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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 …

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 …

The Pathway to Social Software

The Pathway to Social Software             I almost became Dr Dolittle last week and came under the dreaded influence of the Pushmepullyou Syndrome. This is a cautionary tale about social software, listening, change, fear and ultimately redemption.               Interested?               It started innocently enough. A couple of Young Adult Librarians (Katie Jacobs and …