Thought-provoking post on concept-oriented catalogs over at Everybody’s Libraries, which I’m told is one of the top librarian blogs to read this year. Let me see if I can summarize…nah, let me start by contextualizing. So there’s two basic sorts of search you can be doing. You can be looking for a known item, or [...]
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January 7th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized
So my husband (a software engineer) and I talk a lot about this library stuff, duh, and it’s useful for exposing underlying assumptions that differ between these two fields of information geekery… One of the things I’ve been thinking about is the structure of open source development communities. I’ve run Linux (albeit no more) and [...]
December 16th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized
So apparently LibLime (a support vendor for Koha, a major open-source ILS) has done a bait and switch — people who signed up for Koha support are in fact getting a vendor-specific, only-sorta-open version of the software. I’ve been having unkind words about LibLime percolating in my head for a week which I’ve been not [...]
July 12th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized
I’ve been reading this post, from the charmingly named In the Library with the Lead Pipe. The part I’ve been munching through: apparently it’s really, really hard for libraries to keep track of their electronic serials and database usage. If you want to know which of the things you’re subscribed to are actually getting used [...]