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Tuesday June 22nd
JCDL 2004 Report (2 comments)

Saturday June 19th
Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 3 released (1 comments)

Thursday June 10th
MADS: XML schema for authorities (1 comments)

Thursday May 13th
LISNews - Let's help Blake keep it going (1 comments)

Saturday May 1st
Six Steps to LCC@Home (0 comments)

Thursday April 29th
Help find overview of web forum and email gateway design issues? (0 comments)

Friday April 23rd
mod_oai planned (2 comments)

Thursday April 22nd
Linkstacking - it's not just for breakfast anymore (0 comments)

Friday April 9th
new Techie Librarian listserv (4 comments)
Hacking the Library (1 comments)

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JCDL 2004 Report

By jaf, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Tue Jun 22nd, 2004 at 07:54:42 PM EST
I've finished typing up my report on the Joint Conference for Digital Libraries 2004, which was held in Tucson, Arizona the week of June 7. This was a very good conference, and although it was heavily weighted with attendees from Computer Science and MIS departments, there were a fair number of librarians present as well.

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Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 3 released

By ksclarke, Section Software
Posted on Sat Jun 19th, 2004 at 08:26:35 PM EST

From the email announcement: Avanti MicroLCS is a Java based OPAC and cataloging system for use in small libraries of all types. It is platform independent, very scalable, and with a unique monolithic client-server architecture, requires no third party software components other than a Java runtime environment.

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MADS: XML schema for authorities

By ksclarke, Section Standards
Posted on Thu Jun 10th, 2004 at 02:38:36 PM EST

The following is excerpted from the release announcement of MADS: "LC has drafted an XML schema for an authority element set that may be used to provide metadata about agents (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics, genres, etc.) The MADS draft schema is now available for broad review to inform its completion. Based on input from prospective users, the schema will be revised and made available for experimentation. The review period will be between June 4 and July 16, 2004."

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LISNews - Let's help Blake keep it going

By jaf, Section Opinion
Posted on Thu May 13th, 2004 at 09:24:00 AM EST
LISNews, one of the first community-blogging sites focused on the library world, is in need of some financial help. Blake has posted his request here. If you are a reader of LISNews, please think about sending a donation to help keep it going.

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Six Steps to LCC@Home

By ksclarke, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Sat May 1st, 2004 at 08:16:02 PM EST

A very entertaining story/set of instructions about/for setting up a home library. Hasn't every cataloger (or anyone who has ever taken a cataloging course -- beyond the required ones) done this?

Kendall Clark, the author, is not a librarian yet has some pretty insightful observations about the scope of the whole process (and cataloging in general). I think this new O'Reilly column has just made it onto my bookmarks list.



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Help find overview of web forum and email gateway design issues?

By dchud, Section Ask Anything
Posted on Thu Apr 29th, 2004 at 07:16:58 AM EST
Some folks on #code4lib were talking about designing a web forum with good email integration (so users can respond to posts via email, see the results in the web forum, etc.). I'm certain I read something in the last six months or so about this general topic, and why certain aspects of it are rather difficult, but I don't remember where, or who wrote it, and google seems to think I'm imagining things. Or, at least, I'm not finding this article using the obvious keywords (forum email gateway overview issues design etc.). Does anybody else remember reading this? Many thanks, -dchud

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mod_oai planned

By pbinkley, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Fri Apr 23rd, 2004 at 05:53:14 AM EST
Work is underway to create an OAI module for Apache, mod_oai. "... the planned OAI-PMH interface to Apache Web servers should allow responding to requests to collect all files added or changed since a specified date, or all files that are of a specified MIME-type." This should do a lot to move OAI-PMH into the mainstream.

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