Working with the Clipboard on OSX

Coming from the Windows and Linux world — the object where data is copy and pasted from is called the Clipboard.  Not so in OSX.  In OSX, this is referred to as the NSPasteBoard.  Should you need to get string data on and off of it – use the following:   private static string[] pboardTypes… Read more

OCLC WorldCat Metadata API Ruby Gem

Since last December, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a good deal of time working with the OCLC WorldCat Metadata API.  The focus was primarily around kicking the tires, and then eventually developing some integration components with MarcEdit, as well as a C# library (https://github.com/reeset/oclc_api) for those that may have use of such things. However,… Read more

MarcEdit and the OCLC Metadata API: Introduction

******************************************************************************************************************************************************* I wanted to note that I’ve updated this post to correct/clarify two statements within this post.  The requirement of 2 wskeys Terms of use OCLC has two wskey structures.  For those developers that have been working with OCLC for a long time and have a wskey for their search services, OCLC can decommission your… Read more

DSpace REST API built in JERSEY

I thought I’d take a quick moment to highlight some work that was done by one of the programmers here at The OSU, Peter Dietz.  Peter is a bit of a DSpace wiz and a contributor to the project, and one of the things that he’s been interested in working on has been the development… Read more

Building your own reminder system

One of the hats I wear is as a member of the Independence Library Board.  I love it because I don’t work with public libraries as often as I’d like to in my real job, and honestly, the Independence Public Library is the center of the community.  The Library is a center for adults looking… Read more

WorldCat API gem moved to rubyforge

I had mentioned that I’d quickly developed a helper gem for simplifying using the WorldCat API in ruby (at least, it greatly simplifies using the API for my needs).  This was created in part for C4L and partly because I’m moving access from Z39.50 to the API when working with LF and I basically wanted… Read more