Sutherland, Paul | 1 Aug 02:15 2006
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RE: RE: Access My Library

A great idea

press release from a year ago
http://pressroom.gale.com/index.php/2005/06/thomson-gale-launches-access
mylibrarycom/ 

however - there are people outside of the USA - it dont work for them!

Also it appears that you need to be using "Thomson Gale's proprietary
Remote Patron Authentication System"
http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/page_about_lib#whatif

So what happens if you are using Ip authentication/ezproxy etc

Maybe someone will come up a firefox plugin - that works like the google
scholar/open URL one for this product.

/paul

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:web4lib-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Cauffman
> Sent: Saturday, 29 July 2006 7:21 a.m.
> To: web4lib@...
> Subject: [Web4lib] RE: Access My Library
> 
> There is also a blog entry on it at:
> http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050616-191102 
> 
> To see it in "action" so to speak, try searching Google for this:
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Roger Fenton | 1 Aug 09:46 2006
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800x600 Browser Resolution

A little late, maybe, Virginia, but Jakob Nielsen has just published an 
Alertbox on this topic:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/screen_resolution.html

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Harvey Melinda | 1 Aug 16:40 2006
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Public Services Librarian--Gadsden State Community College

QUALIFICATIONS
  ¨      Master of Library Science/Service (MLS) or equivalent degree from an American Libraries Association
accredited graduate school required by September 15, 2006
  ¨      Experience in a college, research, or technical library required (This may include full-time work,
clinical experience, volunteer experience, internships, laboratory work, graduate assistantship
experience, or other similar experiences.)  
  ¨      Ability to work independently or as a team member
  ¨      Outstanding customer service skills
  ¨      Flexibility in adapting to change
  ¨      Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  ¨      A commitment to the teaching-learning process of the community college and the open-door admission process
  ¨      Provide reference assistance to students and faculty. 
  DUTIES
  ¨      Teach library instruction classes as needed. 
  ¨      Evaluate information resources for inclusion and withdrawal from library collection. 
  ¨      Participate in the planning and improving of services, functions, and policies. 
  ¨      Prepare monthly and annual reports.
  ¨      Issue appropriate library and college identification cards. 
  ¨      Record and remove fines on the campus mainframe as needed.
  ¨      May supervise library clerks.
  ¨      Help supervise student workers within the library.
  ¨      Manage a branch library as needed.
  ¨      Work cooperatively with the staff of Meadows Library and the Cain LRC.
  ¨      Comply with all policies of the State Board of Education, the Department of Postsecondary Education,
and the College.
  ¨      Perform other duties as assigned.

  OTHER INFO:
  Starting Date:  September 15, 2006
  State Salary Schedule “D" - $35,586 – $69,583 (9 months), based on education and experience.  Additional
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Franklyn, Virginia | 1 Aug 17:20 2006

RE: 800x600 Browser Resolution

Thank you Roger and everyone who replied to my question.  Your input has been very helpful in strengthening
my case against using a frozen layout.  I truly appreciate everyone's time regarding this matter.



Sincerely,
Virginia

Virginia T. Franklyn
Web Developer
Pikes Peak Library District 
719-531-6333 x1129
http://library.ppld.org



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Subject: [Web4lib] 800x600 Browser Resolution


A little late, maybe, Virginia, but Jakob Nielsen has just published an 
Alertbox on this topic:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/screen_resolution.html


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Thomas Dowling | 1 Aug 18:04 2006

Re: 800x600 Browser Resolution

On 8/1/2006 3:46 AM, Roger Fenton wrote:

> A little late, maybe, Virginia, but Jakob Nielsen has just published an
> Alertbox on this topic:
> http://www.useit.com/alertbox/screen_resolution.html
> 

Just pay close attention to Nielsen's definition of "optimize for
1024x768".  What this article doesn't make clear is that the number of
users with 1280x1024 screens or above is roughly the same as the number
with 800x600.  So if just the commonly seen display environments range
to 150% of the low end, there's clearly no single width that fits enough
users to justify the number you're ticking off.  Factor the likely
changes to font sizes (more pixels to work with -> more pixels per
character -> higher resolution text at the same physical size), and the
increasing unpredictablity of *window* sizes as screen sizes grow, and
it should be clear that any fixed-width design is a dead end.

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Charles W. Bailey, Jr. | 1 Aug 18:29 2006
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Version 63, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 63 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available.  This selective bibliography presents over
2,730 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet.

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

The PDF version of SEPB is now produced annually.  The 2005 PDF
file is available (Version 60, published 12/9/2005).

http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/60/sepb.pdf

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly
Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the
same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the
open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary
archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access
journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than
SEPB does.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm

The Open Access Webliography (with Ho) complements the OAB,
providing access to a number of Websites
related to open access topics.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/oaw.htm

Changes in This Version
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Jim Coble | 1 Aug 19:39 2006

Event management and registration tool


The Center for Instructional Technology at Duke has, over the past few
years, developed a home-grown event management and registration system that
we use to publicize and manage the registration for various events that we
sponsor (presentations, workshops, annual Showcase, etc.).  There is now
interest in having a system like this available for use library-wide.
Before jumping in and altering our existing home-grown CIT system to meet
this expanded need, we wanted to see if there are other tools out there
(preferably open source) that could meet our needs just as well or even
better.

So, I thought I'd query this list and see how other folks are handling this
need, especially if you have a system or tool that you think does a
particularly good job at this.  I imagine there are a number of tools out
there that could handle event calendaring -- it's the event registration
piece (signing up for an event, maintaining a waiting list if the event
fills up, recording attendance, handling walk-ins, etc.) that I think may
be more difficult to find.

Thanks.
--Jim

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Digital Projects Consultant
Perkins Library
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Voice: 919-660-5974  Fax: 919-668-2578
Box 90198, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0198
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Leo Robert Klein | 1 Aug 19:51 2006

Re: Event management and registration tool

Hi Jim,

One possible solution is to use Drupal plus the "Volunteer Module" -- 
People sign up but they then need to be approved.

Events on Drupal are easy to manage and you get a calendar to boot.  The 
more you get into it, the more you find how to customize it.

More info at: Drupal.org

LEO

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Jim Coble wrote:
> The Center for Instructional Technology at Duke has, over the past few
> years, developed a home-grown event management and registration system that
> we use to publicize and manage the registration for various events that we
> sponsor (presentations, workshops, annual Showcase, etc.).  There is now
> interest in having a system like this available for use library-wide.
> Before jumping in and altering our existing home-grown CIT system to meet
> this expanded need, we wanted to see if there are other tools out there
> (preferably open source) that could meet our needs just as well or even
> better.
> 
> So, I thought I'd query this list and see how other folks are handling this
> need, especially if you have a system or tool that you think does a
> particularly good job at this.  I imagine there are a number of tools out
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jean rainwater | 1 Aug 21:11 2006
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Job Posting: Repository Programmer (Brown University)

The Brown University Library is seeking a creative and energetic
individual to join the Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) as the
Center's Repository Programmer. The CDI is charged with developing
digital collections, associated production and consultative services
in support of digital scholarship and instruction, and the development
of a campus-wide digital repository service. The Repository Programmer
manages the library's Fedora implementation and other digital
collection management tools; develops the digital repository
environment in accordance with the Open Archival Information System
reference model; administers the repository's cocoon and/or tomcat
architectures; develops, maintains and integrates institutional
repository tools with Fedora; implements authentication methods in
conjunction with Computing and Information Services (CIS).

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and two
or more years of significant development experience in an object
oriented development environment such as Java. Strong analytical and
problem solving skills and the ability to formulate options, develop,
and recommend solutions. Creativity in problem solving to
independently resolve numerous technical issues arising in a
constantly changing work environment, and analytical skills and
judgment to extrapolate from one situation to another and to make
appropriate decisions in a dynamic work environment Knowledge of Java,
SQL, XML/XSL, Perl, PHP, JDBC and library systems. Demonstrated
experience with UNIX, UNIX utilities, device handling, data storage,
and basic UNIX administration. Knowledge of current web development
standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility
techniques. Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully
in a collaborative environment.

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Michael McCulley | 2 Aug 03:14 2006
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RE: Event management and registration tool


Not open source, Jim, but check out the handling of your needs by
EventKeeper's EK Rooms..
http://www.eventkeeper.com/ekrooms/

$250/year per library..

    * Room reservations requests made online. anytime
    * View room usage before making a request
    * Patrons select from room setups pre-defined by your library
    * Equipment reservations can be made at the same time
    * Conflict checking to avoid double booking
    * Easy approval of reservations by library staff
    * Choose to include the event on your public EventKeeper calendar

Best,
DrWeb

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Quote of the Moment:
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