Monthly archives: November, 2008

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ACPL Part IV

Ok so I have a new hero, Sonya Green at LibraryThing. I think hand holding must be on her job description. Well I did make a silly mistake and I like these because they are the easiest to fix. What I needed to do to make it all work was add the line. http://<Your server …

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ACPL Part III

Well all is good. The perl code I wrote worked and the collection indexed over the weekend. I then went to the Librarything website and there is some very good information about how to add the javascript. I am just going to add it here for completeness [Documentation from LibraryThing Site] iBistro Widget Placement From …

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ ACPL Part II

OK so it is time to clean up the file. Below is the perl code that I wrote to solve this problem. I have tried to comment it enough that it is easy to understand. This is just out of self interest as I might need to look at it again in the future. #!/usr/bin/perl …

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ the ACPL Part 1

I am attempting to incorporate LibraryThing into our card catalog and I thought I would share the steps I am taking as I go through this process just in case there are others that are wanting to do the same thing. I have had the API training on Sirsi but I do not use it …

Tales from the Reference Desk

View This Video on You Tube This video happened kind of by accident. Rebecca had come to the branch managers meeting to share with the group how they relieved stress at her branch. She pulled out these drawings that she had drawn and then told just the funniest stories. After the meeting I asked if …