The Zoomii web site seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment, so I got wondering how easy/difficult it would be do to a virtual bookshelf in the OPAC… It's definitely a "crappy prototype" at the moment, and the trickiest thing turned out to be getting the iframe to jump to the [...]
Posts from ‘June, 2008’
We've had loan data on the OPAC for a couple of years now, although it's only previously been visible to staff IP addresses. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I revamped it using Google Graphs and I've finally gotten around to adding a stats link that anyone can peruse — you should be able to [...]
The joys of free wifi slightly make up for the fact that I'm stuck on a train that's going nowhere fast — the East Coast main line is suffering long delays due to the train which was ahead of mine managing to damage and bring down the overhead power lines :-S Today was the first [...]
I'm having to move the Hitchcock Wiki to a new web server (sadly, it's become a victim of it's own success). The new server is more or less set up, but it'll take a day or two for the new DNS entry for hitchcockwiki.com to propagate around the world.
The National Rail Enquiries web site has a new virtual assistant ("Lisa") who is fun to annoy… When Lisa does know the answer, she automatically loads the relevant web page up in your browser. So, would this be a fun way of doing virtual reference?
Kudos to everyone at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada — in under 30 days, they've migrated from their legacy ILS to the Open Source Evergreen system! One quote on Mark's blog really jumped out at me: This is a "skunkworks" planning process: as we progress we figure out how stuff will work and [...]
Just wondering if anyone out there has a HighBeam Research account? If so, is there any chance you could look up the following article for me (pretty please!)… – A quartet that was just briefly a trio! …I've absolutely no idea why the Huddersfield Examiner would want to reprint a 14 year old photograph of [...]
Have you ever wanted to monitor up to 20 different things at the same time? Looking for a response time of just 3 milliseconds? Need the flexibility of portable or rack mounts? If so, you need the Gulton Techno-rite TR-9020! Bryony thoughtfully threw a withdrawn copy of the 1970 publication "Computer Technology for Textiles" my [...]