what paths people took and how they ended up where
 they are now.

 BTW Y'All at NC State need a better tour bus driver (not the c4l tour, the
 admissions tour) ;) the bus ride was like a rickety roller coaster...   

 Also, if you know of any scholarships please let me know ;) you would be
 my BFF :P


 Riley Childs
 Student
 Asst. Head of IT Services
 Charlotte United Christian Academy
 (704) 497-2086
 RileyChilds.net
 Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes



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

2014-05-21 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I am a fan of the full ads as well.


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Tom Keays tomke...@gmail.com wrote:

 I would prefer to get the full ads as well.

 full ads and (listserv topics and/or email filter) gives each code4lib
 subscriber the most control.


 On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Dunn, Katie dun...@rpi.edu wrote:

  On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Joe Hourcle wrote:
   It looks to me like it's a change in the messages that '
  jobs.code4lib.org'
   generates and sends to the list ...
 
  I much preferred receiving the full ads in separate messages, because
 they
  were easy to archive and search in my email without having to copy/paste
  from the website, but I can just subscribe to the Atom feed instead.
 
  Katie
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] Very frustrated with Drupal

2014-05-15 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I dropped Drupal because of the problems outlined by Joshua and others.
There is no doubt in my mind if you have the time and staff resources to
learn Drupal and your specific instance of Drupal, that it is a very
powerful and useful tool. However, the learning curve is steep and time
consuming. Also, unless it is very well documented by the person doing
things, it is hard for someone new to a particular Drupal instance to know
what modules/etc. are being used. There are multiple ones that do the same
thing and it can be hard to tell how it was configured by the previous
admin. If you have the appropriate staffing (and/or are willing to pay a
consulting or support firm), Drupal can be a great tool but it is not the
best tool for everyone. Of course, that applies to most software.

Edward


On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

 All of this points to fragility of computer systems. This relies on that.
 That relies on the other thing. Repeat. I can see how it is frustrating,
 and I’ve experienced it too many times. After I while — IMHO — the whole
 things becomes more effort than it it worth, and it is scary because more
 time goes into maintenance as opposed the actual purpose of the system.
 “Computers are suppose to be my slaves, not the other way around.” —ELM



Re: [CODE4LIB] Extracting Text From .tiff Files

2014-05-12 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I'll second exiftool. It is great for this sort of thing.

Edward

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM, Reser, Gregory gre...@ucsd.edu wrote:
 You might try http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ , a Perl library 
 to read and write embedded metadata.

 Greg Reser
 UC San Diego Library
 9500 Gilman Drive, 0175K
 La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

 Phone: 858.246.0998
 Skype: gregreser



 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of 
 Stuart Yeates
 Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:26 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Extracting Text From .tiff Files

 Your first step is to pin down the format. TIFF is a container form (like 
 zip) and can contain pretty much anything. Likely candidates for you format 
 include https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTC_Information_Interchange_Model and 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Metadata_Platform

 Your second step is to find a library / tool for your platform that supports 
 your format.

 Cheers
 stuart

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Gavin 
 Spomer
 Sent: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:01 a.m.
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Extracting Text From .tiff Files

 Hello folks,

 I'm in the process of migrating a student newspaper collection, currently 
 implemented with ResCarta, into our new bepress institutional repository. 
 ResCarta has each page of a newspaper stored as a tiff file. Not only does 
 the tiff file contain the graphics data, but it has some metadata in xml 
 format and the fulltext of the page. I know this because I opened up some of 
 the tiffs with a plain-text editor (Vim).

 Although I can see the text in the file, I've only been about 90% accurate in 
 extracting it with a script. Some of those weird characters seem to do some 
 wonky things when doing file IO for some reason. Is there a more reliable way 
 to extract text stored in a tiff file? I've Googled and Googled and have 
 pulled up almost nothing. But there's got to be a way, since ResCarta stores 
 it there and can extract it.

 Any ideas?
 Gavin Spomer
 Systems Programmer
 Brooks Library
 Central Washington University


Re: [CODE4LIB] separate list for jobs

2014-05-06 Thread Edward M. Corrado
No

On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM, Devon dec...@gmail.com wrote:
 No.


 On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.comwrote:

 Is it time to reconsider:  should we start a separate list for Job:
 postings?  code4lib-jobs, perhaps?

   -Dan




 --
 Sent from my GMail account.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Friends of code4lib (was Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for Old Conf Tshirt Logos)

2014-04-14 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I think discussing which type of non-profit to be (501(c)3 vs. 501(c)6 vs.
___ is putting the cart before the horse. There are advantages and
disadvantages to both and depending what the goals are one may be better
than the other or they both may be unnecessary. There also needs to be
discussion on where to incorporate (that is done, in the USA, at a state
level). As someone who is currently on the board of a 501(c)6 and and past
president and co-founder of a 501(c)3, I can tell you that there are lots
of forms, accounting, legal, and other requirements. If the reason for
doing it is to make a little profit off of t-shirts and coffee mugs, it
isn't worth it. You'll lose more in bank fees. If it is to be a fiscal
agent for the whole Code4Lib Conference (and thus take in and expend all of
the money involved with the conference it may be, but it will also
complicate things, like will you need insurance?) there needs to be boards,
treasurers, elections, etc.

I am not saying I'm against it. I advocated for it years ago when it was
less popular [1]. However, I think the purposes and goals need to be
decided first before worry about what tax status the organization would fit
into and if incorporated is even worth it. I'd also highly recommend
looking into partnering with some other organization such as DLF or Lyrasis
to do this [2]. Changing the state the treasurer, president/chair, and
other officers are located in is a big headache (how big depends on the
constitution, bylaws, banks, and the state incorporated in).

Edward

[1] http://code4lib.org/conference/2008/corrado
[2] I only mention these because they came up, but it should be noted even
DLF isn't going it alone. They are a program of CLIR. I'm sure there are
also many others that could be good choices.


On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Andreas Orphanides akorp...@ncsu.eduwrote:

 Historically, there's resistance to forming anything like an organization
 around Code4Lib proper. A great point of pride in the community is our
 generally anarcho-communist approach to self-organization and
 self-determination -- Code4Lib is manifestly not an organization, and yet
 [X], for many values of X that are challenging for even proper
 organizations to pull off. There's definitely concern that forming an
 organization and bylaws and the like would make it harder for Code4Lib to
 do its thing as Code4Lib, up to and including potentially fundamentally
 disrupting what Code4Lib is at its core.

 On the other hand, there would be a definite value -- and there is a
 demonstrated need -- for some kind of ongoing structure to support the
 community's regular activities, help manage budget handoffs between
 conferences, and the like. I think the notion of a Friends of Code4Lib
 has the potential of solving the financial trust/financial continuity issue
 without putting the community itself at risk of being burdened by too much
 structure.

 That being said, I think even the idea of Friends of Code4lib, organization
 once removed, is probably worthy of serious discussion among the community
 so we can understand how it's going to fit in with the bigger Code4Lib
 organism.

 -dre.


 On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM, Riley Childs rchi...@cucawarriors.com
 wrote:

  I think someone should put together bylaws and then we should vote on
  them, if they are passed we should then vote on a board (I really don't
  know w/w/w on this) after that we should incorporate as code4lib LLC and
  apply for status as a 501(c)6 (members don't have to pay) or a more
  welcoming option would be a 501(c)3 which would give us access to tax
  deductible donations (yay!). just my $2 (which I will gladly give if this
  becomes an entity ;)
 
  Riley Childs
  Student
  Asst. Head of IT Services
  Charlotte United Christian Academy
  (704) 497-2086
  RileyChilds.net
  Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes
  
  From: Simon Speromailto:sesunc...@gmail.com
  Sent: 4/13/2014 3:33 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Friends of code4lib (was Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for
  Old Conf Tshirt Logos)
 
  501(c)(3) would be  preferable ; the only part of congress that C4L has
 to
  deal with is the Library of same, and I don't think edsu does much
  legislating.
 
  A good application should be doable in a few months. Fees for
 incorporation
  and IRS charges could be raised by selling off anarchivist's glasses as
 the
  next google glass.  [how did he know that? he must be connected to the
  net.]
 
 
 
 http://www.irs.gov/Charities--Non-Profits/Top-Ten-Reasons-for-Delays-in-Processing-Exempt-Organization-Applications
 
 
 
  On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM, Esmé Cowles escow...@ticklefish.org
  wrote:
 
   It seems like the main things a 501(c)(6) can do that a 501(c)(3) can't
  is
   engage in advertising, lobbying, supporting candidates for office, etc.
Other that that, it can engage in the same activities as a 

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

2014-03-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
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 in mind to either
1) write themselves, or 2) recruited people directly to write. I think
there were many good ideas in this thread (and I hope the editors are
listening because incorporating much of this input will make the end-result
a better book) but it doesn't necessarily mean we should assume that the
editors weren't planning to cover them. I know multiple people who have
edited books, including myself, who only did an open call for a portion of
the book and contacted other people directly to write some chapters on
specific topics.

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib italy

2014-03-11 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I'm for Italy, but if Giulio is correct that the Open Source development in
Italy is a small group, one can look towards France as am alternative.
There is a lot of activity there, at least in the Koha world.

Edward


On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM, Giulio Bonanome giu...@comperio.it wrote:

 Hi guys,

 +1 for the idea :)

 But for my experience there are not enough people in Italy :( I mean,
 there are few companies actively involved in (open) development of software
 for libraries and even a smaller group of developers inside libraries.
 Like Raffaele said there's a list dedicated to libraries and wikipedia.
 Last october it was organized an event ( Bibliohackathon 
 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/Biblioteche/
 Bibliohackathon/Firenze,_26_ottobre_2013) were I expected a lot of dev
 and didn't see too much :(
 Also, in Italy there was an event called SoftXBIB during the annual
 conference Stelline www.convegnostelline.it/home.php, but in recent
 years no longer been organized for lack of interest.

 As far as I know there would be roughly 10-15 interested people for the
 entire nation.

 Cheers
 Giulio


 --
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 @ Comperio Srl | http://www.comperio.it
 Phone: +39 0425 471482
 FAX: +39 0425 1662008
 Mail: supp...@comperiosrl.zendesk.com mailto:support@comperiosrl.
 zendesk.com
 Support: http://comperiosrl.zendesk.com/



[CODE4LIB] 36 hours in Raleigh

2014-03-08 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I won't be going to Code4Lib this year, bit for those that are and are
looking for some other things to do, this weeks New York Times Travel
section's, 36 hours column is  36 Hours in Raleigh, NC:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/travel/36-hours-in-raleigh-nc.html


Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib

2014-02-21 Thread Edward M Corrado
Roy4lib has consumed to much Scotch - after all, it is Friday. 

--
Edward M. Corrado

On Feb 21, 2014, at 18:13, Roy Tennant roytenn...@gmail.com wrote:

 roy4lib.org is ALWAYS down. I mean, it just makes too much sense for it to
 be in any other state.
 Roy
 
 
 On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 it appears that roy4lib.org is also down
 
 
 On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Frumkin, Jeremy 
 frumk...@u.library.arizona.edu wrote:
 
 Welcome to the Roy4Lib discussion list. This list is intended to
 facilitate discussion on Roy Tennant's new world library order, the role
 of bacon (including kosher and vegetarian based varieties) in this
 context, and the long, long, long, long, long drawn out death of MARC.
 
 If you believe you have subscribed to this list in error, please email
 the
 admin at r...@roy4lib.org.
 
 
 
 
 Jeremy Frumkin
 Assistant Dean / Chief Technology Strategist
 University of Arizona Libraries
 
 +1 520.626.7296
 frumk...@u.library.arizona.edu
 
 Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes
 a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
 direction. - Albert Einstein
 


Re: [CODE4LIB] Automated Embedded Metadata Extraction in Photographs: Possible or Pipedream?

2013-12-17 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi,

It is possible, at least the extraction part. I don;t know enough about
Digitool to know the deposit part. We wrote a series of shell scripts,
using exiftool (as I see others are suggesting). The output is then put
through a number of sed commands and outputs a file that can be deposited
into our digital preservation system, Rosetta.

Edward


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Swauger,Shea shea.swau...@colostate.eduwrote:

 Hi all,

 I'm wondering if there is a systematic method that can extract metadata
 embedded in digital photographs and then ingest that metadata into a CMS
 and relate them to their corresponding images. We currently use DigiTool,
 if that makes a difference.

 Thanks!

 Shea Swauger
 Data Management Librarian
 Colorado State Univeristy



Re: [CODE4LIB] Institutional Repository Costs

2013-09-17 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Having done some research in this area for a chapter in
soon-to-be-published  book, I concur with C. Sean Burns, Amy Lana and John
M. Budd that Little is known about the costs academic libraries incur to
implement and manage institutional repositories and the value these
institutional repositories offer to their communities.  [1] Anyway, you
may want to read their article and the many resources it cites. Good luck!

Edward

[1] http://dlib.org/dlib/january13/burns/01burns.html


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM, scott bacon sdanielba...@gmail.com wrote:

 It may be a fool's errand to ask how much it would cost to implement an
 open source institutional repository, but here goes!


 Let's first focus on open source and say that there won't be vendor costs
 for ingesting or downloading materials, that we already have our own
 purchased servers dedicated to the IR, our own digitization program
 (scanners and staff), and that we have already tallied cloud-based storage
 and preservation costs.


 I have heard that the costs of implementing an open source IR can be as
 cheap as how much employee time is dedicated to the project. So you have a
 programmer spend a year or so on implementation and hire a librarian to
 manage it after that, let's say. Beyond that, are there any hard-and-fast
 costs associated with getting an IR up and running?


 I have also read somewhere that it costs just as much to implement an open
 source IR as it does a proprietary one, but we'd certainly like to reap the
 benefits of having ultimate control over our own system if at all possible.


 By the way, if it helps, my institution is classified *Master's S*, with an
 undergraduate enrollment of just under 10,000.


 Numbers will vary wildly of course, but if anyone could give an idea of the
 cost of any component of a project like this, open source or proprietary,
 it would be most helpful.


 Thanks,

 Scott Bacon



Re: [CODE4LIB] Subject Terms in Institutional Repositories

2013-08-31 Thread Edward M. Corrado
We also include keywords in our repository when the content provider
supplies them. I didn't include it in my previous post because the OP asked
about lists of terms and not free text, which our keywords are.

Edward


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Michael J. Giarlo 
leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:

 What Ross said, Shaun. We also allow users to key in free-text subjects,
 since LCSH is not everything to everyone.

 -Mike



 On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Shaun Ellis sha...@princeton.edu
 wrote:

  Mike, what do you mean when you say don't think in terms of LCSH?  Is
  there some other vocabulary that they think in?  If LCSH is the best
  option, the right interface may help them think in terms of LCSH.  For
  example, auto-completion/suggestion of headings when tagging or searching
  might be necessary.
 
  -Shaun
 
 
  On 8/30/13 10:05 AM, Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
 
  We are using LCSH in our repository, but it hasn't been very widely used
  because our users, largely research faculty and staff, don't think in
  terms
  of LCSH.
 
  -Mike
  On Aug 30, 2013 9:28 AM, Matthew Sherman matt.r.sher...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Hello Code4Libbers,
 
  I am working on cleaning up our institutional repository, and one of
 the
  big areas of improvement needed is the list of terms from the subject
  fields.  It is messy and I want to take the subject terms and place
 them
  into a much better order.  I was contemplating using Library of
 Congress
  Subject Headings, but I wanted to see what others have done in this
 area
  to
  see if there is another good controlled vocabulary that could work
  better.
  Any insight is welcome.  Thanks for your time everyone.
 
  Matt Sherman
  Digital Content Librarian
  University of Bridgeport
 
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] Subject Terms in Institutional Repositories

2013-08-30 Thread Edward M. Corrado
We use LCSH in our system, but we don't have unmediated deposits, so it
isn't a problem that research faculty and staff don't know LCSH. One of the
major reasons for LCSH over other vocabularies is we want our repository to
integrate with records for our library catalog which uses LCSH. That said,
we do use some additional vocabularies when we feel it necessary - however,
all [non dark-archive] deposits get a few LCSH headings even if we use
other more subject specific vocabularies as well.

Edward

[1]


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Michael J. Giarlo 
leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:

 We are using LCSH in our repository, but it hasn't been very widely used
 because our users, largely research faculty and staff, don't think in terms
 of LCSH.

 -Mike
 On Aug 30, 2013 9:28 AM, Matthew Sherman matt.r.sher...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Hello Code4Libbers,
 
  I am working on cleaning up our institutional repository, and one of the
  big areas of improvement needed is the list of terms from the subject
  fields.  It is messy and I want to take the subject terms and place them
  into a much better order.  I was contemplating using Library of Congress
  Subject Headings, but I wanted to see what others have done in this area
 to
  see if there is another good controlled vocabulary that could work
 better.
  Any insight is welcome.  Thanks for your time everyone.
 
  Matt Sherman
  Digital Content Librarian
  University of Bridgeport
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] On-going support for DL projects

2013-05-20 Thread Edward M Corrado
I agree with both Tom and Stuart. It is an easy problem to solve from a 
technology standpoint. It is, or least can be, a difficult one from a 
management standpoint. If institutional support is there figuring out the 
technology is easy. In this case, I'd start investigating the  technology part 
with something like Heritrix. 

Edward
--
Edward M. Corrado

On May 20, 2013, at 0:58, Tom Johnson johnson.tom+code4...@gmail.com wrote:

 That doesn't sound like an easy answer at all! Given that we all try to
 play nice with institutional funding, all you've said is that in an ideal
 world some other group will have a similar mandate. It doesn't get us (in
 all seriousness) anywhere. Hopefully our institutions have higher
 preservation goals! collections policy doesn't help at all--and may take
 us backward.
 
 
 On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM, stuart yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nzwrote:
 
 On 18/05/13 01:51, Tim McGeary wrote:
 
 There is no easy answer for this, so I'm looking for discussion.
 
- Should we begin considering a cooperative project that focuses on
emulation, where we could archive projects that emulate the system
environment they were built?
- Do we set policy that these types of projects last for as long as
 they
can, and once they break they are pulled down?
- Do we set policy that supports these projects for a certain period
 of
time and then deliver the application, files, and databases to the
 faculty
member to find their own support?
- Do we look for a solution like the Way Back Machine of the Internet
Archive to try to present some static / flat presentation of these
 project?
 
 
 Actually, there is an easy answer to this.
 
 Make sure that the collection is aligned with broader institutional
 priorities to ensure that if/when staff and funding priorities move
 elsewhere that there is some group / community with a clear interest and/or
 mandate in keeping the collection at least on life support, if not thriving.
 
 Google collections policy for what written statements of this might look
 like.
 
 cheers
 stuart
 --
 Stuart Yeates
 Library Technology Services 
 http://www.victoria.ac.nz/**library/http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/
 


[CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?

2013-04-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi All,

I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like to be
able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can create the
original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so, using what tools
and how?

tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a corresponding
pdf2tif program that reverses the process.

Any ideas?

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?

2013-04-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
This works sometimes. Well, it does give me a new tiff file from the pdf
all of the time, but it is not always anywhere near the same size as the
original tiff. My guess is that maybe there is a flag or somethign that
woulf help. Here is what I get with one fil:


ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.tif A001a.pdf
ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.pdf A001b.tif
ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ ls -al
total 361056
drwxrwxr-x 2 ecorrado ecorrado 4096 Apr 26 17:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 ecorrado ecorrado20480 Apr 26 16:54 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38497046 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38178650 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.tif
-rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado  5871196 Apr 26 17:07 A001b.tif


In this case, the two tif files should be the same size. They are not even
close. Maybe there is a flag to convert (besides compress) that I can use.
FWIW: I tried three files/ 2 are like this. The other one, the resulting
tiff is the same size as the original.

Edward





On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Aaron Addison addi...@library.umass.eduwrote:

 Imagemagick's convert will do it both ways.

 convert a.tiff b.pdf
 convert b.pdf a.tiff

 If the pdf is more than one page, the tiff will be a multipage tiff.

 Aaron

 --
 Aaron Addison
 Unix Administrator
 W. E. B. Du Bois Library UMass Amherst
 413 577 2104



 On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 16:08 -0400, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
  Hi All,
 
  I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like to
 be
  able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can create
 the
  original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so, using what
 tools
  and how?
 
  tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a corresponding
  pdf2tif program that reverses the process.
 
  Any ideas?
 
  Edward



Re: [CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?

2013-04-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Actually, I'm mistaken. It didn't ever work. :-(. I do get a tiff, but not
the original. I looked at the wrong files.


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.uswrote:

 This works sometimes. Well, it does give me a new tiff file from the pdf
 all of the time, but it is not always anywhere near the same size as the
 original tiff. My guess is that maybe there is a flag or somethign that
 woulf help. Here is what I get with one fil:


 ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.tif
 A001a.pdf
 ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.pdf
 A001b.tif
 ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ ls -al
 total 361056
 drwxrwxr-x 2 ecorrado ecorrado 4096 Apr 26 17:07 .
 drwxr-xr-x 7 ecorrado ecorrado20480 Apr 26 16:54 ..
 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38497046 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.pdf
 -rw-r--r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38178650 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.tif
 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado  5871196 Apr 26 17:07 A001b.tif


 In this case, the two tif files should be the same size. They are not even
 close. Maybe there is a flag to convert (besides compress) that I can use.
 FWIW: I tried three files/ 2 are like this. The other one, the resulting
 tiff is the same size as the original.

 Edward





 On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Aaron Addison 
 addi...@library.umass.eduwrote:

 Imagemagick's convert will do it both ways.

 convert a.tiff b.pdf
 convert b.pdf a.tiff

 If the pdf is more than one page, the tiff will be a multipage tiff.

 Aaron

 --
 Aaron Addison
 Unix Administrator
 W. E. B. Du Bois Library UMass Amherst
 413 577 2104



 On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 16:08 -0400, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
  Hi All,
 
  I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like
 to be
  able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can create
 the
  original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so, using what
 tools
  and how?
 
  tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a
 corresponding
  pdf2tif program that reverses the process.
 
  Any ideas?
 
  Edward





Re: [CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?

2013-04-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hardy,

You may very well be correct, but some programs claim to keep the original
image data unaltered [1], so I was hoping that was the case (basically it
would put some sort of wrapper around the tiff. Tiff2pdf on my Ubuntu box
seems to keep the file sizes very close when I use it so, I'm thinking it
still might be possible. But then again, it might not be and it might
depend o the features of the tiff file (and what pdf version) that is being
used.

If I can't do it, I'll figure something else out, but it would make my life
easier to have to deal with only one file for each representation. But,
I'll live regardless :-)

Edward

[1] http://www.davince.com/docs/tiff2pdf.html is one example of a program
that says this, but it also does point out not all features of tiff are
supported in pdf. It is also old, and they don't offer a program that I can
find that does the reversal.



On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. 
pottinge...@missouri.edu wrote:

 Hi, you'll notice from the language you use to describe your use case,
 that you use the word convert to describe what you're doing to the
 original TIFF images. Once you're done producing a derivative from those
 TIFFs, the only way back to the original TIFFs is to go back to the
 actual originals. The TIFF images are not stored in the PDF. Only way to
 go back to the originals is to preserve them.
 --
 HARDY POTTINGER pottinge...@umsystem.edu
 University of Missouri Library Systems
 http://lso.umsystem.edu/~pottingerhj/
 https://MOspace.umsystem.edu/
 Do you love it? Do you hate it? There it is, the way you made it.
 --Frank Zappa





 On 4/26/13 3:08 PM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:

 Hi All,
 
 I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like to
 be
 able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can create
 the
 original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so, using what
 tools
 and how?
 
 tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a corresponding
 pdf2tif program that reverses the process.
 
 Any ideas?
 
 Edward



Re: [CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?

2013-04-26 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Ethan Gruber ewg4x...@gmail.com wrote:

 What's your use case in this scenario? Do you want to provide access to the
 PDFs over the web or are you using them as your archival format?  You
 probably don't want to use PDF to achieve both objectives.




The problem I have is I have multipage TIFF files and I don't currently
have a good way for users to view them. I also need to preserve these
files. Ideally my use case would be to use PDF files created from the TIFFs
for both preservation and an archival format. But, as I said, that depends
on if I can recreate the original tiff. I have the option of creating a
custom viewer that can deal with the the display of the tiff files, but I'm
looking for other options.

So I have a few choices that I thought of implementing (that I haven't
ruled out):

1) This is what I asked about. Make a PDF from the TIFF files. If I could
embed the tiff into a pdf, and then at some point recreate the tiff if
needed for archival purposes, I have my solution.

2) Convert the multipage TIFF files to individual TIFF files. This would
work for my endusers, but would be more clunky than a PDF for them. The new
TIFF fiels could be my archival copy.

3) Convert the multipage TIFF files to PDF (probably in a smaller,
compressed? state), use the PDF for display/access, save the TIFF for
archival purposes.

4) Convert the multipage TIFFs to PDF (or PDF/A?), and don’t worry about
being able to recreate the original TIFF files.

I should add, the content is what is important in these documents and they
are mostly type written or hand written text. Still, I'd like to keep them
in as high quality of a format as possible.

I'm sure there are some other possible solutions as well. I really would
like #1, but it may not be possible. If it isn't, I need to decide (with
representatives of my user community) which of the others are better. My
guess is it would be #3, but I am not positive.

Edward







 Ethan
 On Apr 26, 2013 5:11 PM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:

  This works sometimes. Well, it does give me a new tiff file from the pdf
  all of the time, but it is not always anywhere near the same size as the
  original tiff. My guess is that maybe there is a flag or somethign that
  woulf help. Here is what I get with one fil:
 
 
  ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.tif
  A001a.pdf
  ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ convert -compress none A001a.pdf
  A001b.tif
  ecorrado@ecorrado:~/Desktop/test$ ls -al
  total 361056
  drwxrwxr-x 2 ecorrado ecorrado 4096 Apr 26 17:07 .
  drwxr-xr-x 7 ecorrado ecorrado20480 Apr 26 16:54 ..
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38497046 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.pdf
  -rw-r--r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado 38178650 Apr 26 17:07 A001a.tif
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 ecorrado ecorrado  5871196 Apr 26 17:07 A001b.tif
 
 
  In this case, the two tif files should be the same size. They are not
 even
  close. Maybe there is a flag to convert (besides compress) that I can
 use.
  FWIW: I tried three files/ 2 are like this. The other one, the resulting
  tiff is the same size as the original.
 
  Edward
 
 
 
 
 
  On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Aaron Addison 
 addi...@library.umass.edu
  wrote:
 
   Imagemagick's convert will do it both ways.
  
   convert a.tiff b.pdf
   convert b.pdf a.tiff
  
   If the pdf is more than one page, the tiff will be a multipage tiff.
  
   Aaron
  
   --
   Aaron Addison
   Unix Administrator
   W. E. B. Du Bois Library UMass Amherst
   413 577 2104
  
  
  
   On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 16:08 -0400, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
Hi All,
   
I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like
  to
   be
able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can
 create
   the
original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so, using what
   tools
and how?
   
tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a
  corresponding
pdf2tif program that reverses the process.
   
Any ideas?
   
Edward
  
 



[CODE4LIB] Tracking database trials via project management software

2013-01-29 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I am hearing from some of our librarians that they would like an
improved way to track trial databases. This could include a checklist
and notifications for setting up authentication, adding and removing
them from the trail database web page, etc.). One possibility could be
to try to do this through an ERM but the ones that we have been
looking at don't seem to have all of the functionality we'd want for
this purpose. My question is, has anyone use any project management or
similar software to do thus. If so, can you provide some details on
what software you use(d) and how well it worked (or not),

Thanks,

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Zoia

2013-01-22 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Kyle Banerjee kyle.baner...@gmail.com wrote:
 In every noisy forum that I participate in (BTW, none of them are tech or
 even work related), there are always people who dislike the noise. The
 concerns are analogous to the ones expressed here -- irritation  factor, it
 keeps people away, it's all about the in crowd, etc. Likewise, the
 proposed solutions are similar to ones that have been floated here like
 directing the noisemaking from the main group elsewhere or silencing it.

 For things to work, everyone needs a reason to be there. People with less
 experience need access to those who have been around the block. But a diet
 of repetitive shop talk isn't very interesting for people who have a decent
 handle on what they're doing. They need something else to keep them there,
 and in the final analysis, many come for entertainment -- this normally
 manifests itself in the form of high noise levels. But even if people spend
 the vast bulk of the time playing around, nuggets of wisdom are shared. And
 if something's truly serious, it gets attention.

 It's far better to help people learn to tune out what they don't like, and
 this is much easier to do in c4l than in communities where interaction is
 primarily physical. All communities have their own character and
 communication norms. It's important for people to be mindful of the
 environment they're helping create, but reducing communication to help
 avoid exposing people to annoyances screws things up.

 In all honesty, I think the silliness on the sidelines is far more
 important than the formal stuff. I know I learn a lot more while goofing
 off than in formal channels for pretty much everything I do.

 kyle

+1

I'm all for removing specific offended responses and commands as some
others have suggested, but I agree trying to remove some of the
lighter stuff will in the long term, be more likely to be detrimental
then a positive.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Digital collection backups

2013-01-11 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Without looking into any other issues with Glaicer ()such as privacy,
security, etc.), it seems like it could be a good solution for
long-term backups of digital preservation. I am not sure I would use
it for regular backups of my digital preservation system, but for a
long-term off-site storage insurance policy it is worth looking
into. I can picture using it for bi-monthly or quarterly backups, for
instance. In this case it would be something you would never hope to
use, but it could be good to have it in case of a major disaster.

Edward

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:
 Restoring 3 Tb from Glacier is $370. Add about $90 if you use AWS
 Import/Export (you provide the device).

 Hopefully, this is not something that you would do often.

 Cary

 On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 8:14 AM, Matt Schultz
 matt.schu...@metaarchive.org wrote:
 Josh,

 Totally understand the resource constraints and the price comparison
 up-front. As Roy alluded to earlier, it pays with Glacier to envision what
 your content retrieval scenarios might be, because that $368 up-front could
 very easily balloon in situations where you are needing to restore a
 collection(s) en-masse at a later date. Amazon Glacier as a service makes
 their money on that end. In MetaArchive there is currently no charge for
 collection retrieval for the sake of a restoration. You are also subject
 and powerless over the long-term to Amazon's price hikes with Glacier.
 Because we are a Cooperative, our members collaboratively work together
 annually to determine technology preferences, vendors, pricing, cost
 control, etc. You have a direct seat at the table to help steer the
 solution in your direction.

 On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Joshua Welker jwel...@sbuniv.edu wrote:

 Matt,

 I appreciate the information. At that price, it looks like MetaArchive
 would be a better option than most of the other services mentioned in this
 thread. At this point, I think it is going to come down to a LOCKSS
 solution such as what MetaArchive provides or Amazon Glacier. We anticipate
 our digital collection growing to about 3TB in the first two years. With
 Glacier, that would be $368 per year vs $3,072 per year for MetaArchive and
 LOCKSS. As much as I would like to support library initiatives like LOCKSS,
 we are a small institution with a very small budget, and the pricing of
 Glacier is starting to look too good to pass up.

 Josh Welker


 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Matt Schultz
 Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 8:49 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Digital collection backups

 Hi Josh,

 Glad you are looking into LOCKSS as a potential solution for your needs
 and that you are thinking beyond simple backup solutions for more long-term
 preservation. Here at MetaArchive Cooperative we make use of LOCKSS to
 preserve a range of content/collections from our member institutions.

 The nice thing (I think) about our approach and our use of LOCKSS as an
 embedded technology is that you as an institution retain full control over
 your collections in the preservation network and get to play an active and
 on-going part in their preservation treatment over time. Storage costs in
 MetaArchive are competitive ($1/GB/year), and with that you get up to 7
 geographic replications. MetaArchive is international at this point and so
 your collections really do achieve some safe distance from any disasters
 that may hit close to home.

 I'd be more than happy to talk with you further about your collection
 needs, why we like LOCKSS, and any interest your institution may have in
 being part of a collaborative approach to preserving your content above and
 beyond simple backup. Feel free to contact me directly.

 Matt Schultz
 Program Manager
 Educopia Institute, MetaArchive Cooperative http://www.metaarchive.org
 matt.schu...@metaarchive.org
 616-566-3204

 On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Joshua Welker jwel...@sbuniv.edu wrote:

  Hi everyone,
 
  We are starting a digitization project for some of our special
  collections, and we are having a hard time setting up a backup system
  that meets the long-term preservation needs of digital archives. The
  backup mechanisms currently used by campus IT are short-term full-server
 backups.
  What we are looking for is more granular, file-level backup over the
  very long term. Does anyone have any recommendations of software or
  some service or technique? We are looking into LOCKSS but haven't dug
 too deeply yet.
  Can anyone who uses LOCKSS tell me a bit of their experiences with it?
 
  Josh Welker
  Electronic/Media Services Librarian
  College Liaison
  University Libraries
  Southwest Baptist University
  417.328.1624
 



 --
 Matt Schultz
 Program Manager
 Educopia Institute, MetaArchive Cooperative http://www.metaarchive.org
 matt.schu...@metaarchive.org
 616-566-3204




 --
 Matt Schultz
 

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib.org domain

2012-12-18 Thread Edward M. Corrado
++

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Nick Ruest rue...@gmail.com wrote:
 +1 OSU

 edsu++  @swill edsu

 -nruest


 On 12-12-18 04:16 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

 +1 for OSU

 and thanks, Ed, for managing it for all these years!

 Kevin


 On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Ed Summers e...@pobox.com wrote:

 HI all,

 I've owned the code4lib.org since 2005 and have been thinking it might
 be wise for to transfer ownership of it to someone else. Sometimes I
 forget to pay bills, and miss emails, and it seems like the domain
 means something to a larger group of people.

 With Ryan Ordway's help Oregon State University indicated they would
 be willing to take over administration of the domain. They also have
 been responsible for running the Drupal instance at code4lib.org and
 the Mediawiki instance at wiki.code4lib.org -- so it seems like a
 logical move.

 But I thought I would bring it up here first in the interests of
 transparency, community building and whatnot, to see if there were any
 objections or ideas.

 //Ed


Re: [CODE4LIB] Proposed Changes to Future Conference Program Choosing

2012-11-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Cynthia Ng cynthia.s...@gmail.com wrote:

snip

 How often do people send in more than two proposals anyway?

There were a number this year and there has been in the past as well.

I favor limiting up front. One of the issues we have been discussing
is that perception that Code4Lib is not as inclusive as it can or
should be. I believe having multiple proposals from the same person(s)
and, for that matter, multiple proposals from the same institution(s),
does nothing to help counter this perception, and possibly perpetuates
it.

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Proposed Changes to Future Conference Program Choosing

2012-11-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Jay Luker lb...@reallywow.com wrote:
 As a conference-goer I dislike the idea of limiting proposal submissions
 for the same reason I dislike term limits: it doesn't let *me* choose from
 all possibilities. The restriction cuts both ways in that it doesn't just
 put a limit on presenters but on my choices as well.

 --jay


I would argue that multiple submissions limits me as a voter as well.
If a person with multiple proposals gets more then one accepted, the
one I wanted more could be dropped, and if I knew it would have been
dropped, I might have voted for a presentation from someone else on a
related topic higher.

Unless we have a completely open schedule, voters, presenters, and
conference goers are all limited in some way.

Edward




 On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Nov 28, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us
 wrote:
 
  I favor limiting up front. One of the issues we have been discussing
  is that perception that Code4Lib is not as inclusive as it can or
  should be. I believe having multiple proposals from the same person(s)
  and, for that matter, multiple proposals from the same institution(s),
  does nothing to help counter this perception, and possibly perpetuates
  it.

 Since I'm pretty intimately aware of the minutiae of the proposals (since
 I have to load them one-by-one into the diebold-o-tron every year), I am
 pretty sure that multiple proposal submission is not the exclusive domain
 of conference veterans.

 It is a pretty healthy mix of people I know and people I don't.

 While I still stick to not having a problem with multiple submissions, I
 can see an issue in the case of second proposals that are similar to other
 proposals.  That said, the process is never going to be perfect, having
 some editorial discretion on the part of the program committee seems to me
 to mitigate the worst of the downsides.

 -Ross.



Re: [CODE4LIB] Proposed Changes to Future Conference Program Choosing

2012-11-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Nov 28, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:

 I favor limiting up front. One of the issues we have been discussing
 is that perception that Code4Lib is not as inclusive as it can or
 should be. I believe having multiple proposals from the same person(s)
 and, for that matter, multiple proposals from the same institution(s),
 does nothing to help counter this perception, and possibly perpetuates
 it.

 Since I'm pretty intimately aware of the minutiae of the proposals (since I 
 have to load them one-by-one into the diebold-o-tron every year), I am pretty 
 sure that multiple proposal submission is not the exclusive domain of 
 conference veterans.

 It is a pretty healthy mix of people I know and people I don't.

But a new person to the community doesn't know who is a veteran or not.

Edward



 While I still stick to not having a problem with multiple submissions, I can 
 see an issue in the case of second proposals that are similar to other 
 proposals.  That said, the process is never going to be perfect, having some 
 editorial discretion on the part of the program committee seems to me to 
 mitigate the worst of the downsides.

 -Ross.


[CODE4LIB]

2012-11-27 Thread Edward M Corrado
I am not thrilled with the idea of anonymous proposals as I think that goes 
against the openness non-organization that is code4lib. Also based on the 
numbers posted earlier it seems inputs are more of an issue then the voting. 

However, I love the idea of X number of presentations reserved for first time 
presenters. I don't know what the value of X should be but Bess's idea of 15% 
sounds good to me.

I'd personally also like to see a limit to the number of talks someone can give 
or propose, but I know this has been brought up before and, at least in the 
past, there was not overwhelming support for this. 

Edward

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On Nov 27, 2012, at 18:41, Bess Sadler bess.sad...@gmail.com wrote:

 I am not volunteering to write the voting mechanism for this, but what if we 
 had two rounds of voting? 
 
 1. First round, anonymous (people who follow these things avidly would of 
 course have read everyone's names on the wiki, but I think for most people 
 not having the names listed means you have removed the names from 
 consideration). We use the current system of assigning points. Once you've 
 cast that ballot, then you get ballot 2:
 
 2. The same ballot with the names present. You now have the opportunity to 
 change your vote, if you want to. It might be because you didn't realize that 
 person who secretly bores you was one of the speakers. It might be because 
 what at first looked like just another talk about marc software sounds more 
 compelling if its from someone who's never spoken before. 
 
 I wonder if we might also set aside a separate competition for first time 
 speakers? Say, 15% of the talks? Assuming that generally speaking, offering 
 ways for early-career folks or those new to public speaking to participate is 
 a good thing and would benefit diversity as a bonus. 
 
 Bess
 
 On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:20 PM, Kelley McGrath kell...@uoregon.edu wrote:
 
 I'll second the idea of approaching people individually and explicitly 
 asking them to participate. It worked on me. I never would have written my 
 first article for the Code4Lib Journal or become a member of the editorial 
 committee if someone hadn't encouraged me individually (Thanks Jonathan!).
 
 It would also be good to find a way to somehow target the pool of lurkers 
 who maybe aren't already connected to someone and get them more involved.
 
 As far as anonymous proposals go, we recently had a very good workshop on 
 implicit bias here. Someone brought up that found significant changes in the 
 gender proportions in symphony orchestras after candidates started 
 auditioning behind screens. There are also lots of studies about the 
 different responses to the same resume/application depending on whether a 
 stereotypically male/female or white/black name was used. Probably it's 
 impossible to make proposals completely anonymous, but it would be an 
 interesting experiment to leave off the names.
 
 Kelley
 
 PS Interestingly, I wouldn't instinctively self-identify as a member of the 
 Code4Lib community, although my first thought is that that has more to do 
 with not being a coder than with being a woman.
 
 
 **
 Kelley McGrath
 Metadata Management Librarian
 University of Oregon Libraries 
 1299 University of Oregon
 Eugene, OR 97403
 
 541-346-8232
 kell...@uoregon.edu


[CODE4LIB] Complete Digital Preservation Software Applications?

2012-11-11 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi all,

I am working on a possible presentation about digital preservation
software and I want to mention some of the more-or-less complete
digital preservation systems that are available or nearly available
that Libraries, Archives, and Museums are or are considering using.
Buy more-or-less complete, I mean systems that are built for digital
preservation built-in as opposed to digital asset management or
digital library systems that focus more on access than on
preservation. At this point, I am also not that interested with
systems that are focused solely on bit-stream preservation and less on
other preservation issues (these type of systems have their place but
it is not what I want to focus on at this time). I am also not
interested in home-grown systems that are not currently packaged as a
complete open source (or commercial) package.

Off the top of my head, some of the systems that come to mind that
were built for preservation include:

Archivematica (open source, managed by Artefactual Systems)
DAITASS (open source, Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA))
Digital Preservation Software Platform (DPSP) (open source, National
Archives of Australia).
Rosetta (proprietary, Ex Libris)
Tesslla (proprietary)

Others that might qualify at some level that I plan on looking at:
DSpace
E-prints (with preservation add-ons)
Fedora Commons / Islandora
LOCKSS

I am sure there are others. However finding information about which
projects are actively being developed, the degree in which they
actually do preservation (e.g. not just bit-stream preservation) and
how much they are used is difficult and I am sure this community will
find some that Google searching will not.

Thanks,
Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] PBCore 2.0 to MARC XML?

2012-11-06 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM, john passmore jwpassm...@gmail.com wrote:
 Ah, that makes sense. I could try  PBCoreDublin CoreMARC 21.


This is one way to do it, but my understand is that Dublin Core is
less granular then PBCore. If I'm correct, you will loss some context
since you have a lossy conversion of your metadata. In many cases
this might not matter or be much of a concern, however in some cases
this might be a problem. I'd check to make sure the lossy-ness isn't
an issue for the specific collection in question before doing a
PBCoreDublin CoreMARC 21 conversion. If it is, I'd try figure out a
way to create my own crosswalk using the Dublin Core one as a a
starting point.

Edward




 On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Tom Keays tomke...@gmail.com wrote:

 PBCore lists a bunch of crosswalk mapping schemes that they've identified.

 http://www.pbcore.org/PBCore/PBCore_Mappings.html

 Some of them are listed but aren't done yet, including a direct mapping to
 MARC 21. However, a mapping of PBCore to Dublin Core exists, so you could
 probably get there by using DC as an intermediate.

 http://www.pbcore.org/PBCore/mappings/PBCore-DublinCore_Mapping.html

 They also identify the Metadata Advisory Group of the MIT Libraries as a
 source of mapping information, so you could possibly consult them for help
 in this project.

 http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/metadata/mappings.html


 On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM, john passmore jwpassm...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Hi,
  Before I start reinventing the wheel, does anyone know of any stylesheets
  out there that convert PBCore 2.0 XML http://pbcore.org to MARC
  XMLhttp://www.loc.gov/standards/marcxml/?
 
  Thanks!
  John
  WNYC Archives
 



[CODE4LIB] Liebert MCR / Other air conditioned racks

2012-07-24 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi Code4Libers,

This is slightly off topic but it seems like one of the best places to ask
because I'm sure other libraries have similar situations where they do not
having a proper server room and would have major difficulty or expense
retro-fitting an existing room. I have come across a few airconditioned
racks. I'd describe them as a server refrigerators. One such device is the
Liebert Mini Computer Room (MCR) [1]. BlackBox also makes a similar product
called ClimateCab [2].  Does anyone have any experience with these products
or similar ones? The room I am thinking about getting one of these for
would probably be fine with just a well designed rack with air-cooled
features except that the campus likes to save energy by adjusting the
buildings climate control settings when people are not typically there. I
am thinking something like one of these racks might be a better solution.

Edward

[1]
http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/Products/RacksAndIntegratedCabinets/IndoorRacksAccessories/EnclosureSystems/Pages/LiebertMCRIntegratedCoolingEnclosure16kWand32kW.aspx

[2]
http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Results.aspx/Cabinets-Racks/Full-Size-IT-Cabinets/Climate-Controlled-Cabinets/n-4294954894


Re: [CODE4LIB] Best way to process large XML files

2012-06-10 Thread Edward M Corrado
FWIW: I use sed all the time to edit XML files. I wouldn't say I have any 
really large files (which is why i didn't respond earlier) but it works great 
for me. Regular expressions are your friend. 

--
Edward M. Corrado

On Jun 10, 2012, at 19:25, stuart yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nz wrote:

 On 09/06/12 06:36, Kyle Banerjee wrote:
 
 How do you guys deal with large XML files?
 
 There have been a number of excellent suggestions from other people, but it's 
 worth pointing out that sometimes low tech is all you need.
 
 I frequently use sed to do things such as replace one domain name with 
 another when a website changes their URL.
 
 Short for Stream EDitor, sed is a core part of POSIX and should be available 
 pretty on much every UNIX-like platform imaginable. For non-trivial files it 
 works faster than disk access (i.e. works as fast as a naive file copy). Full 
 regexp support is available.
 
 sed 's/www.example.net/example.com/gI'  IN_FILE  OUT_FILE
 
 Will stream IN_FILE to OUT_FILE replacing all instances of www.example.net 
 with example.com
 
 cheers
 stuart
 -- 
 Stuart Yeates
 Library Technology Services http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/


Re: [CODE4LIB] Studying the email list

2012-06-04 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I personally don't have any objections to this, and in fact, would be
interested to find out what you discover. Make sure you check with your IRB
to see if they require anything (sometimes even an anonymous survey can
require IRB approval) if you are considering publishing your results.

Also, if you are concerned or interested about any potential ethical
issues, you may want to check out the Assocation of Internet Researchers:
http://aoir.org/

Edward

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Paul Orkiszewski
orkiszews...@appstate.eduwrote:

 Hi all,

 I'm interested in analyzing the list archives with a goal of studying how
 concepts move through the list over time, the relationship (or
 non-relationship) between discussions in the list and eventual
 implementations and practices in the broader library community, the
 zeitgeist over time of an active development community, etc.  I'm not sure
 about the tools and products at the moment, but the outcomes would be
 anonymous and there would be no e-mail harvest of any kind, especially and
 specifically any commercial harvesting.  An initial idea as an example of
 what I'm thinking about is to generate word clouds that could give a
 snapshot of what's going on over some defined period of time, or concepts
 most closely associated with a particular term, or an overlap analysis
 against one of the library science databases.  Stuff like that.

 Eric Lease Morgan, the list admin, can provide an archive of the list, but
 I wanted to check with all of you before I asked for it.

 Cheers,

 Paul
 --

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 Coordinator of Library Technology Services / Associate Professor
 University Library
 Appalachian State University
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Re: [CODE4LIB] NON-MARC ILS?

2012-03-14 Thread Edward M. Corrado
One thing I haven't heard anyone talk about is that while MARC can be
complicated, the abundance of MARC records available makes it rather
easy to populate an ILS as long as you don't have to do [mostly]
original cataloging. For example, the Career Development Center on
campus here uses Koha. They do not have any librarians on staff but
have a collection of books they circulate. The Libraries' Head of
Cataloging and I provided basic training to one of the peopel there on
how to use the system and they have been largely self-sufficient since
then. They are able to import MARC records for books using Koha's
built-in Z39.50 interface from other libraries. They didn't need to
learn the intricacies of MARC. For some special in-house things we
provided a little bit of training on how to make a basic MARC record.

If a system was used that didn't use MARC it is likely, at least in
our experience, to be more work since things would have to all be
created in-house. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Edward

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Bess Sadler bess.sad...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi, Matt.

 Welcome to code4lib. Good question! Here's a quick summary of my 
 understanding of what I think you're asking:

 Q1. Is there an ILS that is not based on MaRC records?

 A1. No, not to my knowledge. Yes, marc cataloging can seem tedious and 
 arcane, but we have lots of tools for working with it at this point. All 
 commercial ILS vendors that I am aware of use it, and the open source ILS 
 products I know of also use MaRC.

 Q2. Is that what this Endeca based thing is about?

 A2. Kind of, a little. For most libraries, physical (and to some extent 
 digital) inventory of collections is maintained by their ILS. Usually this is 
 a commercial vendor solution, maybe even one with a six figure contract 
 attached to it, but open source ILS solutions are increasingly viable and 
 widespread. Migrating away from an ILS is an enormous undertaking, one that 
 overhauls every workflow process in the library. Many libraries are in the 
 position of not wanting to migrate their ILS, but disliking the public-facing 
 interface provided by the ILS vendor. For years these interfaces were 
 difficult to change and many of us felt that it was leading to stagnation in 
 the library innovation space, because we were competing for attention with 
 Internet based services that could respond to user desires quickly. The 
 standard solution has been, not to switch away from MaRC or the ILS, but to 
 index those records into a separate discovery interface, one which the 
 library has control o!
 ve!
  r. That's what Endeca is, but it is very expensive. People who have 
 implemented it are contractually prevented from saying exactly how expensive 
 but I've never signed an NDA and I've heard numbers in the millions. There 
 are several free open source library discovery solutions (Blacklight, VuFind, 
 Kobald Chieftan (sp?) that you could play around with if you wanted. But 
 these are for solving discovery problems, not for simplifying your internal 
 metadata standards.

 I hope this helps. Welcome to the community and good luck to you.

 Bess

 On Mar 14, 2012, at 5:59 AM, Matt Amory wrote:

 Is there a full-featured ILS that is not based on MARC records?
 I know we love complexity, but it seems to me that my public library and
 its library network and maybe even every public library could probably do
 without 95% of MARC Fields and encoding, streamline workflows and save $ if
 there were a simpler standard.
 Is this what an Endeca-based system is about, or do those rare birds also
 use MARC in the background?
 Forgive me if the question has been hashed and rehashed over the years...

 --
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 (917) 771-4157
 matt.am...@gmail.com
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Re: [CODE4LIB] Obvious answer to registration limitations

2011-12-22 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I disagree about the random registration concept. As long as the time
is announced in advance (which was done this year) people should plan
accordingly. You didn't need to register the first minute this year. I
registered an hour after registration opened and while I was initially
on the waiting list, I eventually got a slot. If I ended up getting
locked out it would've been my own fault. I could have done what
others did and purposely avoided scheduling meetings around that time
and rescheduled the one that was but I didn't. Yes, I have bazillions
of other things to do and the registration time wasn't convenient for
me, but everyone else has bazillions of things to do as well. It would
not have been luck that got the people in who registered before me a
slot - it would have been a combination of their good planning and my
poor planning. Yes good people miss out when registration fills up and
maybe the library world suffers, but a random process would still have
good people miss out -- including those who would make the effort and
adjust there schedules accordingly -- which I think would lead to the
library world suffering more.

Edward

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Karen Schneider kgschnei...@gmail.com wrote:
 I was really hoping that our Associate Director for Library Technology
 could attend Code4Lib. She did her best, but didn't make it. She was then
 pushed hard, early on, to drop her hotel room, which she did not do (good
 for her) though I'm guessing she has by now. We're a 5-person library and
 it's amazing to have someone with her expertise (IT tried to steal her
 before I arrived, but I took her back), and we wouldn't be what we were
 without her. I felt I owed her Code4Lib, but busy with my own distractions
 I hadn't been on this list for a long time, and didn't tune in to the fact
 that registration for C4L has become so nutzo that either she or her proxy
 needed to be sitting on the reg process the very minute it opened, not a
 few minutes later. She was probably doing one of the 8 bazillion things she
 does every long day that help keep us going and differentiate us from all
 the other teeny-weeny uni libraries out there.

 The library world will be a little less than what it could be because she's
 not at Code4Lib.

 My idea: registration should open for two weeks, close, and then assign
 spots randomly (and if it's too hard to think how that might be done, I
 have a few thousand old catalog cards you can toss in a bucket).

 FYI, I know what zoia is, and I even know WHO the real Zoia is, but
 invoking that super-secret-stuff is just icky. Maybe she doesn't need your
 super-secret decoder rings anyway. She does want to stretch herself beyond
 what we can make possible. We'll keep looking.

 Karen G. Schneider
 Director for Library Services
 Holy Names University
 http://library.hnu.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] My crazed idea about dealing with registration limitations

2011-12-22 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I agree it is a crazy idea and I'm not sure if it would work, but I
like the out of the box thinking.

If the site had one big space that could handle 500 people, you could
just have one keynote session that both groups attended., I guess.
That does restricts the options for locations, but not as much as
needing a room for 500 people the whole time.

Speaker wise, you'd probably only have to be there one extra day. I
guess that might mean, however, that a speaker (w|c)ould participate
in half of conference A and half of conference B if that is how they
approached it.

Edward

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Peter Murray peter.mur...@lyrasis.org wrote:
 That is a crazy idea.  I don't know about putting the speakers on the hook 
 for two days -- particularly keynote speakers.  Still, it would be 
 interesting for a site to flesh this out and propose something along these 
 lines.


 Peter

 On Dec 21, 2011, at 6:44 PM, Fleming, Declan wrote:
 Hi - so I know this is nuts.

 If we start with a couple premises for the code4lib conference:

 1.  Single thread is crucial.
 2.  250 is about the top limit of a single threaded conference.
 3.  400+ people want to attend.
 4.  The conference takes 2.5 days.

 What if we ran the 2.5 day conference twice in one week?

 1.  Session 1 runs from Monday until noon on Weds.
 2.  Session 2 runs from 1p on Weds until the end of Friday.
 3.  Every one of the 23 accepted talks is given twice, once in each Session, 
 in the same order.
 4.  Each Session is attended by a different set of attendees.

 We could serve 500 attendees this way.

 If everyone came for the week, there could be parallel seminars, hack fests, 
 BootCamps, THATcamps, CURATEcamps, c4lcamps, etc... for the half of the 500 
 that wasn't in the main conference.  People could also just decide to come 
 for the 2.5 day main conference, I guess.

 I SAID it was crazy.  ;)

 D



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Re: [CODE4LIB] Obvious answer to registration limitations

2011-12-19 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I would be against making C4L any bigger. There are already bigger
conferences one can attend to. Not only because it will lose the feel,
but it will become more expensive, limit locations, and harder to
host. Being involved with a conference that attracts 500+ people, I
can tell yo that it is a lot different then a 200 or 250 person
conference to plan. If C4L did get much bigger, I would very likely
take my USB drives and [my] lappies and go home. Still, if a larger
conference is what everyone else wanted, that would be fine with me
but I very well might miss my first C4L in that case. Personally, I'd
rather see it smaller.

As far as a solution: I think the solution is to host more regional
C4L conferences like the New England people have been discussing.

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Pandering for votes for code4lib sessions

2011-12-01 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Michael J. Giarlo
leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:
 On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 08:47, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 One thing I would be open to is to put a disclaimer splash page before
 any ballot (only to be seen the first time a person votes) briefly
 explaining how the ballot works and to mention that ballot stuffing is
 unethical, undemocratic and tears at the fabric that is Code4Lib or
 some such.  I would welcome contributions to the wording.

 What would people think about that?


 +1 to the proposal, and I agree completely with Ross.

I'll add a +1 to this as well. After all, my two suggestions are only
helpful in the future. However, I really still would like to see one
of the two implemented (only registered people vote or vote before
registration).

Edward



 -Mike



Re: [CODE4LIB] Pandering for votes for code4lib sessions

2011-11-30 Thread Edward M Corrado
I personally would like one of two things to happen:

1) as Dan suggested, have only people registered for the conference vote.

or

2) have the voting completed before registration. 

The reason for #1 had been already outlined by Dan. The reason for #2 is that 
it is easier to ask for money from administrators to attend a conference if you 
can point to specific sessions that are relevant to you position. 

Edward

--
Edward M. Corrado

On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:25 PM, Michael B. Klein mbkl...@gmail.com wrote:

 IIRC, we've gone around on this before. It's been argued (possibly by me,
 but definitely by others) that those *not* attending the con have a stake
 in the outcomes, too, what with the streaming and the archiving and whatnot.
 
 I agree that blatant electioneering is a problem -- every year, there are a
 bunch of people who sign up for accounts just to vote for a particular
 presentation. My hope has always been that since those people care enough
 to go that far, they might take a minute to read through the rest of them
 and realize that there might be more to this than just the proposal they
 came to shill for. Some of them might stick around and/or get involved.
 Maybe.
 
 In any case, I'm interested to see how effective this current call for
 support is.
 
 On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Dan Scott dsc...@laurentian.ca wrote:
 
 Hey folks:
 
 I'm not going to be attending code4lib yet again in 2012 (alas), so treat
 this with a grain of salt, but I wanted to point out that at least one
 project is encouraging their community to sign up for code4lib accounts and
 vote for their project's proposals.
 
 This seems rather gauche to me, and if left unchecked in future
 conferences, likely to lead to election-style pandering  the likelihood
 that we'll miss out on higher-quality proposals that don't have an army of
 ballot stuffers to whip into a frenzy or who are too honourable to engage
 in such behaviour. That would be an unfortunate future for the conference,
 in my opinion.
 
 It's too late to do anything about it this year, but a thought for next
 year: maybe voting gets limited to those who register for the conference so
 that voters have some skin in the game (that is, their precious time and
 travel expenses). Proposals could be made before registration, but voting
 would occur after registration (with attendance slots held for speakers,
 naturally).
 
 Dan Scott
 


Re: [CODE4LIB] Web archiving and WARC

2011-11-24 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks Kurt,

Some of those pre-built utilities look interesting although they don't
seem to solve my immediate problem. However, they should prove useful
in the future.

Edward

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Nordstrom, Kurt kurt.nordst...@unt.edu wrote:
 Hi Edward,

 We're currently using the warc-tools library for WARC creation. It's written 
 in Python, but there are a few pre-built utilities that come with the package 
 that might suit your needs?

 http://code.hanzoarchives.com/warc-tools

 -Kurt
 
 From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Edward M. 
 Corrado [ecorr...@ecorrado.us]
 Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:30 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Web archiving and WARC

 Hello All,

 I need to harvest a few Web sites in order to preserve them. I'd
 really like to preserve them using the WARC file format [1] since it
 is a standard for digital preservation. I looked at I looked at Web
 Curator Tool (WCT) and Heritrix and they seem to be good at what they
 do but are built to work on a much larger scale then what I'd like to
 do -- and that comes with a cost of increased complexity. Tools like
 wget are simple to use and can easily be scripted to accomplish my
 limited task, except the standard wget and similar tools I am familiar
 with do not support WARC. Also, I haven't been able to find a tool
 that can convert zipped files created with wget to WARC.

 I did find a version of wget with warc support built in [1] from the
 Archive Team so that may be my solution, but compile software with
 dirty written into the name of the zip file is maybe not the best
 longterm solution. Does anyone know of any other simples tool to
 create a WARC file (either from harvesting or converting a wget or
 similar mirror/archive)?

 Edward

 [1] http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Wget_with_WARC_output



Re: [CODE4LIB] Web archiving and WARC

2011-11-24 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Mike,

Thanks for the information about your WarcManager tool. I will check it out.

Edward



On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 8:08 AM, Mike Smorul msmo...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi,
  We've been working on a tool to help manage warc files after you have
 piles of them. It supports basic searching and content browsing. We've done
 some testing up to ~10Tb of warc files and it's still fairly responsive.

 https://wiki.umiacs.umd.edu/adapt/index.php/WarcManager

 -Mike

 On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Erik Hetzner erik.hetz...@ucop.eduwrote:

 At Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:30:02 -0500,
 Edward M. Corrado wrote:
 
  Hello All,
 
  I need to harvest a few Web sites in order to preserve them. I'd
  really like to preserve them using the WARC file format [1] since it
  is a standard for digital preservation. I looked at I looked at Web
  Curator Tool (WCT) and Heritrix and they seem to be good at what they
  do but are built to work on a much larger scale then what I'd like to
  do -- and that comes with a cost of increased complexity. Tools like
  wget are simple to use and can easily be scripted to accomplish my
  limited task, except the standard wget and similar tools I am familiar
  with do not support WARC. Also, I haven't been able to find a tool
  that can convert zipped files created with wget to WARC.
 
  I did find a version of wget with warc support built in [1] from the
  Archive Team so that may be my solution, but compile software with
  dirty written into the name of the zip file is maybe not the best
  longterm solution. Does anyone know of any other simples tool to
  create a WARC file (either from harvesting or converting a wget or
  similar mirror/archive)?

 Hi Edward,

 The WCT uses Heritrix behind the scenes. Basically Heritrix or
 wget+warc are your only two solutions, unless you convert to WARC from
 something else. And I have never seen another crawler that gathers the
 information that needs to do into the WARC file.

 Heritrix isn’t that bad to get up  running. The more tricky issue is
 what to do with the WARC files once you have them.

 best, Erik

 Sent from my free software system http://fsf.org/.





[CODE4LIB] Web archiving and WARC

2011-11-23 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello All,

I need to harvest a few Web sites in order to preserve them. I'd
really like to preserve them using the WARC file format [1] since it
is a standard for digital preservation. I looked at I looked at Web
Curator Tool (WCT) and Heritrix and they seem to be good at what they
do but are built to work on a much larger scale then what I'd like to
do -- and that comes with a cost of increased complexity. Tools like
wget are simple to use and can easily be scripted to accomplish my
limited task, except the standard wget and similar tools I am familiar
with do not support WARC. Also, I haven't been able to find a tool
that can convert zipped files created with wget to WARC.

I did find a version of wget with warc support built in [1] from the
Archive Team so that may be my solution, but compile software with
dirty written into the name of the zip file is maybe not the best
longterm solution. Does anyone know of any other simples tool to
create a WARC file (either from harvesting or converting a wget or
similar mirror/archive)?

Edward

[1] http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Wget_with_WARC_output


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 Registration Cost?

2011-11-09 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Cowles, Esme escow...@ucsd.edu wrote:
 The CURATEcamp hackfest last year was free (sponsored by DLF):

 http://curatecamp.org/node/21

 -Esme

Not really free if it was sponsored by DLF, no?

Edward


 --
 Esme Cowles escow...@ucsd.edu

 In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of
  earthly happiness. -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 On 11/9/2011, at 3:16 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

 On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:
 I don't think that we have charged for pre-conferences in previous
 years, have we?

 Yes, we have.  We've even had people want to come to the preconference
 (and pay the preconference charge) but not attend the regular
 conference.  :-)

 I am pretty sure that we haven't charged for
 hackfests.

 Have we had hackfests in the past?

 Kevin



Re: [CODE4LIB] xml stylesheet question

2011-08-02 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for everyone's response. My issue is now solved.

Edward

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Ethan Gruber ewg4x...@gmail.com wrote:
 +1 for Shawn's example.

 Ethan

 On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Shawn Averkamp shawnaverk...@gmail.comwrote:

 You could also combine the best of both solutions with:

 xsl:for-each select=//dc:subject
       tr
            td scope=col class=width1/
            th scope=col class=width20Subject/th
 xsl:if test=@xsi:type
 xsl:text (/xsl:text)
  xsl:value-of select=substring-after(@xsi:type, ':')/
 xsl:text)/xsl:text
  /xsl:if
 xsl:text: /xsl:text
             td scope=col class=widthAuto
                xsl:value-of select=./
            /td
       /tr
 /xsl:for-each

 ...which would allow for the addition of other controlled subject
 vocabularies (or none at all) without having to update your stylesheet.

 -
 Shawn Averkamp
 Metadata Librarian
 University of Alabama Libraries
 smaverk...@ua.edu




 On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Enrico Silterra es...@cornell.edu wrote:

  something like
  xsl:for-each select=//dc:subject
        tr
         td scope=col class=width1/
  
  xsl:choose
  xsl:when test=@xsi:type='dcterms:LCSH'
    th scope=col class=width20Subject: LCSH /th
  /xsl:when
  xsl:when test=@xsi:type='dcterms:TGM'
    th scope=col class=width20Subject: TGM/th
  /xsl:when
  /xsl:choose
 
         td scope=col class=widthAutoxsl:value-of select=. /
         /td
        /tr
  
  On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us
  wrote:
   Hi,
  
   I am trying to do something with an xsl stylesheet (1.0) that seems
   like it should be pretty simple, but I can't figure out how to do it
   or find any examples on the Web that work-. I have a set of Dublin
   Core XML records that have the subjects as either LCSH or TGM. The
   type of subject is identified by xsi:type. So for an individual
   record, the subjects may look something like this:
  
           dc:subject
 xsi:type=dcterms:LCSHDrum--Kurdistan/dc:subject
           dc:subject xsi:type=dcterms:TGMDrums (Musical
   instruments)--Kurds/dc:subject
  
   I want this to display something like:
  
             Subject (LCSH): Drum--Kurdistan
             Subject (TGM): Drums (Musical instruments)--Kurds
  
  
   The following works fine to print the subjects (as part of an HTML
   table) but (obviously) does not take into account the type of subject
   heading:
  
     xsl:for-each select=//dc:subject
        tr
         td scope=col class=width1/
          th scope=col class=width20Subject: /th
         td scope=col class=widthAutoxsl:value-of select=. /
         /td
        /tr
     /xsl:for-each
  
   I need some sort of logic to test what the value of xsi:type is but
   I'm lost. I have been trying to find examples on how to do this on th
   Web and in a few XSLT books we have in the library with no luck. Any
   ideas?
  
   Edward
  
 
 
 
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[CODE4LIB] xml stylesheet question

2011-08-01 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi,

I am trying to do something with an xsl stylesheet (1.0) that seems
like it should be pretty simple, but I can't figure out how to do it
or find any examples on the Web that work-. I have a set of Dublin
Core XML records that have the subjects as either LCSH or TGM. The
type of subject is identified by xsi:type. So for an individual
record, the subjects may look something like this:

 dc:subject xsi:type=dcterms:LCSHDrum--Kurdistan/dc:subject
 dc:subject xsi:type=dcterms:TGMDrums (Musical
instruments)--Kurds/dc:subject

I want this to display something like:

   Subject (LCSH): Drum--Kurdistan
   Subject (TGM): Drums (Musical instruments)--Kurds


The following works fine to print the subjects (as part of an HTML
table) but (obviously) does not take into account the type of subject
heading:

   xsl:for-each select=//dc:subject
  tr
   td scope=col class=width1/
th scope=col class=width20Subject: /th
   td scope=col class=widthAutoxsl:value-of select=. /
   /td
  /tr
   /xsl:for-each

I need some sort of logic to test what the value of xsi:type is but
I'm lost. I have been trying to find examples on how to do this on th
Web and in a few XSLT books we have in the library with no luck. Any
ideas?

Edward


[CODE4LIB] TIFF Metadata to XML?

2011-07-18 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello All,

Before I re-invent the wheel or try many different programs, does
anyone have a suggestion on a good way to extract embedded Metadata
added by cameras and (more importantly) photo-editing programs such as
Photoshop from TIFF files and save it as as XML? I have  60k photos
that have metadata including keywords, descriptions, creator, and
other fields embedded in them and I need to extract the metadata so I
can load them into our digital archive.

Right now, after looking at a few tools and having done a number of
Google searches and haven't found anything that seems to do what I
want. As of now I am leaning towards extracting the metadata using
exiv2 and creating a script (shell, perl, whatever) to put the fields
I need into a pseudo-Dublin Core XML format. I say pseudo because I
have a few fields that are not Dublin Core. I am assuming there is a
better way. (Although part of me thinks it might be easier to do that
then exporting to XML and using XSLT to transform the file since I
might need to do a lot of cleanup of the data regardless.)

Anyway, before I go any further, does anyone have any
thoughts/ideas/suggestions?

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] TIFF Metadata to XML?

2011-07-18 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for all the suggestions. I know have multiple ways to get an
XML file... now I only need to figure out which fields map to what.

Edward

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Dave Rice d...@avpreserve.com wrote:
 Try exiftool with the -X flag to get RDF XML output.
 Dave Rice
 avpreserve.com

 On Jul 18, 2011, at 9:18 AM, Edward M. Corrado wrote:

 Hello All,

 Before I re-invent the wheel or try many different programs, does
 anyone have a suggestion on a good way to extract embedded Metadata
 added by cameras and (more importantly) photo-editing programs such as
 Photoshop from TIFF files and save it as as XML? I have  60k photos
 that have metadata including keywords, descriptions, creator, and
 other fields embedded in them and I need to extract the metadata so I
 can load them into our digital archive.

 Right now, after looking at a few tools and having done a number of
 Google searches and haven't found anything that seems to do what I
 want. As of now I am leaning towards extracting the metadata using
 exiv2 and creating a script (shell, perl, whatever) to put the fields
 I need into a pseudo-Dublin Core XML format. I say pseudo because I
 have a few fields that are not Dublin Core. I am assuming there is a
 better way. (Although part of me thinks it might be easier to do that
 then exporting to XML and using XSLT to transform the file since I
 might need to do a lot of cleanup of the data regardless.)

 Anyway, before I go any further, does anyone have any
 thoughts/ideas/suggestions?

 Edward



Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 Seattle Update.

2011-06-14 Thread Edward M. Corrado
While I agree with the idea of keeping costs down so as to not rely on sponsors 
as much I am not sure how realistic this is without looking at the numbers. 
Comparing the first one or two conferences with lower attendance at university 
facilities to what we had the last few years is probably not that applicable 
unless we are proposing making a smaller conference (which means restricting 
attendance to a much smaller number). 

Outside of knowing the numbers, if the question is can Organization X (be it a 
commercial vendor, non-profit vendor, university, foundation, etc.) spend Y 
dollars to host something outside of the core Code4Lib conference (be it a 
dinner, reception, trip to a hockey game, pre-conference, or whatever) my 
answer would be as long as the org fully covered all the expenses with 
hopefully a bit left over to cover other conference expenses, I am fine with 
it. Where I would most likely not be fine with is if that organization was 
provided some level of editorial control of the content of the conference 
because of a direct economic incentive they provided. 

Edward

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 14, 2011, at 18:17, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote:

 When sponsors have sponsored pre-conf activities, that 'sponsoring' of 
 pre-confs was just that their staff were the 
 presenters/facilitators/instructors at those pre-confs.  So that is more 
 exposure, but it was formally unconnected with their sponsorship donation -- 
 in the sense that _anyone_ can propose and host a pre-conf (and thus get the 
 exposure), if there's space and interest in their topic -- you don't need to 
 donate sponsor $$ to do this.
 
 I don't think anyone who's wanted to do a pre-conf has ever been denied the 
 chance to do it -- although there's certainly the possibility there wouldn't 
 be enough space for all proposed pre-confs at some conf. Would it be okay to 
 say sponsors get guaranteed space (effectively bumping non-sponsors?).  I 
 dunno, it's pushing it, but probably okay. Only an issue if there isnt' 
 enough space for all pre-confs, which hasn't happened before.
 
 In the past, sponsors have also had their own advert-inserts in the program 
 material given to each attendee, which everyone has thought was fine.  And 
 sponsors of course get on the t-shirt, and I think have had placards in the 
 registration area too (i forget if those placards existed, but I think so, 
 and I think they're fine).
 
 Last year, people were a bit more iffy on a sponsor getting their name on a 
 dinner/banquet, and even more so on the sponsor getting to present to a 
 captive audience at that dinner/banquet. People generally didn't like that 
 idea. People definitely woudln't like the sponsor getting a 'keynote' during 
 conf program.
 
 Basically, we just want to make sure the conference remains a DIY sort of 
 thing where we present and discuss with each other on things we're interested 
 in that we decide ourselves as peers, not a program who's content is 
 controlled (even in part) by those vendors paying for it.
 
 In the past, we've gotten sponsors to donate with only this. Do we need more? 
 Maybe potential sponsors have tighter purse strings then in the past.  Or 
 maybe the conf has gotten more expensive such that we need more money and 
 thus more incentive to sponsor. (First priority -- try to keep the conf from 
 getting more expensive so this doesn't happen).  But basically, I'd 
 personally suggest trying to get sponsors without giving them more than 
 they've gotten in the past -- but if it becomes clear to you that more 
 incentives are needed (perhaps becuase potentials sponsors say so) -- I'd 
 just run your ideas for incentives/exposure by the listserv (either here or 
 the conf-specific listserv at code4lib...@googlegroups.com), and see what the 
 community reaction is. In the end, the decision is yours.
 
 Jonathan
 
 On 6/14/2011 11:50 AM, Anjanette Young wrote:
 Excellent!
 
 I've been kicking around ideas with Kyle about sponsorship. I noticed in the
 past that OCLC and DLF had sponsored pre-conference activities.  I'd
 appreciate more thoughts on walking the line between maximum exposure for
 sponsors and intrusiveness on conference attendees.
 
 --Anj
 
 On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Andrew Nagyasn...@gmail.com  wrote:
 
 Hi Anj - I just wanted to let you know that Serials Solutions is working
 out
 a plan to better support the conference.  We'd possibly like to sponsor an
 evening event, we will have more information for you later in the summer.
 
 Cheers
 Andrew
 
 
 On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Anjanette Youngyoun...@u.washington.edu
 wrote:
 Code4Lib Seattle 2012 update.  Thanks to Elizabeth Duell of Orbis Cascade
 Alliance and Cary Gordon of chillco.com, we finally have a venue with
 adequate (hopefully) bandwidth and wireless access points, a reasonable
 food
   beverage minimum, and chairs!  The Renaissance Hotel (515 Madison St.,
 Seattle, WA 98104) is located in the 

Re: [CODE4LIB] Seth Godin on The future of the library

2011-06-02 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I think Jeremy brings up some good points here about libraries
(especially academic ones) becoming provisioning organizations versus
collection building ones. In regards to journals, in a number of ways
libraries already are. Libraries send checks to Ebsco, Elserver,
ProQuest. etc. and out patrons get access. I wouldn't be surprised if
this happens with books as well, although I don't think it will happen
as quickly as some of the pundits say. There is a danger in this for
librarians of course, if that is all libraries provided. The School of
Science, for example, doesn't really need a librarian to pay for
ScienceDirect - they just need a purchase order. One might argue that
faculty don't have the time or knowledge to evaluate the databases,
but I am not sure this is true, and even if it is, a single librarian
can do this for a large state-wide system or consortia. Therefore, for
librarians (and libraries) to survive and even flourish we do need to
look at ourselves through a different lenses as Jeremy suggests.

From a content standpoint, I interpret a lot of what has been in this
thread as referring to content under the bell curve. I think those
more general materials will become less and less local as in some ways
databases of articles have already done with journals. This is a an
over-simplification, but I think in this scenario what ends up being
the role of the library, then, is the long tail of collections. In the
case of journals, I see this happening now with some foreign and
small-press journals that are not available in electronic form. In the
broader sense, I think what will become more important is local
content, archives, and special collections.

Of course, libraries are not just about collections and there are many
other ways that librarians can improve access to resources (local or
not) and other information services to our patrons. I am not sure the
under-lying mission or purpose of libraries needing to change, but I
do think the tools and methods will need to continue to evolve.

Edward

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Frumkin, Jeremy
frumk...@u.library.arizona.edu wrote:
 So, this is quite a good thread, and it is quite interesting to read the
 different viewpoints about what information resources libraries provide.
 I'm wondering if we might look at this from a slightly different angle -
 most of the discussion has been about what libraries include in their
 collections. I wonder, though, if thinking about this through a collection
 lens colors the arguments the wrong way. As I see it, more and more it
 seems that users are less aware of the boundaries of a library's
 collections; many of the discovery tools employed by libraries, or
 available outside of libraries, do not limit themselves to a particular
 collection (Worldcat local being a prime example of a library discovery
 tool that provides discovery that is not bounded by a library's
 collection). The role of the library as a provisioner, or broker, of
 information, regardless of where that information is located, is seemingly
 increasing in importance - in part, I think, explicitly because our
 discovery technologies can now be unbounded from finite collections, and
 because of this, the friction that users run into in discovering
 information beyond their library's collections has been greatly reduced,
 if not removed entirely. Users likely expect that if they can discover
 that something is available, they should have access to it - a use pattern
 best exemplified by google, but that I believe has transcended to the
 library sphere as well.

 So, if we stop thinking about libraries as collection building
 institutions, and more as provisioning organizations, then the issue of
 whether libraries incorporate free resources into their catalogs becomes
 somewhat moot. The question more becomes, I think, if a user discovers an
 information resource, what is the library's role in brokering access to
 that content for the user? If we are indeed trying to meet our users'
 needs, perhaps we need not to continue to build just-in-case collections,
 but provide just-in-time access to information resources, regardless of
 their location, and perhaps even without needing a local collection at all.

 -- jaf



 On 6/1/11 7:04 PM, Alexander Johannesen alexander.johanne...@gmail.com
 wrote:

Hi,

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu
wrote:
 There are some unanswered questions about what the purpose of the
catalog is
 or should be in our users research workflow, and it's not obvious to me
whether
 that purpose will involve putting any possible book or article that
exists for free
 on the internet in the catalog.

I personally think that libraries in general still have some
fundamental issues of just getting their head around the two-headed
problem of free web resources. Not only are these free, but they don't
physically exists. This has certain implications for libraries ;

Free: as has been pointed out, 

Re: [CODE4LIB] Sign up to present at the Code4Lib Virtual Lightning Talks on April 4th

2011-04-01 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I agree with Luciano that the lead time was a bit short for me. Well,
maybe not specifically because it was short, but it does conflicts
with something else I have to do and I don't have time to reschedule.
I really like this idea and I hope it can be successful, so I hope
this message brought a rash of sign-ups and it goes on, or it is
rescheduled.

Edward

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Luciano Ramalho luci...@ramalho.org wrote:
 On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Peter Murray peter.mur...@lyrasis.org wrote:
 So far no one has signed up to present on Monday and only one person has 
 signed up to attend.  It sounds like the idea of virtual lightning talks 
 isn't going to fly.  If you have feedback (e.g., not interesting, not enough 
 lead time to prepare, wrong time of day/week/year), I'd appreciate hearing 
 it.

 As a Pythonista I am a huge fan of lightning talks, a staple of PyCons
 all over the World.

 Virtual lightning talks is a novel idea to me, but sounds great.

 I'd be interested in attending and even presenting, but I think the
 lead time was too short, particularly for an activity intended for
 business hours (1:30pm EDT is 2:30pm BRT / UTC-3).

 How about trying again, but aiming at a date in late April?

 --
 Luciano Ramalho
 programador repentista || stand-up programmer
 Twitter: @luciano



Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-17 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for the suggestion Patrick!

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Patrick Murray-John
patrickmjc...@gmail.com wrote:
 Edward,

 One option might be a href=http://omeka.org;Omeka/a from the Center for
 History and New Media (full disclosure, I work for CHNM). It's designed for
 libraries, museums, archives, and like-minded folks to create online
 exhibits of their materials, and so has lots of Dublin Core and other
 metadata goodness (see the a href=http://omeka.org/add-ons/pluginsplugins
 page/a). It's open source LAMP, and installation is pretty easy. There's
 an OAI_PMH harvester plugin, and a CSV importer plugin. One of those would
 likely do the trick for your importing.

 Hope that helps,
 Patrick



[CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi,

I [will soon] have a small set ( 1000 records) of Dublin Core
metadata published in OAI_DC format that I want to be searchable via a
Web browser.  Normally we would use Ex Libris's Primo for this, but
this particular set of data may have some confidential information and
our repository only has minimal built in search functions. While we
still may go with Primo for these records, I am looking for at other
possibilities. The requirements as I see them are:

1) Can ingest records in OAI_DC format
2) Allow remote end-users who are familiar with the collection search
these ingest records via a Web browser.
3)Search should be keyword anywhere or individual fields although it
does not need to have every whizzbang feature out there. In other
words, basic search feature are fine.
4) Should support the ability to link to the display copy in our
repository (probably goes without saying)
5) Should be simple to install and maintain (Thus, at least in my
mind, eliminating something like Blacklight)
6) Preferably a LAMP application although a Windows server based
solution is a possibility as well
7) Preferably Open Source, or at least no- or low-cost

I haven't been able to find anything searching the Web, but it seems
like something people may have done before. Before I re-invent the
wheel or shoe-horn something together, does anyone have any
suggestions?

Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi Pascal,

Thanks for the Primo-suggestions. One thing I should probably have
added besides some confidential information, the collection will also
be only useful for a small number of scholars working with this
specific collection and not something anyone else would probably be
all that interested in. Thus having the collection in something that
combines it with other collections is not a requirement and might even
be considered an impediment. That said, I'll check out your
suggestions.

Thanks,

Edward

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Pascal Calarco pcala...@nd.edu wrote:
 Hi Edward --

 I am not sure if you're allowed to tweak normalization and pipe rules for the 
 hosted Primo you have, but if the confidential information were in fairly 
 consistent fields, you could either 1) make this a collection that is only 
 searchable for authenticated Primo users or 2) define a regex normalization 
 rule that strips out the confidential information (although you may want to 
 retain that for staff to see), or 3) retain the information in the PNX 
 record, but not add it to the display section with a regex normalization rule 
 (so staff users could still see these with the view PNX option, but general 
 users would not see these fields).  Just some ideas from the Primo end of 
 things.

  - pascal

 ---
 Pascal Calarco
 Head, Library Information Systems
 Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame /
 Michiana Academic Library Consortium
 Notre Dame, IN
 http://www.library.nd.edu/
 
 From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Edward M. 
 Corrado [ecorr...@ecorrado.us]
 Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:00 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

 Hi,

 I [will soon] have a small set ( 1000 records) of Dublin Core
 metadata published in OAI_DC format that I want to be searchable via a
 Web browser.  Normally we would use Ex Libris's Primo for this, but
 this particular set of data may have some confidential information and
 our repository only has minimal built in search functions. While we
 still may go with Primo for these records, I am looking for at other
 possibilities. The requirements as I see them are:

 1) Can ingest records in OAI_DC format
 2) Allow remote end-users who are familiar with the collection search
 these ingest records via a Web browser.
 3)Search should be keyword anywhere or individual fields although it
 does not need to have every whizzbang feature out there. In other
 words, basic search feature are fine.
 4) Should support the ability to link to the display copy in our
 repository (probably goes without saying)
 5) Should be simple to install and maintain (Thus, at least in my
 mind, eliminating something like Blacklight)
 6) Preferably a LAMP application although a Windows server based
 solution is a possibility as well
 7) Preferably Open Source, or at least no- or low-cost

 I haven't been able to find anything searching the Web, but it seems
 like something people may have done before. Before I re-invent the
 wheel or shoe-horn something together, does anyone have any
 suggestions?

 Edward



Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks Roy,

I will look into Swish-e.

Edward

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Roy Tennant roytenn...@gmail.com wrote:
 These requirements fit Swish-e [1] to a T. I've used it to index
 millions of XML records [2], and there are no particular requirements
 for the XML -- it just needs to be well-formed. You can have it
 automatically detect and index XML fields as well as index all words
 across all fields. This is all handled by a very simple text config
 file. The only downside is you will need to write the user interface
 (CGI) in your favorite language to interact with Swish-e.

 For example, here is my entire config file for Current Cites [3],
 where I store citations in my own XML format:

 DefaultContents XML*
 UndefinedMetaTags auto
 IndexDir /home/tennantr/public_html/currentcites/cites/
 ReplaceRules remove /home/tennantr/public_html/currentcites/cites/
 PropertyNames creator title description booktitle source
 IndexOnly .xml

 This tells Swish-e to expect XML, the line UndefinedMetaTags auto
 tells it to keep track of any XML tag it sees, the next two lines
 telll it where the files are and I remove the path from the index so I
 only get returned each file title without the server path included.
 The PropertyNames line defines with elements are actually stored in
 the index, which I can then retrieve directly in the search results
 for display to the user. The IndexOnly .xml line tells Swish-e to
 ignore anything without that filename extension. Nothing could be
 easier.
 Roy

 [1] http://swish-e.org/
 [2] http://roytennant.com/proto/hathi/
 [3] http://lists.webjunction.org/currentcites/

 On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us 
 wrote:
 Hi,

 I [will soon] have a small set ( 1000 records) of Dublin Core
 metadata published in OAI_DC format that I want to be searchable via a
 Web browser.  Normally we would use Ex Libris's Primo for this, but
 this particular set of data may have some confidential information and
 our repository only has minimal built in search functions. While we
 still may go with Primo for these records, I am looking for at other
 possibilities. The requirements as I see them are:

 1) Can ingest records in OAI_DC format
 2) Allow remote end-users who are familiar with the collection search
 these ingest records via a Web browser.
 3)Search should be keyword anywhere or individual fields although it
 does not need to have every whizzbang feature out there. In other
 words, basic search feature are fine.
 4) Should support the ability to link to the display copy in our
 repository (probably goes without saying)
 5) Should be simple to install and maintain (Thus, at least in my
 mind, eliminating something like Blacklight)
 6) Preferably a LAMP application although a Windows server based
 solution is a possibility as well
 7) Preferably Open Source, or at least no- or low-cost

 I haven't been able to find anything searching the Web, but it seems
 like something people may have done before. Before I re-invent the
 wheel or shoe-horn something together, does anyone have any
 suggestions?

 Edward




Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for the information on PKP Harvester. I browsed through the
documentation and it looks like it should do what I need.

Edward

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Roy Tennant roytenn...@gmail.com wrote:
 Yeah, duh, so have I and I completely forgot about it. My bad. This
 would likely be the easiest path if what you have is OAI_DC. As I
 recall, it was fairly simple to get going.
 Roy

 On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Mark Jordan mjor...@sfu.ca wrote:
 Hi,

 I've done this by encoding the DC records in an OAI static repository, works 
 great.

 Mark

 Mark Jordan
 Head of Library Systems
 W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
 Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
 Voice: 778.782.5753 / Fax: 778.782.3023 / Skype: mark.jordan50
 mjor...@sfu.ca

 - Original Message -
 I wonder if you might be able to load the file in PKP Harvester.

 http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=harvester

 It should already be able to parse and index OAI-DC, and would give
 you a nice, simple interface. It's based on a straight LAMP stack,
 which would make it easier to get up and running than some of the
 other suggestions so far.

 It's designed to harvest rather than load data, but that has got to be
 a fairly simple thing to workaround. I've never done this myself, so I
 could be entirely wrong.

 --Dave

 ==
 David Walker
 Library Web Services Manager
 California State University
 http://xerxes.calstate.edu
 
 From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Edward M. Corrado [ecorr...@ecorrado.us]
 Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:00 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

 Hi,

 I [will soon] have a small set ( 1000 records) of Dublin Core
 metadata published in OAI_DC format that I want to be searchable via a
 Web browser. Normally we would use Ex Libris's Primo for this, but
 this particular set of data may have some confidential information and
 our repository only has minimal built in search functions. While we
 still may go with Primo for these records, I am looking for at other
 possibilities. The requirements as I see them are:

 1) Can ingest records in OAI_DC format
 2) Allow remote end-users who are familiar with the collection search
 these ingest records via a Web browser.
 3)Search should be keyword anywhere or individual fields although it
 does not need to have every whizzbang feature out there. In other
 words, basic search feature are fine.
 4) Should support the ability to link to the display copy in our
 repository (probably goes without saying)
 5) Should be simple to install and maintain (Thus, at least in my
 mind, eliminating something like Blacklight)
 6) Preferably a LAMP application although a Windows server based
 solution is a possibility as well
 7) Preferably Open Source, or at least no- or low-cost

 I haven't been able to find anything searching the Web, but it seems
 like something people may have done before. Before I re-invent the
 wheel or shoe-horn something together, does anyone have any
 suggestions?

 Edward




Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks for the information on the new version VuFind. I think it might
be ale to work, but I think I'm going to try PKP Harvester first.

Edward

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Demian Katz demian.k...@villanova.edu wrote:
 The new release of VuFind (1.1, due out this coming Monday) includes tools 
 for OAI-PMH harvesting and ingestion of arbitrary XML formats (some Dublin 
 Core examples are included).  With a little bit of XSLT tweaking (and 
 possibly implementation of a PHP class to customize record presentation), you 
 could probably get it to meet your needs fairly easily.  If you're interested 
 in trying this approach, I'm happy to offer more specific assistance -- just 
 let me know!  See also http://vufind.org.

 - Demian

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Edward M. Corrado
 Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:01 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

 Hi,

 I [will soon] have a small set ( 1000 records) of Dublin Core
 metadata published in OAI_DC format that I want to be searchable via a
 Web browser.  Normally we would use Ex Libris's Primo for this, but
 this particular set of data may have some confidential information and
 our repository only has minimal built in search functions. While we
 still may go with Primo for these records, I am looking for at other
 possibilities. The requirements as I see them are:

 1) Can ingest records in OAI_DC format
 2) Allow remote end-users who are familiar with the collection search
 these ingest records via a Web browser.
 3)Search should be keyword anywhere or individual fields although it
 does not need to have every whizzbang feature out there. In other
 words, basic search feature are fine.
 4) Should support the ability to link to the display copy in our
 repository (probably goes without saying)
 5) Should be simple to install and maintain (Thus, at least in my
 mind, eliminating something like Blacklight)
 6) Preferably a LAMP application although a Windows server based
 solution is a possibility as well
 7) Preferably Open Source, or at least no- or low-cost

 I haven't been able to find anything searching the Web, but it seems
 like something people may have done before. Before I re-invent the
 wheel or shoe-horn something together, does anyone have any
 suggestions?

 Edward



Re: [CODE4LIB] Excel file to Dublin Core?

2011-03-02 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Thanks All.

It seems that oxygen XML editor is the most common response. The
academic edition is relatively inexpensive, so I will get a copy of
that.

Edward

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Karen Coombs librarywebc...@gmail.com wrote:
 Ed,

 oXygen XML editor will let you easily make XML from an Excel file. I
 think you might even be able to control the names of the elements. I'd
 probably use this plus an XSLT to get things into the OAI-DC format.

 Karen

 On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us 
 wrote:
 Hello all,

 I have an excel file that I need to map to Dublin Core. I can think of
 a number of ways to do this, but was wondering if anyone else who has
 done it has a suggestion before I dust off my old sed/awk skills or
 otherwise reinvent the wheel. I looked at Terry Reese's MarcEdit and I
 probably can use that, but it looks like I'd have to intermediately
 convert it to MARC. Either a windows-based program or *nix tool is
 fine.

 Edward




Re: [CODE4LIB] Excel file to Dublin Core?

2011-03-01 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi Mike,

Yes, by Dublin Core, I mean OAI Dublin Core XML.

Edward

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Michael J. Giarlo
leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:
 Edward,

 Because I already have some code lying around that does more or less
 the same thing, I'd probably sling some Python using the xlrd library
 (N.B. works on xls files but not xlsx files).  It'd look similar to
 this method, perhaps a little simpler, though this method doesn't
 write out a DC file:

     https://github.com/MaxFisher/caps/blob/master/pilot/views.py#L87

 By Dublin Core, I assume you mean OAI Dublin Core XML?

 -Mike


 On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 14:53, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:
 Hello all,

 I have an excel file that I need to map to Dublin Core. I can think of
 a number of ways to do this, but was wondering if anyone else who has
 done it has a suggestion before I dust off my old sed/awk skills or
 otherwise reinvent the wheel. I looked at Terry Reese's MarcEdit and I
 probably can use that, but it looks like I'd have to intermediately
 convert it to MARC. Either a windows-based program or *nix tool is
 fine.

 Edward




Re: [CODE4LIB] Craft Brew Drinkup at Code4lib 2011

2011-01-24 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I am driving, so I can take any extra beer home with me!

However, for airplanes, the plastic zip-lock bags and put in the
middle of the suitcase wrapped with clothing has worked for me in the
past, but I never had one break, so I am not sure what would happen if
I did. The diapers do sound like a good idea though.

Edward

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:
 There are some among us who aren't even bringing luggage and will
 smell like beer all week.

 Perhaps those two facts are related...

 Cary

 On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:10 AM, Joshua Gomez jngo...@gelman.gwu.edu wrote:
 Do you guys have any tips on transporting your brews?  I've seen a bottle of 
 tequila that exploded in a friend's suitcase on the way back from Mexico and 
 I'd rather not smell like beer all week.

 -Josh


 Mark A. Matienzo m...@matienzo.org 1/24/2011 9:41 AM 
 Do you like really good beer and/or would you possibly be willing to
 bring some in your luggage to Bloomington?

 A small group of Code4libbers is self-organizing a Craft Brew Drinkup
 at Code4lib. The general idea is that people bring beer that they love
 or at least think other people should try. We'll find a time to sit
 and taste everyone's selections. You don't have to bring beer to
 attend or participate, but it certainly helps to ensure that we have
 enough to go around. If you're a homebrewer, you're welcome to bring
 your own if you think it will pass our muster.

 I have created a signup sheet on the wiki - please post there with
 your name, location, ideas of what you might bring, and potential
 requests for others.

 http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Craft_Brew_Drinkup

 Mark A. Matienzo
 Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
 Yale University Library




 --
 Cary Gordon
 The Cherry Hill Company
 http://chillco.com



[CODE4LIB] Library Systems-related jobs in Binghamton NY

2010-09-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello Code4Libers,

Binghamton University (Binghamton NY) has an opening for a Library Systems
Specialist. A Bachelors degree is required, along with a minimum of two
years working in an Information Technology environment. This is a
professional appointment. Full details can be found at:
http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=20864

Also, I was asked by someone from Broome Community College (also located in
Binghamton NY) to spread the word about a Systems Librarian position that
they have open. This is a 12-month tenure track position at the rank of
Assistant Librarian. Details can be found at:
http://www.sunybroome.edu/aboutbcc/hr/faculty.php

I don't know much about the Broome Community College position, but if you
have questions about the Binghamton area, I might be able to help with that.

And while I am on the subject of librarian jobs, although maybe not
Code4Lib-related Binghamton University has two librarian positions (12-month
tenure track position) open. One is for a Metadata/Catalog librarian (Review
of applications will begin on October 1, 2010) and the other is for a
Subject Librarian for Social Sciences (Review of applications will begin on
October 18, 2010). Details on those two positions can be found at
http://library.binghamton.edu/about/employment/faculty/index.html

- Edward

--
Edward M. Corrado
Assistant Director for Library Technology
Binghamton University Libraries
P.O. Box 6012, Binghamton, NY 13902 USA
Phone: +1-607-777-4909 | Fax: +1-607-777-4848
ecorr...@binghamton.edu | http://library.binghamton.edu


[CODE4LIB] Fwd: Call for Chapters: Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA guide

2010-09-13 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hello all, Just a friendly reminder about our call for chapters for an
upcoming LITA guide. The deadline for proposals/brief outlines is this
Wednesday (September 15).. Edward

-- Forwarded message --
From: Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us
Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:10 AM
Subject: Call for Chapters: Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA
guide
To: Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us
Cc: Heather Moulaison hmoul...@uottawa.ca


Dear Librarian Colleagues:

Consider writing a chapter for the forthcoming book, “Getting started
with cloud computing: A LITA guide”.

Edward Corrado and Heather Moulaison, editors, are looking for 8-12 page
(double spaced standard font) chapters on either:

1. Applications and services used by librarians in the cloud and how
they might be used in a variety of libraries, including information on:

a. The tool itself (what it does, why it could be of use to libraries)
b. Why librarians should know about this application or service

2. Descriptions of best practices/ok practices/not good practices in
using cloud services, including information on:

a. The background to the project: Describe your library, your
collection, your resources, or any other element that will be necessary
to understand what you did and why
b. The project: Describe what you did, why you did it, who did what, and
how, being sure to mention any special funding you needed or resources
you used
c. The assessment: How have you assessed your project and what are the
results of that assessment

Possible topics: Using Amazon S3 for backups/storage, Hosting Websites,
blogs, wikis, etc., in the Cloud, Hosting Library Subject Guides in the
Cloud, Using Google Docs and other Google Applications, etc.

Examples can focus on all kinds of libraries, including public, special,
museum, academic, etc.

Projected deadline for chapter: Nov. 1, 2010.

Authors will receive a copy of the book as compensation.


If you are interested in submitting an idea for consideration, please
send a rough outline of your proposed chapter to ecorr...@ecorrado.us
before Sept. 15, 2010. Clearly indicate in your email your name, contact
information, and any other information the editors should take into
consideration about the context of your proposal.


[CODE4LIB] Call for Chapters: Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA guide

2010-08-27 Thread Edward M. Corrado

Dear Librarian Colleagues:

Consider writing a chapter for the forthcoming book, “Getting started
with cloud computing: A LITA guide”.

Edward Corrado and Heather Moulaison, editors, are looking for 8-12 page
(double spaced standard font) chapters on either:

1. Applications and services used by librarians in the cloud and how
they might be used in a variety of libraries, including information on:

a. The tool itself (what it does, why it could be of use to libraries)
b. Why librarians should know about this application or service

2. Descriptions of best practices/ok practices/not good practices in
using cloud services, including information on:

a. The background to the project: Describe your library, your
collection, your resources, or any other element that will be necessary
to understand what you did and why
b. The project: Describe what you did, why you did it, who did what, and
how, being sure to mention any special funding you needed or resources
you used
c. The assessment: How have you assessed your project and what are the
results of that assessment

Possible topics: Using Amazon S3 for backups/storage, Hosting Websites,
blogs, wikis, etc., in the Cloud, Hosting Library Subject Guides in the
Cloud, Using Google Docs and other Google Applications, etc.

Examples can focus on all kinds of libraries, including public, special,
museum, academic, etc.

Projected deadline for chapter: Nov. 1, 2010.

Authors will receive a copy of the book as compensation.


If you are interested in submitting an idea for consideration, please
send a rough outline of your proposed chapter to ecorr...@ecorrado.us
before Sept. 15, 2010. Clearly indicate in your email your name, contact
information, and any other information the editors should take into
consideration about the context of your proposal.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Buy, Borrow, or Build

2010-05-07 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Karen,

I would argue that in the cases you described below, one is not simply
Buying. You are Buying+Building. Unfortunately sometimes decision
makers may not recognize this, or don't take it into account. I think
that is something that Jeremy hints at when he says Open Source can be
a buy. My take away in this regard is that there should be some
recognition in this document that most things will be a combination of
at least 2 of the 3 Bs.

Edward



On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:
 Quoting Frumkin, Jeremy frumk...@u.library.arizona.edu:




 In general, a Buy approach is easiest to determine TCO, while a  Build
 approach is the most difficult. Generally, there are more  unknowns with a
 Build than there are with a Buy. The more unknowns,  the greater risk of
 inaccurate cost estimates.


 I know this is the common wisdom, but I've had experiences where Buy turned
 out to be much more expensive than expected. If the product is mature and
 stable and you expect to do almost no customizing, yes, then Buy is
 predictable. But if you're on the cutting edge, it's a new vendor offering,
 you expect to customize, then Buy can have all kinds of hidden costs. In the
 end, Buy can be more expensive than Build because you have to struggle with
 a product over which you have no control.

 When pitting Buy v. Borrow v. Build, functionality has to be taken into
 account. What do you want the software to do? How big is the market for your
 functionality? (that is, are vendors likely to step up to this plate?) Are
 vendors already offering this?

 kc

 --
 Karen Coyle
 kco...@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
 ph: 1-510-540-7596
 m: 1-510-435-8234
 skype: kcoylenet



Re: [CODE4LIB] Microsoft Zentity

2010-04-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado

Ross Singer wrote:

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Ethan Gruber ewg4x...@gmail.com wrote:
  

It seems to me that the major flaw of the software is that it isn't
cross-platform, which comes as no surprise.  But I feel Microsoft didn't do
their market research.  While the financial and business sectors are heavily
reliant on Microsoft servers, American universities, and by extension,
research libraries, are not.


Is this really true? My current University (including the Library) use a 
number of Windows Servers. Would I prefer a different platform for our 
Windows servers? Yes. However some are running applications that don't 
run on other platforms and the others were implemented before I got here 
and they are working so there is no reason to change them at this time. 
While I know many libraries/universities use Novel, Solaris, Linux, etc. 
I have serious doubts that a majority of American Universities don't use 
Microsoft servers to some degree. As an example, I often see people on 
the Voyager ILS listserv wanting to run there ILS on Windows because 
that is what is supported by campus IT.




  If they really wanted to make a commitment to
support the academic community as they say on the Zentity website, they
would have developed it for a platform that the academic community actually
uses.



This seems like sort of a snotty answer, honestly, and I find three
flaws with it:

1) Research and intellectual output is not exclusive to large,
research university which means repositories should not be exclusive
to ARL libraries
2) There are lots of academic Microsoft shops, esp. at the campus IT
(or departmental IT) level.  It's not beyond reason to think that a
smaller university would prefer the repository be hosted by central IT
(or that the chemistry department or engineering school in a larger
university host their own repository).
3) E-Prints, for example, seems to be making an effort to commodotize
and democratize the repository space a bit by making it as simple as
possible to run an IR.  MS is making this even simpler for places that
already have Windows servers (which is a lot).
  
Should we criticize Koha because (I believe) it doesn't have an 
up-to-date Windows version? How about Evergreen? No one is forcing you 
to use Zentity if you don't want to use Windows. If it doesn't fit in 
your environment, don't use it, but that isn't a reason to criticize it. 
I bet that more places can handle a Windows server rather then those 
that can handle a Linux server. If only because a competent Linux Admin 
can almost always manage a Windows server (maybe not MS applications 
like Exchange, etc.) with little or no training, but this does not 
necessarily work the other way around. Sure, the Linux Admin might moan 
and groan about this (I know from experience), but they can do it.



There are plenty of reasons to criticize Microsoft, but I just don't
see how Zentity is one of them.

  

Agreed.

Edward



-Ross.
  


Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib server downtime needed

2010-04-28 Thread Edward M. Corrado

I vote for Christmas morning.

Seriously, whenever is good for you is fine, just let the list know a 
little in advanced.


Edward

Michael J. Giarlo wrote:

Late February or so would be ideal.

-Mike

On Apr 28, 2010 3:15 PM, Ryan Ordway rord...@oregonstate.edu wrote:

I need to move the server that hosts the code4lib.org website into another
rack to make room for some other equipment, when is a good time to do this?



--
Ryan Ordway   E-mail: rord...@oregonstate.edu
Unix Systems Administrator   rord...@library.oregonstate.edu
OSU Libraries, Corvallis, OR 97331Office: Valley Library #4657
  


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues

2010-04-07 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I guess I'm  with Ed with this. These fractured lists don't help get  
input from a wider range of people and even if I wouldn't go to  
c4lPluto I'd still like to know about it. Is hitting a delete button  
that big of deal anymore? If so, I don't see the point of signing up  
for email discussion lists - or at least if you do and volume is an  
issue, modern email clients have filters or free email accounts that  
can br used specifically for email lists can be created. Butaybe  
that's just me and edsu.


Edward

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 7, 2010, at 10:53 PM, Ed Summers e...@pobox.com wrote:


On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM, William Denton w...@pobox.com wrote:
So far there are just three people with ideas for talks (me, Walter  
Lewis,
Art Rhyno).  Have the other local chapters found it works well to  
have more
time for informal stuff, or lightning talks, or Ask Anything like  
I see
NYC is doing?  Sometimes with a smaller group people don't talk so  
much, but

sometimes they do.


The thing that bums me out is that this discussion list was largely
created because there were all these discussions going on in niches
like xml4lib, web4lib, perl4lib, php4lib, oss4lib, etc ... and not
enough conversation about computing and libraries and
cross-fertilization between projects/environments.  Now we're seeing
the code4lib discussion list itself fragment into code4libmdc,
code4lib-north, code4libnyc, code4lib-northwest, etc.

I guess an argument could be made that the conversations going on in
this sublists would overwhelm code4lib proper with all sorts of local
noise. But I think ideally we should have crossed that bridge when we
came to it. I think if folks on code4lib saw what was going on in
different locales it would inspire people to do stuff where they are
too.

//Ed


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

2010-03-14 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Having been to Vancouver recently, I can tell you getting to brew pubs 
takes a lot of walking.


Edward


Schwartz, Raymond wrote:

+1

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Rod McFarland
Sent: Sun 3/14/2010 3:31 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN
 
Edward M. Corrado wrote:
  

Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
  


Folks,

I respect all of your points of view, but you have been going about
this all wrong.

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)
  

  
But you need to divide this by population (population comes from 
Wikipedia) - which gives you:


Vancouver: 1 brew pub per 30593 people
New Haven: 1 brew pub per 31000 people
Bloomington: 1 brew pub per 10322 people.

This makes Bloomington the clear choice.

Edward

  


Now you can all make an informed decision.

-Mike
  

  
I think Mike was right originally; we'd be interested in the geographic 
density of brew pubs in the easily-accessible area. I'm not sure how 
much of a factor brew pubs per capita would be, other than to predict 
potential crowding.



Rod
  


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

2010-03-13 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Bloomington is closer alphabeticly to bacon, so Bloomington is where  
it is at!


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 13, 2010, at 3:46 PM, Schwartz, Raymond  
schwart...@wpunj.edu wrote:


Forget Bloomington.  Compared to the other locations, we will snowed  
under and have colder temps.


-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Frumkin, Jeremy
Sent: Sat 3/13/2010 3:19 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

So, whichever city wins, I think it's safe to go ahead and rename next
year's conference 'cold4lib' :-p

-- jaf 


Sent from my mobile phone

On Mar 13, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Bill Dueber b...@dueber.com wrote:


I'm already having daydreams about the greasy, meaty, salty
Chinese food
at the Dragon Express in B'ton. Sooymmm.

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Fleming, Declan dflem...@ucsd.edu
wrote:


Hey - I LOVE Canada, but Bloomington has White Castle!!!

And Robert will buy all our drinks!

Ok, that last one was a lie.

;)

D

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On
Behalf Of
Ross Singer
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 5:47 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

Polls close midnight EDT March 23.

May the best city win,
-Ross.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Michael J. Giarlo
leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:

Folks,

We received three excellent proposals for hosting the 2011
conference,
and now it is time to vote on them!  Voting is open for a week.
(Actually, I don't know the close date/time but we should have a
week
or so to vote.  Ross?)

How to vote:

1. Go here: http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/15

2. Log in using your code4lib.org credentials (register at
code4lib.org if you haven't done so already).  If you have trouble
authenticating, contact myself and Ryan Wick (ryanwick at gmail).

3. Click on a host's name to reveal a link to the full proposal

4. Assign each proposal a rank from 0 to 3, 0 being least desirable
and 3 being the most.  Please keep the conference requirements and
desirables in mind as you make your selection:
http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting

5. Once you are satisfied with your rankings, click Cast your
ballot.

6. Want to change your rankings?  You can!  As often as you'd like,
even, up until the vote closes.

Feel free to watch http://vote.code4lib.org/election/results/15 for
returns, or hop into irc://irc.freenode.net/code4lib and type
@hosts2011.

Thanks to Ross Works Hard For The Money Singer for setting the
vote
up, as always!

-Mike







--
Bill Dueber
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library


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

2010-03-13 Thread Edward M. Corrado
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Schwartz, Raymond schwart...@wpunj.edu wrote:
 There is a Code4lib midwest, it would be good to have another on the west 
 coast.

There is also a code4lib northwest in Portland.

Edward




 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Edward M. Corrado
 Sent: Sat 3/13/2010 4:05 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

 Bloomington is closer alphabeticly to bacon, so Bloomington is where
 it is at!

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Mar 13, 2010, at 3:46 PM, Schwartz, Raymond
 schwart...@wpunj.edu wrote:

 Forget Bloomington.  Compared to the other locations, we will snowed
 under and have colder temps.

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Frumkin, Jeremy
 Sent: Sat 3/13/2010 3:19 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

 So, whichever city wins, I think it's safe to go ahead and rename next
 year's conference 'cold4lib' :-p

 -- jaf

 Sent from my mobile phone

 On Mar 13, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Bill Dueber b...@dueber.com wrote:

 I'm already having daydreams about the greasy, meaty, salty
 Chinese food
 at the Dragon Express in B'ton. Sooymmm.

 On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Fleming, Declan dflem...@ucsd.edu
 wrote:

 Hey - I LOVE Canada, but Bloomington has White Castle!!!

 And Robert will buy all our drinks!

 Ok, that last one was a lie.

 ;)

 D

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On
 Behalf Of
 Ross Singer
 Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 5:47 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4Lib 2011 host is OPEN

 Polls close midnight EDT March 23.

 May the best city win,
 -Ross.

 On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Michael J. Giarlo
 leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:
 Folks,

 We received three excellent proposals for hosting the 2011
 conference,
 and now it is time to vote on them!  Voting is open for a week.
 (Actually, I don't know the close date/time but we should have a
 week
 or so to vote.  Ross?)

 How to vote:

 1. Go here: http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/15

 2. Log in using your code4lib.org credentials (register at
 code4lib.org if you haven't done so already).  If you have trouble
 authenticating, contact myself and Ryan Wick (ryanwick at gmail).

 3. Click on a host's name to reveal a link to the full proposal

 4. Assign each proposal a rank from 0 to 3, 0 being least desirable
 and 3 being the most.  Please keep the conference requirements and
 desirables in mind as you make your selection:
 http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting

 5. Once you are satisfied with your rankings, click Cast your
 ballot.

 6. Want to change your rankings?  You can!  As often as you'd like,
 even, up until the vote closes.

 Feel free to watch http://vote.code4lib.org/election/results/15 for
 returns, or hop into irc://irc.freenode.net/code4lib and type
 @hosts2011.

 Thanks to Ross Works Hard For The Money Singer for setting the
 vote
 up, as always!

 -Mike





 --
 Bill Dueber
 Library Systems Programmer
 University of Michigan Library



Re: [CODE4LIB] elag

2010-03-11 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I don't know anything about the status, but I do go to ELAG last year
and it was a great conference and if you are thinking about going, I'd
recommend that you do. I was thinking about going again this year, but
already have 2 Europen trips planned for this year, so I'm going to
have to skip it.

Edward

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:
 Does anybody here know the status of the ELAG conference taking place in 
 Helsinki this year? [1] I would like to attend, but I haven't seen anything 
 but a call for papers. (I'm too lazy to submit a paper proposal.)

 [1] conference site - http://elag2010.nationallibrary.fi/

 --
 Eric Morgan
 University of Notre Dame



Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib.hu meetup

2010-03-10 Thread Edward M. Corrado
As Jonathan pointed out, there is nobody to ask formal permission - just 
go ahead and do it. Personally, I would love to see some of these 
regional code4lib conferences/meetups/symposium/whatever happen around 
the world. Who knows, I might even show up to one :-).


Edward - who actually plans to be in Hungry for a day or two in late 
June on his way to Romania.




Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
There's nobody to ask formal permission for, but I think you've done 
the right thing by suggesting it on this listserv and seeing what the 
community thinks.


As one member of the community, I think that's a great idea and an 
appropriate use of the code4Lib name, and I expect that everyone else 
will think so too.
You are also welcome to use the Code4Lib wiki if it's useful for your 
local group/meeting.  You can see that other local/regional/national 
Code4Lib meetups very similar to what you envision have already listed 
themselves on the wiki and make use of the wiki. Look under Local / 
Regional Groups on http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Main_Page  .   
You are welcome to list your group on the wiki and use the wiki if you 
like.


Jonathan

Király Péter wrote:

Hi,

I would like to ask you, whether is there somebody, from whom I can ask
permissions, to use the name code4lib.hu for an unconference meetup, 
where
Hungarian library coders could talk, and pair-program in a style of a 
Drupal

codesprint or OCLC mashaton?

Péter
eXtensible Catalog
  


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-05 Thread Edward M. Corrado
Hi Sibyl,

I'd love Burlington. It might not be warm but there is a lot of good
winter activities. However, It is probably too late for this year to
find out what the costs, etc. are, but if you want to put a proposal
for 2012, count me in.

Edward

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Sibyl Schaefer sibylschae...@gmail.com wrote:
 Anyone interested in Burlington, Vt.? If I had some help (and the
 deadline extended a couple days) I'd be willing to throw in the hat.

 Sibyl Schaefer
 University of Vermont

 On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Meireles, Vanessa v.meire...@miami.edu 
 wrote:
 Miami is also very expensive, it's considered top 3 now in the most 
 expensive places to live, plus I must add that Feb is also our high season 
 which means hotel rates and airfares are more than double the usual rates.   
 We also have a poor public transportation system... sorry, unless someone 
 else in Florida can host the conference.

 Vanessa Meireles
 v.meire...@miami.edu
 Computer Programmer,
 Information Mgmt  Systems and Digital Initiatives

 University of Miami Richter Library
 Coral Gables, FL  33124-0320
 URL:  http://www.library.miami.edu/


 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of 
 Fleming, Declan
 Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 1:24 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

 Hiya - San Diego is friggin expensive, and we don't have a small campus feel 
 at all.  Robert McDonald and I worked out the costs a few years ago and we'd 
 be almost double what Asheville conf cost folks.

 It's killing me not to have you all out to paradise in Feb, but I can barely 
 afford to live here :)

 D

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of 
 Walter Lewis
 Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:21 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

 On 3 Mar 10, at 9:52 AM, Julia Bauder wrote:

 Also, the farther north we go, the more likely that snow+airplane
 incompatibilities will foil speakers' (and attendees'!) travel plans at the
 last minute, which isn't fun for anyone.

 somewhere_out_of_nor'easter_and_lake_effect_range_in_february++

 Actually there is a clear line (at least on the eastern half of the 
 continent) where the further north you go, the *less* snow you got this.  
 Buffalo is trailing a number of places on the east coast in total snow 
 accumulation and Toronto has been dusted a few times this winter, with 
 nothing of real substance.  Detroit and Chicago were well below seasonal 
 averages last time I checked.

 ALL of that said,  where are the San Diego gang or the folks from Miami?

 Walter
  who can only dream of pubs with open patios in February




Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Midwest?

2010-03-04 Thread Edward M. Corrado

Eric Lease Morgan wrote:

...
I was thinking it would happen on a weekday. There would be more stuff going on 
here on campus, as well as give everybody a break from their normal work week. 
More specifically, I would suggest such an event take place on a Friday so the 
poeple who stayed over night would not have to take so many days off of work.

  
While I'm not in the Midwest, I think that any of these type of one day, 
weekday, conferences are best done on a Monday or a Friday to allow for 
less time off of work. Sure there are some disadvantages if work wants 
to give you the travel days, but I could certainly sell 1 or 1.5 days 
off from work a lot easier then 2 or 3.


Edward


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Edward M. Corrado

Loins, Daniel wrote:

Well, I've been meaning to toss New Haven, CT, into the ring, but was waiting 
to get more feedback/expressions of interest from my colleagues here (and also 
thinking that 2012 might be better for East Coast).

Anyway, I can try to have a skeletal proposal ready by the 5th (unless someone 
at Yale tries to talk me out of it).
Daniel
  
Personally, I think the more applications the better. So I say go for 
it. Also, I hope some of the sites that weren't voted in last time 
re-submit their application.


Edward





On Mar 2, 2010, at 10:15 PM, Michael J. Giarlo wrote:

  

SIDEBAR:

Granted these economic times, but am I the only one who's surprised
not to hear more interest in hosting next year's conference?  Yes,
yes, we're a bunch of damned procrastinators, I know.

-Mike


On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 21:41, William Denton w...@pobox.com wrote:


On 2 March 2010, Ziso, Ya'aqov wrote:

  

Many institutions would consider Canada an international conference, and
most likely would allow (if any!?) one. My 5 cents (and that's all left in
the budget),


s/Many/Many American/ but I know what you mean.  I don't see a local chapter
meeting as conflicting with the full conference, and don't think that's
anything to worry about.

I'd like to go to Vancouver for a Code4Lib---it's certainly easy for me to
get to, from Toronto, and I won't have the difficulties and anxieties that
come from travelling into the US---but I hope some small to mid-size
American cities put in too.  Providence and Asheville were great to visit.

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

  


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Edward M. Corrado

John,

I would say the town of Ithaca would be a good location. I don't know 
any specifics about the facilities or costs for a conference our size 
though. I would assume that maybe Cornell has some space if the timing 
is right but I'm not sure. I do know when I stayed at the campus hotel 
was really nice for the price (it is ran by students). I've been to 
Ithaca for smaller conferences (~60 people) before moving to Binghamton 
and enjoyed it.


Getting to Ithaca might not be the easiest, but probably no worse than 
Asheville, Athens, or Corvallis.


Since I'm in Binghamton, if you do decide to submit something, let me 
know if you need any help.


Edward



John Fereira wrote:

Mark A. Matienzo wrote:

+1 for New Haven (if not for 2011, then for 2012). Daniel, feel free
to give me a shout if you'd like any help putting together the
proposal! 


I've got a bit of conference planning burnout after being on the 
planning commitee for the Jasig conference for the sixth time in a row 
but I'm inclined to throw out Ithaca, NY as a possible location for 
2011.  I know you (Mark) have recently been her (sorry I wasn't able 
to get to your talk) so if you want to comment on whether or not 
Ithaca would be a good location I might look into it a bit.


I've been to a conference in Vancouver and would love to visit again 
but from reading the feedback from the Jasig conference held there a 
few years ago the biggest complaint from attendees was the cost.  Of 
course, the planning committee did choose a rather expensive hotel for 
the conference location though.


[CODE4LIB] Call for proposals to Code4Lib Journal

2010-03-02 Thread Edward M. Corrado

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

Do you want to expand on your Code4Lib conference presentation in 
written form? Did the recent Code4Lib conference give you ideas or 
renewed enthusiasm for a  project that you would like to share with the 
Code4Lib Community. Why not submit a proposal to the Code4Lib journal? 
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share 
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, 
technology, and the future.


The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 
10th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and 
experiences. To be included in the 10th issue, which is scheduled for 
publication in late June 2010, please submit articles, abstracts, or 
proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to 
c4lj-artic...@googlegroups.com by Friday, March 20, 2010. When 
submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the 
subject line of the email message.


C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome 
submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of 
the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


 * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and 
hypothetical)
 * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how 
they were done and challenges faced

 * Case studies
 * Best practices
 * Reviews
 * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
 * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
 * Project management and communication within the library environment
 * Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the 
barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, 
they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the 
middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed 
journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code 
samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's 
Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 8 issues published 
on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org


You want to share.  Your colleagues want to hear about it.  We're looking
for proposals.  Go for it!

Sincerely,

Edward M. Corrado
Coordinating Editor, Issue 10
Code4Lib Journal


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-02 Thread Edward M. Corrado

MJ Suhonos wrote:

Yes, a group of us at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser
University in sushi-ski-beach-beer-MichaelBuble-soaked Vancouver, BC are
intending on submitting a proposal to host.



More specifically, I wonder what thoughts people have about how a VanC4L2011 might affect 
/ be affected by the C4L North proposal, and Eric's comment that C4L was originally 
envisioned as an Access USA.  There seems to be a strong contingent on both 
sides of the 49th parallel these days.

Having worked for UBC and SFU for a number of years (though, from Toronto), 
I'll add my +1 to Vancouver for a 2011 venue.  But I'm still pushing for 
Kingston in May as well.

MJ
  
I don't think it should effect the C4L North proposal at all . I see 
these regional thinks as separate events. If it would effect any, I 
think the C$L Northwest in Portland would be effected the most - but 
either way, the regional groups should continue to move forward.


C4L being held in Canada may effect voting, I don't know. We'll have to 
see what people vote and what other options appear. I do think there is 
something to C4L being south of the border and C4L being north but now 
that C4L is established and is not really the same as Access (and is in 
a different time frame) maybe that distinction isn't as important as it 
once was. Having recently been to Vancouver, I can tell you I'm more 
concerned about costs then it being in Canada (although I guess it being 
in Canada is related to the costs to some degree).


Edward


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