Category: code

MARC Tools & MARC::Record errors

I know next to nothing about MARC,though being a shambrarian I have to fight it sometimes. My knowledge is somewhat binary, absolutely nothing for most fields/subfields/tags but ‘fairly ok’ for the bits I’ve had to wrestle with. [If you don’t know that MARC21 is an ageing bibliographic metadata standard, move on. This is not the blog post you’re looking…

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Talis Aspire, checking if a course has a list

Talis Aspire is a new-ish Reading List system used at the University of Sussex Library. On Aspire, a url for a Department looks like this: http://liblists.sussex.ac.uk/departments/anthropology.html A page for a course looks like this (for course l6061): http://liblists.sussex.ac.uk/courses/l6061.html The nice thing is that you can replace the ‘.html’ with .json or .rdf – while the…

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Dev8D

This isn’t a comprehensive review of dev8d, checkout the twitter stream (that link uses twapperkeeper by the way, the guy who created it was there and it was great talking to him), and wiki for and much else on the web for what went on.

ircount development

I’ve finally got around to spending a bit of time on the ircount code.

This post goes through some of the techy stuff behind it. If you’re just interested in features, I’m afraid there’s none yet, but you can now compare more than 4 repositories, but that’s as far as you’ll want to read.

ircount : Repository Record Statistics

I’ve updated Repository Record  Statistics (which I refer to as ircount). Some key points: Repository names with non-standard characters were not displaying properly. They now should, though there are some parts of the site where I have not updated the code yet. Many Russian IRs are also not showing the correct name, even though it…

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short urls, perl and base64

One of my many many many faults is coming up with (in my blinkered eyes – good) ideas, thinking about them non-stop for 24hours, developing every little detail and aspect. Then spending a few hours doing some of the first things required. then getting bored and moving on to something else. Repeat ad nauseum. Today’s…

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