Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Moving On...


Theolib is moving to a new server. For both archived and new articles, go to:

http://comm745-static25.bu.edu/blogs/theolib

Friday, November 18, 2005

Official Google Blog: Judging Book Search by its cover

Official Google Blog: Judging Book Search by its cover

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

ACM Queue - Order from Chaos - How can ontologies and the Semantic Web help us structure the world's semi-structured information?

ACM Queue - Order from Chaos - How can ontologies and the Semantic Web help us structure the world's semi-structured information?

2005 International Religious Freedom Report

2005

Google SMS

Google SMS

MICHAEL: Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe. Technical approach/Technology used

MICHAEL: Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe. Technical approach/Technology used

Amazon tries its hand at tagging | News.blog | CNET News.com

Amazon tries its hand at tagging | News.blog | CNET News.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

LibraryThing | Catalog your books online

LibraryThing | Catalog your books online

RSS4Lib:: On-The-Fly RSS by LC Number for Voyager

RSS4Lib:: On-The-Fly RSS by LC Number for Voyager

The OCKHAM Initiative

The OCKHAM Initiative

The OCKHAM Initiative

The OCKHAM Initiative

v.4 � Blog Archive � More Classcaster Sitings

v.4 � Blog Archive � More Classcaster Sitings

Crunching the metadata - The Boston Globe

Crunching the metadata - The Boston Globe

Alexandria Manifesto on Libraries, the Information Society in Action

Alexandria Manifesto on Libraries, the Information Society in Action

Using RSS to produce New Books Lists


For a couple years I've been producing a weekly list of new books and another list of journals that have been received during the past week. Using an expect script, I scheduled a CREATE LIST on our Innovative Interfaces system to run on Sunday nights. The output of that list was sent to me by E-mail. I saved the contents of the message as a text file and used a perl script to convert the list to html. I mailed the html file to myself and pasted it into the web page. This all worked fine except when I wasn't in the office, as in this semester, I'm teaching a course on Monday mornings.

The past couple days I've modified the process. I wrote a shell script that calls the expect script and saves the output to a text file on the server. It then calls a perl script to convert the text file to an RSS file. I inserted a java script developed by Alan Levine (of Maricopa Community Colleges) that reads the RSS file and inserts it into the New Books and Recent Journals web pages. Now the whole process runs daily without my intervention.

YBP Library Services -- provider of books and supporting collection management and technical services

YBP Library Services -- provider of books and supporting collection management and technical services

Monday, November 14, 2005

Catalogablog

Catalogablog

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Informing Science Institute ::: Main Page

Informing Science Institute ::: Main Page

NewsForge | NewsForge presents free OpenOffice.org training videos

NewsForge | NewsForge presents free OpenOffice.org training videos

WSJ.com - Building an Online Library, One Volume at a Time

WSJ.com - Building an Online Library, One Volume at a Time

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Online books | Pulp friction | Economist.com

Online books | Pulp friction | Economist.com