Re: [CODE4LIB] xISBN

2005-05-12 Thread Ed Summers
On May 10, 2005, at 8:19 PM, Hickey,Thom wrote: * ISBN to author/title * Adding 'distinctive' information to the response to help selection * xOCLC: take in an OCLC number and return the OCLC numbers in its FRBR work-set * xLCCN: do the same thing for LCCNs * xISSN: do the same

Re: [CODE4LIB] xISBN

2005-05-13 Thread Ed Summers
I guess I was thinking that just as xISBN can return multiple isbn elements inside a single idlist it could return multiple mods elements in a modsCollection element. I didn't actually expect you to entertain this idea :-) Thanks for all the great code and writing you guys are doing. It is useful

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ruby in libraries

2005-12-02 Thread Ed Summers
On 12/2/05, Bas Peters [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: but I was just wondering how difficult it would be to create a MARC parser in Ruby. Is there any interest in such a library for Ruby? I actually created a MARC parser in Ruby [1] a month or so ago which is available on RubyForge [2]. I'm

[CODE4LIB] Code4lib 2006 Conference – Registration Now Open

2005-12-06 Thread Ed Summers
Code4lib 2006 Conference – Registration Now Open Registration is now open for Code4lib 2006. Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access

Re: [CODE4LIB] At an end : when you rub against your managers

2006-03-08 Thread Ed Summers
On 3/8/06, Alexander Johannesen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've never ever had these kind of struggles before in my whole career. Lucky you! I've had similar problems in non-library settings, so I don't think that the library community is any worse at following software best practices than other

Re: [CODE4LIB] archives search

2006-03-15 Thread Ed Summers
On 3/15/06, Eric Lease Morgan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Both archives are searchable as well as browsable. Lot's of copies keep stuff safe. ...and having a copy that's under your control and not at the mercy of some unpredictable third party is much safer--thanks for your efforts Eric! //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] really rudimentary catalog [coins]

2006-03-20 Thread Ed Summers
On 3/20/06, Eric Lease Morgan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Okay, and this content will be great fodder for a presentation I'm giving in a couple of weeks to the folks of NETSL on the topic of all things open. Awesome. A really nice service to demo during your presentation would be the COinS

[CODE4LIB] #code4lib irc logs

2006-03-20 Thread Ed Summers
There's been some discussion in #code4lib lately about making the logs for them available in a variety of ways. If you have an opinion and would like it registered feel free to answer this 3 second survey question: http://www.code4lib.org/node/94 For some background as to why we might want to

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

2007-03-30 Thread Ed Summers
-0 There are strong religious arguments on both sides of this issue...and they are both equally boring. //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] Please remove me from mailing list

2007-03-31 Thread Ed Summers
On 3/31/07, K.G. Schneider [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The requested URL /mailing-lists/code4lib/ was not found on this server. Eric, any ideas where the maling-list archive went? Poor, poor hungry fleabitten kitten... call the ASPCA, *STAT!* Heh, now I want to unsubscribe too :-) I guess it

Re: [CODE4LIB] Free MARC records: I want them, but who has them?

2007-04-19 Thread Ed Summers
Nice work Bill. A while back Chris Biemesderfer added a section on using Z39.50 to the MARC::Record tutorial: http://search.cpan.org/dist/MARC-Record/lib/MARC/Doc/Tutorial.pod#Z39.50 If you have MARC::Record installed the tutorial is already hiding on your disk somewhere, and can be retrieved

Re: [CODE4LIB] Free MARC records: I want them, but who has them?

2007-04-20 Thread Ed Summers
On 4/20/07, Richard Wallis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just talking about it will help, and there seems to be much more of that going on now. Open conversation and open thought may well be a precursor to open data - we can all hope. Well said :-) One project that didn't get mentioned and I only

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC File validation

2007-04-23 Thread Ed Summers
MARC::Lint (previously part of MARC::Record) is pretty useful: http://search.cpan.org/dist/MARC-Lint/ It gives you a command line tool that reports on all sorts of stuff in your MARC data. //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] good web service api

2007-07-01 Thread Ed Summers
On 6/30/07, Alexander Johannesen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Seriously, before you do anything, read the book Restful WebServices by Sam Ruby and Leonard Richardson (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596529260/). I'd do it the ROA way (and have for some time; resource oriented architecture), but I

[CODE4LIB] code4lib.org hosting

2007-07-27 Thread Ed Summers
As you may have seen or experienced code4lib.org is down for the count at the moment because of some hackers^w crackers who compromised anvil and defaced various web content and otherwise messed with the operating system. anvil is a machine that several people in the code4lib community run and pay

Re: [CODE4LIB] okay to post the code4lib.org hosting discussion transcript?

2007-08-02 Thread Ed Summers
I was hoping somebody would do this since bartleby is temporarily dead. Thanks gabe!

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib.org hosting

2007-08-02 Thread Ed Summers
On 8/1/07, D Chudnov [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1. Why isn't the www.code4lib.org site already back up (at minimum)? When the server became unavailable during c4lc 2007, we were able to restore from offsite backups and have an emergency-mode snapshot live and useful within a matter of a few

Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib hosting/future

2007-08-02 Thread Ed Summers
I don't really see any need to make this any more complicated. OSU doesn't have to host it forever, just for now ... because they are offering up resources. Do we really have to wring our hands any longer? This is partly my fault for making it so public I guess. btw, dchud did grab a tarball of

Re: [CODE4LIB] suggestions for wiki provider for open source project?

2007-09-11 Thread Ed Summers
There is a nice list of wiki farms at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Wiki_farms //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] LC class scheme in XML or spreadsheet?

2007-09-24 Thread Ed Summers
It's funny this subject just came up on one of the open-library discussion lists this week [1]. A whiles ago now Rob Sanderson, Brian Rhea (University of Liverpool) and I pulled down the LC Classification Outline pdf files, converted them to text, wrote a python munger to convert the text into

Re: [CODE4LIB] LC class scheme in XML or spreadsheet?

2007-09-27 Thread Ed Summers
On 9/25/07, Andrew Nagy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This topic came up a few weeks ago on code4lib too, where were you Ed!? :) Sorry Andrew, I was probably busy executing @blockparty in #code4lib :-) I will echo something that Roy mentioned in the thread from a few weeks back, would the LOC

Re: [CODE4LIB] RFC 5005 ATOM extension and OAI

2007-10-19 Thread Ed Summers
Thanks for posting this Jakob. I was just reading RFC 5005 on the train yesterday (literally) and the parallels between it and OAI-PMH struck me as well. It's not quite clear to me how deleted records would be handled with an atom archive feed. But I guess one could assume if the identifier is no

Re: [CODE4LIB] RFC 5005 ATOM extension and OAI

2007-10-22 Thread Ed Summers
On 10/22/07, Jakob Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I doubt that archiving weblogs is that complicated [1]! You need a harvester (partly implemented in many Feed-Reader), an archive (you could start with just saving validated ATOM-Files), an index (Solr?) and a reader (also already implemented in

[CODE4LIB] OASIS: Search Web Services v1.0 Discussion Document Public Review

2007-11-07 Thread Ed Summers
To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists: The OASIS Search Web Services TC has recently approved for public review the following Discussion Document: Search Web Services v1.0 Discussion Document This document: Search Web Services Version 1.0 - Discussion Document - 2 November 2007, was prepared

Re: [CODE4LIB] net::oai::harvester

2007-12-13 Thread Ed Summers
Hey Eric: N::O::H uses XML::SAX for XML parsing, which provides a standard interface to multiple back end XML parsers, and also provides a facility known as XML Filters [1]. Net::OAI::Record::OAI_DC is an example of a SAX filter which receives SAX events for each metadata record in a response

Re: [CODE4LIB] net::oai::harvester

2007-12-13 Thread Ed Summers
Another option if you are in Perl land would be to take a look at Tim Brody's HTTP::OAI library [1] which returns XML::DOM::Document objects for record metadata, which you can walk around in and use to evaluate xpaths: -- use HTTP::OAI; my $harvester = HTTP::OAI::Harvester-new(

Re: [CODE4LIB] net::oai::harvester [resolved]

2007-12-17 Thread Ed Summers
fwiw, my proposed solution was to use MARC::File::XML from the marc-xml cpan module [1] use Net::OAI::Harvester; use MARC::File::SAX; my $url = 'http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/oai2_0'; my $harvester = Net::OAI::Harvester-new(baseURL = $url); my $response =

Re: [CODE4LIB] perl questions

2008-01-23 Thread Ed Summers
On Jan 23, 2008 6:34 PM, Doran, Michael D [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm wondering if we'll soon reach the point where the perl4lib list is not worth subscribing to. I'm not looking for any definitive answer here... I guess I'm just a little sad to see an old favorite lose its relevance. :-/

[CODE4LIB] Fwd: Request for Comments: SKOS Reference: W3C Working Draft 25 January 2008

2008-01-30 Thread Ed Summers
Just a quick heads up about the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) Reference was just released as a W3C Public Working Draft [1]. I apologize if you've already seen this announcement elsewhere. SKOS is aimed at making a range of knowledge organization systems (classification schemes,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Access to code4lib.org server--how to work it?

2008-03-21 Thread Ed Summers
asideSpeaking of the *.code4lib.org domain .. if there's a code4lib service you'd like to offer on your own server and want it at the code4lib domain let me know and I'll add an ARECORD for you to DNS./aside

Re: [CODE4LIB] Announcement: Open Source In Libraries Website

2008-03-27 Thread Ed Summers
I think Allen just didn't know about oss4lib: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/linuxinlibraries/message/858 Now he does, so maybe he goes forward with his plans to create a new community--or maybe he doesn't. Either way I don't see that either is a problem. On the one hand it's nice to work

Re: [CODE4LIB] KR (was: Gartner on OSS)

2008-03-31 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Dr R. Sanderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: my poor mailbox ;) I now open up discussion of real smtp clients, and the pros/cons of mail filtering ... Lets just get this all out of our system :-) Yours, //Ed PS shouldn't the discussion list set the From header to

Re: [CODE4LIB] KR (was: Gartner on OSS)

2008-03-31 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 1:54 PM, David Fiander [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Vi is just as programmable as emacs. It's possible to write a vi macro that runs a turing machine. Yeah, and XSLT is Turing complete but that doesn't mean it's actually a good thing to use :-) //Ed PS does this thing go

Re: [CODE4LIB] how to obtain a sampling of ISBNs

2008-04-29 Thread Ed Summers
You could download a snapshot of the full LC back file at the Internet Archive (kindly donated by Scriblio). http://www.archive.org/details/marc_records_scriblio_net Then run a script using your favorite MARC parsing library (mine currently is pymarc): from pymarc import MARCReader for

Re: [CODE4LIB] how to obtain a sampling of ISBNs

2008-04-30 Thread Ed Summers
-2.21 ./readloc.py - Godmar On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Ed Summers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You could download a snapshot of the full LC back file at the Internet Archive (kindly donated by Scriblio). http://www.archive.org/details/marc_records_scriblio_net

Re: [CODE4LIB] planet.code4lib.org -- 3 suggestions

2008-05-21 Thread Ed Summers
a conversation with Ed Summers quite a while ago and he encouraged me to go ahead and request it be added but I never followed through. Yikes, can someone add Steve's blog to the planet :-) http://www.familymanlibrarian.com/ //Ed

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

[CODE4LIB] RepoCamp (July 25th, Washington DC)

2008-06-24 Thread Ed Summers
You are hereby invited to RepoCamp in Washington DC on July 25th. http://barcamp.pbwiki.com/RepoCamp RepoCamp is a one-day free and open event where folks who are interested in managing and creating digital repository software and their contents can gather and share ideas, innovations, trials

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] code4lib 2009

2008-06-25 Thread Ed Summers
Here are a few ideas., since you asked (I think?) Stefano Mazzocchi: http://www.betaversion.org/~stefano/ Creator or Cocoon, one of the people behind the Simile project, now at MetaWeb ... I think Stefano's experience with public speaking, open source software, data processing and the web would

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Logo?

2008-09-21 Thread Ed Summers
How about we allow anyone to submit ideas, and use some of the $$ like Roy suggested to get a professional one from someone--and then we vote on all of them? I nominate Roy for coordinating the pro-design, and the vote :-) //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Logo?

2008-09-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Jonathan Rochkind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To me, a committee of volunteers that anyone interested can be on _is_ a community decision. Well it all depends on how the committee is selected doesn't it? If it's people who care enough to volunteer, and are

Re: [CODE4LIB] LOC Authority Data

2008-09-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Jonathan Rochkind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I thought I remembered something about Casey Bisson doing exactly that with a grant/award he received? I forget what happened to it. A snapshot would just be a snapshot of course, it wouldn't include records created or

Re: [CODE4LIB] release management

2008-10-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Jonathan Rochkind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can anyone reccommend any good sources on how to do 'release management' in a small distributed open source project. Or in a small in-house not open source project, for that matter. The key thing is not something

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4libNYC SIG Meeting this Wednesday

2008-11-11 Thread Ed Summers
Joanna: Could I suggest an item for the agenda: whether the nyc.code4lib.org DNS record is necessary. Jay Datema asked me to set this up maybe a month ago--which I did. But I don't believe the group itself is using the server that this hostname resolves to. If you want to have nyc.code4lib.org

Re: [CODE4LIB] amazon s3?

2008-11-11 Thread Ed Summers
If you are interested in Hadoop's distributed filesystem HDFS [1] you might also be interested in Tahoe [2]. The downside to things like Hadoop and Tahoe as compared with S3 are that you have to manage the machines and services yourself, rather than paying someone else to do it in the cloud. But

Re: [CODE4LIB] Drupal4Lib Camp

2008-11-18 Thread Ed Summers
It's may be worth pointing out that drupal4lib is scheduled to happen the day after code4lib ends, and Darien, CT is quote close geographically to Providence, RI ... so you could theoretically jump from code4lib to drupal4lib. Nice planning! //Ed On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Amanda

Re: [CODE4LIB] presentation proposals update

2008-11-21 Thread Ed Summers
Until Kevin Clarke happened to mention it in #code4lib I didn't know that the list of proposals so far is available at: http://library.brown.edu/code4libcon09/proposals/list/ So if you are looking for inspiration, or to see the pool of talks so far check it out. Maybe this was mentioned

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4libNYC SIG Meeting this Wednesday

2008-11-24 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Jay Datema [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I suggest using http://wiki.code4lib.org. Also, it would be good to set dates and locations for these meetings collaboratively on this listserv, I think. Sorry to be late getting back on this -- so is it ok to retire

[CODE4LIB] linked-data code4lib2009 pre-conf proposal

2008-11-25 Thread Ed Summers
I hope it's not too late to get this proposal for a Linked Data code4lib 2009 pre-conference in: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/LinkedData //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] Lightning Talk ideas

2008-11-26 Thread Ed Summers
Would be nice to add these ideas to the code4lib wiki somewhere... On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Jay Luker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know its a bit early to start thinking of these, but in the spirit of William Denton's talk proposal, What We Talk About When We Talk About FRBR, I thought

Re: [CODE4LIB] Lightning Talk ideas

2008-11-26 Thread Ed Summers
Yeah, but really a boring list of ideas would work well for now I think. On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Ranti Junus [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wonder if we could make it something like this: http://electroniclibrarian.org/erlwiki/Thought_cloud ranti. On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-01 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Karen: I definitely think adding COinS to OpenLibrary pages could make sense. I'm curious what everyone's use case is. Is it mainly browser plugins that can inject links to a relevant OpenURL router so that you can find books in your local context? If so I think use of COinS in OpenLibrary

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-01 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:05 PM, Karen Coyle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I asked about COinS because it's something I have vague knowledge of. (And I assume it isn't too difficult to implement.) However, if there are other services that would make a bigger difference, I invite you (all) to speak

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-03 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Godmar Back [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: COinS are still needed, in particular in situations in which multiple resources are displayed on a page (like, for instance, in the search results pages of most online systems or on pages such as http://citeulike.org, or in a

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-03 Thread Ed Summers
One thing to keep in mind when looking at unAPI, COinS and Microformats in general is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/06/removing_microformats_from_bbc.shtml //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-05 Thread Ed Summers
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Godmar Back [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: would it. BTW, I don't see why screen readers would stumble over this when the child of the span is empty. Do they try to read empty text? And if a COinS is processed, we fix up the title so tooltips show nicely. Yeah, if

Re: [CODE4LIB] COinS in OL?

2008-12-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Michael Ang [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From what I've been reading it sounds like abbr with title is more of a problem than span with title. So maybe span with title isn't too much of a problem in practice? I suspect that whether the span is empty doesn't make a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib

2009-01-22 Thread Ed Summers
Wow, this sounds too good to be true. Perhaps this is premature, but do you think there might be interest in hosting a code4lib2010 in the Netherlands? (he asks selfishly). I see you started a wiki page [1]. If at any point you want nl.code4lib.org (or something) to point somewhere just say the

Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib

2009-01-22 Thread Ed Summers
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote: Some of us can barely afford to get to the east coast of the United States, let alone Europe. Not that you have to cater to us poor state university folk, or anything. ;-) There are university folk in the Netherlands

Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib

2009-01-22 Thread Ed Summers
, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: Who's making rules? It's bad to discuss things without your peers before voting on them? I think it's a fine idea to discuss things before just blindly voting on them without discussion. Leads to better informed votes, does it not? Ed Summers wrote

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: AtomPub (APP) server libraries for Python?

2009-01-28 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Godmar: Perhaps this will seem backwards, but rather than trying to adapt (or create) a generic AtomPub implementation I've been using vanilla django, and just rolling my own atom feed and service documents as standard templates. The advantage here is that my code is custom suited to my task

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: AtomPub (APP) server libraries for Python?

2009-01-29 Thread Ed Summers
One other suggestion here. If the issue is that amplee, django-atompub or flatatompub lack the ability to layer in non-atom markup you might want to look at adding this functionality to your favorite among them, and seeing if the changes could be rolled back into the project. I realize this is

Re: [CODE4LIB] Working with Getty vocabularies

2009-02-27 Thread Ed Summers
The TGN is still behind a pay-firewall right? Not that that means it isn't legit conversation on here (because it is) -- but just curious what the current state is. //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] registering info: uris?

2009-04-01 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:14 AM, Mike Taylor m...@indexdata.com wrote: As usual, an ounce of example is worth a ton of exposition, so: Suppose I always keep a PDF of my latest paper at        http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/latest.pdf for the benefit of people who want to keep an eye on my

Re: [CODE4LIB] registering info: uris?

2009-04-01 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:28 PM, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress r...@loc.gov wrote: Even more to the point: there is no sound definition of dereference.  To dereference a resource means to retrieve a representation of it. There has never been any agreement within the w3c of what constitutes

Re: [CODE4LIB] Pacific Northwest Code4Lib chapter and meeting

2009-04-02 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Reese, Terry terry.re...@oregonstate.edu wrote: FYI for the larger group.  Since many members in the PNW simply cannot travel to the larger C4L meeting due to budgetary restraints (this year, and very likely the next), etc -- we will be starting up a PNW local

Re: [CODE4LIB] Durability of PDFs

2009-07-01 Thread Ed Summers
You could look at JHOVE [1] for validation of the PDF/A. [1] http://hul.harvard.edu/jhove/

Re: [CODE4LIB] rdf files as linked data

2009-07-21 Thread Ed Summers
Nice work Eric! You are right to focus on making the data resolvable first. Ross' advice to work on exposing and interlinking more of your own data next, instead of trying to link out elsewhere, is good I think. I noticed from your compact (and elegant) little Perl script that you are expecting

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

2009-07-22 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Wayne: My advice would be to find a real, do-able, and hopefully exciting problem where you work (or elsewhere) that can be solved with a bit of automation. Once you've found something to work on, fish around for the right tools(s) to solve the problem. You can use your peers in here or

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

2009-07-22 Thread Ed Summers
Here's another reference to add to some of the great ones so far (hadn't seen that Norvig one before Chris!). Whatever you think about Perl, it's hard to argue with Larry Wall's 3 great virtues of a computer programmer: http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?LazinessImpatienceHubris //Ed

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

2009-07-22 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Wayne Lamwing...@gmail.com wrote: So i start browsing on the internet about what OAI, Solr and all related thing without a direction, reading books on what Semantic web is and subscribe some mailing list of interesting projects. But for a newbie like me, it was

Re: [CODE4LIB] Suggest a keynote speaker for Code4Lib 2010!

2009-07-23 Thread Ed Summers
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Lovins, Danieldaniel.lov...@yale.edu wrote: I nominate Jonathan Zittrain [1], co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society [2] (where David Weinberger is a fellow [3]) and author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It [4]. +1

Re: [CODE4LIB] download design

2009-07-24 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Chris: Assuming your files are available in a directory like: http://ia360943.us.archive.org/1/items/talis_openlibrary_contribution/ why not use the manifest file: http://ia360943.us.archive.org/1/items/talis_openlibrary_contribution/talis_openlibrary_contribution_files.xml It will

Re: [CODE4LIB] [Fwd: [ol-tech] Modified RDF/XML api]

2009-08-11 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Karen Coyleli...@kcoyle.net wrote: Ed, I have NO IDEA how you got to rdf/xml from the OL author link -- do tell, and I'll take a look! There is no RDF/XML export template for authors, but one could be created. The URI/URL is simply the address of the author

Re: [CODE4LIB] [Fwd: [ol-tech] Modified RDF/XML api]

2009-08-11 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Coombs, Karen Akacoo...@central.uh.edu wrote: I hate to say it but as someone who is working with the WorldCat Search API at this point I sure could create code that used Open Library data faster if you used one of the same metadata formats that the WorldCat

Re: [CODE4LIB] [Fwd: [ol-tech] Modified RDF/XML api]

2009-08-13 Thread Ed Summers
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Karen Coyleli...@kcoyle.net wrote: Does it work for folks if this returns either a cover OR a blank? (1x1 jpg). It may be awkward to test first for an actual cover. Also, if it's ok to not test for a cover, does anyone have a preference over the blank or a 404

Re: [CODE4LIB] GPO PURLs

2009-08-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Keith Jenkinsk...@cornell.edu wrote: Maybe someone more familiar with PURL systems can tell me... is there any way to harvest data from a PURL server, so that a backup/mirror can be available? This would be a great question for the purl-dev discussion list too:

[CODE4LIB] web archiving - was: Implementing OpenURL for simple web resources

2009-09-18 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Erik, all On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Erik Hetzner erik.hetz...@ucop.edu wrote: I might be misunderstanding you, but, I think that you are leaving out the implicit dimension of time here - when was the URL referenced? What can we use to represent the tuple URL, date, and how do we

Re: [CODE4LIB] A few Ruby MARC announcements

2009-09-23 Thread Ed Summers
Nice work Ross! Users of rubymarc might like to see the performance enhancements that motivated you to do the nokogiri integration: http://paste.lisp.org/display/87529 !!! //Ed On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Ross Singer rossfsin...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everybody, Apologies for the

Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group

2009-10-21 Thread Ed Summers
You should also feel free to discuss AquaBrowser on here too ... the code4lib discussion isn't limited to opensource software. //Ed On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Kathryn Frederick kfred...@skidmore.edu wrote: Please excuse cross-posting. I've set up an AquaBrowser Google Group to share

[CODE4LIB] vocampdc oct 30-31

2009-10-29 Thread Ed Summers
My apologies for the extremely short notice. There is a Vocabulary Camp taking place at the Library of Congress all day tomorrow and part of Saturday (Oct 30-31). All are welcome to attend. More information is available at: http://vocamp.org/wiki/VoCampDCOctober2009VoCampDCOctober2009

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC8 in marc-ruby

2009-10-30 Thread Ed Summers
Hi Brendan: Ahh the lovely MARC-8 :-) It's a fair bit of effort I think. One approach could be to porting the MARC8-Unicode functionality from pymarc [1,2]. It's only one-way, but that's normally what most sane people want to do anyhow. Another approach would be to look into wrapping yaz-iconv

[CODE4LIB] pymarc v2.41 on pypi

2009-11-11 Thread Ed Summers
Just a quick note to let you know pymarc v2.41 is available: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pymarc/ The change in this release is functionality from Mark Matienzo for supporting reading/writing MARC records with non-numeric tags. Thanks Mark! //Ed

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-07 Thread Ed Summers
In the interests of all-that-is-agile, and the HolidaySeason™ I took a quick (imperfect) stab at providing some basic suggest functionality at id.loc.gov which you can find documented in the OpenSearch Description: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/opensearch/ I used the OpenSearch Suggestions

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Ethan Gruber ewg4x...@gmail.com wrote: Ben, another problem with digestibility of the search results is that it's not XHTML, and therefore not well-formed XML, making it impossible to process with XPath. What page did you find that wasn't valid XHTML? The JSON

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:18 PM, LeVan,Ralph le...@oclc.org wrote: That looks more like an old-style index browse than what I'd think of as a suggestion.  You've returned nothing until the user has typed enough characters to restrict the number of index terms to be returned to a rational

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM, LeVan,Ralph le...@oclc.org wrote: For VIAF, rankings are calculated based on the number of institutions that have controlled that name and the amount of attention the institutions have given to that name (e.g. size of their respective name authority records).

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-08 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote: Couple of things: first, what we have at id.loc.gov is NOT LCSH, but a copy of the LC subject authority file. The entries in this file form the basis for subject headings, most of which add facets to the authority entry when

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-08 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Ethan Gruber ewg4x...@gmail.com wrote: my interest is how I (or other people developing their own autosuggest systems based on the subject headings) can pull updates of the master authority XML file into my index of terms. Take a look at the Atom feed for

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-10 Thread Ed Summers
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM, LeVan,Ralph le...@oclc.org wrote: The file contains tab delimited records.  The first column is the ID number of the FAST record that the term comes from.  The second column is the MARC Authorities field that the term came from.  The third column is the term

Re: [CODE4LIB] HathiTrust API

2010-02-24 Thread Ed Summers
Nice work Bill! I particularly like your use of the link element to enable auto-discovery of these resources: link rel=canonical href=/Record/005550418 link rel=alternate type=application/marc href=/Record/005550418.mrc link rel=alternate type=application/marc+xml

[CODE4LIB] wikipedia external links and linked data

2010-03-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Lars Aronsson l...@aronsson.se wrote: Wikipedia has 720 links to www.rockhall.com, which is a dream for any website, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:LinkSearch/www.rockhall.com I had no idea that Wikipedia provided a live search of external links. Up until

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia external links and linked data

2010-03-29 Thread Ed Summers
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Jonathan Rochkind rochk...@jhu.edu wrote: Hmm, just because a given page is linked to from a wikipedia page, can one assume that the target of the link is about the same thing as the original page?   I'm not sure how often this assumption would be violated?

Re: [CODE4LIB] Works API

2010-03-30 Thread Ed Summers
I realize it's of limited utility compared to yet another web2.0 API, but I think it would be good to see Works represented somehow in the RDF Linked Data views...assuming they're not already. //Ed On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote: Open Library now has Works

Re: [CODE4LIB] Works API

2010-03-30 Thread Ed Summers
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Karen Coyle li...@kcoyle.net wrote: Ed, thanks. I'll need you to be a bit more -v on this one: are you asking for a an RDF option on the API, or that Works as a whole be represented as linked data? The Open Library doesn't present itself as linked data, as you

Re: [CODE4LIB] Recent Digital Library/Library IT Jobs on DigitalKoans

2010-04-07 Thread Ed Summers
Hey Charles, How do these jobs end up on your blog again? It seems like you have a lot of good content. Given the number of jobs that are posted on here and on your site I wonder if it might be feasible to create a little alerting/subscription service for code4lib folks who want a technical job

[CODE4LIB] code4lib mdc (Apr 9, 2010)

2010-04-07 Thread Ed Summers
I just found out about a code4lib regional full day meeting in the DC area at the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, Maryland. I figured it couldn't hurt to announce it on here in case you have any interest in attending. Agenda is below. asideIt would be nice if the organizers of

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues

2010-04-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM, William Denton w...@pobox.com wrote: A quick note to anyone who's interested in Code4Lib North (6-7 May in Kingston, Ontario) and isn't on the mailing list for it:        http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/North Details about the mailing list are there.  

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues

2010-04-07 Thread Ed Summers
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM, William Denton w...@pobox.com wrote: So far there are just three people with ideas for talks (me, Walter Lewis, Art Rhyno).  Have the other local chapters found it works well to have more time for informal stuff, or lightning talks, or Ask Anything like I see

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