Drupal and other distractions

What started out as a 3-4 month hiatus to do an intranet site redesign, is now winding down after 6 months.  After the first couple months when it became apparent no progress was going to be made, I regrouped and put together a different, motivated but novice team. It’s been a little over three months since that team started on the project, and the results are impressive.  Although we could go live with it, I decided to do some “beta testing” on our unsuspecting end-users.  That has been enlightening: there may be some revisions in store before we finally get Continue reading Drupal and other distractions

Code4Lib Journal, Issue 2 now available!

Seriously, lots of good stuff: Code4Lib: More than a journal Free and Open Source Options for Creating Database-Driven Subject Guides Using Google Calendar to Manage Library Website Hours Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library Toward element-level interoperability in bibliographic metadata Help! A simple method for getting back-up help to the reference desk Googlizing a Digital Library Participatory Design of Websites with Web Design Workshops Quick Lookup Laptops in the Library: Leveraging Linux with a SLAX LiveCD The ICAP (Interactive Course Assignment Pages) Publishing System Respect My Authority Conference Report: Code4LibCon 2008 Whether you are in a public library, academic Continue reading Code4Lib Journal, Issue 2 now available!

Code4Lib conference

I am heading off to another conference, this time to learn instead of teach. Code4Lib 2008 is in Portland, Oregon, next week. If anyone is interested in stacking the deck for next year, I’m not above a shameless plug for a vote for South Florida for next year’s conference. If you have a login account at code4lib.org, go here to vote (note, some firewalls block the port in this url – leave a comment here if you are having problems). If you don’t have a login account at the code4lib site, you can get one here.

Code4Lib Journal now online!

The first issue of Code4Lib Journal is now available, thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Rochkind, who spearheaded getting a group of volunteers to put it all together and get it up on the web. The journal’s mission is “to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.” Jonathan’s Editorial Introduction explains it all. It is worth taking a look at, and keeping an eye on, whether you are involved in libraries or not. (As an aside, I happen to be one of the editors)