Re: [CODE4LIB] Getting data from Voyager into XML?

2007-01-19 Thread Walker, David
One thing I am hoping that can come out of the preconference is a standard XSLT doc. Is there XSLT to do this sort of thing with dates available? I am, however, skeptical of a purely MARC - XSLT - Solr solution. Most XSLT processors do, of course, allow you to write your own extension

[CODE4LIB] Job: Web Librarian, California State University San Marcos

2007-02-20 Thread Walker, David
Excuse the cross-posting: -- Web Librarian -- Tenure-track appointment at the Senior Assistant Librarian level (beginning salary $51,852). The California State University San Marcos Library is seeking a creative, energetic librarian to provide vision and leadership

Re: [CODE4LIB] Z39.50 for III Database?

2007-03-01 Thread Walker, David
Nathan, You may want to consider some alternatives to Z39.50. As Marc and Godmar have pointed out, you can set the record format to 'OPAC' in order to get holdings information in a Z39.50 search, but the III Z39.50 server has some key limitations. First, the III Z39 Server only allows you to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Z39.50 for III Database?

2007-05-02 Thread Walker, David
/suggestions you may have. - Godmar On 3/4/07, Birkin James Diana [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 1, 2007, at 5:23 PM, Walker, David wrote: http://walkertr.csusm.edu/scrape/test.htm Very cool; works on our III catalog! Nathan Mealy -- I also used the screenscrape method to get info we needed

Re: [CODE4LIB] weird worldcat results?

2007-09-04 Thread Walker, David
Are you supposed to have an ISSN on such a record? Seems like a lot of article databases include the journal's ISSN with each article record, typically in the 020, if the data is stored (or at least exposed) as MARC. Very useful piece of information to have, in my opinion, so I'm glad they

[CODE4LIB] Job: Web Librarian

2007-11-28 Thread Walker, David
- WEB LIBRARIAN - The California State University San Marcos Library is seeking a creative, energetic librarian to provide vision and leadership in designing, developing, and supporting the Library's Web sites. Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track position with a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Using the balancer webapp in Jakarta tomcat

2008-01-14 Thread Walker, David
If there's something better I've had good success with UrlRewriteFilter, which is very much like mod_rewrite. http://tuckey.org/urlrewrite/ --Dave --- David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

Re: [CODE4LIB] Latest OpenLibrary.org release

2008-05-07 Thread Walker, David
Nobody in the *library world* uses it, much less non-libraries. Ironically, I was just checking email in between using the WorldCat SRU server. In addition to the systems Rob mentioned, there are also article databases like JSTOR and Springerlink that implement SRU, and every metasearch

Re: [CODE4LIB] Life after Expect

2008-05-15 Thread Walker, David
Has anyone on this list considered this option or tried it out? We (and no doubt many others) have been using Innovative's Z39.50 server with our metasearch and link resolver systems -- not with a yaz-proxy/SRU interface on top, but just directly using Z39.50 clients. It works well with our

Re: [CODE4LIB] III SIP server

2008-06-11 Thread Walker, David
I'd like to see the PHP code, Mark. Would you mind sending it to me, or perhaps posting it somewhere where we all might download it? Thanks! --Dave --- David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

Re: [CODE4LIB] III SIP server

2008-06-13 Thread Walker, David
use for testing. The client is particularly useful as you can use it interactively with your ILS. HTH, Mark -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Walker, David Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:00 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re

[CODE4LIB] Ser Sol 360 Search

2008-07-07 Thread Walker, David
Hi All, I'm giving a conference presentation later this month on metasearch. If your library licenses Serial Solutions' metasearch system, would you mind contacting me off-list? I'd like to ask a couple of questions. Thanks! --Dave --- David Walker Library Web Services

[CODE4LIB] Innovative DLF ILS-DI code WAS: [CODE4LIB] Update: DLF ILS-DI Developers' Workshop Aug 7

2008-07-17 Thread Walker, David
Hi all, I'm working on converting a screen-scraping class, written in PHP, I have for looking-up bib and availability information in an Innovative systems to the new ILS-DI specification, and had a couple of questions: 1. Is there a place (other than the workshop) to discuss issues or

Re: [CODE4LIB] creating call number browse

2008-09-17 Thread Walker, David
a decent UI is probably going to be a bigger job I've always felt that the call number browse was a really useful option, but the most disastrously implemented feature in most ILS catalog interfaces. I think the problem is that we're focusing on the task -- browsing the shelf -- as opposed to

Re: [CODE4LIB] OAI-PMH Harvester in PHP?

2008-10-06 Thread Walker, David
Thanks everyone! --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mark Jordan [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, October 06,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Google books js api, oclc/lccn, any problems?

2008-10-15 Thread Walker, David
So, I would assume that the 2416076 record was merged into the 24991049 record Or maybe this is an example of WorldCat's FRBR work set grouping at work? I've been struggling to wrap my mind around this recently. --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California

[CODE4LIB] Good advanced search screens

2008-11-14 Thread Walker, David
I'm working on an advanced search screen as part of our WorldCat API project. WorldCat has dozens of indexes and a ton of limiters. So many, in fact, that it's rather daunting trying to design it all in a way that isn't just a big dump of fields and check boxes that only a cataloger could

Re: [CODE4LIB] MODS-to-citation stylesheets

2009-01-12 Thread Walker, David
Do you know if it is specifically geared toward Zotero's SQLite data structures? I don't believe so, since the CSL standard, such that it is, predates Zotero. I've worked with CSL a little bit in trying to create a PHP CSL rules engine. Not a trivial task, to say the least, but long-term it

Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib

2009-01-22 Thread Walker, David
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. ;-) --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University

[CODE4LIB] MARC-XML - Qualified Dublin Core XSLT

2009-03-06 Thread Walker, David
Hi All, Anyone have an XSLT style sheet to convert from MARC-XML to Qualified Dublin Core? I'm looking to load these into DSpace, if that makes a difference. Looks like LOC only has MARC-XML to Simple Dublin Core. This page [1] mentions a 'MARCXML to Qualified DC styles heets' developed

Re: [CODE4LIB] Free cover images?

2009-03-16 Thread Walker, David
However, my understanding is that Worldcat forbids any use of those cover images _at all_. OCLC does return the cover image URL as part of it's Z39.50 response, so I'm guessing that it is intended to be used by external applications, or at least those that are actually searching Worldcat.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Something completely different

2009-04-06 Thread Walker, David
I know that a large percentage of the data in our MARC records is not being used for finding/gathering or even display, so in that case, what good is it? This is, of course, a chicken and egg thing. The reason why a lot of MARC data remains inconsistent is precisely because it is not being

Re: [CODE4LIB] Serials Solutions Summon

2009-04-21 Thread Walker, David
Even though Summon is marketed as a Serial Solutions system, I tend to think of it more as coming from Proquest (the parent company, of course). Summon goes a bit beyond what Proquest and CSA have done in the past, loading outside publisher data, your local catalog records, and some other nice

Re: [CODE4LIB] Serials Solutions Summon

2009-04-21 Thread Walker, David
I've noticed that reference and instructional librarians (at least in published literature) tend to use the term federated search more often than others. And by that they mean a broadcast search, not what Ray and many others mean by that term. Library technology folk tend to use the other

[CODE4LIB] Ebsco Discovery Service WAS: [CODE4LIB] Serials Solutions Summon

2009-04-24 Thread Walker, David
I see today that Ebsco announced their Discovery Service, similar to Summon. Not surprising, of course -- although note the fact that WorldCat will be included in the local index, interesting, no? http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1topicID=1245 Anyway, nothing in the press

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ebsco Discovery Service WAS: [CODE4LIB] Serials Solutions Summon

2009-04-24 Thread Walker, David
that.) Walker, David wrote: I see today that Ebsco announced their Discovery Service, similar to Summon. Not surprising, of course -- although note the fact that WorldCat will be included in the local index, interesting, no? http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1topicID=1245

Re: [CODE4LIB] exact title searches with z39.50

2009-04-28 Thread Walker, David
I'm not sure it's a _big_ mess, though, at least for metasearching. I was just looking at our metasearch logs this morning, so did a quick count: 93% of the searches were keyword searches. Not a lot of exactness required there. It's mostly in the 7% who are doing more specific searches

[CODE4LIB] openurl.info ?

2009-05-14 Thread Walker, David
It appears that the openurl.info domain name has expired. I get an error from the host: http://www.openurl.info/registry/docs/mtx/info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx I've been using the registry at OCLC as a reference source for OpenURL. But all of the identifiers and links pointing to openurl.info

Re: [CODE4LIB] FW: [CODE4LIB] openurl.info ?

2009-05-19 Thread Walker, David
? What's happened to openurl.info http://openurl.info ? (This note below was posted to code4lib but that's probably not the best forum for this question.) --Ray Denenberg From: Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu Reply-To: Code for Libraries CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU

Re: [CODE4LIB] How to access environment variables in XSL

2009-06-19 Thread Walker, David
Micahael, What XSLT processor and programming language are you using? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On

Re: [CODE4LIB] tricky mod_rewrite

2009-07-01 Thread Walker, David
Is it possible to write a .htaccess file that works *no matter* where it is located I don't believe so. If the .htaccess file lives in a directory inside of the Apache root directory, then you _don't_ need to specify a RewriteBase. It's really only necessary when .htacess lives in a

Re: [CODE4LIB] tricky mod_rewrite

2009-07-01 Thread Walker, David
From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Godmar Back [god...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 7:23 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] tricky mod_rewrite On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote

Re: [CODE4LIB] tricky mod_rewrite

2009-07-01 Thread Walker, David
: Re: [CODE4LIB] tricky mod_rewrite On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote: They can create .htaccess files, but don't always have control of the main Apache httpd.conf or the root directory. Just to be clear, I didn't mean just the root directory itself

[CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha

2009-08-25 Thread Walker, David
Casting a net far and wide on this, sorry. We're using EZproxy to proxy a website that also happens to have reCaptcha on it. I guess reCaptcha keys are tied to domain names, so when the Javascript is brought into the page via the script / tag, it sees that the page is 'proxy.example.edu'

Re: [CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha

2009-08-25 Thread Walker, David
From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Walker, David [dwal...@calstate.edu] Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:33 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha Casting a net far and wide on this, sorry. We're using EZproxy to proxy a website

Re: [CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha

2009-08-25 Thread Walker, David
Libraries http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Walker, David Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:34 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: [CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha Casting a net

Re: [CODE4LIB] EzProxy and recaptcha

2009-08-25 Thread Walker, David
://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Walker, David Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:33 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Cc: web4...@webjunction.org Subject: EzProxy and recaptcha Casting a net far and wide on this, sorry. We're using EZproxy to proxy a website that also happens

Re: [CODE4LIB] Library Website Redesign Info and Project Plans

2009-09-16 Thread Walker, David
My wife really likes Web Redesign: Workflow that Works, by Kelly Goto Emily Cotler. The second edition is called Web Redesign 2.0. http://www.web-redesign.com/ http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57641137 --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State

Re: [CODE4LIB] holdings standards/protocols

2009-11-16 Thread Walker, David
Innovative does too. Like Ben mentioned with Voyager Z39.50, simply set the record type to 'OPAC' in your yaz client to get the holdings. --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

Re: [CODE4LIB] ipsCA Certs

2009-12-17 Thread Walker, David
Hi John, I also got this email. We also recently installed an ipsCA wildcard cert for a test EZProxy install. Looking at the details of our ipsCA wildcard certificate in Firefox, though, I can see the chain of certificates going up to the root ipsCA cert. Firefox says that that root

Re: [CODE4LIB] ipsCA Certs

2009-12-17 Thread Walker, David
I see now that I'm looking at the intermediate certificate. The root does expire in 2009. Nevermind. :-) --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Walker, David Sent

Re: [CODE4LIB] Online PHP course?

2010-01-05 Thread Walker, David
what's the problem(s) with PHP? I fear this thread may never end. And I like PHP. --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] image maps + lightbox/thickbox/ibox/etc

2010-01-07 Thread Walker, David
I've taken to using Shadowbox: http://www.shadowbox-js.com/ Since one of the things you can bring-up in the box is any external web page, it might meet your need for an image map? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University

Re: [CODE4LIB] urldecode problem and CAS

2010-01-27 Thread Walker, David
So a user arrives at your app. You see that they are not logged in, and so redirect them to the CAS server with a return URL back to your application. Do you have an example of that URL? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc documentation?

2010-01-27 Thread Walker, David
Do you mean just the 'CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY' at the bottom of each page? http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd4xx.html --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

[CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-10 Thread Walker, David
Can anyone here recommend an open source system for change management? Not version control, per se. But the process of requesting, reviewing, and approving changes to production systems. Does Trac fit into this category? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager

Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-11 Thread Walker, David
Thanks to everyone who responded. The comments have been very helpful! Is anyone using RT? [1] Also, I'm curious how many academic libraries are following a formal change management process? By that, I mean: Do you maintain a strict separation between developers and operations staff (the

Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-11 Thread Walker, David
pass/fail conditions, code quality, process mgt, etc. This can be a challenge as Ops and Dev have different missions at times. D -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Walker, David Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:55 AM To: CODE4LIB

Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-11 Thread Walker, David
[mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Walker, David Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:49 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system Hey Declan, Does that process only apply to applications you develop yourselves? How about the Innovative system

Re: [CODE4LIB] Sunday in Asheville

2010-02-17 Thread Walker, David
There is a Duke basketball game on then, and they do love them some college basketball in North Carolina. NASCAR should be over by 7:00. I think you're good. --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

Re: [CODE4LIB] Sunday in Asheville

2010-02-17 Thread Walker, David
The hockey game is on MSNBC. --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 Sean Hannan [shan...@jhu.edu] Sent:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Walker, David
ALL of that said, where are the San Diego gang la_jolla++ BigD? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf

Re: [CODE4LIB] Transferring an article bib data From Article Linker page to ILL form

2010-03-03 Thread Walker, David
Sarah, Are you using ILLiad, or perhaps just an e-mailed based ILL form? Either way, your link resolver should be able to send the OpenURL to that system. ILLiad can accept OpenURLs and auto-populate it's form. It's not too difficult to do the same for a home-grown email ILL form. This is

Re: [CODE4LIB] ignore my last message

2010-03-08 Thread Walker, David
That was not a reply but a new message. --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 Mike Taylor

Re: [CODE4LIB] newbie

2010-03-25 Thread Walker, David
Google code has project feeds in Atom, too. --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 Aaron Rubinstein

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues

2010-04-08 Thread Walker, David
I think a good compromise is to have local meeting conversations on the code4libcon google group. this! --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues

2010-04-08 Thread Walker, David
@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North planning continues On 8 April 2010, Walker, David quoted: I think a good compromise is to have local meeting conversations on the code4libcon google group. That list is for organizing the main conference, with details about getting rooms, food

Re: [CODE4LIB] Twitter annotations and library software

2010-04-28 Thread Walker, David
I was also just working on DOI with RIS. It looks like both Endnote and Refworks recognize 'DO' for DOIs. But apparently Zotero does not. If Zotero supported it, I'd say we'd have a de facto standard on our hands. In fact, I couldn't figure out how to pass a DOI to Zotero using RIS. Or, at

Re: [CODE4LIB] Twitter annotations and library software

2010-04-29 Thread Walker, David
We're using maybe 1% of the spec for 99% of our practice, probably because librarians weren't imaginative (as Jim Weinheimer would say) enough to think of other use cases beyond that most pressing one. I would suggest it's more because, once you step outside of the primary use case for

Re: [CODE4LIB] A call for your OPAC (or other system) statistics! (Browse interfaces)

2010-05-04 Thread Walker, David
Here are some stats from Cal State San Marcos for the past 6 1/2 years (2003-10) . All searches other than keyword are browse searches. keyword = 596,111 title = 158,761 author = 59,293 subject = 23,692 call number = 9,477 form / genre = 4,838 other numbers = 14,636 So:

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat as an OpenURL endpoint ?

2010-06-15 Thread Walker, David
It seems like the more productive path if the goal of a user is simply to locate a copy, where ever it is held. But I don't think users have *locating a copy* as their goal. Rather, I think their goal is to *get their hands on the book*. If I discover a book via COINs, and you drop me off at

Re: [CODE4LIB] Innovative's Synergy

2010-06-30 Thread Walker, David
Hi Cindy, Both the Ebsco and Proquest APIs are definitely available to customers. We're using the Ebsco one in our Xerxes application, for example. ( I'll send you a link off-list, Cindy.) --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University

Re: [CODE4LIB] DIY aggregate index

2010-06-30 Thread Walker, David
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

[CODE4LIB] Old MARC 007 field

2010-09-13 Thread Walker, David
I have some old MARC records that appear to have 007 fields that follow the pre-1981 structure. The LOC MARC pages mention this older structure in a note at the bottom of the page [1], but don't give a whole lot of information on it. I'm curious if others have run into this, and what you've

Re: [CODE4LIB] Help with DLF-ILS GetAvailability

2010-10-21 Thread Walker, David
Hey Owen, Seems like the you could use the dlf:holdings element to hold this kind of individual library information. The DLF-ILS documentation doesn't seem to think that you would use dlf:simpleavailability here, though, but rather MARC or ISO holdings schemas. But if you're controlling both

Re: [CODE4LIB] Help with DLF-ILS GetAvailability

2010-10-21 Thread Walker, David
jQuery to parse a standard availability format so that this could then be applied easily in other environments. Obviously we can still achieve the outcome we need for the immediate requirements of the project by using a custom format. Thanks again Owen On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Walker

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-25 Thread Walker, David
b) expanding it to be actual useful and interesting. But here I think you've missed the very utility of MARC-XML. Let's say you have a binary MARC file (the kind that comes out of an ILS) and want to transform that into MODS, Dublin Core, or maybe some other XML schema. How would you do

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-27 Thread Walker, David
I've been involved in several projects lambasted because managers think MARCXML is solving some imaginary problem It seems to me that this is really the heart of your argument. You had this experience, and now are projecting the opinions of these managers onto lots of people in the

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-27 Thread Walker, David
Software Engineer OCLC Research http://www.oclc.org/research/people/smith.htm -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Walker, David Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 8:57 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML

Re: [CODE4LIB] exporting marc records from iii

2011-02-18 Thread Walker, David
Hey Eric, Is this an Innovative system you have access to (at Notre Dame)? And do you need to do this one time only, or does it need to be automated and ongoing? If it's a system you have access to, and you only need it once, then you might just have one of the staff there use the Millennium

Re: [CODE4LIB] dealing with Summon

2011-03-02 Thread Walker, David
Just out of curiosity, is there a Summon (API) developer listserv? Should there be? --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] Simple Web-based Dublin Core search engine?

2011-03-16 Thread Walker, David
I wonder if you might be able to load the file in PKP Harvester. http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=harvester It should already be able to parse and index OAI-DC, and would give you a nice, simple interface. It's based on a straight LAMP stack, which would make it easier to get up and running than some

Re: [CODE4LIB] geo-locating email domains

2011-03-24 Thread Walker, David
, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Walker, David wrote: http://bit.ly/hdL55U But doesn't the large circle over the Bay Area come from all the gmail accounts hosted in Mountain View? No, not exactly. Yes, much of the area is centered around Mountain View (Gmail), but as you zoom in you see

Re: [CODE4LIB] Google Book Search and Millennium

2011-04-26 Thread Walker, David
IUG has an area on their website called the Clearinghouse, which has a number of scripts and other things. It's behind a login, unfortunately, although any IUG member can get access. --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University

Re: [CODE4LIB] Google Book Search and Millennium

2011-04-26 Thread Walker, David
passworded to everyone. You might ask if this area will be opened too as it may still be closed as an oversight. kyle On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:22 AM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote: IUG has an area on their website called the Clearinghouse, which has a number of scripts and other

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 Seattle Update

2011-06-17 Thread Walker, David
I doubt anyone is particularly wedded to the particularities of the current theme. In fact, some of us dislike it entirely. ;-) --Dave == David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University http://xerxes.calstate.edu

Re: [CODE4LIB] Examples of Web Service APIs in Academic Public Libraries

2011-10-11 Thread Walker, David
We use a number of web services provided by our (often vendor-supplied) library systems. Those include: Metalib, SFX, bX, and Voyager. We've also worked with Ebsco, Summon, Primo/Primo Central, and Worldcat APIs. --Dave - David Walker Library Web Services Manager California

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc-8

2011-10-24 Thread Walker, David
I know yaz-marcdump changes the encoding bit in MARC leaders. Does it also convert MARC-8 characters to UTF-8? Yes. We use it for that purpose all the time. --Dave - David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University -Original Message- From: Code

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-05 Thread Walker, David
And I want to update 'Drawing' to be 'Cooking' w/ a jQuery hover effect on the client side then I need to make an Ajax request, correct? What you probably want to do here, Nate, is simply output the PHP variable in your HTML response, like this: h1 id=foo?php echo $searchterm ?/h1 And

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-05 Thread Walker, David
at 2:44 PM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote: And I want to update 'Drawing' to be 'Cooking' w/ a jQuery hover effect on the client side then I need to make an Ajax request, correct? What you probably want to do here, Nate, is simply output the PHP variable in your HTML response

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-06 Thread Walker, David
I couldn't get json_encode() going on the server at work. This usually means your server is running an older version of PHP. If it's OS is RHEL 5, then you've likely got PHP 5.1.6 installed. http://php.net/manual/en/function.json-encode.php json_encode PHP 5 = 5.2.0 --Dave

Re: [CODE4LIB] Experience with codeIgniter?

2011-12-14 Thread Walker, David
Are your 'folks' looking for a content management system, Karen? As Mark just mentioned, CodeIgniter is a web application development framework -- that is, a set of reusable programming code that makes it easier for programmers to build applications for the web. The key terms there being

Re: [CODE4LIB] Experience with codeIgniter?

2011-12-14 Thread Walker, David
and WordPress is ... well, I don't know. Dang! I hate being in the middle of this. I still think they'd be better off going with one of the known CMS packages. kc Quoting Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu: Are your 'folks' looking for a content management system, Karen? As Mark just mentioned

Re: [CODE4LIB] PHP SUSHI client

2012-02-28 Thread Walker, David
Hi Joshua, What do you see if you do: var_dump($client-__getFunctions()); That should show you the available methods and their parameters. --Dave - David Walker Library Web Services Manager California State University -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] Proquest dissertation XML?

2012-05-10 Thread Walker, David
We use this to transform the PQ XML into the format that DSpace uses for batch loading -- the elements here are qualified Dublin Core, but the format is unique to DSpace. http://library.calstate.edu/media/txt/diss-to-dc.xsl --Dave - David Walker Interim Director,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Best way to process large XML files

2012-06-08 Thread Walker, David
Since you mentioned SimpleXML, Kyle, I assume you're using PHP? If so, you might look at XMLReader [1], which is a pull parser, and should give you better performance on large files than SimpleXML . It is still based on libxml, though, so if that is still not fast enough for you, you can

Re: [CODE4LIB] Leader in MarcXML Files ( Record Length )

2012-06-29 Thread Walker, David
Whatever you do, downstream applications are probably just going to ignore that information anyway. I've never bothered to look at the leader length when parsing MARC-XML, anyway. I would just make it zeros. --Dave - David Walker Interim Director, Systemwide Digital

Re: [CODE4LIB] U of Baltimore, Final Usability Report, link resolvers -- MIA?

2012-09-06 Thread Walker, David
I've always preferred search engine-based spell checkers over other approaches. I've not seen a library application using a different strategy (dictionary or corpus based) that does nearly as well. We've used the Yahoo [1] and Bing [2] spell check APIs for years now in our applications. They

Re: [CODE4LIB] Video from the Conference

2013-02-15 Thread Walker, David
Ditto. It was almost like being there. I even had a beer each night. --Dave - David Walker Director, Systemwide Digital Library Services California State University 562-355-4845 -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On

Re: [CODE4LIB] discovery layers question

2013-05-08 Thread Walker, David
I would point out, too, that Encore (the example given) is not one of the major discovery systems. The 'Big Four' discovery services, as they are often called, are those developed by OCLC, Ex Libris, Serials Solutions, and Ebsco. Encore is really a different kind of system. It has no

Re: [CODE4LIB] PHP HTTP Client preference

2013-09-03 Thread Walker, David
We're also using Guzzle, and really like it. --Dave - David Walker Director, Systemwide Digital Library Services California State University 562-355-4845 -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Karen Coombs

[CODE4LIB] Tool for feedback on document

2013-10-16 Thread Walker, David
Hi all, We're looking to put together a large policy document, and would like to be able to solicit feedback on the text from librarians and staff across two dozen institutions. We could just do that via email, of course. But I thought it might be better to have something web-based. A wiki

Re: [CODE4LIB] Tool for feedback on document

2013-10-21 Thread Walker, David
be more elegant solutions that allow, say, nested/threaded comments. I know there is blog software out there that does this, but it's been a few years so I forget what it's called. -Mike On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Walker, David dwal...@calstate.edu wrote: Hi all, We're