More Solr fun

Darn, I should have known I was following in a great man’s footsteps… http://www.code4lib.org/2007/durfee Anyway, a couple more hours of coding has resulted in this… http://161.112.232.18/modperl/facet6.pl?q=medicine Hopefully NCSU won’t be setting their lawyers on me (copying is the most sincere form of flattery!), but the prototype has certainly borrowed one or two ideas from their … Continue reading More Solr fun

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night…

As reported at the Gordian Knot, Pat Sommers (CEO, SirsiDynix) has resigned. I don’t think we were expecting Pat to come to the joint EUUG & Dynix User Group Conference in Barcelona, but it will be interesting to see if anyone from Vista attends. The conference programme is shaping up nicely, so I’m looking forward … Continue reading So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night…

Searching for books by the colour of the cover

Iman and Jonathan’s comments on my previous post got me wondering how accurate searching by the average colour of a book cover would actually be… Here’s a quick & dirty prototype: http://webcat.hud.ac.uk/perl/colour.pl It’s so quick & dirty that you’ll need to enter a hex value for the colour you want to search for (e.g. FF8C00 … Continue reading Searching for books by the colour of the cover