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Sirsi/SOPAC Part 11

Sirsi Unicorn has a interesting feature where they give an approximation of your fines. I am sure that there is a very good reason for this but it has caused me some problems. Today I have coded around this feature and in the My Account you can how see how many items you have checked …

Sirsi/SOPAC Part 10

Spent most of the morning just cleaning up the code and removing all extraneous code and then started to think about hold status information Getting the status of an item that is placed on hold required a that I write a new web service. I have called it hold_status.pl and you just pass it the …

LibraryThing and patron reviews

We have just purchased the review component of LibraryThing for Libraries. I thought it would be a great addition to the catalog. One of the features is the ability to write our own review and add it to the collection. I thought great, but was sure that it will be ignored by patrons. As you …

Innovation Part 3 – Curiosity overcomes fear

Fear paralyzes and puts us in a confused, stagnate, vegetative state. It is the battle cry of the unchanging “We can’t do this because this might happen” If you think about it it you have two options, it might happen or it might not. Action have consequences and you cannot protect yourself from the unknown …

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ACPL Part V adding reviews

Today I added reviews to our catalog and these are steps. First I would just like to say thanks to librarything for making this product available and Sonya for her help getting this configured. cd /s/sirsi/Unicorn/Webcat/Pages_deliv/Elib_revC cp  4_module_hitlist.h ../../Pages_custom/Elib_revC cd ../../Pages_custom/Elib_revC vi 4_module_hitlist.h I added the following code to the bottom of the file. <script …

Yahoo’s 2008 top searches

I just love this kind of data! The fact that it was an election year and people are more interested in Britney than Barack is amazing but on the other hand the fact that I have no clue what Naruto is will probably amaze others. I have fixed that with a Google search. Sorry Yahoo. …