Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-11 Thread Randy Stern
Harvard University Library does separate OPS and DEV. Only OPS have write permissions on production boxes, and we have a change control procedure that is implemented through a series of scripts. In addition to Development and QA instances of applications, we have implemented a Staging server

[CODE4LIB] DASH Open Access repository developer position

2010-01-15 Thread Randy Stern
The Office for Scholarly Communication of the Harvard University Library (http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/osc.php) has a job opening for a Digital Library Software Engineer to work primarily on DSpace development of our DASH open access repository (http://dash.harvard.edu/). The DASH repository

Re: [CODE4LIB] OCR for handwritten pages

2010-01-13 Thread Randy Stern
Parascript (http://www.parascript.com/) has handwriting recognition software, but it only works reliably for things like forms, checks, and addresses where there is a lot of dictionary-like context to verify the image recognition. Generalized free text hand writing recognition is un unsolved

Re: [CODE4LIB] Recommend book scanner?

2009-05-04 Thread Randy Stern
Printed test sheets: http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/1707979/IEEE_Resolution_Chart.html?r=0 or http://www.aig-imaging.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PRODStore_Code=AIIPIProduct_Code=QA-60Category_Code=Video-Scanner-Resolution-Charts At 04:54 PM 5/2/2009 -0700, st...@archive.org wrote:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Recommend book scanner?

2009-05-01 Thread Randy Stern
My understanding is that a flatbed or sheetfed document scanner that produces 300 dpi will produce much better OCR results than a cheap digital camera that produces 300 dpi. The reasons have to do with the resolution and distortion of the resulting image, where resolution is defined as the

Re: [CODE4LIB] best OCR package?

2009-02-03 Thread Randy Stern
Abbyy Finereader and Nuance Omnipage are the two leading commercial OCR products. Both can achieve 98% + character accuracy on most book-like material scanned at 300 dpi. - Randy Stern (who formerly worked in the OCR industry) At 07:37 AM 2/3/2009 -0500, Nicole Engard wrote: I'm

[CODE4LIB] Job Posting - DSpace developer

2008-05-14 Thread Randy Stern
As you may know, Harvard's faculty in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has recently voted to provide open access to scholarly articles created by faculty. This job posting is in support of that goal. If interested, please contact Randy Stern. Digital Library Software Engineer Harvard University

[CODE4LIB] looking for java open source z39.50 toolkit

2007-11-19 Thread Randy Stern
For a project to interface a new database to a legacy system, I am looking for an open source java toolkit that implements a z39.50 server, suitable for modifying tha back end to interface with the specific database. If you know of one, could you please replay to me directly? -Randy Stern

Re: [CODE4LIB] Library data in outside systems?

2007-09-10 Thread Randy Stern
Edward, Here are a few things we do at Harvard: 1. Viewing of course reserves reading lists in on-line course systems by faculty and students: See http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/systems/readinglist/index.html 2. Providing a (currently non-public) OAI data provider for ARTstor to harvest metadata

[CODE4LIB] Position available at Harvard University Library

2006-09-25 Thread Randy Stern
I apologize if this has already been posted: The Harvard University Library is seeking a highly competent and experienced software developer to play a leadership design and development role in a team creating digital library systems, tools, and delivery services, as well as the next generation

[CODE4LIB] Position available at Harvard University Library

2006-09-12 Thread Randy Stern
The Harvard University Library is seeking a highly competent and experienced software developer to play a leadership design and development role in a team creating digital library systems, tools, and delivery services, as well as the next generation of Harvard's Digital Repository Service (DRS),