[CODE4LIB] Stats and public wireless devices

2012-12-18 Thread Walter Lewis
I know this is more of a hardware question than a code question but I suspect that a few of the folks that have other systems roles might be able to steer me in the right direction. We're looking to replace the public wifi in the library, by itself nothing remarkable. The key requirement

[CODE4LIB] Timelines (was: visualize website)

2012-08-31 Thread Walter Lewis
On 2012-08-30, at 1:03 PM, miles stauffer wrote: Is this what you are looking for? http://selection.datavisualization.ch/ The site points to TimelineJS at http://timeline.verite.co/ for timeline visualization. There is also the widget from the SIMILE project at MIT at

[CODE4LIB] Expectations for count queries

2012-03-21 Thread Walter Lewis
In the various bundles of good ideas that represent result set standards in the library and greater world, apart from the atom/opensearch totalResults element, is there an expectation of how one should package a number when that is *all* that is being requested? Use Case: dear dataset:


2012-03-14 Thread Walter Lewis
have mapped the important values from the Marc record into various other SQL data structures. They may store the Marc on the side or assemble it on the fly at the point of demand. Marc enters and exits the system but may or may not drive the internals. Walter Lewis who would happily

Re: [CODE4LIB] Metadata war stories...

2012-01-25 Thread Walter Lewis
On 2012-01-25, at 10:06 AM, Becky Yoose wrote: - Dirty data issues when switching discovery layers or using legacy/vendor metadata (ex. HathiTrust) I have a sharp recollection of a slide in a presentation Roy Tennant offered up at Access (at Halifax, maybe), where he offered up a range of

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

2011-12-22 Thread Walter Lewis
On 2011-12-22, at 1:55 PM, Peter Noerr wrote: Crazy variation number 3. Have two tracks which are identical, but time shifted by half a day (or some other convenient unit). The presenters talk twice on the same day - in the morning for track A and the afternoon for track B. That way there

Re: [CODE4LIB] Patents and open source projects

2011-12-06 Thread Walter Lewis
a businessmen working with libraries heard the phrase virtual library pass my lips in conversation. Next thing I knew, he thought he had trademarked it. I try never to use the phrase these days, and he left the library market. I can't begin to recall which of you I heard it from first. Walter

Re: [CODE4LIB] Programmer Orientation to Library/Lib Sci

2011-07-22 Thread Walter Lewis
on your system and if you still have legacy data. Isn't Marc-8 different than Latin-1 in how it handles accents? At least that's how I read http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/charsets/marc.html ... and I'd never argue with Michael about this. :) Walter Lewis who never met a character set he didn't

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

2011-05-17 Thread Walter Lewis
am, the houses that in 1962 were offered for $12,000 go now in the $360,000 range (x30) That's actually not far off what I'm seeing for some of the thicker paperbacks this year. Walter Lewis

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Walter Lewis
On 3 Mar 10, at 9:52 AM, Julia Bauder wrote: Also, the farther north we go, the more likely that snow+airplane incompatibilities will foil speakers' (and attendees'!) travel plans at the last minute, which isn't fun for anyone. somewhere_out_of_nor'easter_and_lake_effect_range_in_february++

Re: [CODE4LIB] Kingston? And now the date (was Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?)

2010-01-29 Thread Walter Lewis
On 29 Jan 10, at 5:34 PM, Wendy Huot wrote: +1 Thursday-Friday 6-7 May The dates of 6th and 7th work for me and I think they work for Kingston. Bill: librarian-hunting season begins in the late Fall, so we're in the clear. +1 for me too. I should note that while the standard

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-25 Thread Walter Lewis
On 25 Jan 10, at 11:23 AM, MJ Suhonos wrote: Might only be an issue crossing at the Detroit-Windsor border, though. Not sure how broadly his opinion may have spread beyond the state. I think the key to the troubles at Windsor can be linked either to a) Art Rhyno confessing at the border

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 10:16 AM, MJ Suhonos wrote: I think mode of transportation is something to consider; for those of us in South/Eastern Ontario, most of the cities are relatively reachable within a few hours by ground (excepting Sudbury, unfortunately). However, for those out-of-province

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:30 PM, David Fiander wrote: Of course, as a corollary to the fact that all the locations being discussed are Canadian (well, except for Montreal), any Americans resident in the USA on the list do need to make sure that their passports will be valid through to the end of

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:39 PM, Wendy Huot wrote: Regarding travel to Kingston: * For an interesting drive from upstate NY, you can get from Cape Vincent, NY to Kingston by way of Wolfe Island + ferry. Driving across the Thousand Islands Bridge is faster, but the interesting quotient goes way

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:53 PM, David Fiander wrote: Walter plans on going to Kingston by way of Buffalo and Cape Vincent, just so he can take the ferries. I've done just that, ... taking in a few lighthouses and harbours along the way! (and special collections at Cornell and Syracuse). Walter

Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Walter Lewis
On 13 Nov 09, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote: 1. Morning session - solr white belt [delightful descriptions snipped] 2. Morning session - solr black belt 3. Afternoon session - Blacklight Is there any chance that the black belt session needs to be/should be a two parter and run through the

Re: [CODE4LIB] Long way to be a good coder in library

2009-07-23 Thread Walter Lewis
the technologies that Ed Summers is interested in, or has contributed to ... Walter Lewis part time edsu groupie

Re: [CODE4LIB] Open, public standards v. pay per view standards and usage

2009-07-14 Thread Walter Lewis
William Wueppelmann wrote: [snip] I'm not entirely sure that TCP/IP and the other IETF RFCs became established because of restrictions placed on OSI. I was under the impression that OSI was also insanely complicated and that the IETF standards were much cheaper to implement from a technical

[CODE4LIB] Open, public standards v. pay per view standards and usage

2009-07-13 Thread Walter Lewis
totally irrelevant because most non-commercial work ignored it in favour of b). My instinct is to quote the battle between OSI (ISO) and TCP/IP (IETF RFCs). Does that strike others as appropriate? Any examples closer to the library world? Walter Lewis

Re: [CODE4LIB] HTML mark-up in MARC records

2009-06-21 Thread Walter Lewis
that could read the data didn't know what to do with the tags and escaped them before passing them to the web client. In short, consider the downstream partners who may try and render the HTML and what interfaces they are using. Not everyone views the record via a browser ... :) Walter Lewis

Re: [CODE4LIB] best OCR package?

2009-02-03 Thread Walter Lewis
* low ( from memory ~1 to 2 cents per page). Walter Lewis

Re: [CODE4LIB] best OCR package?

2009-02-03 Thread Walter Lewis
Gabriel Farrell wrote: On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:09:54AM -0500, Walter Lewis wrote: If we had to correct it all: a) it would never get done and b) it would be better than some of the originals which are rife with typographic errors. Hence the genius of Distributed Proofreaders [1

Re: [CODE4LIB] best OCR package?

2009-02-03 Thread Walter Lewis
Karen Coyle wrote: I know that 98% is impressive, but I always like to remember that with an average of 2000 characters per page that means 40 potential errors per book page. Just to give us some perspective on the level of cleanup that will be needed for books being digitized today. The good

Re: [CODE4LIB] Zotero under attack

2008-09-28 Thread Walter Lewis
?) outputs b) you reverse-engineered our data model c) people can now export their citations from our data model in our proprietary software to your free software d) this is hurting our sales (or the tea leaves suggest it will) e) Stop. Send money ... lots. Walter Lewis

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc records sample set

2008-05-09 Thread Walter Lewis
Bess Sadler wrote: 3. Are there features missing from the above list that would make this more useful? One of the things that Bill Moen showed at Access a couple of years ago (Edmonton?) was what he and others were calling a radioactive Marc record. One that had no normal payload but, IIRC had


2008-04-03 Thread Walter Lewis
Sebastian Hammer wrote: A true hacker has no need for these crude tools. He waits for cosmic radiation to pummel the magnetic patterns on his drive into a pleasing and functional sequence of bits. Alas, having been doing this (along with my partners, the four Yorkshiremen) since the Stone Age

Re: [CODE4LIB] [Web4lib] Library Staff Scheduler

2007-09-05 Thread Walter Lewis
between one desk and another. For example, for a 12:00 shift start in branch 2, I have to leave branch 1 no later than 11:30 (and did anyone consider my lunch?) Walter Lewis glad not to be doing branch lunch coverages any more

Re: [CODE4LIB] [Web4lib] Library Staff Scheduler

2007-09-05 Thread Walter Lewis
Deb Bergeron wrote: Lunch? You get to have lunch?! ;-) The absence of a lunch opportunity for the person covering lunches in the smaller branch was, in fact, the great irony of the exercise. :) Walter

Re: [CODE4LIB] not munging reply-to (was Re: [CODE4LIB] E-Resource Access Management Services)

2007-03-30 Thread Walter Lewis
Ed Summers wrote: There are strong religious arguments on both sides of this issue...and they are both equally boring. edsu++ Walter who has managed to screw up no matter what the list settings

Re: [CODE4LIB] auto-anthologizing

2007-02-15 Thread Walter Lewis
Laura Smart wrote: At 05:17 AM 2/15/2007, you wrote: (Does your feedreader lose its flavor on your next post overnight?) If your readers say don't chew on it, but you edit it in spite? Or if the comments say you're wrong, but you edit so you're right? Thank you all for making me actually

[CODE4LIB] ISBD punctuation was [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-19 Thread Walter Lewis
Erik Hatcher wrote: [snip] I am, however, skeptical of a purely MARC - XSLT - Solr solution. The MARC data I've seen requires some basic cleanup (removing dots at the end of subjects, normalizing dates, etc) in order to be useful as facets. While XSLT is powerful, this type of data manipulation

Re: [CODE4LIB] Server names at libraries

2006-10-27 Thread Walter Lewis
David J. Fiander wrote: Naming computers is always fun. My main computer at home is always Golem, and if I ever had had the power to name a series of computers, I was going to name them after famous Canadian maritime disasters (Erebus and Terror were going to be the first two). My development

Re: [CODE4LIB] Server names at libraries

2006-10-27 Thread Walter Lewis
Richmond,Ian wrote: What about naming the server so that users would know what it did from the name? We used to have a library web server named libweb, which I always liked, as it sort of made sense to people. That's what we do with DNS. Our internal names are almost never exposed to the