More metasearch

Apparently the Corvallis Gazette Times contacted Jeremy about our metasearch project.  Here’s the article URL: Cool beans. –Terry

MetaSearch Updates

Just thought I’d post an update on our work since we have given the ok for our library administration to start internally testing the tool. API Development: Lets see, new enhancements to the API/backend server: New session manager.  This allows the software to capture and cache all user data over the life of a session… Read more

First signs of getting older, I guess

I remember it wasn’t too long ago that I could work close to 72 hours straight without crashing.  Well, this weekend, I worked close to 34 hours from Friday to Saturday around 5 pm — and then I actually had to take a nap.  A nap.  Who takes naps.  Of course, after my 1 1/2 hour power… Read more

Google Chat

Just a few random thoughts about Google Chat.  Since use my Gmail account for quite a bit of communication, I find that I’m nearly always logged in.  Well, because of that, I use Google’s Chat a lot.  Generally, in other chat clients, I tend to never log my conversations — but just today, I was… Read more

Metadata Translation Web service

I’m starting to work on a new webservice to run on one of our Unix boxes (thank you MONO).  Essentially, I’m looking to create a webservice that will be accessible via a WSDL file.  Basically, this will let any pipe files to this webservice and allow them to translate metadata into or out of any… Read more

Metasearch work

Whew! It’s been a while since my last post. Busy, busy, busy. Well, I’ve got a few posts I’d like to make tonight, so lets start with OSU’s Metasearch development. I’ve been busy. New API for doing inline filtering, adding new metadata formats and then building sample XSLT transform types for our UI folks so… Read more

MarcEdit 5.0 update

I made the following changes: Added a status window and ability to cancel processing of the Batch Processing utility. This allows you to see how many files are being processed as well as canceling the processing if you get tired of waiting (it will cancel after the in-process file has completed). In adding the status… Read more

Metasearch updates

For those that have been interested and following development, I’ve completed the harvesting component of the Metasearch tool.  Basically, we are invisioning this tool as a hybrid search…we harvest as much data as we can but federate search when we have to.   Then we bring together the results and rank them within the context of… Read more

MarcEdit 5.0 Update (Batch process updated)

Due to a request by Dan Chudnov in regards batch processing a set of MARC Authority records into MADS — I’ve made a couple of modifications to MarcEdit’s Batch Processing tool.   First, I’ve setup MarcEdit so that it now can batch process any file type that is currently defined in the XML functions list.  Second,… Read more

Snow in March

Oregon obviously isn’t known for its snow — especially on the Valley floor.  But I get up today to ride my bike to work and what do I see….SNOW.  Not a lot, but enough and in March.  How odd is that.  Anyway, got go hope on my bike.   –Terry