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 …

Sirsi/SOPAC Part 9

It’s been a couple of weeks since I have had a chance to code on this project. Over the last day and a half I have managed to beat my head against the brick wall of renewals and holds but these two pieces are now working. I have made some other changes. The most important …

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 …

High Contrast low cost

[gv data=”http://www.youtube.com/?v=7hXT691h5kI”][/gv] This video experiment was shot with an old Sony HandyCam DCR-HC90. Thirty dollars worth of lights from Home Depot and shot in my home office against a white wall. I had a 16 meg SD card that I recorded on and then edited on Microsoft Movie Maker. I think this is as low …