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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. …

Innovation – Love of the game

Hustle and innovation to me will always be linked along with this other sports metaphor  “Love of the game”. I know Michael Jordan still plays basketball, Tony Hawk still skates, and ex NHL’er try out for the US pond hockey championship.  There are no real incentives, no cheering crowds, no huge endorsements. Those days have …

Where does innovation come from? Maybe hustle

At the recent Internet Librarian conference I had a chance to get caught up with some friends. We were all in management positions of some sort or another and the conversation lead to innovation. How do you create an  environment where innovation can occur? When you hire, what are the attributes that you want in …

Exciting SOPAC news at YourLibrarySite.com

I couldn’t be more excited about this news. I got a change to meet Paul Berger at IL 2008. He is a great person and there company is offering a fantastic service. YourLibrarySite(TM) Now Offers SOPAC Integration. The library website development team at YourLibrarySite.com (a website development initiative offered by CraftySpace, LLC) is currently integrating …

IT Management ideas in libraries

I was recently at a meeting where we were talking about how to build a team and effectively manage that team. I was asked about some of the changes I had made and how they were working. At the end of the conversation I was asked if I would write these ideas down in the …

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 …