Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-25 Thread Tim Spalding
Security measures can be set in place to prevent the scenario you describe. Is the state of Minnesota or the city of Minneapolis able to copyright its work? Certainly this is impossible on the Federal level. But state laws vary. What would a FOIA request produce? Tagging systems (or pop

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-24 Thread Hahn, Harvey
Ed Summers wrote: |As for Karen's question about the Internet Archive: it totally makes |sense to host the data up there. But, I had to sign a scary license |agreement from the UIUC Archives, which *almost* stopped me from even |releasing http://catalog.sanfordberman.org ... Madeline can say for

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-24 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Hahn, Harvey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Same experience here. I responded directly to Karen: See http://catalog.sanfordberman.org/ -- it refers to licensing from the Univ of Illinois Archives. When the data first became available a number of years ago, I

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-24 Thread Ross Singer
I'm not sure this addressing the criteria of the licensing. How would you stop commercial purposes? Say I work for a UK-based vendor that starts with a T (as hard as that may seem) and I devise a script (or, even more crazily, have root access to the server to the server that the Berman catalog

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-24 Thread md
10:30 PM Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog I'm not sure this addressing the criteria of the licensing. How would you stop commercial purposes? Say I work for a UK-based vendor that starts with a T (as hard as that may seem) and I devise a script (or, even more crazily, have root

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-23 Thread Ed Summers
I actually created a minimal RubyOnRails view on the Berman data a few years ago. http://catalog.sanfordberman.org The src code for this is readily available if anyone is interested in helping Madeline work on it: http://inkdroid.org/bzr/berman/ The data has an interesting history, for

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-23 Thread Karen Coyle
Are there any rights issues? If not, it would be good to make the raw files available, say by putting them up at the Internet Archive. kc md wrote: I have the raw data files of the former Hennepin County Library catalog and authority files. This is the innovative, unique catalog created

Re: [CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-23 Thread md
Thanks for the encouraging words about the Berman Catalog to fellow colleagues... I don't know if you know, but Although I did find the Ruby code here http://inkdroid.org/bzr/berman/ I did not find the Marc record reader or parser you created...was it MARC : : Forgiving Reader? to read the

[CODE4LIB] The Berman Catalog

2008-06-22 Thread md
I have the raw data files of the former Hennepin County Library catalog and authority files. This is the innovative, unique catalog created by Sandy Berman. 1970s-2002. I would like to import the data into a MYSQL database. I assume this can be done with Perl, but don't know if an existing