John Blyberg has a post about Library 2.0 Websites (worth a looksie) in which he calls for us to share our code with one another (among many other things):
We ought to be developing on open-source then turning around and making our work freely available to one another. We are libraries after all, we ought to act like it, not just in the stacks and at the circulation desks, but in the server rooms and IT departments as well.
It was this that caught my attention. I whole heartedly agree that we should be sharing our code – but my problem is that I write my code for my library and when you look at it, it may give you ideas, but I can’t see you being able to easily port my code into your library’s site without some major work – so in addition to sharing our code, we have to learn how to write sharable code – by “we” I mean “I”
Anyway, if anyone wants me to share code that we’re using on our Intranet or our site, I’d love to – just keep in mind that I don’t know if it’s in sharable condition.