From: Eric Lease Morgan <emorgan@nd...> - 2005-12-20 12:01:44
The call for papers for the conference called Open Source and
Sustainability 2006 has been made. See:
I've been to the venue there at Oxford. I believe was where the Alex
Catalogue was born. It would be fun to go again.
Eric Lease Morgan
From: Juan Pablo Zuluaga <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2005-12-22 01:39:11
in the library unit I used to work, we got catalogs from Latin American
book publishers. very often, we would have to check in our catalog if we
already had every item in our collection. Instead of the click-click cycle
for evey item, I wonder if we could batch the queries: we get the
catalogs, extract and compose a single electronic file, .txt, with perhaps
isbn ! AuthorName ! Title ! YearPerhaps?
and make that file readable by a little piecde of softeware that would
check, line by line, if the item is or not in teh collection, and perhaps
search further, finally reporting on the search. ("We have item XX, but
year is YY instead of ZZ").
At our workplace we can not install software directly on our machines, so,
for this pilot, I guess one alternative would be write the software on
java, and make it an applet accesable in a external web page, my own,
located in a Solaris machine. My java is
very primitive, tho. Would a cgi script an alternative? What should I ask
of the solaris administrator?
Has any of you developed similar projects, that can point me to
information and advice? For instance, I find the JZkit documentation