Re: [CODE4LIB] Where can I find a basic set of user stories for a digital library?

2016-05-17 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Check out these documents created by Gary Geisler at Stanford for
Hydra-in-a-Box:
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra-in-a-Box+Design+Documents

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:10 PM, Erica FINDLEY  wrote:

> I don't know of a list like this that exists anywhere. I would however be
> willing to talk with you about our own collections and audiences.
>
> Perhaps a literature review may yield something like this.
>
> This DPLA tutorial on promoting digital collections provides some good tips
> on identifying audiences based on the content you have.
>
>
> http://dp.la/info/about/projects/public-library-partnerships/promoting-use-of-your-digital-content/
>
>
> Erica
>
>
> *Erica Findley*
> Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
> Multnomah County Library
> Phone: 503.988.5466
> eri...@multcolib.org
> multcolib.org 
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke 
> wrote:
>
> > Does anyone have a set of user stories for a digital library that you'd
> be
> > willing to share?  Or, is there a good place to look this up and pull a
> > set?
> >
> > I'm working with these types of materials:  old photos, digitized books,
> > digitized newspapers, ETDs.  Pretty much the basics of digital library
> > content.  I'm interested in a listing of ways people would use these, so
> I
> > can better understand what the platforms I'm working with do well and
> where
> > gaps are.
> >
> > -Wilhelmina Randtke
> >
>


Re: [CODE4LIB] Preserving Digital Objects with Descriptive Metadata

2016-05-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
in the preservation space you describe, the files would presumably be small
text files.  if that's the case it might be useful to ask, what would
keeping the metadata separate from the content files afford you?

On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Andrew Weidner 
wrote:

> Thanks for your replies, Stuart and Brian.
>
> The information you provided got me to thinking more generally about what
> comprehensive preservation could look like for the digitized cultural
> heritage materials we are managing. As a content administrator for an
> access repository, I am primarily concerned with the ability to retrieve
> bitstreams and metadata from preservation cold storage in the event that we
> lose data and our intermediate backup systems fail. I've visualized one
> possible data restoration model in the following slides:
>
>
> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1x3YlQbQUitaRLH1qVVWYHZVonrffzoAKJTY905PpjK8/edit?usp=sharing
>
> I'm curious what the C4L collective brain thinks about such an approach,
> especially any pitfalls we should watch out for if we should choose to
> implement this model.
>
> Andy Weidner
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:59 AM, Brian Kennison 
> wrote:
>
> > >>
> > >> How do others approach this problem? Are there recognized best
> > practices to
> > >> adhere to?
> > >>
> >
> > I’m still trying to put the CDL model into practice. <
> > https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/Curation/D-flat >
> > And Stanford has similar but different model <
> > http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/8482 >
> >
> > —Brian
> >
>


Re: [CODE4LIB] need a registration spot for c4l16?

2016-03-06 Thread Rosalyn Metz
bump.  anyone, anyone.  bueller?

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Rosalyn Metz <rosalynm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Anyone perchance interested in attending c4l16 next week?  I have a
> registration spot I won't be able to use (moving cross country + driving
> cross country + starting new job is a full month already).  If you're
> interested, let me know and we can work something out.
>
> Rosy
>


[CODE4LIB] need a registration spot for c4l16?

2016-03-02 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi everyone,

Anyone perchance interested in attending c4l16 next week?  I have a
registration spot I won't be able to use (moving cross country + driving
cross country + starting new job is a full month already).  If you're
interested, let me know and we can work something out.

Rosy


[CODE4LIB] wiki appears to be down

2016-02-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
hi all,

the wiki appears to be down. not sure who handles such things

rosy


[CODE4LIB] code4lib norcal registration

2015-07-24 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi All,

If you're planning to attend code4lib norcal, please register via the wiki:
http://wiki.code4lib.org/Code4Lib_Norcal_2015.  There is no registration
fee, but we want to make sure we have an accurate headcount so that we
don't run out of coffee.

Rosy


[CODE4LIB] Reminder jobs.code4lib.org is open for contributions!

2015-06-25 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Friends,

Just a reminder that you can post jobs to http://jobs.code4lib.org/ by
logging in and then using the menu at the top of the page to post your
job.  This will send an email to the list with your job description.
Bonus: people can go back to the app and look at job descriptions at a
later date.

Also, if you're so inclined you can contribute to the code here:
https://github.com/code4lib/shortimer.  There are a number of issues that
need some attention.

Enjoy!
Rosy
(a person who 3 shortimer)


Re: [CODE4LIB] Google Accounts doesn't like our jobs site

2015-05-08 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Created an issue for this in github here:
https://github.com/code4lib/shortimer/issues/41

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Hagedon, Mike - (mhagedon) 
mhage...@email.arizona.edu wrote:

 Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but Google tells me this
 when I try to authenticate to jobs.code4lib.org with my Google account:

 OpenID 2.0 for Google Accounts has gone away
 https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6206245?p=openidrd=1

 Just FYI. ;-)

 Mike

 Mike Hagedon | Web Development (UX-Dev) Work Team Leader | User Experience
 Department | University of Arizona Libraries



Re: [CODE4LIB] Checksums for objects and not embedded metadata

2015-01-24 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Kyle,

I think I can answer your question, but I would need to know a little bit
more about what you're doing before attempting to help: how are you
packaging up your objects, how are you storing the content, and how are you
generating checksums.  Even more specific than that:

   - How is your content packaged?
   - Are you talking about the SIPs or the AIPs or both?
   - Is your content in an instance of Fedora, a unix file structure, or
   something else?
   - Are you generating checksums on the whole package, parts of it, both?

Without more specific information though, the solution I would lean toward
is decouple the content files from the metadata and checksum each
separately (because right now it doesn't sound like your system is doing
that).

Rosy


On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Kyle Banerjee kyle.baner...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Howdy all,

 I've been toying with the idea of embedding DOI's in all our digital assets
 and possibly inserting/updating other metadata as well. However, doing this
 would alter checksums created using normal methods.

 Is there a practical/easy way to checksum only the objects themselves
 without the metadata? If the metadata in a tiff or other kind of file is
 modified, it does nothing to the actual object. Since providing more
 complete metadata within objects makes them more usable/identifiable and
 might simplify migrations down the road, it seems like this wouldn't be a
 bad way to go.

 Thanks,

 kyle



Re: [CODE4LIB] ISSN lists?

2014-10-17 Thread Rosalyn Metz
This thread makes me nostalgic for the good old days when dchud still ran
jake.  https://web.archive.org/web/20060114022931/http://www.jake-db.org/

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:18 AM, Owen Stephens o...@ostephens.com wrote:

 It may depend on exactly what you need.

 The ISSN Centre offer licensed access to their ISSN portal at a cost
 http://www.issn.org - my experience is that this is pretty comprehensive
 The ISSN Centre also offer a download of ISSN-L tables - this is available
 for free (although you have to state what you intend to do with it before
 you can download) - this is just ISSNs (mapped to their ISSN-Ls) but if you
 don't need bibliographic details then it would be a good source
 As well as WorldCat you could also try Suncat which offers a z39.50
 connection http://www.suncat.ac.uk/support/z-target.shtml, but obviously
 this has the same issue as the WorldCat approach
 GOKb and KB+ are both initiatives trying to build knowledgebases
 containing many ISSNs with data to be made available under a CC0
 declaration. Both of these are focussed on describing bundles/packages of
 journals. GOKb is going to be going into preview imminently (
 http://gokb.org/news) and KB+ already offers downloads
 http://www.kbplus.ac.uk/kbplus/publicExport. KB+ currently has details of
 around 25k journals.
 There may also be some largescale open data initiatives that give you a
 reasonably good set of ISSNs. For example the RLUK release of 60m+ records
 at http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/access/data/lod, or the
 12million records released by Harvard
 http://openmetadata.lib.harvard.edu/bibdata (both CC0)

 Owen

 Owen Stephens
 Owen Stephens Consulting
 Web: http://www.ostephens.com
 Email: o...@ostephens.com
 Telephone: 0121 288 6936

 On 17 Oct 2014, at 03:16, Stuart Yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nz wrote:

  My understanding is that there is no universal ISSN list but that
 worldcat allows querying of their database by ISSN.
 
  Which method of sampling the ISSN namespace is going to cause least
 pain? http://www.worldcat.org/ISSN/ seems to be the one talked about, but
 is there another that's less resource intensive? Maybe someone's already
 exported this data?
 
  cheers
  stuart
  --
  I have a new phone number: 04 463 5692



Re: [CODE4LIB] Non-library job boards to advertise a developer position widely

2014-10-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I'll second Refresh.  The DC chapter is fairly active:
http://refresh-dc.org/

On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Erin White erwh...@vcu.edu wrote:

 I've had luck twice so far with LinkedIn jobs - it costs money, but is
 worthwhile. Maybe your University has an organizational account?

 Second Kyle's recommendation for Craigslist, too. Lots of spam, though.

 Also, local web user groups - Refresh, UXPA, Devjam, etc.

 --
 Erin White
 Web Systems Librarian, VCU Libraries
 (804) 827-3552 | erwh...@vcu.edu | www.library.vcu.edu

 On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Kyle Banerjee kyle.baner...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Depending on customs in your area, it can make sense to post real jobs to
  Craigslist.
 
  kyle
 
  On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Francis Kayiwa kay...@pobox.com
 wrote:
 
   On 10/03/2014 02:52 PM, Kim, Bohyun wrote:
  
   Hi all,
  
   Which non-library job boards would be good to advertise a web
 developer
   job posting widely? I only have usual suspects (Indeed.com,
 Monster.com,
   Glassdoor.com, Engieerjobs.com(http:/www.engineerjobs.com/jobs/
   software-engineering/%20), SimplyHired.com) and library listservs so
   far. So I am hoping to catch some job boards frequented by software
   developers.
  
   Any Suggestions? (Local job boards in Maryland, D.C, Virginia would be
   also super helpful; although the position allows remote work so I
 would
   like to advertise as widely as we can.)
  
  
  
   I've done quite a number of projects from Flex Jobs[0]
  
   Not sure how much it costs to post there but I don't imagine it would
 be
   much more than the one's you list above.
  
   ./fxk
  
   [0] http://www.flexjobs.com/telecommute/employers
  
   --
   You single-handedly fought your way into this hopeless mess.
  
 



[CODE4LIB] Baggit specification question

2014-08-06 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi all,

Below is a question one of my colleagues posted to digital curation, but
I'm also posting here (because the more info the merrier).

Thanks!
Rosy



Hi,

I am working for the Digital Preservation Network and our current
specification requires that we use baggit bags.

Our current spec for bag-info.txt reads in part:

DPN requires the presence of the following fields, although they may be
empty.  Please note that the values of null and/or nil should not be
used.  The colon (:) should still be present.


From my reading of the baggit spec, section 2.2.2:

A metadata element MUST consist of a label, a colon, and a value, each
separated by optional whitespace. 


2.2.2 is for the bag-info.txt, but it seems that this is the general rule.

Question: Are values required for all? Which below is correct or both? Ex:

Source-Organization:

or


Source-Organization: nil


I appreciate any clarification,

Thanks
James
Stanford Digital Repository


[CODE4LIB] Job: Digital Preservation Network (DPN) Services Manager and Technology Manager

2014-07-22 Thread Rosalyn Metz
The national effort to build a Digital Preservation Network (DPN) continues
to gain momentum as the organization, under the umbrella of Internet2,
moves from development stage to a prototype pilot phase in 2014. Funded by
a membership that includes 60 research universities and foundations, DPN's
objective is to preserve the academic and historical record by linking
together existing repositories to form a sustainable, federated
preservation network.

In line with DPN's growth, we are hiring two positions: 1) a Services
Manager who will launch the production suite of DPN services and manage
long-term relationships with DPN members and service providers; and 2) a
Technology Manager who will help lead the integration of diverse
organizations and software platforms to provide a seamless preservation
environment for the DPN membership.

Job descriptions and instructions for applying are available here:

https://www.internet2.edu/about-us/careers/


Re: [CODE4LIB] Who gave Ashkan Soltani a t-shirt?

2014-06-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
you can actually get it online from a bunch of different places.


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Justin Coyne jus...@curationexperts.com
wrote:

 Has anyone else noticed that Ashkan Soltani (http://ashkansoltani.org/)
 appears to have the t-shirt from the 2013 conference and he really likes to
 wear it.  Was he at the conference?

 He's wearing it in a  video here:

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/united-states-of-secrets/how-the-nsa-can-get-onto-your-iphone/

 and here at 43m31s

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/#part-two---privacy-lost


 -Justin



Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

2014-06-04 Thread Rosalyn Metz
survey closed, results here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-WCZSC7Z/


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Eddie Bachle ebac...@albion.edu wrote:

 +1 for triple point reference!


 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Michael North m-no...@northwestern.edu
 wrote:

  No, not liquid form, but at its triple point forms.
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
  Brad Baxter
  Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:38 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: Jobs Digest
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Lisa Rabey academichu...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
   valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we can
be done with it?
  
   Water is wet.
   Discuss.
  
  
  In its liquid form.
 



 --

 *Eddie Bachle*Database and Applications Administrator
 Albion College
 611 East Porter Street
 Albion, Michigan 49224
 Phone: 517/629-0967
 E-mail: ebac...@albion.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

2014-06-04 Thread Rosalyn Metz
i tried to point out that anyone could change the code since the repo owner
happily accepts pull request.  when that didn't work and people started
talking about taking a poll in order to make a decision, i jumped on the
opportunity to create one because DEAR LORD THIS MUST END.

on a happy note i think that we owe edsu a big round of applause for all of
his hard work on the jobs app (aka shortimer).  no matter your opinion of
the email format, i'm sure we can all agree its a the app is a great
resource.

rosy


On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Salazar, Christina 
christina.sala...@csuci.edu wrote:

 I actually think (despite not wanting to drag this out further) that
 Michael's question is legit: it never has been clear whether majority
 opinion is the rule for Code4Lib. From my observation, C4L is not a
 democracy but an anarchy - whoever thinks something ought to be done, does
 it... And then everyone else complains about it. Ad nauseum.

 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
 Michael North
 Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 1:42 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

 Before we are done, one question :  do we defer to the majority
 opinion ???


 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Sarah Shealy
 Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 2:28 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: Jobs Digest

 Can we be done with this now?

 Sarah

  Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:20:21 -0700
  From: rosalynm...@gmail.com
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 
  survey closed, results here:
  https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-WCZSC7Z/
 
 
  On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Eddie Bachle ebac...@albion.edu wrote:
 
   +1 for triple point reference!
  
  
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Michael North
   m-no...@northwestern.edu
   wrote:
  
No, not liquid form, but at its triple point forms.
   
   
-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On
Behalf Of Brad Baxter
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:38 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: Jobs Digest
   
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Lisa Rabey
academichu...@gmail.com
wrote:
   
 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
  lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we
  can be done with it?

 Water is wet.
 Discuss.


In its liquid form.
   
  
  
  
   --
  
   *Eddie Bachle*Database and Applications Administrator Albion College
   611 East Porter Street
   Albion, Michigan 49224
   Phone: 517/629-0967
   E-mail: ebac...@albion.edu
  




Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

2014-06-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
All just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for you to take the poll
about the jobs list email format.  You can take the poll here
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ.  So far we have 214 responses,
people really do care!.  You can see results of the poll here
https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-WCZSC7Z/

Rosy



On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
wrote:

 I created a poll so this never ending thread will finally end. Although
 I'm sure someone will complain about the poll and so the thread will live
 on.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ

 Y'all have a week to complete it (poll closes around midnight pacific) at
 which point I will post the results and the listserv will rejoice in
 consensus.

 Happy poll taking!
 Rosy





 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Tania Fersenheim tan...@brandeis.edu
 wrote:

 +1 vote for a poll

 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
  lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we can be
  done with it?
 
  Valerie Forrestal
  Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
  City University of New York
  College of Staten Island Library
  2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
  Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
  Phone: 718.982.4023
  valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu
 
 
  On 5/28/2014 11:48 AM, Matthew McKinley wrote:
 
  +1 for new format. Title, location  keywords are MUCH more helpful for
  quickly perusing jobs than full job description (which is readily
  available
  by following the link), and less clutter as a bonus.
 
 
 
 
  *Matthew McKinley Digital Project Specialist, University of California,
  Irvine http://www.uci.edu/**about.me
  http://www.about.me/matthewmckinley*
 
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Simon Spero sesunc...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Scherbak, Loren scherb...@si.edu
  wrote:
 
  I much prefer the new format, but I see I am in the minority. I get
 the
  digest and cannot filter on Job.
 
 
  user-agent: Microsoft-MacOutlook/14.4.1.140326
 
  ==
  You ought to be able to create a rule (filter) using these directions.
  If
  you have created a rule and it doesn't work, you might need to do some
  repairs.
 
 
 
 
 
 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mac-outlook-help/create-a-rule-HA102928274.aspx
 
 
 
  
  CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings. Learn
  more
 http://csitoday.com/2014/04/csi-represents-ny-in-nationwide-state-rankings/
 



 --

 Tania Fersenheim
 Manager of Library Systems

 Brandeis University
 Library and Technology Services

 415 South Street, (MS 017/P.O. Box 549110)
 Waltham, MA 02454-9110
 Phone: 781.736.4698
 Fax: 781.736.4577
 email: tan...@brandeis.edu





Re: [CODE4LIB] College Question!

2014-05-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I'd like to second Jon's suggestions.

I majored in political science and worked in the library because my dad
suggested it (damn him), and after graduation I took a full time job there
for two years.  There I learned a lot about desktop management, HTML, some
PHP, serials, systems, electronic resources, etc.  That experience got me
great internships at Duke when I went to library school; I did reference,
expanded my knowledge of the web, learned more about electronic resources,
and serials.  And that led to a job at a software vendor where I again got
to expand my knowledge about systems work, perl, well you see where
this is going.

I truly believe that my experience in undergrad put me on the path to where
I am today.  So I give ++ to getting a job in your university library.
 I'd also like to suggest that when you choose a college you let us all
know, you never know, there may be someone on this list that would be happy
to hire an ambitious freshman to work for them.


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:44 AM, Jon Stroop jstr...@princeton.edu wrote:

 Riley,

 First, I wonder if there's anyone on this list who doesn't wish they had
 your foresight! You already have rare opportunity in that you're thinking
 about this now and not in your mid-20s, so way to go!

 We spoke about this a little @ the c4l conference, but I'll say more. I
 majored in music performance and even did a masters in it as well, which
 means that practically speaking I have a high school education. :-) I don't
 really mean that, but until you've had the experience it's difficult to
 explain (or at least I find it difficult) how relevant a degree in the
 arts/humanities can be to a job in technology--and there's no shortage of
 people who have taken this exact path.

 I did do an MLS, but see above re: high school education. At the time (~13
 yrs ago) I felt like I needed to do it to get a job (I also didn't
 necessarily expect to wind up in systems, but that's another story), but,
 honestly, everything I know I learned on the job, or /a/ job, or the
 overnight hours between going to said job, which leads me to my point:
 Wherever you go to school, and regardless of your major, if you ultimately
 want to wind up working in a library, you should start now. Any brick and
 mortar university is going to have student jobs available (work study or
 otherwise) at the library, and while it may just be as a desk clerk or
 whatever, keep your ears open (we already know you're not shy): at some
 point there's going to be some stats that need munging, some Access (or
 even worse) database that needs migration, some web work to be done, or
 whatever and, et voilà, you're off!

 The point is, professional degree != professional experience,
 and--frankly--you probably don't want to be working at a place that
 requires a systems librarian to have a MLIS anyway, and certainly not in
 4-5 years. Get as much experience as possible, do a CS degree, but also
 learn how to write and communicate OR do an arts degree, but also learn how
 to program (etc.), and you'll be fine.

 -Jon


 On 05/28/2014 11:17 PM, Riley Childs wrote:

 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

2014-05-28 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I created a poll so this never ending thread will finally end. Although I'm
sure someone will complain about the poll and so the thread will live on.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ

Y'all have a week to complete it (poll closes around midnight pacific) at
which point I will post the results and the listserv will rejoice in
consensus.

Happy poll taking!
Rosy





On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Tania Fersenheim tan...@brandeis.eduwrote:

 +1 vote for a poll

 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
  lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we can be
  done with it?
 
  Valerie Forrestal
  Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
  City University of New York
  College of Staten Island Library
  2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
  Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
  Phone: 718.982.4023
  valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu
 
 
  On 5/28/2014 11:48 AM, Matthew McKinley wrote:
 
  +1 for new format. Title, location  keywords are MUCH more helpful for
  quickly perusing jobs than full job description (which is readily
  available
  by following the link), and less clutter as a bonus.
 
 
 
 
  *Matthew McKinley Digital Project Specialist, University of California,
  Irvine http://www.uci.edu/**about.me
  http://www.about.me/matthewmckinley*
 
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Simon Spero sesunc...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Scherbak, Loren scherb...@si.edu
  wrote:
 
  I much prefer the new format, but I see I am in the minority. I get
 the
  digest and cannot filter on Job.
 
 
  user-agent: Microsoft-MacOutlook/14.4.1.140326
 
  ==
  You ought to be able to create a rule (filter) using these directions.
  If
  you have created a rule and it doesn't work, you might need to do some
  repairs.
 
 
 
 
 
 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mac-outlook-help/create-a-rule-HA102928274.aspx
 
 
 
  
  CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings. Learn
  more
 http://csitoday.com/2014/04/csi-represents-ny-in-nationwide-state-rankings/
 



 --

 Tania Fersenheim
 Manager of Library Systems

 Brandeis University
 Library and Technology Services

 415 South Street, (MS 017/P.O. Box 549110)
 Waltham, MA 02454-9110
 Phone: 781.736.4698
 Fax: 781.736.4577
 email: tan...@brandeis.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

2014-05-28 Thread Rosalyn Metz
a tiara!  i'm so on that.


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Valerie Forrestal 
valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:

 god bless you rosy metz. if you give me your address (bitly.com/TiaraMe)
 i will gladly send you a tiara for your good deed.

 ~val


 Valerie Forrestal
 Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
 City University of New York
 College of Staten Island Library
 2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
 Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
 Phone: 718.982.4023
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu

 On 5/28/2014 1:34 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

 I created a poll so this never ending thread will finally end. Although
 I'm
 sure someone will complain about the poll and so the thread will live on.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ

 Y'all have a week to complete it (poll closes around midnight pacific) at
 which point I will post the results and the listserv will rejoice in
 consensus.

 Happy poll taking!
 Rosy





 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Tania Fersenheim tan...@brandeis.edu
 wrote:

  +1 vote for a poll

 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:

 lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we can be
 done with it?

 Valerie Forrestal
 Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
 City University of New York
 College of Staten Island Library
 2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
 Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
 Phone: 718.982.4023
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu


 On 5/28/2014 11:48 AM, Matthew McKinley wrote:

 +1 for new format. Title, location  keywords are MUCH more helpful for
 quickly perusing jobs than full job description (which is readily
 available
 by following the link), and less clutter as a bonus.




 *Matthew McKinley Digital Project Specialist, University of California,
 Irvine http://www.uci.edu/**about.me
 http://www.about.me/matthewmckinley*


 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Simon Spero sesunc...@gmail.com

 wrote:

 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Scherbak, Loren scherb...@si.edu
 wrote:

  I much prefer the new format, but I see I am in the minority. I get

 the

  digest and cannot filter on Job.

  user-agent: Microsoft-MacOutlook/14.4.1.140326

 ==
 You ought to be able to create a rule (filter) using these directions.
 If
 you have created a rule and it doesn't work, you might need to do some
 repairs.





  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mac-outlook-help/create-
 a-rule-HA102928274.aspx


 
 CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings. Learn
 more

 http://csitoday.com/2014/04/csi-represents-ny-in-
 nationwide-state-rankings/


 --

 Tania Fersenheim
 Manager of Library Systems

 Brandeis University
 Library and Technology Services

 415 South Street, (MS 017/P.O. Box 549110)
 Waltham, MA 02454-9110
 Phone: 781.736.4698
 Fax: 781.736.4577
 email: tan...@brandeis.edu



 
 CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings. Learn more
 http://csitoday.com/2014/04/csi-represents-ny-in-
 nationwide-state-rankings/



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

2014-05-28 Thread Rosalyn Metz
sigh.

if we really think a die-bold-a-tron for this is necessary i'll turn off
the survey and i'll give back my tiara.


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Riley Childs rchi...@cucawarriors.comwrote:

 +1

 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: Doran, Michael Dmailto:do...@uta.edu
 Sent: ‎5/‎28/‎2014 4:53 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest

 I would request a third option in the poll(s):

 [ ] I prefer to receive both the old and new formats of job emails

 (And no, this isn't a joke.  I mainly like the old, individual format;
 however I also like the digest offering a quick glance at where the jobs
 are geographically and getting the digests means only one additional email
 a day, and I can live with that.)

 -- Michael

  -Original Message-
  From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
  Riley Childs
  Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:43 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
 
  Yes a poll is great, but it needs to be done though the die-bold-a tron,
  Ross Singer can set it up...
 
  Reason we like to do it though our system because then we are able to
  view community consensus and plus this is how it is always done.
 
  Thanks!
  //Riley
 
  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: Rosalyn Metzmailto:rosalynm...@gmail.com
  Sent: ‎5/‎28/‎2014 4:30 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
 
  a tiara!  i'm so on that.
 
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Valerie Forrestal 
  valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
 
   god bless you rosy metz. if you give me your address
  (bitly.com/TiaraMe)
   i will gladly send you a tiara for your good deed.
  
   ~val
  
  
   Valerie Forrestal
   Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
   City University of New York
   College of Staten Island Library
   2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
   Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
   Phone: 718.982.4023
   valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu
  
   On 5/28/2014 1:34 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:
  
   I created a poll so this never ending thread will finally end.
  Although
   I'm
   sure someone will complain about the poll and so the thread will live
  on.
  
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ
  
   Y'all have a week to complete it (poll closes around midnight pacific)
  at
   which point I will post the results and the listserv will rejoice in
   consensus.
  
   Happy poll taking!
   Rosy
  
  
  
  
  
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Tania Fersenheim 
 tan...@brandeis.edu
   wrote:
  
+1 vote for a poll
  
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
   valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
  
   lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we can
  be
   done with it?
  
   Valerie Forrestal
   Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
   City University of New York
   College of Staten Island Library
   2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
   Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
   Phone: 718.982.4023
   valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu
  
  
   On 5/28/2014 11:48 AM, Matthew McKinley wrote:
  
   +1 for new format. Title, location  keywords are MUCH more helpful
  for
   quickly perusing jobs than full job description (which is readily
   available
   by following the link), and less clutter as a bonus.
  
  
  
  
   *Matthew McKinley Digital Project Specialist, University of
  California,
   Irvine http://www.uci.edu/**about.me
   http://www.about.me/matthewmckinley*
  
  
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Simon Spero sesunc...@gmail.com
  
   wrote:
  
   On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Scherbak, Loren scherb...@si.edu
   wrote:
  
I much prefer the new format, but I see I am in the minority. I
  get
  
   the
  
digest and cannot filter on Job.
  
user-agent: Microsoft-MacOutlook/14.4.1.140326
  
   ==
   You ought to be able to create a rule (filter) using these
  directions.
   If
   you have created a rule and it doesn't work, you might need to do
  some
   repairs.
  
  
  
  
  
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mac-outlook-help/create-
   a-rule-HA102928274.aspx
  
  
   
   CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings. Learn
   more
  
   http://csitoday.com/2014/04/csi-represents-ny-in-
   nationwide-state-rankings/
  
  
   --
  
   Tania Fersenheim
   Manager of Library Systems
  
   Brandeis University
   Library and Technology Services
  
   415 South Street, (MS 017/P.O. Box 549110)
   Waltham, MA 02454-9110
   Phone: 781.736.4698
   Fax: 781.736.4577
   email: tan

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

2014-05-28 Thread Rosalyn Metz
view results here https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-WCZSC7Z/


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 Rosy, don't turn off the poll; it will cause more confusion to move to
 diebold-o-tron than it's worth.

 After all, you didn't ask to be princess, but if the tiara fits...

 -Ross.


 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Riley Childs ri...@tfsgeo.com wrote:

  Keep the tiara (good effort), but rather then have a ton of desperate
  polls (maybe exaggerating), we might want to have a central archive of
 the
  results. This I a big decision (at least I think it is) but the voting
  machine is there for stuff like this.
  Just my $0.02...
  //Riley
 
  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
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
  Sent: ‎5/‎28/‎2014 7:18 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
 
  sigh.
 
  if we really think a die-bold-a-tron for this is necessary i'll turn off
  the survey and i'll give back my tiara.
 
 
  On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Riley Childs rchi...@cucawarriors.com
  wrote:
 
   +1
  
   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: Doran, Michael Dmailto:do...@uta.edu
   Sent: ‎5/‎28/‎2014 4:53 PM
   To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
   Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
  
   I would request a third option in the poll(s):
  
   [ ] I prefer to receive both the old and new formats of job emails
  
   (And no, this isn't a joke.  I mainly like the old, individual format;
   however I also like the digest offering a quick glance at where the
 jobs
   are geographically and getting the digests means only one additional
  email
   a day, and I can live with that.)
  
   -- Michael
  
-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf
  Of
Riley Childs
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:43 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Ross Singer RE: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
   
Yes a poll is great, but it needs to be done though the die-bold-a
  tron,
Ross Singer can set it up...
   
Reason we like to do it though our system because then we are able to
view community consensus and plus this is how it is always done.
   
Thanks!
//Riley
   
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: Rosalyn Metzmailto:rosalynm...@gmail.com
Sent: ‎5/‎28/‎2014 4:30 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Jobs Digest
   
a tiara!  i'm so on that.
   
   
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Valerie Forrestal 
valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:
   
 god bless you rosy metz. if you give me your address
(bitly.com/TiaraMe)
 i will gladly send you a tiara for your good deed.

 ~val


 Valerie Forrestal
 Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
 City University of New York
 College of Staten Island Library
 2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
 Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
 Phone: 718.982.4023
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu

 On 5/28/2014 1:34 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

 I created a poll so this never ending thread will finally end.
Although
 I'm
 sure someone will complain about the poll and so the thread will
  live
on.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HRS8KJ

 Y'all have a week to complete it (poll closes around midnight
  pacific)
at
 which point I will post the results and the listserv will rejoice
 in
 consensus.

 Happy poll taking!
 Rosy





 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Tania Fersenheim 
   tan...@brandeis.edu
 wrote:

  +1 vote for a poll

 On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Valerie Forrestal
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu wrote:

 lord help us all can someone just set up an online poll and we
 can
be
 done with it?

 Valerie Forrestal
 Web Services Librarian/Asst. Professor
 City University of New York
 College of Staten Island Library
 2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-109I
 Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
 Phone: 718.982.4023
 valerie.forres...@csi.cuny.edu


 On 5/28/2014 11:48 AM, Matthew McKinley wrote:

 +1 for new format. Title, location  keywords are MUCH more
  helpful
for
 quickly

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

2014-05-21 Thread Rosalyn Metz
here is the issue where this change was made.
https://github.com/code4lib/shortimer/issues/32

i'm sure if someone was so inclined they could role back the change.


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Brian Kennison kennis...@wcsu.edu wrote:

 On May 21, 2014, at 9:43 AM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.us
 mailto:ecorr...@ecorrado.us wrote:

 I am a fan of the full ads as well.

 +1



Re: [CODE4LIB] how to post jobs (was Re: [CODE4LIB] separate list for Jobs)

2014-05-08 Thread Rosalyn Metz
pull request with something along those lines:
https://github.com/code4lib/shortimer/pull/31


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Stuart Yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nzwrote:

 On 05/09/2014 10:04 AM, Jodi Schneider wrote:

  On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Coral Sheldon-Hess wrote:

  I have another, maybe minor, point to add to this: I've posted a job to
 Code4Lib, and I did it wrong. I have no idea how I'm supposed to make a
 job
 show up correctly, and now that I have realized I've done it wrong, I
 probably won't send another job to this list. (Or maybe I'll look it up
 in
 ... where? the wiki?)


 You post them at
 http://jobs.code4lib.org/


 Could that information please be added to the footer that's added when
 posting jobs?

 cheers
 stuart



Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for Old Conf Tshirt Logos

2014-04-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Friends,

Just some food for thought.  We might want to throw this idea out to the
list in a thread NOT about old t-shirt designs; maybe with a more relevant
subject line.  If I hadn't been procrastinating making a video for
Andromeda's LIS class, I might not have read this thread and I would never
have known that such a discussion was happening.

Rosy

P.S. Andromeda if you read this I swear I'm getting back to work now


On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Heller, Margaret mhell...@luc.edu wrote:

 Here is a good place to start:
 http://www.irs.gov/Charities--Non-Profits/Charitable-Organizations. I
 don't think a Friends of Code4Lib would qualify as a 501(C)(4) or the other
 types of exempt organization, but possibly.

 That said, we will run into all the problems that have stymied these types
 of discussions in the past that are not legal problems but philosophical
 problems. It's not hard to fill out the 501(C)(3) application, but figuring
 out what to put in the boxes when you don't have a legal entity is
 difficult. So someone would have to incorporate the Friends organization. I
 am sure most of us work at places with Friends of the library and could see
 their bylaws to get some ideas.

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

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Lisa Rabey
 Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 9:39 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for Old Conf Tshirt Logos

 On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Francis Kayiwa fkay...@colgate.edu
 wrote:
 
  +1
 
  Go for it Lisa!
 
  ./fxk


 I can start digging into the hows/whys sometime in early May and report
 back. If anyone has anything of interest (past C4L list convos,
 recommendations, etc), pass them along!


 --

 Lisa M. Rabey | @pnkrcklibrarian

 
 http://exitpursuedbyabear.net | http://lisa.rabey.net



[CODE4LIB] MC Duties Tomorrow

2014-03-25 Thread Rosalyn Metz
While I'm happy to MC (again) tomorrow afternoon, I thought I would open it
up to see if someone else might want to volunteer.  If that's you, feel
free to ping me (just so I know) and remove my name from the wiki [1].

Rosalyn

[1]
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2014_During_the_Conference_Volunteers#MCs


Re: [CODE4LIB] outside of libraryland,

2014-03-17 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I've also been a part of Refresh and I loved the community.  I also used
meetup.com to find some good organizations.  In Boston that's how I found
CloudCamp [1] and in DC that's how I found the DC Tech Meetup [2].

I've also found that just by getting involved in one organization, you end
up finding about so much more.  One of the first CloudCamps I went to was
at Microsoft NERD [3] which has tons of events and I then began to troll
their website for events that I might find interesting.  I also tried to
follow folks I met at the event on Twitter, that also put me in the know
about events that are going on.

[1] http://cloudcamp.org/
[2] http://www.meetup.com/DC-Tech-Meetup/
[3] http://microsoftnewengland.com/Events






On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:50 AM, Erin White erwh...@vcu.edu wrote:

 Locally I've gotten really involved with our chapter of Refresh [1] and a
 User Experience meetup [2] as well as keeping up with the events at our
 local coworking space [3].

 I've found these groups super-helpful for connecting with other web folks
 in my area, keeping up with technology, and otherwise getting outside the
 bubble of libraryland. And I've been able to reach out to the community
 when we are hiring for technical positions, which has been useful in the
 past.

 [1] http://refreshingcities.com/
 [2] http://www.meetup.com/RichmondUX/
 [3] http://www.804rva.com/


 --
 Erin White
 Web Systems Librarian, VCU Libraries
 804-827-3552 | erwh...@vcu.edu | www.library.vcu.edu


 On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Amy Drayer amost...@gmail.com wrote:

  Dear Nate and other Code4Libbers:
 
  I was with NAGW for a while and am considering rejoining.  You can check
  them out at:
  http://nagw.org/
 
  There is a fee involved though, so if you find them a good fit your
  organization might be willing to cover it.
 
  In peace,
 
  Amy M. Drayer, MLIS
  Senior IT Specialist, Web Developer
  amost...@gmail.com
  http://www.puzumaki.com
 
 
   On Friday, March 14, 2014, Nate Hill nathanielh...@gmail.com wrote:
  
what coding and technology groups do people on this list belong to
 and
   find
valuable?
I'm curious about how code4lib overlaps (or doesn't) with other
  domains.
thanks,
Nate
   
--
Nate Hill
nathanielh...@gmail.com javascript:;
http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
http://www.natehill.net
   
  
  
   --
   Cary Gordon
   The Cherry Hill Company
   http://chillco.com
  
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for proposals to host Code4Lib Conference in 2015

2014-03-06 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Bump!  A little less than a week to get your proposals in.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

 The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual
 Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend
 reviewing the conference hosting web page [1] and How To Plan a Code4LibCon
 on the wiki [2] to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks
 and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

 The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The
 decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around
 Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th,
 2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the
 Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

 You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning
 list [3] and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki
 page [4]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page
 is appreciated. Good luck!


 ---
 Have a look at past proposals for ideas.

 2014 Winner:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw

 2013 Winner:
 http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

 2012 Winner:
 https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle

 Footnotes
 1. http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting
 2. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/How_To_Plan_A_Code4LibCon
 3. code4lib...@googlegroups.com
 4. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2015_Hosting_Proposals



Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib

2014-02-25 Thread Rosalyn Metz
this is beautiful poetry.  it should go on the roy4lib website.


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 6:53 AM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 When you're alone and you think you hear the tinkling of ice cubes in a
 glass and the faint smell of Scotch,

 that was Roy.

 That person building a treehouse as you drive past,

 that was Roy.

 Out of the corner of your eye, there was a mustached man,

 that was Roy.

 When you delete a MARC record,

 you are the Roy.

 -Ross.


 On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM, McAulay, Elizabeth 
 emcau...@library.ucla.edu wrote:

  we have all met Roy, search your feelings, you know it to be true.
 
  
  From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Barnes,
  Hugh [hugh.bar...@lincoln.ac.nz]
  Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 7:51 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib
 
  And vegetarians, and Mormons, and folks who never met Roy :)
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
  Riley Childs
  Sent: Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:28 p.m.
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib
 
  Just a reminder there are minors on this listserv ;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
  
  From: Wilhelmina Randtkemailto:rand...@gmail.com
  Sent: 2/24/2014 10:24 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDUmailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib
 
  My neighbor made this bacon vodka, and it was amazing
  http://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Infused-Vodka/
 
  -Wilhelmina Randtke
 
  On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Michael J. Giarlo 
  leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:
   Bacon being cooked in a liquor store?  Wow, California is awesome.
  
  
   On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 8:31 AM, Roy Tennant roytenn...@gmail.com
  wrote:
  
   That would make sense, but I think in this particular instance I was
   watching bacon being cooked.
   Roy
  
  
   On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Michael J. Giarlo 
   leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu wrote:
  
Clearly taken in the liquor store.
   
   
On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 7:08 AM, Cindi Trainor Blyberg
cindi...@gmail.comwrote:
   
 Well, I do like the photo that Roy uses everywhere, but I have to
 say I like this one better:

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/23341397@N00/3769032245


 On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Roy roy.zim...@wmich.edu
 wrote:

  Hmm. Call it roys4lib.org and put pictures of all the list's
  Roys on there...
  Mr. Tennant's picture would have to be first, of course, and be
  the biggest.
 
 
 
  On 2/21/2014 6:51 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:
 
  so tempted to buy roy4lib.org and put up a glass of scotch
  there.
 
 
  On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Edward M Corrado 
ecorr...@ecorrado.us
  wrote:
 
   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
 
 

   
  
 
  
  P Please consider the environment before you print this email.
  The contents of this e-mail (including any attachments) may be
  confidential

Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for proposals to host Code4Lib Conference in 2015

2014-02-25 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Just wanted to remind folks that you have about 2 weeks to get in your
proposals!  (see information below)


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

 The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual
 Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend
 reviewing the conference hosting web page [1] and How To Plan a Code4LibCon
 on the wiki [2] to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks
 and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

 The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The
 decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around
 Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th,
 2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the
 Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

 You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning
 list [3] and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki
 page [4]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page
 is appreciated. Good luck!


 ---
 Have a look at past proposals for ideas.

 2014 Winner:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw

 2013 Winner:
 http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

 2012 Winner:
 https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle

 Footnotes
 1. http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting
 2. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/How_To_Plan_A_Code4LibCon
 3. code4lib...@googlegroups.com
 4. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2015_Hosting_Proposals



[CODE4LIB] code4lib.org down

2014-02-21 Thread Rosalyn Metz
:(


Re: [CODE4LIB] Welcome to Roy4Lib

2014-02-21 Thread Rosalyn Metz
so tempted to buy roy4lib.org and put up a glass of scotch there.


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Edward M Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.uswrote:

 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] Call for proposals to host Code4Lib Conference in 2015

2014-02-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Friends,

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit proposals for Code4Lib
2015 is midnight PST March 12th. So if you haven't gotten your proposals in
you still have a month. Information for submitting a proposal is below.

Thanks
Rosy
On Jan 29, 2014 4:05 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

 The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual
 Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend
 reviewing the conference hosting web page [1] and How To Plan a Code4LibCon
 on the wiki [2] to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks
 and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

 The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The
 decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around
 Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th,
 2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the
 Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

 You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning
 list [3] and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki
 page [4]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page
 is appreciated. Good luck!


 ---
 Have a look at past proposals for ideas.

 2014 Winner:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw

 2013 Winner:
 http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

 2012 Winner:
 https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle

 Footnotes
 1. http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting
 2. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/How_To_Plan_A_Code4LibCon
 3. code4lib...@googlegroups.com
 4. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2015_Hosting_Proposals



[CODE4LIB] Call for proposals to host Code4Lib Conference in 2015

2014-01-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual
Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend
reviewing the conference hosting web page [1] and How To Plan a Code4LibCon
on the wiki [2] to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks
and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The
decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around
Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th,
2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the
Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list
[3] and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki page
[4]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is
appreciated. Good luck!


---
Have a look at past proposals for ideas.

2014 Winner:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw

2013 Winner:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

2012 Winner:
https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle

Footnotes
1. http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting
2. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/How_To_Plan_A_Code4LibCon
3. code4lib...@googlegroups.com
4. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2015_Hosting_Proposals


Re: [CODE4LIB] [WEB4LIB] Web Design Firm Recommendation Needed

2014-01-22 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I would recommend the firm I used to work for  Viget http://viget.com/.
 They've done a number of university websites (upenn http://www.upenn.edu/,
lafayette college http://www.lafayette.edu/).  They are a bit pricey but
the people are great.  And if you are interested, ping me and I can
introduce you to the best sales guy on the planet (no i'm serious, best
sales guy ever).


On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Michael Schofield mschofi...@nova.eduwrote:

 I recommend Influx: Library User Experience. http://weareinflux.com/

 -Original Message-
 From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:web4...@listserv.nd.edu] On
 Behalf Of Lori DuBois
 Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:42 AM
 To: web4...@listserv.nd.edu
 Subject: [WEB4LIB] Web Design Firm Recommendation Needed

 ***Cross-posted to Code4Lib apologies in advance if you have to read this
 more than once!***

 Williams College Libraries may have the opportunity to hire a web design
 firm to design and possibly implement in Drupal the front page and template
 pages for the user interface of our new institutional repository. Has
 anyone outsourced such design work for their institutional repository or
 other web projects and have recommendations for good firms?

 Thanks for any recommendations!

 Lori

 ---
 Lori DuBois
 Reference and Instruction Librarian
 Williams College Libraries
 Williamstown, MA

 

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[CODE4LIB] note about pre-conf proposal page

2013-12-02 Thread Rosalyn Metz
i was looking to see if yo_bj and i had any sign ups for Managing Projects
(brief plug: join us!) and i noticed a bunch of the proposals were missing
(like half of them).

I trolled through the history and put back the page as I think it should be
(best guess really).  so if you've made changes recently, take a look at
the page and make sure your edits aren't missing.

here is the page to make it easier for anyone to check up on it:
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2014_preconference_proposals


[CODE4LIB] Anniversary of the Code of Conduct!

2013-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I just wanted to remind everyone its been a year since the code of conduct
was suggested and created  And to reiterate what Bess said a year ago, this
community is awesome for creating such a document (although she is far more
eloquent about such things than I am).

If you haven't taken a look at it, you can check it out on Github:
https://github.com/code4lib/antiharassment-policy


Re: [CODE4LIB] Canberra event -- Ed Summers at NLA, 2 December

2013-11-22 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Brilliant! Thanks Tim.

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Tim Sherratt wrote:

 Yep, there's usually a recording made of all the Library's Innovative Ideas
 talks. They're posted here:

 http://www.nla.gov.au/podcasts/innovative-ideas-forum.html


 On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Rosalyn Metz 
 rosalynm...@gmail.comjavascript:;
 wrote:

  not sure if i should be jealous of nla for getting ed to speak, or of ed
  for getting to go to australia.
 
  regardless, will there be a recording of said event?
 
 
  On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Tim Sherratt 
  t...@discontents.com.aujavascript:;
  wrote:
 
   Hi all,
  
   If you're in the Canberra region come along and hear Ed Summers talk
  about
   cultural heritage and the web as part of the National Library of
   Australia's Innovative Ideas program. It's on 2 December, 12.30-1.30pm
 at
   the NLA:
  
   http://www.nla.gov.au/event/6135
  
   All welcome!
  
   And thanks to New Zealand's awesome National Digital Forum for bringing
  Ed
   to our part of the world.
  
   Cheers, Tim
  
   
   Dr Tim Sherratt
   Manager, Trove
   National Library of Australia
   Parkes Place
   Canberra ACT 2600
   p: +61 (0)2 6262 1224
   e: tsher...@nla.gov.au javascript:;
  
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] Canberra event -- Ed Summers at NLA, 2 December

2013-11-21 Thread Rosalyn Metz
not sure if i should be jealous of nla for getting ed to speak, or of ed
for getting to go to australia.

regardless, will there be a recording of said event?


On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Tim Sherratt t...@discontents.com.auwrote:

 Hi all,

 If you're in the Canberra region come along and hear Ed Summers talk about
 cultural heritage and the web as part of the National Library of
 Australia's Innovative Ideas program. It's on 2 December, 12.30-1.30pm at
 the NLA:

 http://www.nla.gov.au/event/6135

 All welcome!

 And thanks to New Zealand's awesome National Digital Forum for bringing Ed
 to our part of the world.

 Cheers, Tim

 
 Dr Tim Sherratt
 Manager, Trove
 National Library of Australia
 Parkes Place
 Canberra ACT 2600
 p: +61 (0)2 6262 1224
 e: tsher...@nla.gov.au



Re: [CODE4LIB] Job: Full-stack developer, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog

2013-10-08 Thread Rosalyn Metz
also if you want to work with jay luker who is a pretty awesome co-worker
(even if he did ruin my one chance at getting the cubicle near the window
oh so many years ago).


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Jay Luker lb...@reallywow.com wrote:

 Just in case this slipped past anyone who might be interested...

 You should think about coming to work with us [1] if you...

   * want to be part of a small team focused on a core set of applications
 for a well-defined and appreciative user base!
   * like creating things that help people find other things (in new and
 better ways!)
   * enjoy experiencing all four seasons worth of weather!
   * want to fight the growing ruby hegemony in library software!

 /plug

 --jay


 On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM, j...@code4lib.org wrote:

  Job Title:IT Specialist (Software Developer), IS-2210,
  Grade 11, 12; $62,758 to $97,787/annually
 
  Location: Cambridge, MA
 
 
  The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project within the High Energy
  Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is
  seeking
  a software developer. The ADS was originally conceived and developed over
  20
  years ago as a system to support the discovery and retrieval of data from
  the
  NASA Astrophysics missions and the scholarly literature about them.
 Today,
  the
  ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical
  information,
  used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third
  decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining
  at
  the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes
  occurring
  in the field of scholarly communication. By joining our group you will be
  actively supporting the discovery, dissemination and reuse of scientific
  publications and data!
 
 
  The ADS is currently developing the next-generation web-based platform
  supporting current and future services. To this end, the project is
  committed
  to re-using and enhancing public domain software modules when they exist,
  and
  developing new open-source software when necessary. The main components
 of
  the
  system architecture are Apache SOLR/Lucene, CERN Invenio and MongoDB. The
  development stack includes java, python, flask, javascript and bootstrap.
 
 
  The project is looking for a highly-motivated full-stack developer
  interested
  in joining a dynamic team of talented individuals architecting and
  implementing the new platform. The primary responsibility of the employee
  is
  the design, development, and support of the ADS front-end applications
  (including the new search interface) as well as the implementation of the
  user
  database, login system and personalization of the new software platform.
 
 
  DUTIES:
 
 
  Duties at the grate 11 level may include, but are not limited to:
 designing
  and developing robust software applications and components to support the
  ADS
  services, in particular the ADS user interfaces, and its interaction with
  the
  back-end system components; providing ongoing support for the ADS
 system's
  platform, including its bibliographic database, search engine, user
  database,
  and other web-based applications used by the project; defining system
  requirements and develop new tools to improve user submission and
 curation
  efforts; developing and/or modifing existing tools used for digital
 content
  harvesting, metadata enrichment, document conversion and indexing;
  participating in the maintenance of ADS data holdings by taking part in
 the
  creation, curation and enrichment of datasets and metadata records, and
  their
  ingestion in the ADS databases.
 
 
  Duties at the grade 12 level, in addition to those reflected at the 11
  level,
  may include: working with members of other organizations to coordinate
  software development efforts and enable data exchange between ADS and its
  partners; designing and implementing services and Application Programming
  Interfaces that enable a high level of interoperability and integration
  between ADS and its collaborators.
 
 
  For more information, please see the full posting online at:[
 
 http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/hr/postings/13-32.html](http://www.cfa.harvard.ed
  u/hr/postings/13-32.html)
 
 
 
  Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/10176/
 



[CODE4LIB] Intro to Open Source event for women students in Chicago this Weds Thurs

2013-09-24 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Folks!

If there are any women students on this list that live in the Chicago area,
check out this event UIC is putting on this week -- it'll be a great intro
to open source.

Those of you who aren't students, please feel free to spread the word!

Rosalyn

---

On Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th, OpenHatch
http://openhatch.org/and UIC http://www.cs.uic.edu/’s Women in Computer
Science are hosting an open source software immersion event for women in
the Chicago area. We invite you to join us! You can sign up here:

http://chicago.openhatch.org/

Wed 9/25 is the tutorials day: you'll learn about version control, how open
source projects communicate, the history and ethics of open source, and
hear from professionals who contribute to open source in their day jobs in
a career panel.

Thu 9/26 is the projects day: you'll work hands-on with mentors to select a
task in an open source project that you can fix and contribute a change to
that community. (Maybe you'll even decide to keep working with them
afterward!)

And throughout both evenings we'll feed you, get to know you, and talk with
you about opportunities for students in open source.

You don’t need to be a programmer to contribute to open source, or to
attend and enjoy our event. Most open source projects are also in need of
designers, translators, documenters, bug-finders and testers.

Open source software -- software that is shared freely and available to
build upon -- has become part of our daily lives. Popular projects like
WordPress, Firefox, Adium, and Ubuntu have millions of users. Open source
participation is one way to gain real-world skills and make connections
that will last you through your career. Volunteer staff will include
professionals and academics who use open source daily.

The event is open to all women students in the greater Chicago area.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Institutional Repository Costs

2013-09-17 Thread Rosalyn Metz
It sounds like you're saying that you're going to make a one year
commitment to develop software and then you're going to walk away from the
code/software/what have you, is that correct?  If that is correct, my
question to you is: would you purchase software from a vendor that said,
Yeah we built this but we're never going to improve upon it, fix bugs, or
add features ever again?  Probably not, most likely you'd run screaming
from the meeting and tell all you're friends that they are one crazy
vendor.

By definition an institutional repository seeks to gather and store data
for an extended period of time, possibly forever.  Systems change
(operating system upgrades, adding storage, hardware upgrades), software
changes (new features needed, bug fixes, upgrades to programming
languages/frameworks, etc.) and institutions themselves change
(re-organization, people coming and going, etc.).  If I were starting down
this road, I would think of implementation of an IR in terms of product
management http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_management rather than
project management -- after all, few things in this world are rarely just a
project, most require an ongoing commitment.


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Edward M. Corrado ecorr...@ecorrado.uswrote:

 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] Online survey on Project Management Software Adoption - Question

2013-09-04 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I'm also curious about this survey.  I was wondering why the actual
techniques (waterfall, agile, etc.) aren't mentioned in the survey --
although maybe folks don't really know about them?

Additionally, I would be interested in the results, unfortunately I won't
be attending the conferences you mentioned.  Is it possible to get a report
back to the list once the survey ends (even just the graphs from survey
monkey would be useful)


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Kari R Smith smit...@mit.edu wrote:

 Are you / can you account for different responses from Libraries?  Is your
 survey about what tools archivists / librarians use or what Libraries (as a
 system) use?  I can imagine rather different results depending on how
 you're planning to munge the data you receive.

 Kari Smith


 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
 Andrew Tweet
 Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:05 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Online survey on Project Management Software Adoption

 Dear Colleagues,

  

 Please take the survey linked below to help us gather data on how
 libraries manage their many projects. We want to know how libraries manage,
 keep track of progress, and collaborate on projects. Survey results will
 show a snapshot of project management techniques used, project management
 software strengths and weaknesses, and what types of library projects are a
 good fit for which project management software.


 

 Please help us answer these questions by taking an online survey (estimated
 10 minutes to complete). Findings will be reported at the Internet
 Librarian 2013 and CARL 2014 conferences, with the potential for future
 journal publications. Your responses will be anonymous, your participation
 is voluntary, and there are no foreseen risks in volunteering for this
 study.


 

 To take the survey please click on this link 
 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WW86ZV3
  

  

 In case you are still on the fence about taking our survey, let us define
 what we mean by project management software and techniques. Project
 Management is a set of techniques used heavily in business, construction,
 and software development to describe and monitor work on large projects
 that involve multiple people over a long period of time. The various
 techniques help keep track of goals, tasks, deadlines, responsible
 individuals, progress toward completion, budget, and many more factors that
 contribute to project success.

 


 Within the library, a project might be implementing a discovery service,
 marketing a program to freshmen, renovating the building, redesigning the
 website, or weeding the humanities section. We want to hear from
 individuals who have contributed to projects in libraries. Please take our
 survey so we can learn from your collective experience.


 

 Thank you for your participation!


 

 Margot Hanson, Instruction  Outreach Librarian, California Maritime
 Academy
 

 Annis Lee Adams, E-Resources Librarian, Golden Gate University

 Andrew Tweet, Librarian, William Jessup University

 Kevin Pischke, Library Director, William Jessup University

 

 ** **

 ** **

 If you have any questions about the survey please contact:

 Margot Hanson: mhan...@csum.edu, 707-654-1091

 or

 California Maritime Academy Institutional Review Board

 IRB # CMA-IRB2013-014 (Exempt status)



Re: [CODE4LIB] A question about voting points

2013-04-01 Thread Rosalyn Metz
well those three points become useful in the event of a tie.  maybe i see
that its a tie, and change my mind, remove the 1 point from austin and give
it to raleigh.  now raleigh has 2 more points than austin and you've
managed to put raleigh over the top.

not that i've ever done that before


On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 PATCHES WELCOME.

 -Ross.

 On Apr 1, 2013, at 12:01 PM, David J. Fiander da...@fiander.info
 wrote:

  So, I just voted for the Code4Lib 2014 location. There are two possible
  venues, and I was given three points to apportion however I wish.
 
  While having multiple votes, to spread around at will, makes a lot of
  sense, shouldn't the number of votes each elector is granted be limited
  to max(3, count(options)-1)? That is, when voting for a binary, I get
  one vote, when voting on a choice of three items, I get two votes, and
  for anything more than three choices, I get three votes?
 
  I mean, realistically, one could give one vote to Austin and two votes
  to Raleigh, but why bother?



Re: [CODE4LIB] Women4Lib photos

2013-02-26 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Thanks Andrew for documenting and posting the pictures!


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Andrew Pasterfield
ampas...@ucalgary.cawrote:

 Thanks for the name update Becky!  I've updated the photo descriptions and
 the URL.
 icite.me/andrew/libtechwomen

 Thanks Becky,
 Andrew

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Becky Yoose
 Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:11 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Women4Lib photos

 Hi Andrew,

 Thank you for the pictures! A slight correction on the group's name -
 libtechwomen - but the pictures are appreciated.

 Thanks again,
 Becky

 On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Andrew Pasterfield
 ampas...@ucalgary.cawrote:

  I snapped a few photos of the inaugural Women4Lib meeting that took place
  at code4lib in Chicago.  Thought it might be a historic event...
 
  icite.me/andrew/women4lib
 
  Cheers,
  Andrew
 
 
  Andrew Pasterfield   MLIS Hons, BSc CS, DCIS
  Lead Programmer - Systems Analyst
  University of Calgary - Libraries and Cultural Resources
 



Re: [CODE4LIB] back to minorities question, seeking guidance

2013-02-22 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Sadly Karen, I can't take credit for recommending the publication you
mentioned, but I would like to thank whoever did.  It looks really great.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 On 2/21/13 7:48 PM, Emily Morton-Owens wrote:


 This was just the right thing to say, because he was connecting it to
 something that I consider myself talented at (languages), rather than
 something I don't (math).


 I want to clear up the math is hard and programming is math myths.
 First, the ratio of women to men in graduate math programs is approaching
 50/50, although women are still struggling to be hired and gain tenure in
 math departments. So math is hard for many of us, but it's not
 necessarily a gender thing. (I'm looking for the cite for this -- I've done
 too much random reading recently and didn't mark this. May be book below.)

 Math skills are not required for programming. There was a time when
 silicon valley was desperate for programmers, and some companies advertised
 that they were looking for folks with music skills and they would teach
 them programming -- because they had found that musicians make for good
 programmers. It's the ability to deal with complex patterns that makes a
 difference. Which is why it annoys me when programming instruction begins
 with a list of mathematical functions that most programmers will never need.

 I believe that Rosy was the first to recommend this, but the IEEE
 publication: Gender Codes - why women are leaving computing/ edited by
 Thomas Misa, 2010 is essential reading. You can get it as a Kindle or Nook
 book. isbn 978-0470-59719-4 (paper) 978-1118-03513-9 (ebook)

 kc



  Hi Folks,

 I'm teaching systems analysis at SILS (UNC CH) this semester.

 Though the course is required for the IS degree, it's not required for
 the
 LS degree.

 However, the majority of my students this semester are LS.  And the vast
 majority are women.

 Apropos of the part of the thread that dealt with numbers:

 For those of you who came into this community and at some point went
 through a MSLS or MSIS program I am wondering if there are things I could
 try to do that might have an impact on better aligning the ratio of men
 to
 women in code4lib and the technology end of the field in general to that
 in the general population?

 Was there a moment of clarity?  A person who said or modeled the right
 thing?  A project that helped uncover a skill you didn't know you had?

 And, I am not just interested in what I can do through one class, but
 also
 what the curriculum and school could do more holistically.

 Thanks,

 Tim


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



Re: [CODE4LIB] back to minorities question, seeking guidance

2013-02-21 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Tim,

This too has been sitting in my inbox, and I've been trying to find time to
respond.  I have to say that I love your questions.  Now that Karen has
piped up, I'll follow suit.  I've addressed each of your questions below to
the best of my ability.

*For those of you who came into this community and at some point went through
a MSLS or MSIS program I am wondering if there are things I could try to do
that might have an impact on better aligning the ratio of men to women in
code4lib and the technology end of the field in general to that in the
general population?*

I have to say that I felt really lucky to have some very smart professors
teaching me.  More importantly, that they were women (specifically Kristin
Chaffin and Catherine Blake who are no longer there, and Diane Kelly who
happily is still there).  I enjoyed having them to look to as examples, it
made me feel like what I wanted to do was obtainable.  Looking back I
realize that the only male I took classes with on the IS side of SILS was
Dr. Losee.  That being said, when I looked around the room in my IS
classes, the majority of the folks were men.  And encouraging men at that
-- I was lucky enough to graduate with some amazing men.  I think being in
a space that had a strong female presence (professors) and an encouraging
male presence (my classmates) made me feel less conspicuous as one of just
a few females in my class.  I wonder if the same would have been true if I
had taken classes made up mostly of females.

I also agree with what Karen said *If anyone says 'I guess I don't get it'
or 'I think this is a stupid question, but...' then your response will make
a huge difference.* I think that's the moment to step up and say, *'lots
of people don't get it right away'* or *'i'm sure lots of people have that
question'*.  Sometimes people just need a cheerleader.

*Was there a moment of clarity?  A person who said or modeled the right thing?
 A project that helped uncover a skill you didn't know you had?*
Again I really think my professors pointing out to me that I was doing a
great job and encouraging me to do more was what made me move forward --
Catherine Blake taught me Database II and encouraged me to take the
programming class with Kristin Chaffin because she thought I was doing so
well with databases.  I did, and Kristin opened up a world that I had
only dabbled in -- and she too encouraged me to do more.  I appreciated
that and don't know if I would have done it had it not been for them.

*And, I am not just interested in what I can do through one class, but
also what
the curriculum and school could do more holistically.*
So I'm of the mind -- and this is something that almost stopped me from
going to SILS in the first place -- that the school should be handing out
an MLIS.  I wasted a lot of time taking classes that I didn't necessarily
need.  I wish I could have focused more on classes I loved, but because I
had to decide between an IS and an LS (and couldn't) I ended up taking all
the required classes for both degrees.  If I hadn't been forced into a
choice, I would have had more time to focus on the things that it turns out
I loved -- databases, programming, and systems administration.

That's just my two cents. Hope that helps,
Rosalyn




On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Timothy,

 This has been sitting in my in-box as I try to come up with a reply.

 I went through library school before coding was an issue, although I did
 do some statistical work on computers (punch cards). But for me the
 moment was simply being given a task with the assumption that I would be
 up to it. I also suggest group work, with students selecting their own
 groups, or opting to work alone. Group work can be less intimidating than
 having to ask questions in front of an entire class, especially if the
 class is coed, and especially if it has a few know it alls who like to
 one-up everyone else. It's the class dynamic (and how you handle it) that
 is more important than the content of the class for encouraging women. And
 it is also the hardest thing to get right. ;-) Pay close attention to your
 students and what they are telling you about how comfortable they feel in
 the class. If anyone says I guess I don't get it or I think this is a
 stupid question, but... then your response will make a huge difference.
 And don't let the class fall prey to the know it alls. They are absolute
 poison in the learning environment.

 Good luck!

 kc




 On 2/14/13 8:34 AM, Shearer, Timothy J wrote:

 Hi Folks,

 I'm teaching systems analysis at SILS (UNC CH) this semester.

 Though the course is required for the IS degree, it's not required for the
 LS degree.

 However, the majority of my students this semester are LS.  And the vast
 majority are women.

 Apropos of the part of the thread that dealt with numbers:

 For those of you who came into this community and at some point went
 through a MSLS or MSIS program I am 

[CODE4LIB] Trapeze at Code4Lib

2013-02-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Folks,

If you signed up for trapeze at Code4Lib and you haven't received an email
from me about registering, please email me off list.

Thanks,
Rosy


[CODE4LIB] Fwd: NEW! Post Master's Specialty in Data Curation offered at UNC at Chapel Hill

2013-01-30 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I thought folks on this list might be interested in hearing about this...

-- Forwarded message --
From: Monroe, Wanda G. wmon...@email.unc.edu
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Subject: NEW! Post Master's Specialty in Data Curation offered at UNC at
Chapel Hill
To: Monroe, Wanda G. wmon...@email.unc.edu


 ** **

*Post Master's Specialty in Data Curation offered at UNC at Chapel Hill *

CHAPEL HILL – A new program that will assist those who wish to enhance
their leadership skills in data curation is now available at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library
Science. 

The new program is geared toward practicing professionals who are
responsible for the increasingly growing area of digital or data curation.
Taught by world class faculty members who include Drs. Helen Tibbo,
distinguished alumni professor; Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor;
Reagan Moore, professor and director of the Data Intensive Cyber
Environment group; Arcot Rajasekar, professor and research scientist; and
Jeff Pomerantz, associate professor, the program offers a leadership
emphasis on policy and technology in an intensive and extensive two-year,
30 credit hour program. The program is convenient for those who are in
distant locations with two weeks of immersive summer study on the Chapel
Hill campus, followed by online courses. Students can tailor their
individual program to fit a work-oriented project that is rooted in the
real world problems of their workplaces. There is even an opportunity for
students to create a team from a library and computer center. 

“The Post Master’s Certificate
http://sils.unc.edu/programs/post-masters-certificatesin
Data Curation will help develop leaders in this area while strengthening
data curation skills,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer
Distiinguished Professor. “Those who are increasingly tasked with managing
digital collections and defining new processes in their organizations will
benefit from the program. Classes are taught by some of the nation’s best
researchers who have pioneered many of the skills, methods and principals
needed for data curation and big data. Students will have a unique
opportunity to gain insight and leadership skills from those who created
and are still creating best practices for data curation.”

The two-week intensive kick-off will begin on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus
during summer session (May 2013). The remainder of the program will be
taught online and includes guided projects that arise from a student's work
experience. The 30 credit program can be completed in two years.

For more details or to apply for the program, please contact Lara Bailey,
student services manager, at ljbai...@email.unc.edu or call her at
919.962.7601. More information about the program is also located at:
http://sils.unc.edu/programs/graduate/post-masters-certificates/data-curation


**

Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

919.843.8337

wmon...@unc.edu

Follow us on Twitter at: UNCSILS

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.edu/uncsils

** **


Re: [CODE4LIB] personal name api

2013-01-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
.  sounds like fun eric.  can't wait to see the results!


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

 On Jan 28, 2013, at 5:56 PM, Misty De Meo 
 misty.de@museumforhumanrights.ca wrote:

  This service uses Freebase to determine the gender of names, and offers a
  JSON API: http://genderednames.freebaseapps.com/


 This looks like it will work quite well. Thank you.

 Using the API and for a good time, I plan to extract the first names of
 subscribers from the Code4Lib mailing list and generate a pie chart
 illustrating the proportion of males to females. Sort of like digital
 humanities?

 --
 ELM



Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system

2013-01-14 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Kun,

I guess the first question I would ask is what do you mean by project
management -- its kind of a big space.  Are you looking for something more
like a ticketing system?  Is your primary concern keeping up communication
on projects?  Or are you looking to create a project list that you can keep
track of?  Are you trying to just outline what it is that your projects are?

If you're looking for a ticketing system I like GitHub Ticketing -- its
free and easy to use.  If you're primarily worried about keeping up
communication with a different groups, google groups can suffice 9 times
out of 10.   If you're just looking to keep track of a list of projects,
you might be able to get away with something simple like a Google Form that
submits to a spreadsheet.  If you're just outlining what your projects are
you could just start off by creating project one pagers (ala Tito
Sierrahttp://www.slideshare.net/tsierra/the-projectonepager
).

My recommendation would be to start off small (and free).  After a few
months, re-evaluate and see where you are.  Maybe you'll realize you need
something more robust (Unfuddle instead of GitHub Ticketing; Basecamp
instead of Google Groups; time management planning instead of lists of
projects; formal project plans instead of one pagers;).

Rosalyn


On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Lin, Kun l...@cua.edu wrote:

 Hi all,

 Our library is looking for a project management system. Does anyone has
 any suggestions on which one to choose? We only have a very small team and
 our main focus is to guide our librarians to submit their ideas and for
 record tacking purposes.

 Thanks
 Kun



Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system

2013-01-14 Thread Rosalyn Metz
cazzerson++


On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Jason Casden jmcas...@ncsu.edu wrote:

 We have been using Trello[1] for several projects and so far it's been
 getting rave reviews all around. We've used Basecamp quite a bit and it's
 an excellent project communication tool, but it sometimes fell a little
 short when it came to the ticket-y use cases--specifically, planning and
 discussion around smaller chunks of work could be difficult. Trello
 provides a clean interface that solves the many of our more pressing issues
 for smaller projects, including:

 1) Feature-specific discussion and prioritization.
 2) Simple bug tracking.
 3) Recording actionable output of meetings to improve continuity between
 planning sessions as well as to easily document a common understanding of
 project goals.
 4) Killing code block by structuring the project as a pipeline of
 clearly-defined tasks.
 5) Providing a place where any project member's random ideas can be
 recorded before they're forgotten.
 6) Encouraging open debate outside of meetings.
 7) Providing a nice one-handed mobile interface for our colleagues with
 newborns.

 We've found that the system is intuitive both for very-technical and
 less-technical colleagues and has helped to reduce the cognitive load
 associated with keeping project history in memory. We have also been using
 Google Docs for document management and GitHub for code management, but
 haven't yet tried integrating Trello with GitHub[2][3]. I love the limits
 the Trello developers have embraced, but it will sometimes come up short
 when compared to some more complex project management systems (e.g. time
 tracking, elevated project manager privileges, scheduling and chart
 generation, document management). The current version is free forever[4],
 although I think there are plans to offer a paid package with additional
 features.

 Jason

 [1] https://trello.com/
 [2] https://github.com/zanker/github-trello
 [3] https://zapier.com/zapbook/github/trello/
 [4] https://trello.com/privacy


 On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Cary Gordon listu...@chillco.com wrote:

  Jira, which we use for major projects, is not open source. Atlassian
  does provide Jira and Confluence — their wiki tool — free of charge to
  open source projects.
 
  Jira is a big hammer, and to get the most out of it, you need someone
  to devote a significant amount of time to configuring and maintaining
  it. While it is usable out of the box, it is not any better in that
  form than Redmine or myriad other, lighter weight and easier to manage
  alternatives.
 
  Cary
 
  On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Kaile Zhu kz...@uco.edu wrote:
   We can keep adding to the list.  Since there are so many choices,  I
 see
  the strong reason to use open source software.  Here is my
 recommendation:
  Jira (project management/bug reporting system used by professional
 software
  development companies, like apache.org), spiceworks, etc.  - Kelly
  
   -Original Message-
   From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf
 Of
  Mau, Trish
   Sent: 2013年1月14日 13:53
   To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
   Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system
  
   I also like Basecamp but for really simple projects Minigroup might do
  the job: https://minigroup.com/. It's a hosted solution with plans
  starting at $3/year. There's no ticketing system or whiteboards, but you
  can communicate with your team, create and assign tasks, and post
  events/deadlines.
  
   Trish
  
   Trish Mau, librarian/web coordinator
   Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5H 4N5
 tel. 604
  436 5425  fax 604 436 9087
  
   The contents of this message may not necessarily reflect the position
 of
  Burnaby Public Library. If you have any concerns about this message,
 please
  e-mail b...@bpl.bc.ca.
   -Original Message-
   From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf
 Of
  Cary Gordon
   Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:11 AM
   To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
   Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system
  
   I agree with Rosalyn that the key is what you mean by project
  management. I get the impression that you aren't looking for a ticketing
  system.
  
   For lists and communication, we use (and like) Basecamp, but there are
  lots of good alternatives. PBWorks is another good hosted system. If you
  can host yourself, MediaWiki, which powers the code4lib wiki, has a huge
  community, is widely used in the library world, and ramps up relatively
  quickly.
  
   We use Unfuddle for most of our ticketing, and they have a new planning
  product called Alchemy, which is in beta.
  
   Thanks,
  
   Cary
  
  
   On Jan 14, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
  wrote:
  
   Hi Kun,
  
   I guess the first question I would ask is what do you mean by project
   management -- its kind of a big space.  Are you looking for something
   more like a ticketing system

Re: [CODE4LIB] NYTimes article on Gender Wage Gap

2012-12-20 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I just finished The End of
Menhttp://www.amazon.com/The-End-Men-Rise-Women/dp/1594488045/
a month or two ago.  Hanna Rosin discusses those studies in the book as
well as a third that basically says the easiest way for women to negotiate
for a wage increase is by using the argument its good for the company if
i'm paid more and heres why  I definitely recommend the book, it was
fascinating.


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 On 12/19/12 3:32 PM, Cary Gordon wrote:


 I have no idea if there is a gender gap in negotiating. If there is,
 lets kill it. Maybe we should start negotiate4lib.


 From the NYT article:

  Research by the Harvard senior lecturer Hanna Riley Bowles 
 http://www.pon.harvard.edu/**faculty/hannah-riley-bowles-2/http://www.pon.harvard.edu/faculty/hannah-riley-bowles-2/
 ** and others has found that women who negotiate are considered pushy
 and less likable — and, in some cases, less likely to be offered jobs as a
 result. 

  In one study, from Professor Babcock at Carnegie Mellon, men and women
 asked for raises using identical scripts. People liked the men’s style. But
 the women were branded as aggressive — unless they gave a smile while they
 asked, or appeared warm and friendly. In other words, they conformed to
 feminine stereotypes. 

 pushy, less likable, not offered the job -- that's a gap, all right!

 kc




 Cary

 On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Shaun Ellis sha...@princeton.edu
 wrote:

 In light of the recent discussions here, I thought many would find this
 article interesting:

 How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/**12/16/business/to-solve-the-**
 gender-wage-gap-learn-to-**speak-up.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/business/to-solve-the-gender-wage-gap-learn-to-speak-up.html

 The gist of the article is in this quote: But one part of it can be
 traced
 to a simple fact: many women just don’t negotiate, or are penalized if
 they
 do.

 I have actually been reading Stuart Diamond's book on negotiating, titled
 Getting More.  In it he points out that there are lots of different
 negotiation styles, and that some are more effective than others.  It's
 pretty eye opening for me, who hasn't had any formal training in
 negotiation.  The biggest a-ha for me was that everything is
 negotiable,
 despite the cliche.  Practicing the techniques in every situation in life
 (from getting into an overcrowded restaurant without a reservation to
 asking
 your boss for a raise) is the way to get better at it, and I have to say
 that I'm starting to ask more and am pleasantly surprised by the results.
 [Adding to GoodReads now ...]

 Cheers,
 Shaun




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



Re: [CODE4LIB] Question abt the code4libwomen idea

2012-12-18 Thread Rosalyn Metz
+1 #everything that bess said


On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Bess Sadler bess.sad...@gmail.com wrote:

 I am not aware of any recent egregious issues and I don't think code4lib
 is a hotbed of misogynist behavior, certainly not compared to more
 mainstream tech conferences or something notorious like DefCon. Having a
 policy in place (which was my only request in that original email, and
 which we now have, yay!) is a good idea regardless of whether any
 individual incident in the past meets anyone's individual criteria for
 harassment. It protects conference organizers legally, it gives us an
 agreed upon way to respond if incidents do arise, and having such a policy
 is a proven way to make conferences more welcoming to women and gender
 minorities.

 I am not comfortable discussing my individual experience in public more
 than I already have. I have acted as a lightning rod for these kinds of
 discussions in the past and I am not interested in playing that role again.

 I am not comfortable discussing specific incidents that have been related
 to me in confidence, and I am REALLY not interested in rehashing more
 public incidents, I think that would be a train wreck. As for what has
 happened that we're trying to address: Sometimes people make thougtless
 jokes. Sometimes people say alienating things without meaning to. Sometimes
 people do things they might later wish they hadn't done, because they were
 drunk, or having a good time, or never knew a certain word carried a
 certain connotation for some people. These things are not really
 news-worthy individually. I would prefer instead to put energy into knowing
 how to respond to problematic behavior in the moment, how to discuss
 questions of privilege and inclusiveness without creating hostility, and
 how to make library technology more inclusive in general.

 Bess


 On Dec 18, 2012, at 5:16 PM, Michele R Combs mrrot...@syr.edu wrote:

  Much better to do it that way than on the list, IMHO.  Then the list can
 get back to code :)
 
  It's possible that the ratio of idiots at a code4lib function is
 comparable to the ratio of idiots anywhere else (e.g., an ALA conference or
 SAA function or, heck, your basic office party).  In that case, I submit
 that no special method of attack or treatment is required -- just the same
 approach used when one encounter jerks in any other area of one's life.
 
  Michele
  
  From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of
 Jonathan Rochkind [rochk...@jhu.edu]
  Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 7:14 PM
  To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
  Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Question abt the code4libwomen idea
 
  ...Is this a good idea, or just a disaster trainwreck lying in wait? If
  it's a good idea, we could easily set up a wiki page where people can
  easily anonymously describe incidents (again, what I'm going for is NOT
  calling specific people out, but just giving us an idea of what it is
  that has happened that we're trying to stop from happening, you know?)...



Re: [CODE4LIB] Flying trapeze question

2012-12-14 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Thanks for asking Karen!

First, your age means nothing.  Don't believe me?  Check out my friend Kathy
that was profiled by
AARPhttp://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-09-2012/defying-age-with-extreme-sports.html
--
she's my inspiration.  I hope one day I can do what she does up in the air.
 And as my instructor Mandy says in the video, they have folks at the
school well into their seventies flying.

Second, your eyesight isn't a barrier to flying through the air.  I flew
with a woman that was blind -- and I didn't know it until I watched her
walk out of class with her guide dog leading the way.  Trapeze is all about
listening; seeing doesn't really come into play (believe it or not).  In
fact, I've recently run into problems with a certain trick, and the way I'm
moving past it is by doing the trick with my eyes closed.

Also, if anyone was wondering -- I've flown with deaf students too.  I
guess my point is: the circus arts community is open to everyone!

As for the vertigo, it could be a problem, you know your body better than
I.  If I still haven't convinced you that you can do it, I should point out
that they also offer trampoline classes, partner balancing, and silks
classes at the school.  Those classes are much smaller, but I'm sure we
could call them up and figure something out.

Hope that answers your question,
Rosalyn



On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Rosalyn,

 Since others may be in similar circumstances, I thought I'd ask this on
 the list:

 The idea of flying is intriguing...


 however 


 due to my age (63), my eyesight (abysmal), and my intense vertigo (my mind
 thinks changing an overhead light bulb is a life-threatening act), is there
 something fun that can be done low to the ground and clumsily? Like maybe
 jumping into the net from the second rung of the ladder? Because I'd love
 to try something like that.

 Thanks,
 kc

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




Re: [CODE4LIB] Flying trapeze question

2012-12-14 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hopefully Wilhelmina's email doesn't turn anyone off.

Most of the injuries I've seen (including my own) are due to repeated wear
and tear.  Yes I end up with bruises, ripped callouses, and general
exhaustion -- but I'm working toward flying without safety lines -- I take
class twice (sometimes thrice) a week, go to yoga twice a week, and run
every single day.  I expect pain because I'm training hard.

As for anyone new to flying trapeze, will you be sore the next day?  Most
likely -- but that happens whenever you start a new activity/sport because
you're using muscles you probably didn't know you had (can you say
latshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latissimus_dorsi_muscle?).
 Will you end up with a serious injury after your first class -- most
likely not.  The activities are designed for a beginner and the staff won't
push you beyond your limits, as long as you listen to what they tell you.

So if you're interested, please sign
uphttp://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2013_social_activities#Flying_Trapeze!
 It'll definitely get your adrenaline pumping.

Rosalyn



On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke rand...@gmail.comwrote:

 Speaking from experience, everything, everything in circus hurts.  When I
 was doing it, and I did whimpy things, I remember wearing a tank top once,
 and others around me being horrified by the size and quantity of bruises on
 my torso.  I have seen more skinned necks and knee pits than I can count
 from Chinese pole and trapeze.  Blood stains on circus rigging are normal.

 Here are some less painful circus acts:

  Cloud swing has some cool looking tricks that do not hurt so much.  This
 is where a thick rope hangs from the cieling in a wide U shape, and you sit
 on it like you would a swing set, and get it swinging like a swing set.
 Then you can lie down on it, stand on it, wrap your feet around it and hang
 upside down, etc.  If anyone offers lessons in this, then this is the best
 air act for you to try.

  Happily, falling into a net does not hurt.  What hurts in air acts is
 being stretched when you hang, and skinning or bruising body parts on
 rigging.

 The least painful circus act, to my knowledge, is bicycle tricks like 5
 people on a bike at the same time.  As long as you do things where you
 climb on and off the moving bike in sync with someone else to balance the
 weight, and do not climb onto the shoulders of the bike rider, or anyone
 else, this is painless and feels safe.  Some things that look hard, like
 wrapping a leg around the bike rider, grabbing you knee with your elbow,
 and straightening your other arm and leg so that you stick out and are worn
 like a belt, are much easier than they look.  Bicycle tricks are also more
 about timing than strength, although you can do more if you have a strong
 core and are flexible.  Sadly, more impressive bike tricks also hurt more,
 and you have to practice with a partner who will balance your weight as you
 move around the bike.  You also need someone to ride the bike around while
 you do tricks, and the experience will be intensely painful for that
 person.

 Contact juggling can be pain free. The kind where you roll a ball around on
 your hands, and devil sticks are painless learn and do.  Poi is possible,
 even with no eyesight, but learning poi involves repeatedly hitting
 yourself.  It is probably more painful for men to learn than women (men
 should wear a cup while learning).  Ball juggling is more about timing, and
 all the catches are close to you.  Ball juggling is not painful, as long as
 you juggle light weight things.

 Hand balancing can be painless, and generally you are low to the ground.
 You have to be althetic to have any height to fall from.  Sadly, the tricks
 that look really good are harder tricks that require more strength and
 flexibility.

 -Wilhelmina Randtke

 On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

  Rosalyn,
 
  Since others may be in similar circumstances, I thought I'd ask this on
  the list:
 
  The idea of flying is intriguing...
 
 
  however 
 
 
  due to my age (63), my eyesight (abysmal), and my intense vertigo (my
 mind
  thinks changing an overhead light bulb is a life-threatening act), is
 there
  something fun that can be done low to the ground and clumsily? Like maybe
  jumping into the net from the second rung of the ladder? Because I'd love
  to try something like that.
 
  Thanks,
  kc
 
  --
  Karen Coyle
  kco...@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
  ph: 1-510-540-7596
  m: 1-510-435-8234
  skype: kcoylenet
 



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

2012-12-11 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Kudos to the USHMM team!


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.eduwrote:

 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 posted the message below on the Blacklight Development group, and I was
 encouraged to share with code4lib, so I'm reposting with some minor edits:

 I'd like to share a Blacklight implementation at the United States
 Holocaust Memorial Museum that is available at
 http://collections.ushmm.org/**searchhttp://collections.ushmm.org/searchIt's
  been in use in-house for about a
 year, with constant improvements and additions.

 First, a tremendous thanks and kudos to all of the people involved in the
 Blacklight project. I'm so grateful to everyone who worked on the project
 and to those who have helped me with Blacklight, Ruby on Rails, and
 SolrMarc.

 The various collecting units at the Museum use very different fields,
 labels, vocabularies, and spellings. I had a lot of fun mapping them and
 thinking about what sorts of fields might work together for searching. The
 catalog records sources include: a commercial ILS; a commercial
 collections
 management system; two completely custom desktop database applications; a
 spreadsheet; and a custom MSSQL database application. In addition, we have
 a system that manages digitized assets that supplies some data.

 Selecting a project based on Ruby on Rails came at a cost, including the
 learning curve involved with RoR and, moreso, due to the process of having
 RoR established with our IT infrastructure group. (Thanks go to our IT
 group as well!)

 I looked at some other really fine open source projects as well as
 commercial products. Blacklight seemed optimal for our case because it
 easily deals with any kind of metadata sources and it was a mature system
 with a vibrant user/developer community.

 I'll highlight a few interesting features.

 Our collections management system supports relationships between records
 including parent/child type relationships, e.g. between collection and the
 items that comprise it. Here is a collection that has one archival
 (document) collection plus several objects:
 http://collections.ushmm.org/**search/catalog/irn508676http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn508676
 We also have another parent/child type of relationship, where a group at
 the Museum catalogs victim or survivor lists. I could import those, and
 because there's enough metadata to link to the archival collection they
 are
 part of, I can link them together. For example, this archival collection
 http://collections.ushmm.org/**search/catalog/irn508286http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn508286is
  linked to a number
 of names source catalog records at the bottom, and each of those is linked
 to the archival record as its source. These are done by doing a separate
 Solr search for each item to see whether it's got a parent or children to
 display near the bottom of the record.

 Many years ago the Museum developed a geographic database. One area where
 the various collecting units catalog disparately is in location naming. I
 simply turned the names into a Solr synonyms file and then I highlight the
 snippets in the index/list view. So that way, if you searched for L'viv
 and
 you got a hit on Lemberg or Lwow or L'vov, you'd know why you got it. Same
 with Munich, München, Muenchen, Munchen, and for Lodz/Litzmannstadt. (Some
 day would be nice to have the name expansion be switchable on or off.)

 Thumbnail (and larger) images from the archival records and objects come
 from the collections management system for the Museum objects. Also
 finding
 aids for archival (Document) records are currently managed in the CMS
 system as doc, docx, or xls files and are delivered through Blacklight on
 the detail page. For the photos and the historical film, the thumbnails
 come from other sources based on the two custom desktop databases
 mentioned
 above.

 We have thousands of hours of oral history testimony in many languages
 viewable from the Blacklight detail page as mp4 or mp3 files. The easiest
 way to get to those is by limiting Record Type to Oral History, and Online
 to Yes:
 http://collections.ushmm.org/**search/catalog?f[di_available]**
 []=Yesf[record_type_facet][]=**Oral+Historyhttp://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog?f[di_available][]=Yesf[record_type_facet][]=Oral+History

 I welcome feedback regarding the user interface, bug reports, and any
 other
 ideas you have, on the list or offline. (Plus I hope to meet some of you
 at
 code4lib 2013.)

 Cheers!





Re: [CODE4LIB] Mentorship Program

2012-12-06 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hey Shaun,

I was actually thinking about some of this this morning, so I'm happy to
see there is someone else out there thinking about the same things.

I like the idea of some type of structure to a program, I wonder if maybe
we could combine Karen's idea of training with a mentorship program.

I also like your idea of projects being a way to recruit future volunteers,
both because it helps us know where to go to find people, but also because
it would help newbies figure out what's out there in the Code4Lib world (it
took me forever to realize that the website was something i needed a
password to in order to vote).

If you already started a wiki page point me to it, I'm happy to start
fleshing out ideas!

Rosalyn


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Shaun Ellis sha...@princeton.edu wrote:

 Hi Rosalyn,
 I agree that we should encourage women to step up and mentor other women
 at Code4Lib.  I also see the pairing of women mentors with women mentees as
 fitting into an overall mentorship program, and I would be interested in
 collaborating with you and others to help frame it out.

 I don't think it needs to be very formal, but it would be important to
 give some structure to it so folks know what they are getting into, how to
 make sure everyone meets their goals, and measure the effectiveness of the
 program in terms of meeting code4lib goals (such as increasing diversity,
 getting more volunteer help, etc.).  We can start a wikipage to start to
 flesh this out, unless folks would like to use a different forum.

 In addition to the RailsBridge workshop, I was thinking that Code4Lib
 community projects would be a great way to both learn and recruit future
 volunteers.  I was also trying to find the list of maintenance projects
 wiki page that someone (Jonathan?) was referring to as being top priorities
 for Code4Lib.  Is this it?
 http://wiki.code4lib.org/**index.php/AdminToDohttp://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/AdminToDo

 Thoughts?

 -Shaun

 On 12/5/12 3:57 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

 So rather than focusing on statistics and math, I'd like to steer the
 conversation in a different direction.  Let's say Ross is right and more
 women chose to take the survey based on the topic -- maybe that's a way to
 get women involved in Code4Lib.

 Karen had the idea of creating a women Code4Lib IRC channel, maybe that
 can
 be a place to start.  Or maybe we have a few women that are willing to
 step
 up and be a Code4Lib mentor to other women -- similar to what we do for
 the
 new member event at the conference.  I'd even be willing to step up and
 organize that if people like the idea.

 Thoughts?


 On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM, stuart yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nz**
 wrote:

  On 06/12/12 09:05, Sara Amato wrote:

  I'd been staying out of this discussion, but the thought occurs to me
 that someone with access to the list of subscribers might run that
 against
 a list of traditional boy/girl names, and be able to make some guesses….


 That idea runs into problems both with non-western names (there is more
 than one kind of diversity) and those people whose experience of gender
 in
 the workplace have led them to use non-gender-specific identifiers.

 cheers
 stuart
 --
 Stuart Yeates
 Library Technology Services 
 http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/http://www.victoria.ac.nz/**library/
 http://www.victoria.**ac.nz/library/http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/
 


 --
 Shaun D. Ellis
 Digital Library Interface Developer
 Firestone Library, Princeton University
 voice: 609.258.1698 | sha...@princeton.edu



[CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

2012-12-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Friends,

I put together the data and a summary for the gender survey.  Now that
conference and hotel registration has subsided, it's a perfect time for you
to kick back and read through.

 [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
Datahttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfFxMd8RTVhdFVQSWlPaFJ2UTh1Nmo0akNhZlVDTlE
Gender Survey Data is the raw data for the survey.  Not very interesting,
but you can use it to view my Pivot Tables and charts.

 [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
Summaryhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hbofh63-5F9MWEk8y8C83heOkNodttASWF5juqGLQ1E/edit
Gender Survey Summary is easy to read version of the above -- its the
summary I wrote about the results.  Included is a brief intro, charts (from
above), and a summary of the results.

Let the discussion begin,
Rosalyn

P.S. Much thanks to Karen Coyle for reviewing the summary for me before I
sent it out.  Also if there are any typos or grammar mistakes, please blame
my friend Abigail who behaved as my editor.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

2012-12-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Ross,

I totally get what you're saying, I thought of all of that too, but
according to everything I was reading through, the likelihood that the
survey's results are a fluke is extremely low.  Its actually the reason I
put information in the write up about the sample size (378), population
size (2,250), response rate (16.8%), confidence level (95%), and confidence
interval (+/- 4.6%).

Rosalyn


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks, Rosalyn for setting this up and compiling the results!

 While it doesn't change my default position, yes we need more diversity
 among Code4lib presenters!, I'm not sure, statistically speaking, that you
 can draw the conclusions you have based on the sample size, especially
 given the survey's topic (note, I am not saying that women aren't
 underrepresented in the Code4lib program).

 If 83% of the mailing didn't respond, we simply know nothing about their
 demographics.  They could be 95% male, they could be 99% female, we have no
 idea.  I think it is safe to say that the breakdown of the 16% is probably
 biased towards females simply given the subject matter and the dialogue
 that surrounded it.  We simply cannot project that the mailing list is
 57/42 from this, I don't think.

 What is interesting, however, is that the number roughly corresponds to
 the number of seats in the conference.  I think it would be interesting to
 see how this compares to the gender breakdown at the conference.

 This doesn't diminish how awesome it is that you put this together,
 though.  Thanks, again to you and Karen!
 -Ross.
 On Dec 5, 2012, at 1:28 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

  Hi Friends,
 
  I put together the data and a summary for the gender survey.  Now that
  conference and hotel registration has subsided, it's a perfect time for
 you
  to kick back and read through.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Data
 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfFxMd8RTVhdFVQSWlPaFJ2UTh1Nmo0akNhZlVDTlE
 
  Gender Survey Data is the raw data for the survey.  Not very interesting,
  but you can use it to view my Pivot Tables and charts.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Summary
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hbofh63-5F9MWEk8y8C83heOkNodttASWF5juqGLQ1E/edit
 
  Gender Survey Summary is easy to read version of the above -- its the
  summary I wrote about the results.  Included is a brief intro, charts
 (from
  above), and a summary of the results.
 
  Let the discussion begin,
  Rosalyn
 
  P.S. Much thanks to Karen Coyle for reviewing the summary for me before I
  sent it out.  Also if there are any typos or grammar mistakes, please
 blame
  my friend Abigail who behaved as my editor.



Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

2012-12-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Thanks Bohyun!

I also thought the most revealing information was in male and female
responses regarding whether or not they felt they were part of the
community.  Regardless of whether or not there is sampling bias, I think
that its showing us some trends we shouldn't dismiss.

Rosalyn


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Bohyun Kim k...@fiu.edu wrote:

 I just want to say BIG thanks to Rosalyn for running this survey and
 putting together the summary for all of us to view.

 The most interesting part to me was that 22 % (female) and 14. 8 % (male)
 of people bothered to take the survey even though they identified
 themselves as not a member of the community.  Wondering what that really
 means...


 ~Bohyun

 
 From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Becky
 Yoose [b.yo...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:39 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

 delurking from all the gender-related threads

 That was my understanding as well.

 I would at least like to see the limitations of the survey addressed in the
 document, such as response and selection biases, at least for those folks
 who may not be familiar with the existence of such biases.

 Interesting numbers, yes. Statistically significant? I think the biases
 need to be considered for answering this one.

 /delurk

 Thanks,
 Becky, survey non-respondent

 On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu
 wrote:

  Hmm, it's quite possible you know more about statistics than me, but...
 
  Usually equations for calculating confidence level are based on the
  assumption of a random sample, not a volunteering self-selected sample.
 
  If you have a self-selected sample, then the equations for how likely is
  this to be a fluke are only accurate if your self-selected sample is
  representative; and there aren't really any equations that can tell you
 how
  likely your self-selected sample is to be representative, it depends on
 the
  circumstances (which is why for the statistical equations to be
 completely
  valid, you need a random sample).
 
  Is my understanding.
 
 
  On 12/5/2012 2:18 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:
 
  Ross,
 
  I totally get what you're saying, I thought of all of that too, but
  according to everything I was reading through, the likelihood that the
  survey's results are a fluke is extremely low.  Its actually the reason
 I
  put information in the write up about the sample size (378), population
  size (2,250), response rate (16.8%), confidence level (95%), and
  confidence
  interval (+/- 4.6%).
 
  Rosalyn
 
 
  On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Thanks, Rosalyn for setting this up and compiling the results!
 
  While it doesn't change my default position, yes we need more
 diversity
  among Code4lib presenters!, I'm not sure, statistically speaking, that
  you
  can draw the conclusions you have based on the sample size, especially
  given the survey's topic (note, I am not saying that women aren't
  underrepresented in the Code4lib program).
 
  If 83% of the mailing didn't respond, we simply know nothing about
 their
  demographics.  They could be 95% male, they could be 99% female, we
 have
  no
  idea.  I think it is safe to say that the breakdown of the 16% is
  probably
  biased towards females simply given the subject matter and the dialogue
  that surrounded it.  We simply cannot project that the mailing list is
  57/42 from this, I don't think.
 
  What is interesting, however, is that the number roughly corresponds to
  the number of seats in the conference.  I think it would be interesting
  to
  see how this compares to the gender breakdown at the conference.
 
  This doesn't diminish how awesome it is that you put this together,
  though.  Thanks, again to you and Karen!
  -Ross.
  On Dec 5, 2012, at 1:28 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
   Hi Friends,
 
  I put together the data and a summary for the gender survey.  Now that
  conference and hotel registration has subsided, it's a perfect time
 for
 
  you
 
  to kick back and read through.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Data
 
  https://docs.google.com/**spreadsheet/ccc?key=**
  0AqfFxMd8RTVhdFVQSWlPaFJ2UTh1N**mo0akNhZlVDTlE
 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfFxMd8RTVhdFVQSWlPaFJ2UTh1Nmo0akNhZlVDTlE
 
 
 
  Gender Survey Data is the raw data for the survey.  Not very
  interesting,
  but you can use it to view my Pivot Tables and charts.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Summary
 
  https://docs.google.com/**document/d/1Hbofh63-**
  5F9MWEk8y8C83heOkNodttASWF5juq**GLQ1E/edit
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hbofh63-5F9MWEk8y8C83heOkNodttASWF5juqGLQ1E/edit
 
 
 
  Gender Survey Summary is easy to read version of the above -- its the
  summary I wrote about the results.  Included is a brief intro, charts
 
  (from
 
  above), and a summary

Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

2012-12-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
i think ross only brought up this point to see if i could still maintain
the pretty formatting in addition to adding something extra to the summary.

well ross challenge accepted and met.  so :P


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks, Rosalyn for setting this up and compiling the results!

 While it doesn't change my default position, yes we need more diversity
 among Code4lib presenters!, I'm not sure, statistically speaking, that you
 can draw the conclusions you have based on the sample size, especially
 given the survey's topic (note, I am not saying that women aren't
 underrepresented in the Code4lib program).

 If 83% of the mailing didn't respond, we simply know nothing about their
 demographics.  They could be 95% male, they could be 99% female, we have no
 idea.  I think it is safe to say that the breakdown of the 16% is probably
 biased towards females simply given the subject matter and the dialogue
 that surrounded it.  We simply cannot project that the mailing list is
 57/42 from this, I don't think.

 What is interesting, however, is that the number roughly corresponds to
 the number of seats in the conference.  I think it would be interesting to
 see how this compares to the gender breakdown at the conference.

 This doesn't diminish how awesome it is that you put this together,
 though.  Thanks, again to you and Karen!
 -Ross.
 On Dec 5, 2012, at 1:28 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

  Hi Friends,
 
  I put together the data and a summary for the gender survey.  Now that
  conference and hotel registration has subsided, it's a perfect time for
 you
  to kick back and read through.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Data
 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfFxMd8RTVhdFVQSWlPaFJ2UTh1Nmo0akNhZlVDTlE
 
  Gender Survey Data is the raw data for the survey.  Not very interesting,
  but you can use it to view my Pivot Tables and charts.
 
  [Code4Lib] Gender Survey
  Summary
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hbofh63-5F9MWEk8y8C83heOkNodttASWF5juqGLQ1E/edit
 
  Gender Survey Summary is easy to read version of the above -- its the
  summary I wrote about the results.  Included is a brief intro, charts
 (from
  above), and a summary of the results.
 
  Let the discussion begin,
  Rosalyn
 
  P.S. Much thanks to Karen Coyle for reviewing the summary for me before I
  sent it out.  Also if there are any typos or grammar mistakes, please
 blame
  my friend Abigail who behaved as my editor.



Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey Summary and Results

2012-12-05 Thread Rosalyn Metz
So rather than focusing on statistics and math, I'd like to steer the
conversation in a different direction.  Let's say Ross is right and more
women chose to take the survey based on the topic -- maybe that's a way to
get women involved in Code4Lib.

Karen had the idea of creating a women Code4Lib IRC channel, maybe that can
be a place to start.  Or maybe we have a few women that are willing to step
up and be a Code4Lib mentor to other women -- similar to what we do for the
new member event at the conference.  I'd even be willing to step up and
organize that if people like the idea.

Thoughts?


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM, stuart yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nzwrote:

 On 06/12/12 09:05, Sara Amato wrote:

 I'd been staying out of this discussion, but the thought occurs to me
 that someone with access to the list of subscribers might run that against
 a list of traditional boy/girl names, and be able to make some guesses….


 That idea runs into problems both with non-western names (there is more
 than one kind of diversity) and those people whose experience of gender in
 the workplace have led them to use non-gender-specific identifiers.

 cheers
 stuart
 --
 Stuart Yeates
 Library Technology Services 
 http://www.victoria.ac.nz/**library/http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/



Re: [CODE4LIB] mailing list observations

2012-12-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hey Eric,

Can you tell me how many people are on the list?  I'm curious for the
results of the gender survey.  I'm hoping that we got a decent sample size.

Rosalyn


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

 As the Code4Lib LISTSERV manager, I am able to make a number of antidotal
 mailing list observations from the past few weeks:

   * The volume of mailing list traffic always surges just before the
 annual meeting, but the conversation this time around was much broader than
 in previous years. This time around it was much more about community, codes
 of behavior, and discussions of values. Not all points of view were
 expressed, but what was expressed seemed to naturally be the consensus of
 the group. What is especially interesting to me is that there is very
 little formal governance in our community, and yet things move along just
 fine. This seems anomalous compared to other groups in which I belong,
 especially in Library Land.

   * The number of subscribers has increased. Sure, there were a few people
 who unsubscribed, but for every one unsubscriber I believe there were three
 or four subscribers. Most of them were female.

   * Many lurkers came out of the woodwork over the past few week. Very
 nice. Very interesting. Very encouraging.

   * Finally, I might make a judgement here, but in my experience, mailing
 lists that surround communities as opposed to technologies seem to thrive
 and have a longer lasting, more evolving life. Compare Code4Lib with
 NGC4Lib, XML4Lib, and Perl4Lib.

 'Just some rambling, antidotal observations.

 --
 ELM
 University of Notre Dame



Re: [CODE4LIB] mailing list observations

2012-12-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Yay!  We had a 13.2% response rate.

Hoping to get the results (with pretty charts) to everyone by EOTD


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

  Can you tell me how many people are on the list?  I'm curious for the
  results of the gender survey.  I'm hoping that we got a decent sample
 size.

 There are 2,250 subscribers to the Code4Lib mailing list. Long live
 Code4Lib (That sort of rhymes.) --ELM



Re: [CODE4LIB] mailing list observations

2012-12-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
alright.  but only because an absurdly large part of me is annoyed that we
only got 299 responses, I kept hoping for one more person to make it to 300.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

 On Dec 3, 2012, at 2:15 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

  Yay! We had a 13.2% response rate.

 Please send the URL of the survey out to the mailing list at least one
 more time. I'm sure you will get at least one more resonant, me. --Earache



[CODE4LIB] Gender Survey

2012-12-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Last chance to participate.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68G5TBG

I'll close it end of the day today (10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific) and post a
little executive summary tomorrow.


Re: [CODE4LIB] Gender Survey

2012-12-03 Thread Rosalyn Metz
and now we have more than 300 responses!  my ocd is happy.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

 Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68G5TBG

 H3ll, two questions. That was too easy! --Eric



Re: [CODE4LIB] Your Choice URL for Study Room Reservations

2012-11-30 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Michael,

Just curious, but is there a reason you're not just doing
http://study.library.nova.edu (sans the /whatever)?

Rosy


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Ellen Wilson ewil...@southalabama.eduwrote:

 I'd be inclined to go with study, since that's the function the users
 care about. That said, if your students are like ours, they are not going
 to pay one bit of attention to the name of the link. I'm amazed how many
 clicks students will go through to get to their university email, for
 example.

 Ellen


 On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Michael Schofield mschofi...@nova.edu
 wrote:

  What’s up everyone,
 
 
 
  We are homegrowing a study room reservation system and we’re within a
 week
  of making it live—but still in beta—to the public. Right now, on our
  staging
  box, our URI looks like something.library.nova.edu/room-res. /room-res
  doesn’t mean anything, to me. The public URI will be similarly long, like
  somethingelse.library.nova.edu/whatever.
 
 
 
  Any recommendations or experience with your own reservation links? IMHO,
 it
  should be simple, since the link is already going to be on the long end.
  Right now I’m vying for /reservations, but TBH this system is just for
  public study rooms and not for our larger conference rooms – I’m not sure
  our primary users [the students and faculty] will care, but we’ll
  definitely
  be reminded of that technicality by other librarians J. I don’t like
  /studyrooms, but it’s the best I’ve got since I’m avoiding hyphens.
 
 
 
  Just picking your brains. Thanks!
 
 
 
  Michael Schofield(@nova.edu) | @gollydamn | Front-End Librarian à
  www.ns4lib.com
 
 
 
 
 


 --
 Ellen Knowlton Wilson
 Instructional Services Librarian
 Room 250, University Library
 University of South Alabama
 5901 USA Drive North
 Mobile, AL 36688
 (251) 460-6045
 Please note new email address:
 ewil...@southalabama.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Gender Survey

2012-11-28 Thread Rosalyn Metz
David,

Thank you for providing your opinion.  Perhaps one day you and I will meet
in person and I will be given the opportunity to prove it wrong.

As Karen stated and as I stated in my email to Gabriel: I don't want the first
half of the answers to be useless/inconsistent/different.  If you want to
run a second draft of the survey, then please do.  I'm sure the community
would welcome it.  I'll even lend you my SurveyMonkey account if you don't
have one -- I paid for the month of December to run this survey so we might
as well get use out of it.

If you do choose to run your own survey, please let me know how I can help,
Rosalyn





On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM, David Fiander da...@fiander.info wrote:

 This just sounds like you don't care about counting the gender variant
 members of the community.


 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  I'm going to leave it as is for now, let's think of this as a first
 draft.
  As I think I said to the list (not sure because lots of people have
  contacted me directly) I'd hate to change it now because that'd just make
  the first half of the answers useless/inconsistent/different than the
 rest.
 
  Next time around we can add in an other option. Sound good?
  On Nov 27, 2012 4:22 PM, Gabriel Farrell gsf...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Great first step, Rosalyn. Could we include an other for those in the
   community that may not be covered by the gender binary?
  
  
   On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com
   wrote:
  
I'm pretty sure I said if you're unsure which means maybe you've
  never
thought about it or not really clear as to what 'part of the
 community'
means.
   
I mean, I'm not trying to annex the unsuspecting or anything.
   
-Ross.
   
On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:07 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke rand...@gmail.com
   wrote:
   
 Um, no.  Anyone who takes the survey has to have gotten the
 incoming
   link
 from somewhere.  This listserv is the most likely source.  So, by
  your
 definition almost anyone with the URL for the survey is a community
 member.

 Self-defining as part of the community is about how people see
 their
role.
 Otherwise the survey could just list all those things you said and
  ask
   if
 the person did them.

 -Wilhelmina Randtke

 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Ross Singer 
 rossfsin...@gmail.com
wrote:

 To second Rosy's point, if you are unsure if you are 'part of the
 community' and you can answer yes to any of the following
 questions,
   you
 absolutely can say 'yes' in the survey:

 You are on the CODE4LIB mailing list
 You have attended a Code4Lib conference
 You have submitted to a CfP to a Code4Lib conference
 You tried to attend a Code4Lib conference but didn't register in
  time
 You have a registered account on code4lib.org
 You have a registered account on wiki.code4lib.org
 You have submitted to or read the Code4lib journal
 You follow planet.code4lib.org
 You have been in the #code4lib IRC channel

 What I'm saying is that Code4Lib's community takes a lot of
 forms,
don't
 feel you need to be a regular in the IRC channel or something.

 -Ross.

 On Nov 27, 2012, at 2:39 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com
wrote:

 To our dear dear lurking friends,

 We would also like you to take the survey.  I put the Do you
   consider
 yourself a part of the Code4Lib community. question in the
 survey
 because
 I  wanted to make sure that people that were part of Code4Lib
 were
 separated from the random people that might take the survey --
 like
   oh
 say
 my mom (I'm not kidding, she would take the survey if she saw
 it).

 But then I was reminded that I once thought I wasn't part of the
 community.
 I read the listserv all the time and then I decided to start a
  blog.
 And
 then I went to a conference where I gave a lightning talk.  And
 now
 Michael
 Klein is yelling at me to come back to the conference and IRC
 chat
room.

 So now my hope for that question is that folks like you -- who
  think
they
 are just a lurker -- will take the survey and respond no to the
  first
 question.  Then maybe we can figure out a way to turn some of
 those
   nos
 to
 yeses.

 :)
 A former lurker


 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Rosalyn Metz 
  rosalynm...@gmail.com
   
 wrote:

 Ok Folks,

 I'm starting off small.  Let's do a quick survey of the
 community
   and
 see
 what the gender breakdown is.

 Survey Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68G5TBG

 It should take 1 minute to fill out.  It closes at the end of
 the
   day
 Friday (midnight).  I'll share the results here on Monday when
  we're
all
 back to work and can have

[CODE4LIB]

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I think first we would need to do a survey of how many women are in the
community.  if it turns out that this community is only 17% women then
we're on target.  who knows, maybe we're actually 10% women and we're way
above target.  in which case the real question might be how do we get more
women in tech.


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Chad Nelson chadbnel...@gmail.com wrote:

 Ooops. Hit the wrong key.

 So, about our presenters...

 Is it a problem that only 4 of our 33 presenters are women? Or that only 16
 of 95 proposers were women?

 Is there something this community needs to do to encourage more women to
 feel like they can and should speak / propose sessions?



Re: [CODE4LIB] Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Ok since I brought up our demographics I'll run the survey (I like
surveys).  Simple survey with two questions:

1) Do you consider yourself part of the Code4Lib Community
2) What is your self-identified gender

I'll send it out at the end of today if there are no objections to the
questions and then share findings next week.

Thoughts?
Rosalyn



On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 I would really like to see such a survey. I did one at my previous place
 of work, the California Digital Library (nee Division of Library
 Automation) where I worked for over 20 years. I had kept org charts and
 phone lists, and was able to see that over that span of two decades the
 tech staff (which was most everyone there since all we did was tech
 development) was from 2/3 to 3/4 female. But when I said this in front of a
 group of employees the men were startled. I'm guessing that they saw
 themselves as techies, and the women as helpers -- even though the DBA,
 the data designers, and many of the programmers were women. So it's not
 that there aren't women in technology, it's that the women in technology
 are often considered to be not doing technology because they are women.
 [1]

 So we should survey. I believe that we will find that in library
 technology departments there are many invisible women. Sadly, women will
 be more present in that environment for the wrong reasons -- mainly that
 it's lower paying and that men are more likely to get the higher paying
 industry jobs. (The University of California overall staff ratio is 65%
 female -- as perhaps many government agencies are.)

 kc
 [1] Must read: Joanna Russ. How to suppress women's writing.
 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/**9392874http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9392874It's
  about writing but actually pertains to all activities.


 On 11/27/12 6:57 AM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

 I think first we would need to do a survey of how many women are in the
 community.  if it turns out that this community is only 17% women then
 we're on target.  who knows, maybe we're actually 10% women and we're way
 above target.  in which case the real question might be how do we get
 more
 women in tech.


 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Chad Nelson chadbnel...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Ooops. Hit the wrong key.

 So, about our presenters...

 Is it a problem that only 4 of our 33 presenters are women? Or that only
 16
 of 95 proposers were women?

 Is there something this community needs to do to encourage more women to
 feel like they can and should speak / propose sessions?


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



Re: [CODE4LIB] Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Sorry all. The original question posed by Chad was whether or not we should
be concerned about the number of women presenters at Code4Lib.  I countered
with a Dunno?  How many women are in the community?

If the survey finds that the number of women that proposed a talk =
number of women in the community then we might want another survey to
focus on why women aren't in this community -- at which point we would be
aiming the survey at a different group of people.

If the survey finds that the number of women that proposed a talk 
number of women in the community then we might want another survey to
focus on why women aren't getting involved in this community -- at which
point we would be aiming the survey just at this list.

So the survey I propose first seeks to take a look at gender demographics.
 Once we know that, then we can do more.  Make sense?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNlSv4SUYWo


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Rosalyn,

 That could be interesting, but the real issue would be to compare those
 results with actual employment results. The members of c4l are
 self-selected and won't be representative of the actual worker-bee
 situation. (e.g. it will be heavily weighted for academic libraries, I bet).

 kc


 On 11/27/12 8:46 AM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

 Ok since I brought up our demographics I'll run the survey (I like
 surveys).  Simple survey with two questions:

 1) Do you consider yourself part of the Code4Lib Community
 2) What is your self-identified gender

 I'll send it out at the end of today if there are no objections to the
 questions and then share findings next week.

 Thoughts?
 Rosalyn



 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

  I would really like to see such a survey. I did one at my previous place
 of work, the California Digital Library (nee Division of Library
 Automation) where I worked for over 20 years. I had kept org charts and
 phone lists, and was able to see that over that span of two decades the
 tech staff (which was most everyone there since all we did was tech
 development) was from 2/3 to 3/4 female. But when I said this in front
 of a
 group of employees the men were startled. I'm guessing that they saw
 themselves as techies, and the women as helpers -- even though the DBA,
 the data designers, and many of the programmers were women. So it's not
 that there aren't women in technology, it's that the women in technology
 are often considered to be not doing technology because they are women.
 [1]

 So we should survey. I believe that we will find that in library
 technology departments there are many invisible women. Sadly, women
 will
 be more present in that environment for the wrong reasons -- mainly that
 it's lower paying and that men are more likely to get the higher paying
 industry jobs. (The University of California overall staff ratio is 65%
 female -- as perhaps many government agencies are.)

 kc
 [1] Must read: Joanna Russ. How to suppress women's writing.
 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9392874http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/**9392874
 http://www.worldcat.**org/oclc/9392874http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9392874It's
 about writing but actually pertains to all activities.



 On 11/27/12 6:57 AM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

  I think first we would need to do a survey of how many women are in the
 community.  if it turns out that this community is only 17% women then
 we're on target.  who knows, maybe we're actually 10% women and we're
 way
 above target.  in which case the real question might be how do we get
 more
 women in tech.


 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Chad Nelson chadbnel...@gmail.com
 wrote:

   Ooops. Hit the wrong key.

 So, about our presenters...

 Is it a problem that only 4 of our 33 presenters are women? Or that
 only
 16
 of 95 proposers were women?

 Is there something this community needs to do to encourage more women
 to
 feel like they can and should speak / propose sessions?


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


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



[CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Gender Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Ok Folks,

I'm starting off small.  Let's do a quick survey of the community and see
what the gender breakdown is.

Survey Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68G5TBG

It should take 1 minute to fill out.  It closes at the end of the day
Friday (midnight).  I'll share the results here on Monday when we're all
back to work and can have a lively discussion about what they mean.  Expect
a chart (I like charts in addition to surveys).

Rosalyn

P.S. can someone share on the twitters?


Re: [CODE4LIB] Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
blast.  i thought that the self-identified portion of my wording would
cover that


Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Gender Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
To our dear dear lurking friends,

We would also like you to take the survey.  I put the Do you consider
yourself a part of the Code4Lib community. question in the survey because
I  wanted to make sure that people that were part of Code4Lib were
separated from the random people that might take the survey -- like oh say
my mom (I'm not kidding, she would take the survey if she saw it).

But then I was reminded that I once thought I wasn't part of the community.
 I read the listserv all the time and then I decided to start a blog.  And
then I went to a conference where I gave a lightning talk.  And now Michael
Klein is yelling at me to come back to the conference and IRC chat room.

So now my hope for that question is that folks like you -- who think they
are just a lurker -- will take the survey and respond no to the first
question.  Then maybe we can figure out a way to turn some of those nos to
yeses.

:)
A former lurker


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:

 Ok Folks,

 I'm starting off small.  Let's do a quick survey of the community and see
 what the gender breakdown is.

 Survey Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68G5TBG

 It should take 1 minute to fill out.  It closes at the end of the day
 Friday (midnight).  I'll share the results here on Monday when we're all
 back to work and can have a lively discussion about what they mean.  Expect
 a chart (I like charts in addition to surveys).

 Rosalyn

 P.S. can someone share on the twitters?



Re: [CODE4LIB] Survey

2012-11-27 Thread Rosalyn Metz
karen do you have access to my surveymonkey account!


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Michele, I think there are two threads going on. One is looking at the
 gender make-up of the c4l community. But I was hoping to be able to compare
 that to the gender makeup of the library techie community in general.
 Because if we find that c4l is -- randomly -- 42% female, we don't know
 whether that is representative of the actual workers in libraries. In fact,
 by definition, it only represents c4l, and it's not terribly meaningful if
 we can't compare it to something. It means something different if 42% of
 techie workers in libraries are female, and it means something else if 75%
 of techie workers in libraries are female.

 And then, once all of the numbers are in, you have to figure out if it
 means anything at all, but we can worry about that later.

 kc


 On 11/27/12 11:23 AM, Michele R Combs wrote:

 I'm not sure that would work.  We aren't interested in library staff,
 we're interested in the CODE4LIB community, yes?  My manager doesn't know
 all the lists I subscribe to, or the communities I consider myself a member
 of, so I don't see any way for a library to report reliably on behalf of
 its staff.  Pretty much by definition, if you want to know demographics for
 a community, you have to ask the members directly.

 Not to mention the question of including and other option for gender --
 a library isn't likely to be able to determine that for its staff :)

 Michele

 On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote:

 Joe, what I was hoping for was not a survey where individuals report
 on themselves, but a statistical sample of libraries where the library
 reports on its staff. That avoid the self-image issue, and the
 selection that individual reporting on self entails.


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



Re: [CODE4LIB] visualize website

2012-08-30 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I'd be interested in hearing the answer to this too.  We have a bunch of
files (pdfs, docs, simple html) on a server that we need to migrate to a
new server.  It would be great to know what the heck is on the old server
and what would be amazing is to see how often they get used.

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Shearer, Timothy J tshea...@email.unc.edu
 wrote:

 Hi Folks,

 We're doing a survey of our web content and I'm looking for visualization
 tools.  The content is on a redhat box served up by apache.

 tree gives a nice, but hard to interact with, view of the file system.

 Anyone recommend a tool or set of tools they like?

 Thanks,
 Tim



Re: [CODE4LIB] Academic libraries - Will dev for pay models?

2012-06-07 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I understand that people have issues with charge back models, but at
some institutions that's just the way it works whether you like it or not
(I can name a few universities like this off the top of my head).  And my
guess is that the more heat colleges and universities take for their
tuition prices, the more this will become the norm (just my two cents).
 That being said charging back to other departments isn't the only reason
you might be interested in creating cost calculations.

   - *Open Positions*.  We had an empty position here in the library.
After doing cost and timeline calculations for a couple of projects we
   realized how much more productive we could be once we hired that position.
We were also able to figure out how much it was costing us by having that
   position's manager fulfill the role.
   - *Working for Other Libraries*.  There are other libraries in the area
   that are looking to do things that we are already staffed to do.
   - *Grants*.  One project we're in the process of estimating right now is
   applying for a grant.  Doing organized, well thought out cost and timeline
   calculations can help strengthen a grant proposal.
   - *Showing Off Your Work*.  Quite often libraries look around, realize
   they have done work, but find it hard to articulate what that work is, what
   it cost them, and what benefits they received from that work.  At one
   institution I worked for they chose to ditch BlackBoard for Moodle.
Technically they paid me more than their subscription for BlackBoard, but
   the added features they received were worth it.  Cost estimates, project
   charters, and requirement documents would have helped prove that.

Personally I think libraries should be doing these types of calculations
for every project (yes I recognize that's probably not possible).  The more
we are required to prove that what we're doing is beneficial to the
communities we are part of, the more we will need this type of information.

Rosy




On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Nate Vack njv...@wisc.edu wrote:

 On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Eric Larson elar...@library.wisc.edu
 wrote:

  We do an honorable amount of project estimation and time-tracking here,
 too.

 s/honorable/horrible/

 ;-)

 -n



Re: [CODE4LIB] Academic libraries - Will dev for pay models?

2012-06-06 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hey Eric,

At GW we've been doing some cost estimates for projects.  Essentially we
pull together the team, figure out the different tasks that need to be
accomplished, determine who will be working on those tasks, estimate hours
necessary to do the work, and then use salaries to calculate the cost.

Right now we're primarily doing this for digitization projects, but I've
had experience doing this at other jobs (not in libraries) with dev
projects.  There are a couple of caveats to this though:

   - *estimating time takes practice to perfect*.  a lot of the time people
   aren't really sure how long something is going to take until they've
   started thinking about how long things actually take.  and really, you'll
   only know how long things take if you keep track of your time.  that can
   open up a can of worms, but in this case i like to frame it as you're just
   doing it to ensure that a project isn't more work than you expected.
   - *ensure that you're organized up front*.  as anyone can tell you,
   scope creep kills a project.  before you begin estimates you'll want to
   make sure that you know what the scope of the project is.  its important to
   sit down with the group you're charging and really discuss the project.  we
   use tito's project one pagers to outline what it is that we're doing and
   what it is that we're not doing.  sitting down and talking to the
   stakeholders helps us really understand what they want, and provides us
   with the opportunity to say no if something is impossible, takes too long
   given the deadline, or whatever.

If you want, I have some spreadsheets that I use to create estimates.  I'm
happy to send them your way.  And if you want I can skype with you or
something and talk you through what they each do (because I don't think its
readily apparent).

Let me know,
Rosy
---
Digital Project Manager
Gelman Library
The George Washington University
f: 202.994.7439







On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Eric Larson elar...@library.wisc.eduwrote:

 Any academic libraries out there doing consulting or application
 development work for hire on their campuses? -- not freebie work, but where
 actual money exchanges across campus accounting lines.

 I would be curious to hear how you go about pricing out your services, or
 if you have a selection process for the work you choose to perform.

 Cheers,
 - Eric

 --
 Eric Larson

 Web Application Developer
 Shared Development Group
 University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
 elar...@library.wisc.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Archivists' Toolkit: Adding Digital Objects via MySQL

2012-04-19 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Al,

Looking at the CLI quickly it looks like its related to batch exporting.
 I'm trying to quickly create +1500 new digital object records in AT (ie.
go into a resource, click new instance, choose digital object, add the
title, add the mets identifier, click save).

If I misread what the CLI does, then I'm all ears on how I could use it to
help.

Thanks!
Rosalyn



On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Al Matthews amatth...@auctr.edu wrote:

 Hi. Is there a reason not to attempt this instead through the CLI?

 Al Matthews, Software Dev,
 Atlanta University Center
 
 From: Code for Libraries [CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Rosalyn
 Metz [rosalynm...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:23 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: [CODE4LIB] Archivists' Toolkit: Adding Digital Objects via MySQL

 Hi Everyone,

 I posted this over on the Archivists' Toolkit listserv and got no response
 (yet), so I thought I might try here as well.

 I have a large quantity (around 300+) of digital objects that I need to add
 to Archivists' Toolkit.  I think I've figured out what queries I need to
 run in order to do this in MySQL (rather than the interface) but I wanted
 to get opinions from the peanut gallery before trying it out on my test
 instance.

 It seems that there are actually two update queries that need to be used
 when creating a Digital Object.  They are:

 insert into ArchDescriptionInstances
 (instanceType, resourceComponentId, resourceId, parentResourceId,
 instanceDescriminator, archDescriptionInstancesId)
 values
 ('Digital object', 336673, null, 543, 'digital', 22567003)


 and...

 insert into DigitalObjects
 (version, lastUpdated, created, lastUpdatedBy, createdBy, title,
 dateExpression, dateBegin, dateEnd, languageCode, restrictionsApply,
 eadDaoActuate, eadDaoShow, metsIdentifier, objectType, label, objectOrder,
 componentId, parentDigitalObjectId, archDescriptionInstancesId,
 repositoryId)
 values
 (0, '2012-04-17 12:05:15', '2012-04-17 12:05:15', 'username', 'username',
 'title', '1938-1959', null, null, '', 0, 'onRequest', 'new', '678.1829',
 'text', '', 0, '', null, 22567003, 1)


 There also appears to be some update queries as well, but I'm guessing that
 they are less important (please correct me if I'm wrong).  Has anyone tried
 to do this in the past? If so do you have scripts that will create Digital
 Objects for you that you wouldn't mind sharing?  Is there anything you
 think I should know before testing this out in my test instance of AT?  Any
 caveats for me?

 Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

 Thanks,
 Rosalyn
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[CODE4LIB] Archivists' Toolkit: Adding Digital Objects via MySQL

2012-04-18 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Everyone,

I posted this over on the Archivists' Toolkit listserv and got no response
(yet), so I thought I might try here as well.

I have a large quantity (around 300+) of digital objects that I need to add
to Archivists' Toolkit.  I think I've figured out what queries I need to
run in order to do this in MySQL (rather than the interface) but I wanted
to get opinions from the peanut gallery before trying it out on my test
instance.

It seems that there are actually two update queries that need to be used
when creating a Digital Object.  They are:

insert into ArchDescriptionInstances
(instanceType, resourceComponentId, resourceId, parentResourceId,
instanceDescriminator, archDescriptionInstancesId)
values
('Digital object', 336673, null, 543, 'digital', 22567003)


and...

insert into DigitalObjects
(version, lastUpdated, created, lastUpdatedBy, createdBy, title,
dateExpression, dateBegin, dateEnd, languageCode, restrictionsApply,
eadDaoActuate, eadDaoShow, metsIdentifier, objectType, label, objectOrder,
componentId, parentDigitalObjectId, archDescriptionInstancesId,
repositoryId)
values
(0, '2012-04-17 12:05:15', '2012-04-17 12:05:15', 'username', 'username',
'title', '1938-1959', null, null, '', 0, 'onRequest', 'new', '678.1829',
'text', '', 0, '', null, 22567003, 1)


There also appears to be some update queries as well, but I'm guessing that
they are less important (please correct me if I'm wrong).  Has anyone tried
to do this in the past? If so do you have scripts that will create Digital
Objects for you that you wouldn't mind sharing?  Is there anything you
think I should know before testing this out in my test instance of AT?  Any
caveats for me?

Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Rosalyn


Re: [CODE4LIB] Anyone implementing common LIS applications on PaaS providers?

2012-03-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Erik,

I haven't tried it (recently) on PaaS providers, but I have on IaaS.  The
AMIs I've created in association with start up scripts (if you're
interested in seeing those let me know, I'd have to look for them somewhere
or other) mean that the application automagically starts up on its own, all
you need to do is go to the URL.  I've used this as a back up method in the
past and I think would be a great way for people to be able to play with
the different apps before committing.

To this end, I created an AMI for Blacklight a while back:
http://www.rosalynmetz.com/ami-3c10f255/  I guarantee you it is grossly out
of date.  I also have instructions on creating an EBS backed AMI:
http://rosalynmetz.com/ideas/2011/04/14/creating-an-ebs-backed-ami/ which
is the method I used for creating the Blacklight AMI. These instructions
are also fairly old, but I still get comments on my blog now and then that
the method works.

I also played around with it on Heroku, but that was so long ago I don't
think any of the things I learned still apply (this was when Heroku was
fairly new to the scene).  Hope some of this helps.

Rosalyn



On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Seth van Hooland svhoo...@ulb.ac.bewrote:

 Dear Erik,

 Bram Wiercx and myself have given a talk on how to put together a package
 to install CollectiveAccess on Red Hat's OpenShift:
 http://www.dish2011.nl/sessions/open-source-software-platform-collectiveacces-as-a-service-solution
 .

 My students are currently happily playing around with CollectiveAccess,
 which they have installed on OpenShift. My teaching assistant Max De Wilde
 has developed clear guidelines on how to run the installation procedure:
 http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~svhoolan/redhat_ca_install.pdf.

 It would be wonderful to aggregate these kind of installation procedure's
 for other types of LIS applications...

 Kind regards and looking forward to your book!

 Seth van Hooland
 Président du Master en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la
 Communication (MaSTIC)
 Université Libre de Bruxelles
 Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50 CP 123  | 1050 Bruxelles
 http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~svhoolan/
 http://twitter.com/#!/sethvanhooland
 http://mastic.ulb.ac.be
 0032 2 650 4765
 Office: DC11.113

 Le 29 mars 2012 à 14:10, Erik Mitchell a écrit :

  Hi all,
 
  I have been toying with the process of implementing common LIS
  applications (e.g. Vufind, Dspace, Blacklight. .  .) on PaaS providers
  like Heroku and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.  I have just tried out of
  the box distributions so far and have not made much progress but was
  wondering if someone else had tried this or had ideas about what
  issues I might run into.
 
  Thanks,
 
  Erik
 
  Erik Mitchell
  Assistant Professor
  College of Information Studies
  University of Maryland, College Park
  http://ischool.umd.edu



Re: [CODE4LIB] Project Management Software Question

2012-02-24 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I think the first question you should ask, before thinking about tools
is: *What
do I mean about project management?*

   - Are we talking about assessing the risk and cost of a project?  If so
   you'll need some budgeting tools and a way to determine the risk for the
   project.
   - Are we talking about creating a time line and tracking hours worked on
   the project? If so you'll need to create a way to determine tasks, estimate
   project hours, and track the time on a project.
   - Are we talking about determining deliverables and creating
   requirements? If so you'll want to create a project charter that lists out
   deliverables and write a requirements document.

I could go on and on, but I won't because it'll be boring.
 I'm actually working on notes for an article/blog post/presentation (I
haven't decided yet) that discusses all of the different things you
can/should/might do to manage a project, I'm willing to share the
incomplete version if anyone is interested.

I agree wholeheartedly with Gabe, you'll want to keep these things light.
 Each will likely need to be customized to meet the needs of the projects
you're working on.  I'm a HUGE fan of Google Docs and I've created a bunch
of templates for most of the items I've listed above as well as for
Agendashttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1qQuQRYvJHRj5PK1576allEJdLhyYoBWikt0B7EqOGpk/edit,
Noteshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1RZ0U1MGHyBR8wmTUfnYiXETIQ2SuPezouW0mdtDjAP8/edit,
and bunch of other tools I have in my back pocket.  What's nice about
keeping these templates handy is that I can create one at a moments notice,
so even if I'm in an impromptu meeting, I can take notes (as long as I have
my laptop).  Of if I'm in a kickoff meeting I can start working on a
project one pager with the team in the middle of the meeting.

So all of that stuff is great, but now I'm going to get on my soap box
(obligatory disclaimer: I'm a project manager).

When I talk about project management, I'm usually referring to ushering the
project through to completion.  Making sure that all the balls that are
being juggled continue to stay up in the air.  I think a lot of projects
fail because they either worry too much about the tools and not enough
about the juggling or they worry too much about the juggling and not about
the tools.  You need to strike a balance between the two.  The number one
tool that I would recommend for project management is a Project Manager.
 They can handle all the note taking, meeting scheduling, writing, pushing
back, quality assurance, ticket writing, and anything else that stresses
out the project team.  This frees the team up to do the actual work that
needs to happen on a project.  And if you hire a good project manager, they
won't get in the way and just be a paper pusher, they'll actually support
the team, allow them to flourish, try new things, and think outside the box.

Rosalyn








On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Jason Ronallo jrona...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Thursday, February 23, 2012, Shaun Ellis wrote:

   Simple todo's beat
   complex task management every time.
 
  https://trello.com/
 

 We use Trello for some linear workflows, like digitization. I like the
 model a lot for being simple and visual.

 Jason



Re: [CODE4LIB] Metadata

2012-02-13 Thread Rosalyn Metz
amen!

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Nate Vack njv...@wisc.edu wrote:

 My take on this discussion, coming from a research lab: Metadata isn't
 meta.

 For example, in recordings of, say, blood pressure over time, it's
 common to think about things such as participant identifiers,
 acquisition dates, event markers, and sampling rates as metadata,
 and the actual measurements as data.

 But really: those meta things aren't ancillary to data analysis;
 they're essential in keeping analyses organized, and often important
 parameters in running an analysis at all.

 Breaking things down into data versus metadata I think, encourages a
 false (and not very interesting) dichotomy. If information has a use,
 call it what it is: data. Store everything that's useful.

 If you don't yet have a use in mind for your data, then you have a
 place to start working :)

 -n



[CODE4LIB] Job Opportunities: University of Maryland (College Park) College of Information Studies

2011-05-23 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hey Everyone,

I'm forwarding this on for a friend of a friend, so if you're
interested contact the person below.  They are looking for someone
local to the DC/MD/VA area.

Rosalyn



The Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) within the University
of Maryland, College Park’s College of Information Studies has an
immediate need to fill two technical support positions that provide
vital support to the center’s research and policy work:

1. Website Programmer (front end):

The ideal candidate will be a creative and collaborative multi-tasker
who is proficient with the Drupal Web platform or at least has
expertise with php and mysql. This position will be expected to
support the center’s various Website development initiatives,
including the implementation of a brand new center Web presence, set
to launch in mid-June 2011. The ideal candidate will have a strong
background in both Web frameworks (i.e. php, mysql, ruby on rails,
django) and programming languages (i.e. php, python, ruby). Other
desired qualifications include a familiarity with javascript and
jquery as well as scripting languages (i.e. perl, python). Experience
with data visualizations and mapping toolkits and graphic or Web
interface design is also desirable.

Part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience

2. Data Manager/Systems Administrator (back end):

The ideal candidate will be a reliable team-player and problem solver
who exhibits great attention to detail and organizational skills. The
applicant should also have experience with Web frameworks and both
programming and scripting languages, as well as relational database
design. An interest in data management as well as server (LAMP stack)
administration and version control systems is desirable. Past
experience working with various APIs and statistical software (R and
SPSS) is beneficial.

Part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience

Potential candidates that feel they possess some combination of the
attributes and skills described in the two positions above are
encouraged to apply. There is some flexibility in the assigned roles
between the two positions.

More about iPAC:
iPAC is the result of a merger between two existing College of
Information Studies research centers: the Center for Library and
Information Innovation (CLII: http://www.clii.umd.edu/); and the
Center for Information Policy and E-Government (CIPEG:
http://www.cipeg.umd.edu/index.html). This new, merged center will
focus on the fields of information policy, equity of access,
under-served populations and diversity, and cultural institution
studies as applied to academic, public, school, and other libraries;
museums; and archives.

Please contact Abby McDermott to apply: ajmcd...@umd.edu

-- 
Abby McDermott
Center for Library and Information Innovation (CLII)
University of Maryland - College Park
PH: 301.405.9445 (work)
abby...@gmail.com or ajmcd...@umd.edu


Re: [CODE4LIB] App Recommendations

2011-03-10 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I use Redmine for project management.  Its not strictly project
management which I find to be the best part about it.  So while most
of the people here at Wheaton College use it for assigning tasks and
what not, I get to use it for bugs, enhancements, and a way of
browsing my code repository.  i wrote a blog post on my love of it.

http://rosalynmetz.com/ideas/2010/05/24/i/




2011/3/10 Eoghan Ó Carragáin eoghan.ocarrag...@gmail.com:
 Hi,
 Not sure if it is exactly what you're looking for but Greg Pendlebury gave
 an impressive demo of Anotar [1] at the VuFind seminar last September. The
 Anotar site also lists similar software [2].
 All the best,
 Eoghan
 [1] https://fascinator.usq.edu.au/trac/wiki/Annotate
 [2] https://fascinator.usq.edu.au/trac/wiki/Annotate/existing

 On 10 March 2011 20:18, Nathan Tallman ntall...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi Code4Libers,

 I'm usually just a lurker on here (love to follow the threads and learn new
 things), but I'm presently in need of some recommendations. Might I seek
 the
 collective wisdom of the list? There are two things I'm seeking tech
 solutions for.

 The first is web app/widget/AJAX similar that allows users to make
 annotations on a web page, specifically finding aids in my case. I've
 already taken a look at Marginalia, but the demo had problems in Google
 Chrome.

 The other thing I need is an easy to use project management application,
 desktop or web. Does anyone have any favorites?

 Thank you Code4Lib! I hope to one day have enough tech skills to attend
 Code4Lib with pride! Right now, I'm about 2/3rds there ;)

 Nathan Tallman
 Associate Archivist
 American Jewish Archives




Re: [CODE4LIB] Online Room Reservation System

2011-03-08 Thread Rosalyn Metz
thanks everyone.  two viable options is always good.  although i wish
google calendar's feeds were more stable, then i'd just use that.



On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Erin R White/FS/VCU erwh...@vcu.edu wrote:
 Seconded on OpenRoom. We had a lot of luck standing this app up, throwing
 CAS login on it, and customizing it in less than a month, and the students
 are all over it. It handles libraries' business rules well, i.e.
 restrictions on numbers of reservations per person per time period, weird
 opening and closing hours, etc.

 http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2941
 http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/getopenroom/

 --
 Erin White
 Web Applications Developer, VCU Libraries
 804-827-3552 | erwh...@vcu.edu | http://library.vcu.edu/




 From:
 Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu
 To:
 CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Date:
 03/07/2011 04:38 PM
 Subject:
 Re: [CODE4LIB] Online Room Reservation System
 Sent by:
 Code for Libraries CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU



 Here's the story of one libraries approach to that from a Code4Lib
 Journal article:

 http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2941


 On 3/7/2011 4:24 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:
 Hi Everyone,

 I was wondering if you had suggestions for an online room reservation
 system.  I feel like people have asked this question before but I
 can't seem to find the thread.  I want something that people can self
 schedule themselves.

 Rosalyn




[CODE4LIB] Online Room Reservation System

2011-03-07 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if you had suggestions for an online room reservation
system.  I feel like people have asked this question before but I
can't seem to find the thread.  I want something that people can self
schedule themselves.

Rosalyn


[CODE4LIB] NERCOMP Annual Conference 2011: Submit a Proposal

2010-10-18 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Please consider submitting a proposal.

Rosalyn Metz




Don't miss the opportunity to contribute your thoughts to the higher
education IT community by submitting apresentation proposal to the
NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) Annual Conference 2011,
March 28–30, 2011, in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 2011 NERCOMP Annual Conference, themed Developing Our Strengths,
Leveraging Our Talents, Inspiring Our Campuses, will explore how our
roles across the institution enable innovation. Together we'll examine
this innovation even as higher education paradigms shift significantly
and as we are required to provide ever-increasing portfolios of
service during difficult economic times.

You can submit a proposal here:  http://net.educause.edu/Program/1026745


Re: [CODE4LIB] Library Class Registration System

2010-07-13 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Google has a course management system.  Very basic, but it would do
what you're looking for.

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Bell, Mike (Libraries)
mb...@library.rochester.edu wrote:
 One of my teams is considering building a system for handling library
 class signup.  That is, for one-time classes such as How to Search
 Pubmed, not for enrollment in academic courses like BIO101.



 Before building it, we are looking around to see if there is already
 something out there that could do it for us (either open-source or
 commercial).  Do you have any suggestions?



 Here are the key requirements:

     Super simple sign-up no accounts (email response, captcha).

          -or LDAP integration

     Student needs to be able to cancel enrollment in a class

     Reminders to students that they're scheduled for class

     Calendar of available classes available in multiple formats
 day/week/month/list (printable)

     Take Attendance

     Flexible Reporting on attendance

     Let instructors schedule classes

     Allow Instructor to easily see who's registered

     Instructor or Administrator can cancel a class

     Users can Search  Browse available classes









 Thank you.

 ___

 Mike Bell

 University of Rochester





Re: [CODE4LIB] DIY aggregate index

2010-06-30 Thread Rosalyn Metz
i know that there are institutions that have negotiated contracts for just
the content, sans interface.  But those that I know of have TONS of money
and are using a 3rd party interface that ingests the data for them.  I'm not
sure what the terms of that contract were or how they get the data, but it
can be done.



On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Cory Rockliff rockl...@bgc.bard.eduwrote:

 We're looking at an infrastructure based on Marklogic running on Amazon
 EC2, so the scale of data to be indexed shouldn't actually be that big of an
 issue. Also, as I said to Jonathan, I only see myself indexing a handful of
 highly-relevant resources, so we're talking millions, rather than 100s of
 millions, of records.


 On 6/30/2010 4:22 PM, Walker, David wrote:

 You might also need to factor in an extra server or three (in the cloud or
 otherwise) into that equation, given that we're talking 100s of millions of
 records that will need to be indexed.



 companies like iii and Ex Libris are the only ones with
 enough clout to negotiate access


 I don't think III is doing any kind of aggregated indexing, hence their
 decision to try and leverage APIs.  I could be wrong.

 --Dave

 ==
 David Walker
 Library Web Services Manager
 California State University
 http://xerxes.calstate.edu
 
 From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Jonathan
 Rochkind [rochk...@jhu.edu]
 Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:15 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] DIY aggregate index

 Cory Rockliff wrote:


 Do libraries opt for these commercial 'pre-indexed' services simply
 because they're a good value proposition compared to all the work of
 indexing multiple resources from multiple vendors into one local index,
 or is it that companies like iii and Ex Libris are the only ones with
 enough clout to negotiate access to otherwise-unavailable database
 vendors' content?



 A little bit of both, I think. A library probably _could_ negotiate
 access to that content... but it would be a heck of a lot of work. When
 the staff time to negotiations come in, it becomes a good value
 proposition, regardless of how much the licensing would cost you.  And
 yeah, then the staff time to actually ingest and normalize and
 troubleshoot data-flows for all that stuff on the regular basis -- I've
 heard stories of libraries that tried to do that in the early 90s and it
 was nightmarish.

 So, actually, I guess i've arrived at convincing myself it's mostly
 good value proposition, in that a library probably can't afford to do
 that on their own, with or without licensing issues.

 But I'd really love to see you try anyway, maybe I'm wrong. :)



 Can I assume that if a database vendor has exposed their content to me
 as a subscriber, whether via z39.50 or a web service or whatever, that
 I'm free to cache and index all that metadata locally if I so choose? Is
 this something to be negotiated on a vendor-by-vendor basis, or is it an
 impossibility?



 I doubt you can assume that.  I don't think it's an impossibility.

 Jonathan
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 Cory Rockliff
 Technical Services Librarian
 Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
 18 West 86th Street
 New York, NY 10024
 T: (212) 501-3037
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Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-16 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Don't forget inconsistent data from the person sending the OpenURL.

Rosalyn



On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Bill Dueber b...@dueber.com wrote:
 On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Kyle Banerjee baner...@uoregon.edu wrote:
 No, but parsing holding statements for something that just gets cut off
 early or which starts late should be easy unless entry is insanely
 inconsistent.

 Andthere it is. :-)

 We're really dealing with a few problems here:

  - Inconsistent entry by catalogers (probably the least of our worries)
  - Inconsistent publishing schedules (e.g., the Jan 1942 issue was
 just plain never printed)
  - Inconsistent use of volume/number/year/month/whatever throughout a
 serial's run.

 So, for example, http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/45417/Holdings#1

 There are six holdings:

 1919-1920 incompl
 1920 incompl.
 1922
 v.4 no.49
 v.6 1921 jul-dec
 v.6 1921jan-jun

 We have no way of knowing what year volume 4 was printed in, which
 issues are incomplete in the two volumes that cover 1920, whether
 volume number are associated with earlier (or later) issues, etc. We,
 as humans, could try to make some guesses, but they'd just be guesses.

 It's easy to find examples where month ranges overlap (or leave gaps),
 where month names and issue numbers are sometimes used
 interchangeably, where volume numbers suddenly change in the middle of
 a run because of a merge with another serial (or where the first
 volume isn't 1 because the serial broke off from a parent), etc.
 etc. etc.

 I don't mean to overstate the problem. For many (most?) serials whose
 existence only goes back a few decades, a relatively simple approach
 will likely work much of the time -- although even that relatively
 simple approach will have to take into account a solid dozen or so
 different ways that enumcron data may have been entered.

 But to be able to say, with some confidence, that we have the full
 run? Or a particular issue as labeled my a month name? Much, much
 harder in the general case.


  -Bill-


 --
 Bill Dueber
 Library Systems Programmer
 University of Michigan Library



Re: [CODE4LIB] audio transcription software

2010-05-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
youtube actually does this automatically (but only in english).  but
i'm not going to lie, it sucks.  however maybe that's just my voice
since i'm always stuffed up.




On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Brad Rhoads bdr...@gmail.com wrote:
 A great quality service is http://on-sitemedia.com/. I have no idea what she
 charges.

 Google for
 open source speech recognition

 On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Sean Hannan shan...@jhu.edu wrote:

 Not software, exactly, but this seems like an ideal thing to set up in
 Mechanical Turk.

 This guy did it with an audio interview:
 http://waxy.org/2008/09/audio_transcription_with_mechanical_turk/

 -Sean


 On 5/12/10 2:18 PM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote:

  Does anybody here use or know of any audio transcription software?
 
  We have a growing number of projects here at Notre Dame that include oral
  histories. How can these digital files be converted into plain text?
 Audio
  transcription software may be the answer?




 --
 ---
 www.maf.org/rhoads
 www.ontherhoads.org



Re: [CODE4LIB] It's cool to love milk and cookies

2010-05-02 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I like oreo double stuff. I take one cookie off each sandwich and then take
two sides with cream and sandwich them together. Voila. Oreo quadruple
stuff.

On May 2, 2010 4:05 PM, Michael J. Giarlo leftw...@alumni.rutgers.edu
wrote:

EMACS

-Mike

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 14:12, Mark Pernotto mark.perno...@gmail.com wrote:
 I like heavy whipp...


Re: [CODE4LIB] Twitter annotations and library software

2010-04-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
I'm going to throw in my two cents.

I dont think (and correct me if i'm wrong) we have mentioned once what
a user might actually put in a twitter annotation.  a book title?  an
article title? a link?

i think creating some super complicated thing for a twitter annotation
dooms it to failure.  after all, its twitter...make it short and
sweet.

also the 1.0 document for OpenURL isn't really that bad (yes I have
read it).  a good portion of it is a chart with the different metadata
elements.  also open url could conceivably refer to an animal and then
link to a bunch of resources on that animal, but no one has done that.
 i don't think that's a problem with OpenURL i think thats a problem
with the metadata sent by vendors to link resolvers and librarians
lack of creativity (yes i did make a ridiculous generalization that
was not intended to offend anyone but inevitably it will).  having
been a vendor who has worked with openurl, i know that the informaiton
databases send seriously effects (affects?) what you can actually do
in a link resolver.





On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Tim Spalding t...@librarything.com wrote:
 Can we just hold a vote or something?

 I'm happy to do whatever the community here wants and will actually
 use. I want to do something that will be usable by others. I also
 favor something dead simple, so it will be implemented. If we don't
 reach some sort of conclusion, this is an interesting waste of time. I
 propose only people engaged in doing something along these lines get
 to vote?

 Tim



Re: [CODE4LIB] Twitter annotations and library software

2010-04-29 Thread Rosalyn Metz
ok right now exlibris has a recommender service for sfx that stores
metadata from an openurl.  lets say a vendor bothered to pass an
element like rft.subject=hippo (which is most likely unlikely to
happen since they can't even pass an issn half the time).  that
subject got stored in the recommender service.

next time a child saw something in ebsco animals about hippos they
could click the find this button (or whatever it says) and the
recommender service could bring up everything on hippos.  the openurl
that would be passed would be something like
http://your.linkresolver.com/name?rft.subject=hippo

yes this is simplistic, but its more creative then say doing something
boring like just bringing up the full text or doing something half ass
creative like bringing up articles that are cited in the footnotes.
and to say something like rft.subject (or whatever it might be called)
is out of the scope of group profiles is a little absurd since we are
talking about things that already have subjects attached to them (see
any database or other library related system).

of course you'll probably want to talk about next how subjects aren't
standardized and that makes it possible.  that is true, but that isn't
openurl's fault or the link resolvers fault, thats the database
vendors who refuse to get with the program.






On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Rosalyn Metz rosalynm...@gmail.com wrote:
 I'm going to throw in my two cents.

 I dont think (and correct me if i'm wrong) we have mentioned once what
 a user might actually put in a twitter annotation.  a book title?  an
 article title? a link?

 I think the idea is these would be machine generated from an
 application.  So, imagine LT, Amazon, Delicious Library or SFX having
 a Tweet this! button and *that* provides the annotation (not the
 user).

 i think creating some super complicated thing for a twitter annotation
 dooms it to failure.  after all, its twitter...make it short and
 sweet.

 Indeed, it's limited.

 also the 1.0 document for OpenURL isn't really that bad (yes I have
 read it).  a good portion of it is a chart with the different metadata
 elements.  also open url could conceivably refer to an animal and then
 link to a bunch of resources on that animal, but no one has done that.
  i don't think that's a problem with OpenURL i think thats a problem
 with the metadata sent by vendors to link resolvers and librarians
 lack of creativity (yes i did make a ridiculous generalization that
 was not intended to offend anyone but inevitably it will).  having
 been a vendor who has worked with openurl, i know that the informaiton
 databases send seriously effects (affects?) what you can actually do
 in a link resolver.

 No, this is the mythical promise of 1.0, but delivery is, frankly,
 much more complicated than that.  It is impractical to expect an
 OpenURL link resolver to make sense of any old thing you throw at it
 and return sensible results.  This is the point of the community
 profiles, to narrow the infinite possibilities a bit.  None of our
 current profiles would support the scenario you speak of and I would
 be surprised if such a service were to be devised, that it would be
 built on OpenURL.

 I think it's very easy to underestimate how complicated it is to
 actually build something using OpenURL since in the abstract it seems
 like a very logical solution to any problem.

 -Ross.




 On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Tim Spalding t...@librarything.com wrote:
 Can we just hold a vote or something?

 I'm happy to do whatever the community here wants and will actually
 use. I want to do something that will be usable by others. I also
 favor something dead simple, so it will be implemented. If we don't
 reach some sort of conclusion, this is an interesting waste of time. I
 propose only people engaged in doing something along these lines get
 to vote?

 Tim





[CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services at Wheaton College in Norton, MA

2010-04-12 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Please excuse cross-postings.

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Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services at
Wheaton College in Norton, MA

Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year,
private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The College invites
applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President for
Library and Information Services. This person provides leadership for
Library and Information Services in developing innovative strategies
and cultivating strong partnerships in the delivery and use of
academic information and technologies to support the mission and
priorities of the college.

The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and
50 minors. Interdisciplinarity, which lies at the heart of our
curriculum, is implemented through connected courses. Our
student-faculty ratio of 10-1 and average class size of 15-20 students
help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between
our undergraduates and faculty.

With a nationally recognized record of achievement in using technology
and information resources to enhance teaching and learning, Wheaton
College considers a unified vision of library and information
technology critical to fulfilling its liberal arts mission. In 2004,
the College merged the Library, Academic Computing, and Information
and Technology Services to create Library and Information Services
(LIS), which encompasses the functions of research and instruction,
collections and public access, technology support and infrastructure.
The Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services will
lead a team of five individuals who oversee these areas, to continue
the development of current programs, provide support for the research
and teaching activities of faculty and students, and raise funds by
seeking further grant support. In addition, the successful candidate
will chair the Administrative Technology Committee and work with the
faculty's Educational Policy Committee and the Library, Technology,
and Learning Committee, to develop new initiatives that fulfill
curricular goals, including integrating information fluency, new
media, and digital scholarship in the educational experience of
Wheaton College students.

The successful candidate will create a shared vision through leading
collaborative, team-based processes; manage external relationships;
and work strategically with college leaders for both library and
college-wide interests. This person will

-implement technology and strategic plans to deliver comprehensive,
integrated library and information services for the college
- manage resources, facilities, and services that respond to the needs
of students, faculty, and staff
-oversee personnel and resource administration, budget planning and
allocation, and overall project management
-practice outreach and communication with students, faculty members
and administrative staff
-set and maintain standards of service and quality
-and establish instruments for benchmarking and continuous assessment.

The successful candidate for this position will report directly to the
Provost (Chief Academic Officer), work closely with the Vice President
for Finance and Operations, and regularly consult with the President's
Council of senior advisors. Where appropriate, the position will carry
faculty status.

Minimum Qualifications:Wheaton College seeks a collaborative and
visionary leader with extensive experience in one or more areas of
information technology and service in an academic setting. The
successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to foster teamwork
and work effectively with faculty members and staff at all levels. The
new Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services
should possess a graduate degree in a relevant field, such as
librarianship, information science, computer science, or related
field, or have equivalent experience or certification.


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

2010-03-25 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Simon you can purchase the dongles at the Mac store (did it for
another conference the week after code4lib).

Also thank you all for the duck tape info.  This explains why the duck
tape i used to attach the dryer vent ducts didn't work.  i shall now
go by the proper tape.

and now this conversation has completely devolved.




On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Simon Spero sesunc...@gmail.com wrote:
 The proper name is actually Duck
 Tapehttp://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/02/magazine/the-way-we-live-now-3-02-03-on-language-why-a-duck.html?sec=spon=pagewanted=all,
 yet unlike Duck Typing, it makes everything it touches more reliable.
 Discuss.

 However,  C4L10  exposed a major gap in my meeting-tech go-bag;  I don't
 have any new style mac dongles- just the DVI to VGA one.  People need to
 send me one of each of the new generation of macbooks, so I can be prepared.

 Simon



Re: [CODE4LIB] newbie

2010-03-24 Thread Rosalyn Metz
Jenny,

I discovered (i think through a code4libber) the other day a great
series of videos on learning python.  It was put out by Google as part
of a series they do for their employees.

http://code.google.com/edu/languages/

I myself don't know Python (i wish i did), but that section of the
page seems the most robust.  That in conjunction with a book might be
useful.  And if your partner knows it, all the better.

Also we've had this debate in the past.  Maybe taking a look in the
code4lib archives might also be useful.

Rosalyn


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM, jenny jennynotanyd...@gmail.com wrote:
 A newly-minted library school grad who has up to this point focused my
 studies on Rare Books and Book Arts, I've been interested in getting
 back into some programming--I took two classes in college
 (VisualBASIC), have a smattering of web design and php, MySQL,
 exposure, but I'd like to try my hand at teaching myself a language in
 my free time. My partner is a former dotcom programmer (now studying
 neuroscience) and has offered to assist when needed, so I'm not
 completely on my own (thank goodness).

 My question is, where would you recommend I would begin? What's hot
 right now in the library world? Python, PERL, Ruby? Any advice you'd
 have for a beginner like me or even recommendations for online courses
 would be extremely appreciated

 JC



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