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A List Apart has been a steady source of thought-provoking inspiration over the years, not only from a website building perspective, but also because much of what they publish crosses boundaries and impacts other projects and interests in my life. … Continue reading
I see these types of messages all the time on library-related websites, and I agree that it sends the message that those who manage those sites don’t have a good grasp of current web technology: Time to Update? by David … Continue reading
The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has weighed in on OCLC’s proposed policy changes. Of note: “The proposed policy appears to freeze OCLC’s role in the library community based on historical and current relationships. We share the concern, voiced … Continue reading
Oracle has purchased Sun Microsystems. This is significant on many levels. Many of our library systems run on software or hardware from these companies. The Voyager library I used to work for used an Oracle database running on a Sun … Continue reading
For those interested in Open Source Integrated Library Systems such as Koha, Evergreen, Open Library Environment Project (OLE), OpenBiblio, etc., the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will be holding an e-forum on April 21st and 22nd. From … Continue reading
A recent post, and the resulting discussion, on Metafilter has put me in a Unicode font frenzy. A few links of note from there and elsewhere: decodeunicode.org is a wiki-based collection of Unicode characters. You can browse as well as … Continue reading
The State Library of Ohio has just released a Request For Proposal for an Open Source Statewide Resource Sharing System (Pdf). Their summary page (which will soon contain an F.A.Q.) states that The desired product would provide a seamless resource … Continue reading
Read Lori Ayre’s blog post at TechEssence to find out what she means by “Learned Helplessness”. I think she hits the nail on the head, then drives it home. I will be watching her future posts….
LibraryLookup is a nifty tool that creates a bookmarklet that automatically searches whatever library catalog you configure it to use. The bookmarklet generator has twenty ILS packages in their list, and they offer to at least attempt to configure others … Continue reading
Perceptions 2007: An International Survey of Library Automation contains the results of a survey conducted by Marshall Breeding. He explored the relationship between libraries and their Integrated Library Systems (ILS). The results are interesting. Without going into my own views … Continue reading