Monthly Archives: December 2005

More Progress on HIP 4.1

I have made a few adjustments to HIP. I now have new additions working. I put a little weather channel thing on the page, the e-mail lists function now works, Pub Date sorts are now newest to oldest, Subject headings … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

The Earth’s revolution around the sun, in conjunction with its rotation upon its tilted axis is the reason for the season….technically speaking. The ultimate cause of the seasons is the fact that the Earth’s axis is not perpendicular to its … Continue reading

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How copyright screws library record-collections

Here is another explaination of how our country’s poorly written and confusing copyright laws weaken our cultural memory. Via Boing Boing Preservation efforts with respect to pre-1972 sound recordings are hampered by legal restrictions. For example, a work is considered … Continue reading

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Snowed in

Well, the library is closed because of the snow storm. We had about 9″ of snow here in South Bend. The phone tree broke down, so I didn’t get the message until I was three quarters of the way to … Continue reading

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Cassopolis kicks some butt

I was surprised to hear a Cassopolis related story on NPR on my way home this evening. What was the occasion? River Valley High School, near the town of Three Oaks in southwest Michigan, has not won a football game … Continue reading

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HIP 4.1 seems to be comming together

We still have a few issues with HIP 4.1 1. No subject headings on bib view2. Can’t e-mail lists3. Kid’s HIP isn’t limited to J items4. Needs to be re-indexed periodically5. Sort by pub date gives oldest items first (who … Continue reading

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Burn Out

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, but with all the excitement and frustration of the ILS upgrade coupled with illness, (my own and my children’s) I just haven’t had the energy, time or desire to post. … Continue reading

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