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Tuesday October 28th
Beginning the long haul (1 comments)

Saturday October 25th
Live from PEI (1 comments)

Tuesday September 30th
Kylie (5 comments)

Thursday September 25th
CUFTS (2 comments)

Tuesday September 16th
To live & work in L.A. (0 comments)

Monday August 4th
Trying to reach... (1 comments)

Friday July 11th
My Life as a Net Nanny (0 comments)

Monday June 23rd
CACUL Innovation Award (1 comments)

Wednesday June 11th
My new project (0 comments)

Thursday May 29th
walking the DOM with IE in Mac OS X (1 comments)

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Beginning the long haul

By rscrawford, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue Oct 28th, 2003 at 02:09:46 PM EST

I'm entering my second year of library school, and I'm realizing that it's time to start the long, painful process of looking for work in the field. The classes I've found most interesting are the ones that relate to cataloging, controlled vocabularies, computer-related topics, etc. I work with Solaris systems and Oracle databases now, I'm pretty darned good with Linux and Unix systems (Windows systems puzzle me, though) and I'm eager for the opportunity to meld my professional skills with what I'm learning in school.

Of course, one of the reasons I wanted to go to library school was because I wanted to be in a profession where I could be exposed constantly to new ideas, new ways of thinking, new people, and new cultures.

I'm not shopping for job opportunities (not yet, at least). But I am soliciting ideas for where I could go with my degree, interests, and skills. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Live from PEI

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Sat Oct 25th, 2003 at 03:39:29 AM EST
It's early in the morning here at the Zap Your Pram conference and I gave my talk called Information Landscapes and Spaghetti Code last night. The discussions were amazing, we've got to figure out a way to bring this group together with the Access crowd. hackfest by the sea, I wonder...

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By ksclarke, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue Sep 30th, 2003 at 12:32:42 PM EST

Okay, so this has nothing to do with libraries... Kylie, my second daughter, was born Sept. 23rd, just over two weeks early (that part she gets from her mom). Hooray for mom and baby!

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By tholbroo, Section Diaries
Posted on Thu Sep 25th, 2003 at 11:10:07 AM EST
The first version of my new linking software is now in use handling linking to about 50% of SFU's potential targets. So far all is well, and updating the title lists is far easier than managing jake updates.

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To live & work in L.A.

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue Sep 16th, 2003 at 06:03:14 AM EST
Spotted this job posting on the Mozilla-RDF list. It describes putting together a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application with Mozilla in the same manner as Mozilla Calendar and Thunderbird. The position is only open to candidates who live in L.A., but substitute XML-Marc or Metadata for DAM and it would be a fantastic combination for a library application. Imagine getting paid to do something like this, maybe there's hope for more Mozilla apps in the library world if other communities are recognizing what a great application platform Mozilla is.

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Trying to reach...

By rscrawford, Section Diaries
Posted on Mon Aug 4th, 2003 at 04:03:22 PM EST
I've been trying to reach Kevin Clarke. The e-mail address I have for him seems to be defunct. If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, please let me know.

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My Life as a Net Nanny

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Fri Jul 11th, 2003 at 07:23:35 AM EST
Walt Crawford's recent Cites & Insights is devoted to the CIPA decision and the ramifications for libraries. It's very well done and his comments on an "open source" solution are intriguing. It reminded me that I had once written a sort of filter in 1999 called Netuse which we used for limiting the use of e-mail on our, at the time, very limited amount of public stations.

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