Re: [CODE4LIB] date fields

2016-07-12 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
> but since there is really no standard field for such a value, anything I choose is all but arbitrary. I’ll use some 9xx field, just to make things easy. I can always (and easily) change it later. More like there are SEVERAL standard fields for such a value. You can certainly put it in one of

Re: [CODE4LIB] date fields

2016-07-11 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
There's some super useful data in the MARC fixed fields too -- more useful than the semi-transcribed values in 260c, although it's also a pain to access/transform to something reasonably machine actionable. Here's the code from traject that tries to get a reasonable date out of marc fixed fields,

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

2016-06-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
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

[CODE4LIB] Blacklight Community Survey Results

2015-10-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
In late August/early September you may recall I released a Blacklight Community Survey. I got 18 responses. The survey covered nature or organizations implementing BL, rough categories of usage of the BL apps, versions of dependencies in use, and free form likes and dislikes about BL. Just

[CODE4LIB] Blacklight (inc. Hydra) Community Survey

2015-08-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hi all, I have a survey targetted at those installing/maintaining/hosting a Blacklight installation, including BL-based stacks like Hydra. To see how people are using Blacklight, and their environments. If you are such, please take if you can spare the time!

Re: [CODE4LIB] Last day (tomorrow) for Code4lib 2016 submissions

2015-02-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
And sell your ability to host a good conference, of course! Personally, I look as much at what I can tell about the capacity of the organizers to host a good conf as I look at which city it's in, and I hope others do too! Jonathan On 2/19/15 10:55 AM, Francis Kayiwa wrote: Hello friends,

Re: [CODE4LIB] linked data and open access

2014-12-22 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
And as has already been pointed out, no one has really show an impressive end user use for linked data, which American decision making tends to be more driven by. Well, that raises an important question -- whether an 'end user use', or other use, do people have examples of

Re: [CODE4LIB] announcing blacklight_folders v 1.0

2014-12-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Nice, thank you! The default bookmarks functionality, if you create bookmarks as an un-authenticated user, but then later log in -- those bookmarks you created are automatically merged into your authenticated bookmarks too, so they'll be saved along with your account. Does blacklight_folders

Re: [CODE4LIB] Balancing security and privacy with EZproxy

2014-11-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 11/20/14 1:06 PM, Kyle Banerjee wrote: BTW, you can do some funky things with EZP that include conditional logic Can you say more about funky things you can do with EZProxy involving conditional logic? Cause I've often wanted that but haven't found any! Are you talking about a particular

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC reporting engine

2014-11-03 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
From: Code for Libraries CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU on behalf of Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu Sent: Monday, 3 November 2014 1:24 p.m. To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC reporting engine If you are, can become, or know

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC reporting engine

2014-11-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
If you are, can become, or know, a programmer, that would be relatively straightforward in any programming language using the open source MARC processing library for that language. (ruby marc, pymarc, perl marc, whatever). Although you might find more trouble than you expect around

[CODE4LIB] CrossRef/DOI content-negotiation for metadata lookup?

2014-10-23 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hi, the DOI system supports some metadata lookup via HTTP content-negotiation. I found this blog post talking about CrossRef's support: http://www.crossref.org/CrossTech/2011/04/content_negotiation_for_crossr.html But I know DataCite supports it to some extent too. Does anyone know if

Re: [CODE4LIB] Linux distro for librarians

2014-10-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
What's an 'apostate distro'? Anyhow, not all librarians work in roles where data recovery is the priority, so prioritizing data recovery wouldn't apply to all librarians. For those librarians who do work in a role where for some or all of their systems data recovery is a focus... why wouldn't

Re: [CODE4LIB] Library app basics

2014-10-07 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
It's perhaps a little bit outdated by now, since things change so fast, but there is a Code4Lib Journal article on one library's approach a few years ago, which you may find useful. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/5014 And, actually, googling for that one, I found several other ones too

Re: [CODE4LIB] What is the real impact of SHA-256? - Updated

2014-10-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
For checksums for ensuring archival integrity, are cryptographic flaws relavent? I'm not sure, is part of the point of a checksum to ensure against _malicious_ changes to files? I honestly don't know. (But in most systems, I'd guess anyone who had access to maliciously change the file would

Re: [CODE4LIB] Reconciling corporate names?

2014-09-29 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
For yet another data set and API that may or may not meet your needs, consider VIAF -- Virtual International Authority File, operated by OCLC. The VIAF's dataset includes the LC NAF as well as other national authority files, I'm not sure if the API is suitable to limiting matches to the LC

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibGuides v2 - Templates and Nav

2014-09-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 9/24/14 10:27 AM, Joshua Welker wrote: For instance, right now in 2.0 you can create templates (these are great btw). But there's no way to my knowledge to limit editors to using several of them. I'd like to create official one, two, and three column templates for our library. Honestly,

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibGuides v2 - Templates and Nav

2014-09-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Who has the ability to make policies about content styling? If no such policy exists, and no person or entity in your organization has such an ability, then what would give you, the IT person, the right to make your own policies and enforce them with a LibGuides feature? Wouldn't that result

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibGuides v2 - Templates and Nav

2014-09-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
However I'd also point out that if that class, instead of being simply 'hidden', had been similar to Bootstrap's sr-only, or even a more fully spelled out screen-reader-only, the later developer would have been more likely to wonder Hmm, maybe that's not simply hidden but means something else,

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibGuides v2 - Templates and Nav

2014-09-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Mouse hover is not available to anyone using a touch device rather than a mouse, as well as being problematic for keyboard access. While there might be ways to make the on-hover UI style keyboard accessible (perhaps in some cases activating on element focus in addition toon hover), there

Re: [CODE4LIB] Enabling both local and remoteAuth (Shibboleth) in ILLiad?

2014-08-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I haven't done this, but have been thinking about it. I _think_ what the docs mean, is you can create an Alias in IIS (is that what IIS calls it?) for the same directory, so you have two different paths appearing to IIS (one of which can be protected with Shibboleth, the other one not) but you

[CODE4LIB] very large image display?

2014-07-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Does anyone have a good solution to recommend for display of very large images on the web? I'm thinking of something that supports pan and scan, as well as loading only certain tiles for the current view to avoid loading an entire giant image. A URL to more info to learn about things would be

Re: [CODE4LIB] very large image display?

2014-07-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
of Javascript code the clients have to load, since we use Leaflet.js for our maps and it's already loaded. -Esme -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Rochkind Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:36 AM To: CODE4LIB

Re: [CODE4LIB] very large image display?

2014-07-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
-Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Rochkind Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:36 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] very large image display? Does anyone have a good solution to recommend for display of very large

[CODE4LIB] access to code4lib server for planet maintenance?

2014-07-14 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hi all. The Planet Code4lib aggregator runs on a server operated by Oregon State. 128.193.168.90 poseidon.library.oregonstate.edu I've been sort of caretaking the Planet, but really just editing the config for feed sources. Which is really all I have the time/inclination for at the moment,

[CODE4LIB] MarcEdit Tasks power?

2014-06-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hi code4libbers, I don't have much experience with MarcEdit, I'm hoping someone else does, especially with creating automated MarcEdit tasks, and can advise: Would it be possible to create a MarcEdit task that: = IF there is 338 field with subfield $a online resource, THEN erase all

Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest - I definitely didn't rip off someone else's job posting

2014-05-29 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Is there anyone that found the original job postings to the list actually MORE distracting and inconveniencing than the incessant discussion of what to do about them? Jonathan On 5/29/14 7:44 AM, Ross Singer wrote: THIS IS NOT EXACTLY WHAT WE AGREED TO On May 29, 2014 7:38 AM, Andreas

Re: [CODE4LIB] getting URIs, was: [CODE4LIB] barriers to open metadata?

2014-04-30 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
If you want libraries to spend money on adding URI's to their data, there is going to need to be some clear benefit they get from doing it -- and it needs to be a pretty near-term benefit, not Well, some day all these awesome things might happen, because linked data. On 4/30/14 1:34 PM,

[CODE4LIB] online book price comparison websites?

2014-02-26 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Anyone have any recommendations of online sites that compare online prices for purchasing books? I'm looking for recommendations of sites you've actually used and been happy with. They need to be searchable by ISBN. Bonus is if they have good clean graphic design. Extra bonus is if they

Re: [CODE4LIB] online book price comparison websites?

2014-02-26 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
incarnation as an Acquisitions Librarian. Cheers, Stephanie On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: Anyone have any recommendations of online sites that compare online prices for purchasing books? I'm looking for recommendations of sites you've actually used

Re: [CODE4LIB] Proquest search api?

2014-02-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Interesting, thanks for the additional information, very useful! I don't like relying on the 'free text' in subfield 3, because it seems fragile, who knows if I know all the possible values or if they change them in the future breaking my code. But your example with two 'full text' links is

[CODE4LIB] Proquest search api?

2014-02-12 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I feel like at some point I heard there was a search API for the Proquest content/database platform. I can find no evidence of it on google, but that's not really unusual for most of our vendor's apis. Does anyone know if such an API exists, usable by Proquest customers, and if so how to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Proquest search api?

2014-02-12 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
that was available; in this case, it seems like Proquest is recommending you do NOT use it, but use this mysterious 'XML gateway'. On 2/12/14 3:29 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote: On Feb 12, 2014, at 3:22 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: I feel like at some point I heard there was a search API

Re: [CODE4LIB] Academic Library Website Question

2013-12-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 12/17/13 1:46 PM, Lisa Rabey wrote: I'm with Lisa in that when checking out other institutions, I check to see how many clicks it takes to get to the library, and if it is not immediately on the landing page of the college OR at least a drop down link from a parent portal, I start becoming

[CODE4LIB] new umlaut listserv location

2013-12-16 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
For those who use or are interested in Umlaut[1], there is a new listserv for the project, now hosted on Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/umlaut-software The previous listserv was hosted on rubyforge, which appears to be down and it's unclear if it's coming back. So I've

Re: [CODE4LIB] Mapping LCSH to DDC

2013-12-11 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I was looking for this last month (there may even be a thread in the archives from me on it); I didn't anything very suitalbe. The only potentially useful thing I found, is that id.loc.gov does include mappings for _some but not all_ LCSH authority records. I think these mappings were

Re: [CODE4LIB] Mapping LCSH to DDC

2013-12-11 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Ah right it's ClassificationWeb that has this. Alas, ClassificationWeb is both not open (requires a subscription), and also, as far as I know, offers no machine API, it's purely manual human access. This would definitely be an interesting project for someone to do to create a source of open

Re: [CODE4LIB] The lie of the API

2013-12-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Yeah, I'm going to disagree a bit with the original post in this thread, and with Richard's contribution too. Or at least qualify it. My experience is that folks trying to be pure and avoid an API do _not_ make it easier for me to consume as a developer writing clients. It's just not true

Re: [CODE4LIB] The lie of the API

2013-12-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
There are plenty of non-free API's, that need some kind of access control. A different side discussion is what forms of access control are the least barrier to developers while still being secure (a lot of services mess this up in both directions!). However, there are also some free API's

Re: [CODE4LIB] The lie of the API

2013-12-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I do frequently see API keys in header, it is a frequent pattern. Anything that requires things in the header, in my experience makes the API more 'expensive' to develop against. I'm not sure it is okay to require headers. Which is why I suggested allowing format specification in the URL,

Re: [CODE4LIB] calibr: a simple opening hours calendar

2013-11-27 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
idiosyncratic hours. I am suggesting that many decision makers may be severely under-estimating the 'cost' to our effectiveness of having idiosyncratic hours. Jonathan On 11/27/13 1:36 PM, Joe Hourcle wrote: On Nov 27, 2013, at 11:01 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Many of our academic

Re: [CODE4LIB] Tab delimited file with Python CSV

2013-11-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Ah, but what if the data itself has tabs! Doh! It can be a mess either way. There are standards (or conventions?) for escaping internal commas in CSV -- which doesn't mean the software that was used to produce the CSV, or the software you are using to read it, actually respects them. But

Re: [CODE4LIB] Tab delimited file with Python CSV

2013-11-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 11/25/13 1:38 PM, Joe Hourcle wrote: On Nov 25, 2013, at 1:05 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Ah, but what if the data itself has tabs! Doh! It can be a mess either way. There are standards (or conventions?) for escaping internal commas in CSV -- which doesn't mean the software

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships: Call for Applications

2013-11-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Finances are a limiting factor on conference attendance for people of all demographic groups, and I would endorse plans to surmount that. Code4Lib is, of course, one of the least expensive conferences you'll find. And the community and organizers care a lot about keeping it so -- there are

Re: [CODE4LIB] ruby-marc api design feedback wanted

2013-11-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
is raise the exception. I don't think you would want to bury it in some assumption made internal to the library unless that assumption can be turned off. -Jon On 11/19/2013 07:51 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: ruby-marc users, a question. I am working on some Marc8 to UTF-8 conversion for ruby-marc

Re: [CODE4LIB] ruby-marc api design feedback wanted

2013-11-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
assumption made internal to the library unless that assumption can be turned off. -Jon On 11/19/2013 07:51 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: ruby-marc users, a question. I am working on some Marc8 to UTF-8 conversion for ruby-marc. Sometimes, what appears to be an illegal byte will appear

Re: [CODE4LIB] ruby-marc api design feedback wanted

2013-11-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 11/20/13 11:40 AM, Scott Prater wrote: Not sure what the details of our issue was on Monday -- but we do have records that are supposedly encoded in UTF-8, but nonetheless contain invalid characters. Oh, and I'd clarify, if you haven't figured it out already, if those are ISO 2709 binary

Re: [CODE4LIB] ruby-marc api design feedback wanted

2013-11-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 11/20/13 12:51 PM, Scott Prater wrote: I think the issue comes down to a distinction between a stream and a record. Ideally, the ruby-marc library would keep pointers to which record it is in, where the record begins, and where the record ends in the stream. If a valid header and

[CODE4LIB] ruby-marc api design feedback wanted

2013-11-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
ruby-marc users, a question. I am working on some Marc8 to UTF-8 conversion for ruby-marc. Sometimes, what appears to be an illegal byte will appear in the Marc8 input, and it can not be converted to UTF8. The software will support two alternatives when this happens: 1) Raising an

Re: [CODE4LIB] yaz-client

2013-11-14 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
When we have patrons that try to download tens or hundreds of thousands of pages -- not uncommonly, the vendor has software that notices the 'excessive' use, sends us an email reminding us that bulk downloading violates our terms of service, and temporarily blacklists the IP address (which

[CODE4LIB] anyone know how to properly do a marc4j release?

2013-11-13 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I am a committer, but I have no idea how to do a marc4j release. There are some fixes in master repo for marc4j. I can find all the parts of the source code that seem to have a version number and change them. I can make a git tag with the version number. But what else is entailed, how do

Re: [CODE4LIB] anyone know how to properly do a marc4j release?

2013-11-13 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
it in the README.textile file. That emulates the way the releases had been done from the tigris.org site, but its not the right way to do a release. -Bob Haschart On 11/13/2013 4:43 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: I am a committer, but I have no idea how to do a marc4j release. There are some fixes

Re: [CODE4LIB] anyone know how to properly do a marc4j release?

2013-11-13 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
had been done from the tigris.org site, but its not the right way to do a release. -Bob Haschart On 11/13/2013 4:43 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: I am a committer, but I have no idea how to do a marc4j release. There are some fixes in master repo for marc4j. I can find all the parts

Re: [CODE4LIB] anyone know how to properly do a marc4j release?

2013-11-13 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
, but are in fact generated by the build process. On 11/13/13 6:21 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote: On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 5:52 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu mailto:rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: I'm not sure, would we? Is that your advice? That would be my advice, yes, but I understand Robert's

[CODE4LIB] a note on MARC8 to UTF8 transcoding: Character references

2013-11-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Do you do sometimes deal with MARC in the MARC8 character encoding? Do you deal with software that converts from MARC8 to UTF8? Maybe sometimes you've seen weird escape sequences that look like HTML or XML character references, like, say #x200F;. You, like me, might wonder what the heck

Re: [CODE4LIB] ANNOUNCEMENT: Traject MARC-Solr indexer release

2013-10-15 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Rochkind wrote: Jonathan Rochkind (Johns Hopkins) and Bill Dueber (University of Michigan), are happy to announce a robust, feature-complete beta release of traject, a tool for indexing MARC data to Solr. traject, in the vein of solrmarc, allows you to define your indexing rules using simple macro

[CODE4LIB] ANNOUNCEMENT: Traject MARC-Solr indexer release

2013-10-14 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Jonathan Rochkind (Johns Hopkins) and Bill Dueber (University of Michigan), are happy to announce a robust, feature-complete beta release of traject, a tool for indexing MARC data to Solr. traject, in the vein of solrmarc, allows you to define your indexing rules using simple macro

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ruby on Windows

2013-10-01 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
So, when my desktop workstation was Windows, i developed ruby by actually running it on a seperate box which was a linux box. I'd just ssh in for a command line, and I used ExpanDrive[1] to mount the linux box's file system as a G:// drive on Windows, so I could still edit files there with the

[CODE4LIB] google scholar link resolver links broken?!

2013-07-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Google Scholar has a feature where it will provide links to your local institutional OpenURL link resolver -- by user preference or IP address recognition. It will then present these links sometimes in a right column in Google Scholar results, other times in the row of links under each hit.

Re: [CODE4LIB] google scholar link resolver links broken?!

2013-07-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
and they don't work for me either. Click and nothing happens. I also had to re-ad my library to the choices for the link resolver but they still don't work. Sarah On Jul 17, 2013, at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Google Scholar has a feature where it will provide links to your local

Re: [CODE4LIB] google scholar link resolver links broken?!

2013-07-17 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
And it is now fixed. I didn't do anything, other people were on it. :) On 7/17/13 12:16 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Google Scholar has a feature where it will provide links to your local institutional OpenURL link resolver -- by user preference or IP address recognition. It will then present

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibraryBox 2.0 Kickstarter

2013-07-08 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I still don't understand how this project differs from PirateBox. What features are you adding in your fork? What has been added to your fork over PirateBox in the current release, and what do you plan to add that differs from PirateBox in the 2.0 release you are funding? And why are you

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

2013-06-07 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
If you are interested in doing some development, this project description and code may be of interest to you: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/5014 ISBN and QR Barcode Scanning Mobile App for Libraries This article outlines the development of a mobile application for the Ryerson

Re: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics

2013-06-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I recently saw a great example of exactly what you're talking about... but now I can't find it! I think it might have been a public library somewhere in michigan, but I could be misremembering that. It was pointed out on the #code4lib IRC channel, whoever was responsible for it was on channel

Re: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics

2013-06-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
: Jonathan Rochkind Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 5:45 PM To: Code for Libraries Subject: RE: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics I recently saw a great example of exactly what you're talking about... but now I can't find it! I think it might have been a public library somewhere

Re: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics

2013-06-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
visualization: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7812 From: Jonathan Rochkind Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 5:47 PM To: Code for Libraries Subject: RE: [CODE4LIB] Visualizing (public) library statistics Aha, I found it! I was right it was Michigan. http

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wordpress: Any way to selectively control caching for content areas on a page?

2013-05-31 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
What is most useful for me is very general conceptual directions on how to force certain pages to refresh within a CMS, and a sanity check as to whether it is possible to force a refresh for only certain content areas on a page with several content areas. My feeling is that it would be possible

[CODE4LIB] shibboleth listserv?

2013-05-09 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Can anyone provide instructions as to the current address of the shibboleth-users listserv? I think I've managed to subscribe to the shibboleth-users listserv mentioned at: http://shibboleth.net/community/lists.html Actually, I was already subscribed, but had delivery turned off. I managed

Re: [CODE4LIB] shibboleth listserv?

2013-05-09 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Nevermind, the answer is us...@shibboleth.net Thanks jeff_ on #code4lib. On 5/9/2013 1:52 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Can anyone provide instructions as to the current address of the shibboleth-users listserv? I think I've managed to subscribe to the shibboleth-users listserv mentioned

Re: [CODE4LIB] password lockboxes

2013-03-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
There are cryptographic algorithms that can do that. It seems like overkill for departmental root passwords though. On 3/5/2013 1:35 PM, Joe Hourcle wrote: On Mar 5, 2013, at 8:29 AM, Adam Constabaris wrote: An option is to use a password management program (KeepassX is good because it is

[CODE4LIB] what do you do: API accounts used by library software, that assume an individual is registered

2013-03-04 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Whether it's Amazon AWS, or Yahoo BOSS, or JournalTOCs, or almost anything else -- there are a variety of API's that library software wants to use, which require registering an account to use. They may or may not be free, sometimes they require a credit card attached too. Most of them

Re: [CODE4LIB] what do you do: API accounts used by library software, that assume an individual is registered

2013-03-04 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
: 631.244.3374 A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. --Tyrion Lannister in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin On Mar 4, 2013, at 11:11 AM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: Whether it's Amazon AWS, or Yahoo BOSS, or JournalTOCs, or almost anything

Re: [CODE4LIB] GitHub Myths (was thanks and poetry)

2013-02-22 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Can you two take your argument somewhere else? This thread is REALLY boring. (Am I going to make it worse by posting this? Are people going to start flaming me for being intolerant? Would I deserve it? Possibly. I am willing to take that risk in a last ditch hope that the Code4Lib listserv

Re: [CODE4LIB] GitHub Myths (was thanks and poetry)

2013-02-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Probably a mistake for me to post at all, but I'm full of mistakes. You know what, if someone wants to set up a spot for nerd poetry, I think they should do so. If someone else wants to set up a different spot using different tech, I think they should do so too. I think it's mistaken to think

Re: [CODE4LIB] A Responsibility to Encourage Better Browsers ( ? )

2013-02-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 2/19/2013 10:22 AM, Michael Schofield wrote: Now that Google, jQuery, and others will soon drop support for IE8 - its time to politely join-in and make luddite patrons aware. IMHO, anyway. I would like a cite for this. I think you are mis-informed. It is a misconception that JQuery is

Re: [CODE4LIB] A Responsibility to Encourage Better Browsers ( ? )

2013-02-19 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/14/google-apps-says-goodbye-to-internet-explorer-pulls-support-for-the-browser/ -Original Message- From: Jonathan Rochkind [mailto:rochk...@jhu.edu] Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:57 AM To: Code for Libraries Cc: Michael Schofield Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB

Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting started with Ruby and library-ish data (was RE: [CODE4LIB] You *are* a coder. So what am I?)

2013-02-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 2/18/2013 2:04 PM, Jason Stirnaman wrote: I've been thinking alot about how to introduce not only my kids, but some of our cataloging/technical staff to thinking programmatically or computationally[1] or whatever you want to call it. Do you have an opinion of the google 'computational

[CODE4LIB] ruby code for Chicago Transit Authority API

2013-02-08 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Coincidentally, I happened to notice this today. In case some code4libber in chicago for the conference feels like playing with it, someone has just released a ruby gem with ruby wrapper for CTA API (who even knew there was one?), apparently allowing realtime tracking of busses, among other

[CODE4LIB] Delivery services preconference location and schedule

2013-02-06 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
if we have questions. We will have access to a projector. - http://lanyrd.com/venues/chicago/vcdtp/ Schedule 9:10 - 9:25 - Intros 9:25 - 9:40 - Umlaut - Jonathan Rochkind 9:40 - 9:55 - Umlaut implementation plans at Princeton - Kevin Reiss 9:55 - 10:10 - GWU Launchpad

[CODE4LIB] interesting link resolver layout for title-level links?

2013-02-05 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
So, many of us have a 'link resolver' product, which among other things will give you a screen for a journal title (say, JAMA), which lists several different licensed full text platforms offering access. These platforms are usually listed with a vendor/platform name (which is a hyperlink),

[CODE4LIB] conf presenters: a kind request

2013-02-04 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
We are all very excited about the conference next week, to speak to our peers and to hear what our peers have to say! I would like to suggest that those presenting be considerate to your audience, and actually prepare your talk in advance! You may think you can get away with making some

[CODE4LIB] kickstarter for a homebrow project, from mistym

2013-02-04 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
homebrew is what many of us use to install code packages on OSX. mistym (Misty De Meo) is a frequent hanger outer in #code4lib, and has helped many of us with stuff (including homebrew). She's also one of the homebrew maintainers. Here's a kickstarter from mistym, to help homebrew with some

Re: [CODE4LIB] Why we need multiple discovery services engine?

2013-01-31 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
So, there are two categories of solutions here -- 1) local indexes, where you create the index yourself, like blacklight or vufind (both based on a local Solr). 2) vendor-hosted indexes, where the vendor includes all sorts of things in their index that you the customer don't have local

[CODE4LIB] metadata vocab re-use question?

2013-01-29 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hello fine code4libbers, I have a technical question about metadata vocab reuse, and the best way to do something I'm doing. I'm working on an API for returning a list of scholarly articles. I am trying to do as much as I can with already existing technical metadata devices. In general, I

Re: [CODE4LIB] Group Decision Making (was Zoia)

2013-01-25 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
The best way, in my mind, is to somehow create a culture where someone can say: you know, I'm not ok with that kind of remark and the person spoken to can respond OK, I'll think about that. I think that's a really good to try to create, Karen says it just right. Note that OK, I'll think

Re: [CODE4LIB] Zoia

2013-01-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Any group decision in the past has been done via diebold-o-tron. No, this is not true, that any group decision has been done via online vote. Or it's true only in the sense that one only considers it a 'group decision' if it was done by online vote. The ONLY decisions that have been done by

Re: [CODE4LIB] Group Decision Making (was Zoia)

2013-01-24 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 1/24/2013 5:32 PM, Gary McGath wrote: A non-organization without a defined membership can't have votes on anything. Sure it can, we've DONE it. How can we have done something impossible? But we do it when we think it's the best way to proceed, the most efficient way to arriving at the

Re: [CODE4LIB] Zoia

2013-01-22 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I agree with Ed. Thanks to whoever removed the 'poledance' plugin (REALLY? that existed? if it makes you feel any better, I don't think anyone who hangs out in #code4lib even knew it existed, and it never got used). It's certainly possible that there are or will be other individual features

Re: [CODE4LIB] ulrich's api?

2013-01-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: Thanks! It is indeed something included with library's ulrich's subscription? Do they send you documentation too? Have you been using it? Feel like giving us a brief review of what it does and how well it works? On 12/27/2012 3:48 PM, Ranti Junus

Re: [CODE4LIB] directing users to mobile DBs, was RE: [CODE4LIB] Responsive Web Site Live

2013-01-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
What method do you use to detect mobile-or-not? On 1/2/2013 3:33 PM, Ken Irwin wrote: Sarah asks about how to direct users to mobile versions of databases where appropriate. The way I'm doing it is: 1. All database links are served up from a database table, so the link on our website is

Re: [CODE4LIB] directing users to mobile DBs, was RE: [CODE4LIB] Responsive Web Site Live

2013-01-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
work! Thanks, Mark On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: What method do you use to detect mobile-or-not? On 1/2/2013 3:33 PM, Ken Irwin wrote: Sarah asks about how to direct users to mobile versions of databases where appropriate. The way I'm doing

Re: [CODE4LIB] directing users to mobile DBs, was RE: [CODE4LIB] Responsive Web Site Live

2013-01-02 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
, Ken Irwin wrote: I use the PHP code from: http://detectmobilebrowsers.mobi/ (free for personal and non-profit use) Ken -Original Message- From: Jonathan Rochkind [mailto:rochk...@jhu.edu] Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:36 PM To: Code for Libraries Cc: Ken Irwin Subject: Re

[CODE4LIB] ulrich's api?

2012-12-27 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Hi Code4lib'ers. The SerSol Ulrich's marketting page at: http://www.serialssolutions.com/en/services/ulrichs/ulrichsweb Says: New API for Easy Integration A new API with XML and JSON options allow librarians and technical staff to easily integrate Ulrich’s data into their library’s web

Re: [CODE4LIB] ulrich's api?

2012-12-27 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
is already in place. You just need to contact their support team through their support form to get the access. They will send you a Terms of Use document to sign and send back to them (it might involve a fax machine. ;-) ) ranti. On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk

Re: [CODE4LIB] Question abt the code4libwomen idea

2012-12-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
On 12/18/2012 12:27 PM, MJ Ray wrote: Is there clarity that deliberately-discriminatory groups should have no platform in code4lib? If what you mean is if everyone agrees with you that a group created for women in tech is bad, then, no, pretty much nobody else here agrees with you. I am

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib.org domain

2012-12-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
I definitely see what you're saying, but think there are pro's and con's both ways. OSU is already responsible for the bulk of our infrastructure too, adding the DNS would be minor. But there are definitely pro's (as well as con's) to individual and/or non-institutional

[CODE4LIB] Chrome browser preserves wrong text box on back button

2012-12-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Okay, this problem is hard to explain. Let's say I have a search box, with results under it. I enter Monkey in the search box, I hit search, I get a new page with results for Monkey, and the word Monkey pre-filled in the search box (using input value=Monkey) in the HTML. I decide I'm not

Re: [CODE4LIB] Chrome browser preserves wrong text box on back button

2012-12-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
from doing this weird thing where it remembers your entry on browser back button when it ought not to. On 12/18/2012 6:48 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: Okay, this problem is hard to explain. Let's say I have a search box, with results under it. I enter Monkey in the search box, I hit search, I

Re: [CODE4LIB] Question abt the code4libwomen idea

2012-12-18 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
So far some brave folks have indeed indicated that, but without specifying any particular incidents. It seems to me it might be helpful if the actual incidents were related in some anonymous way (perhaps anonymous both to reporter and to 'offenders' involved)... because if the rest of us knew

Re: [CODE4LIB] Blacklight implementation at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2012-12-11 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Just curious, did you use Hydra for this project, or just straight Blacklight without Hydra? Esp if not Hydra, what tools did you end up using for indexing your content into Solr? (Only SolrMarc, all your content was already avail in Marc?) On 12/11/2012 11:10 AM, Levy, Michael wrote: I

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