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10 (or so) WebVoyage Hacks

Presented by Ed Corrado of TCNJ – here are the 10 (or so) hacks for the Voyager OPAC (WebVoyage): New Book List by Michael Doran: Shelflister by Michael Doran Spell Checker but not checking against your db – so you can get did you means that aren’t actually in your catalog. (ex at University of Waikato) Search Voyager & Spell Checker to find others (started with Google but now people  [ Read More ]

They’re listening

I got to hear an update about the new releases of Voyager at today’s conference. One of my biggest complaints about our current system is that it’s ugly – so very very ugly! Now, I have no experience trying to edit the interface of a Voyager system (that’s not my job anymore), but I’ve heard that it’s very hard. That said, the new release that’s coming in 2008 sometime (hopefully  [ Read More ]

Congrats to Koha & Chris Cormack

Chris Cormack, Vice President, Research & Development at LibLime, is the winner of the New Zealand Open Source Awards for contributions to the Koha Project and Koha itself was a finalist for the best Open Source Project. Check out the awards. Technorati Tags: koha, ils, new zealand awards, open source

WorldCat Local Demos

I’ve heard about it and read about it – but I’ve never seen WorldCat Local in action. Apparently, Jennifer Ward presented at the LITA forum and showed the University of Washington’s implementation of WorldCat Local. Read about it here and see the demo here. There’s also a demo of San Mateo County Library’s implementation. Technorati Tags: worldcat, worldcat local, oclc

Automation Survey

Marshall Breeding (king of library automation knowledge – at least in my book) is doing a survey on library satisfaction with automation systems. The information was posted 2 months ago – so hurry up and get your answers in: I am conducting a survey on library automation trends. The survey aims to measure how well libraries are satisfied with thier automation systems and the companies or other organizations that support  [ Read More ]

From my inbox: The ILS Discovery Interface Task Force, convened by the Digital Library Federation (DLF), is studying the discovery needs of research libraries and their patrons, in order to recommend interfaces to the ILS that discovery applications can use. We want to know what kinds ofdiscovery applications (outside the traditional ILS public access catalog) are most needed in libraries, and where machine-accessible interfaces (APIs) to the ILS and its  [ Read More ]

Intro to Koha Redux

Back in May I wrote about a Koha Demo that I organized at the Jenkins Law Library. Well, I did it again! Only this time I got Chris Cormack, VP of Research & Development at LibLime and one of the original developers of Koha to come and talk at the Princeton Seminary Library. First, on a personal note, this presentation was very different for me. Last time I was sitting  [ Read More ]


Hopefully this will make Open Source a more viable option for libraries who have been holding off: PALINET is aware that not all of our members have the technical support or skills necessary to install or test the open source applications that are currently available. We're looking at a number of ways to address this issue, but we've taken two initial steps already. First, a member Technology Caucus has begun  [ Read More ]

Standing up for Open Source

There is an awesome article in Library Philosophy and Practice 2007 by Lee David Jaffe and Greg Careaga entitled Standing up for Open Source. While the article does talk about the fact that Open Source Software (OSS) is not used in all areas of libraries, there is an focus on the ILS. More than three decades after libraries built the first automated systems, we now depend on commercial black box  [ Read More ]

Loving the new addition (editions)

LibLime has just announced the addition of an editions tab to the Nelsonville Public Library’s catalog (powered by Koha). In short – Koha now has FRBR! There's been quite a lot of talk lately in library tech circles about OCLC's new commercial xISBN web service as well as similar free services available from LibraryThing and PINES. …. I'm happy to announce that the Nelsonville Public Library has just put live  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Open Source

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ATO2014: The first F

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ATO2014: Unmanagemen

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ATO2014: Social medi

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ATO2014: Easing into

Scott Nesbitt was up next with his talk titled: Easing ...