code4lib 2009

A New Platform for Open Data - Introducing ‡biblios.net Web Services

Joshua Ferraro, LibLime

‡biblios.net is a new Software-as-a-Service offering based on the open-source ‡biblios metadata editor. ‡biblios.net provides free access to the world's largest database of openly-licensed library records--available under the Open Data Commons license and accessible via ‡biblios.net_Web_Services (BWS). BWS is a simple set of APIs that enable applications to interact with the database. This talk introduces BWS and provides examples of how it can be used by libraries/museums/archives as a platform for storing Openly Licensed Data.

Blacklight as a unified discovery platform

Bess Sadler, University of Virginia

At UVA, Blacklight is more than an open source OPAC; it also provides a unified discovery framework for items from our institutional repository, our art museum, and our geospatial data repository, and each kind of object has appropriate specific behaviors. This talk will discuss how we put this together, and how you can too.

 

A new frontier - the Open Library Environment (OLE)

Timothy McGeary, Lehigh University

This presentation will be a progress update on the design of the Open Library Environment. At the time of the conference, business process modeling workshops will have been completed, thus allowing for presenting how the service-oriented architecture is taking shape. There will also be details on how to participate in the project.

 

Sebastian Hammer, Keynote Address

Sebastian Hammer, Index Data
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djatoka for djummies

Kevin S. Clarke, Appalachian State University; John Fereira, Cornell University

What kind of dummy would volunteer to do a presentation on a product he hasn't even tried before? Perhaps the kind that has three weeks off from work in Dec./Jan. Or, perhaps the kind that hopes others will join him in this radical experiment. I'm very interested in learning more about djatoka so propose to share what I learn over the next two months in a twenty minute presentation.

 

LibX 2.0

Godmar Back, Virginia Tech

Since its inception, the LibX browser plugin has been adopted by over 500 libraries to provide access to their services at the user's point of need. We are now developing LibX 2.0, a community platform that allows anybody to create, share, and deploy library services in a distributed and decentralized fashion. We'll describe the technology used in LibX 2.0, with a particular emphasis on the developer API and the deployment infrastructure facilitating this community engagement.

 

How I Failed To Present on Using DVCS for Managing Archival Metadata

Mark A. Matienzo, The New York Public Library

Building on Galen Charlton's investigations into distributed version control systems for metadata management, I was going to offer a prototype system for managing archival finding aids in EAD (Encoded Archival Description). My prototype relied on distributed version control and uses post-commit hooks to initiate indexing and publishing processes. However, I ran into some serious barriers in my implementation, and my talk will focus on the fundamental problem of algorithmically diffing and expressing patches for XML documents

Open Up Your Repository With a SWORD!

Ed Summers & Mike Giarlo, Library of Congress

Simple Web Service Offering Repository Deposit (SWORD) is a lightweight protocol for depositing repository objects over HTTP, developed by the JISC. SWORD is a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (RFC 5023), geared to the digital library community. This presentation will discuss the SWORD specification, highlighting how it could be used to provide a deposit API for your repository infrastructure.

 

The Dashboard Initiative

Birkin James Diana, Brown University

How to monitor, in near-real-time, usage of all the great services we build and offer? Often stats-production isn't built-in to our services, and when it is, the lack of standard output makes centralized monitoring difficult. Brown's Library is experimenting with a valued corporate solution, building standardized stats output and trend visualization for new and existing projects -- and centrally exposing this info. This talk will cover our dashboard/widget implementation.

 

RESTafarian-ism at the NLA

Terence Ingram, National Library of Australia

Two years ago the National Library of Australia decided to go the route of SOA, particularly REST web services. Since then we have developed a stack of them for varying projects. This talk will expose a few of those services (that provide MARCXML, MODS, METS, Identity information and Copyright Status), highlight some of the technology choices and give some idea of the success of this approach.

 

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