[CODE4LIB] ELAG Conference deadline for proposals has been extended to Februari 14th 2016

2016-02-04 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
The 40th European Library Automation Group Systems Seminar will be in the Royal 
library, Copenhagen (Denmark), June 6-9 2016

ELAG is Europe’s premier conference on the application of information 
technology in libraries and documentation centres. For over thirty years, the 
ELAG (European Library Automation Group) Conference has provided library and IT 
professionals with the opportunity to discuss new technologies, to review 
on-going developments and to exchange best practices.

The theme that was chosen for this year conference is ‘EXIT’. We talk a lot 
about future developments, but not so much about what we leave behind. We 
transition data and applications. We stop doing some things and start doing new 
things. What effort do we put in transitioning data? How do we implement new 
services ? How do we implement new data models and architecture and what 
problems do we encounter in that process ? How do we evaluate the effect of 
transitions ?

Are your proud of the work you have been doing ? Do you have a great idea ? Are 
you able to teach your colleagues something ? Make yourself heard by doing a 
presentation at Elag 2016 !

Head over to our conference website and submit a proposal for a presentation, 
workshop or bootcamp!


Patrick Hochstenbach - digital architect
University Library Ghent
Rozier 9 - 9000 Ghent - Belgium
+32 (0)9 264 7980

[CODE4LIB] One day IIIF in Ghent University, Belgium

2015-10-24 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Dear All,

You are warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the 
International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/) and 
Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing the power and 
potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.

The day will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total cost 
and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously improving end 
user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features. It will also 
highlight how to participate in this growing movement to take advantage of the 
common framework.  This event will be valuable for organizational decision 
makers, repository and collection managers, software engineers; for cultural 
heritage or STEM (science / technology / engineering / medicine) institutions; 
or for anyone engaged with image-based resources on the Web.

The event will be held at the beautiful Ghent Opera House on Tuesday December 
8th, 2015.  There is no cost to attend, but please register on EventBrite: 

A detailed program and further logistical information is available at: 

There will be many opportunities for discussion, questions and networking 
throughout the day with new and existing partners including national libraries, 
top tier research institutions, commercial providers and major aggregators.

Please register now on EventBrite (http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/), and 
join iiif-disc...@googlegroups.com for 
announcements and discussion regarding the event.

[CODE4LIB] SAFE-PLN archiving federation searching for international partners

2015-06-04 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
SAFE-PLN partners are glad to announce their data archiving grid is open
to international partners.

Using a data grid, the five institutions agree to archive each others’
open access collections across two continents, two timezones, four
languages and in seven copies to guarantee perpetual access to their

The head of libraries of five universities have signed a collaboration
agreement on deploying a preservation solution for open access collections
of dissertations, publications and research data:

Ghent University,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
Universität Bielefeld,
Université Catholique de Louvain and
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Their solution, named SAFE-PLN (SAFE Archiving Federation Private LOCKSS
Network), consists in deploying an internationally distributed network to
safeguard core collections. It is based on the open-source preservation
software LOCKSS (http://www.lockss.org/community/networks/) developed by
Stanford University. Worldwide, SAFE-PLN is the third fully operational
PLN with an international scope.

More information is available on the project website: www.safepln.org.

[CODE4LIB] MODS experts here?

2013-09-06 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach


I need some advise on creating MODS records for our institutional 
repository. In particular I wonder how best to express the different 
access restrictions on digital files when a record contains more than one 
full-text file. E.g. what we do now is write something like:

accessCondition type=restrictionOnAccessrestricted (changes to open on 

and this repeated for every full-text file in the record

I don't like this solution because:

 1. This make the MODS context-sensitive: the order of local, physical, 
accessCondition has a meaning (the first accessCondition is for the first 
location, the second accessCondition ois for the second loaction etc etc).

As I understand the order of elementents in MODS shouldn't matter.
 2. Access conditions and embargo's are free-text!

Are there best practices we should use?

Greetings from Belgium

Ghent University Library

[CODE4LIB] PubLister/LibreCat Software Developer Workshop on 29 and 30 November 2012 | Bielefeld Germany

2012-10-08 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
***Apologies for cross-posting***

We would like to invite you to the joint PubLister/LibreCat Software Developer 
Workshop on 29 and 30 November 2012 (1 - 7pm ; 9am - 2pm CEST) at Bielefeld 

Building off last year's PubLister Symposium and Workshop  
http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/workshop/ , the University Libraries of Lund, Gent 
and Bielefeld share the common vision of

1) Creating a high-level system of building blocks that can be reused when 
creating repository-like applications: Project Catmandu

2) Creating a next-generation repository service based on these building 
blocks: Project LibreCat.


After showcasing exemplary implementations at the three Universities, the 
workshop will get you started building repository applications with Catmandu. 
The sources needed are distributed both via CPAN  
http://search.cpan.org/search?m=allq=catmandu  and GitHub  
https://github.com/LibreCat . A brief tutorial can be found here


The workshop takes place at the Center of Excellence - Cognitive Interaction 
Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University. We acknowledge the support of the 
German Research Foundation (DFG).

For free registration please contact


Please be aware that the number of participants is limited. Registration 
deadline is November 15.

With kind regards,

Najko Jahn

Najko Jahn

Universität Bielefeld - Universitätsbibliothek
Universitätsstr. 25 - 33615 Bielefeld - www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de
Office A2-139 Tel. +49 (0) 521/106-2546 Fax +49 (0) 521/106-4052  

skype: najko.jahn

Re: [CODE4LIB] Silently print (no GUI) in Windows

2012-04-03 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Or in case you like Java ..I've started working last year on a Java application 
to automatically print documents from a hot folder. Just pushed the code:



From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of 
Kozlowski,Brendon [bkozlow...@sals.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:15 PM
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Silently print (no GUI) in Windows

I'm curious to know if anyone has discovered ways of silently printing 
documents from such Windows applications as:

- Acrobat Reader (current version)

- Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, etc...)

- Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

I unfortunately haven't had much luck finding any resources on this.

I'd like to be able to receive documents in a queue like fashion to a single PC 
and simply print them off as they arrive. However, automating the 
loading/exiting of the full-blown application each time, and on-demand, seems a 
little too cumbersome and unnecessary.

I have not yet decided on whether I'd be scripting it (PHP, AutoIT, batch 
files, VBS, Powershell, etc...) or learning and then writing a .NET 
application. If .NET solutions use the COM object, the scripting becomes a 
potential candidate. Unfortunately I need to know how, or even if, it's even 
possible to do first.

Thank you for any and all feedback or assistance.

Brendon Kozlowski
Web Administrator
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
[518] 584-7860 x217

Please consider the environment before printing this message.

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[CODE4LIB] Strategies and use-cases library search box

2012-03-29 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Dear All

At Ghent Universty Library in Belgium we are re-evaluating our web strategy in 
several internal workshops with faculty librarians. The theme of our next 
meeting will be about discovery, and one-search-box integrated search 
solutions. We see these days a lot of vendors and cloud providing solutions 
that provide these features which addresses strategic goals of libraries. We 
are also interested in a methodological question: what are the underlying 
use-cases libraries are trying to solve for where a new suite of services 
provide a solution. Does you have insights you are willing to share. Searching 
for methodologies, principles of heuristics, statistics, research and teaching 

Best from Belgium

Skype: patrick.hochstenbach
Patrick Hochstenbach  Digital Architect
University Library+32(0)92647980
Ghent University * Rozier 9 * 9000 * Gent

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-25 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Dear Nate,

There is a trade-off: do you want very fast processing of data - go for binary 
data. do you want to share your data globally easily in many (not per se 
library related) environments - go for XML/RDF. 
Open your data and do both :-)


Sent from my iPhone

On 25 Oct 2010, at 20:39, Nate Vack njv...@wisc.edu wrote:

 Hi all,
 I've just spent the last couple of weeks delving into and decoding a
 binary file format. This, in turn, got me thinking about MARCXML.
 In a nutshell, it looks like it's supposed to contain the exact same
 data as a normal MARC record, except in XML form. As in, it should be
 What's the advantage to this? I can see using a human-readable format
 for poorly-documented file formats -- they're relatively easy to read
 and understand. But MARC is well, well-documented, with more than one
 free implementation in cursory searching. And once you know a binary
 file's format, it's no harder to parse than XML, and the data's
 smaller and processing faster.
 So... why the XML?

[CODE4LIB] Citation Linking Datasets?

2010-09-27 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Dear all,

At Ghent University the department of telecommunications and information 
processing is brainstorming on a project on citation linking. They have
quite some expertise in flexible querying and information retrieval. They would 
like to try out their algorithms on public training sets of
references and bibliographic data. The task is to train their algorithms to 
find all matches between citations and a corpus of publications.
The challenge (as we all know from related projects/products) is to match the 
'bad' citation data with 'good' publication data. Are there
some public datasets available which were human tested  examined to really get 
good precision/recall numbers for the proposed algorithms?
Datasets which are/can be used in current/future shootouts between citation 
matching algorithms? 


Skype: patrick.hochstenbach
Patrick Hochstenbach  Digital Architect
University Library+32(0)92647980
Ghent University * Rozier 9 * 9000 * Gent

[CODE4LIB] Job Opening at Ghent University Library Belgium

2010-07-16 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach

We have a interesting job opening for a developer on site at Ghent University 
Library for 13 months. You'll join our team to
participate in creating a image search engine for high resolution scans of old 
manuscripts. Experience with 
Java is very welcome. Like to learn djatoka,imageio, clojure, solr, couchdb? 
Please contact me.

Job description (in Dutch):


Re: [CODE4LIB] newbie

2010-03-26 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Nothing beats E- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_%28programming_language%29

sexy e - 924,000 hits

But oh poor Erlang

sexy erlang - 2 hits (both of them telling me: erlang isn't sexy)


-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Tim Spalding
Sent: Fri 26-3-2010 4:21
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] newbie
Ruby may be sexy but sexy ruby on rails gets only four hits. As
for sexy python, well, no comment.


On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Andrew Hankinson
andrew.hankin...@gmail.com wrote:
 Just out of curiosity I tried them in quotes:

 sexy ruby - 72,200
 sexy python - 37,900
 sexy php - 25,100
 sexy java - 16,100
 sexy asp - 14,800
 sexy perl - 8,080
 sexy C++ - 177
 sexy FORTRAN - 67
 sexy COBOL - 8

 I tried sexy lisp but the results were skewed by speech impediment 
 fetishes. Which I'd say is even less strange than 8 people thinking you can 
 write sexy COBOL.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-17 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
Depends on your datamodel, Godar. You could also consider databases like 
Not XML ..but if your datamodel can fit into JSON. Efficient serving of docs 
HTTP is their trademark, like scaling through replication.

Lucene. CouchDB has Lucene integration..but I find it somewhat flaky. In my 
case I did batch index jobs of the database.

In another project we could (I don't say easily) fit the datamodel into MySQL. 
Our developers could then reuse all the MySQL tools, scripts. The sysadmin was 

So first consider if XML is really needed throughout the whole codebase. Are 
you working with textual documents in XML, or database dumps in XML?


Skype: patrick.hochstenbach
Patrick Hochstenbach   Software Architect
University Library +32(0)92647980
Ghent University * Rozier 9 * 9000 * Gent

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Andrew Nagy
Sent: Mon 18-1-2010 1:28
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database
I've had the best luck with eXist and BerkeleyDB XML.

Both support XQuery and have indexing features based on any XML structure.


On 1/16/10, Godmar Back god...@gmail.com wrote:

 we're currently looking for an XML database to store a variety of
 small-to-medium sized XML documents. The XML documents are
 unstructured in the sense that they do not follow a schema or DTD, and
 that their structure will be changing over time. We'll need to do
 efficient searching based on elements, attributes, and full text
 within text content. More importantly, the documents are mutable.
 We'll like to bring documents or fragments into memory in a DOM
 representation, manipulate them, then put them back into the database.
 Ideally, this should be done in a transaction-like manner. We need to
 efficiently serve document fragments over HTTP, ideally in a manner
 that allows for scaling through replication. We would prefer strong
 support for Java integration, but it's not a must.

 Have other encountered similar problems, and what have you been using?

 So far, we're researching: eXist-DB (http://exist.sourceforge.net/ ),
 Base-X (http://www.basex.org/ ), MonetDB/XQuery
 (http://www.monetdb.nl/XQuery/ ), Sedna
 (http://modis.ispras.ru/sedna/index.html ). Wikipedia lists a few
 others here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML_database
 I'm wondering to what extent systems such as Lucene, or even digital
 object repositories such as Fedora could be coaxed into this usage

 Thanks for any insight you have or experience you can share.

  - Godmar

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