For the record, no, I’m not at IUG this year

Funny day.  Great story.  I’ve been hanging out in Minnesota attending DLF and got a funny message.  Apparently, my absence at this year’s IUG was noticed and a few folks wanted to know if Innovative had somehow banned me from attending.  I found this an odd statement for two reasons.  First, I’m not sure what… Read more

Mainstreaming R&D

I’ve become more and more convened over the past year talking to directors that for OSS development to be accepted as a part of the library community, it’s going to have to become a mainstream service.  Too much R&D in libraries is done as part of an individual, student or demo project.  To a large… Read more

NW IUG 2006 — Day 2

Well, I got off to a bit of a slow start today.  I stayed with my brother and sister-in-law in Vancouver, WA and had to make the trip across the river back into Portland.  The sessions started at 9:30 am, so I took off around 9 figuring that 30 minutes would be plenty of time. … Read more

MARC Holdings

Sion Romaine and Linda Pitts, University of Washington (Linda Pitts) This session focuses on the implementation of MARC holdings within III and the UW’s process converting their free text holdings into MFHDs.  The presentation gave a very quick overview of the MFHD format as well as some information relating to the problems that they have… Read more

NW IUG 2006

Thank god, this should be the last of my travel for some time.  Thankfully, this is a local conference — the Northwest Innovative Usergroup.  I’m actually presenting two topics, one related specifically to III’s products and one where I’m going to be doing a little evangelism for open access within our ILS (good luck, I… Read more

IUG Trip report

So here is my IUG trip report. I only had to cut out my notes from one session since it is reserved for those having gone through a special set of III training. Here’s the link: iug_2006_publicnotes.doc –tr