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CODE4LIB October 2011

Subject:

I am king of the idiots: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Community google custom search

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Mark Jordan <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:47:22 -0700

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Sorry everybody, I reponded to the wrong message. #lookuponceinawhile

----- Original Message -----
> Actually, he asked me about it on Friday and I told him it would be
> posted soon. I'm meeting with him this afternoon to go over the media
> stuff so I'll mention it then.
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark Jordan
> Head of Library Systems
> W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
> Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
> Voice: 778.782.5753 / Fax: 778.782.3023 / Skype: mark.jordan50
> [log in to unmask]
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Love the idea, but the form is now throwing a 404 error on
> > submission.
> > Any chance it can be fixed?
> >
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > On Oct 6, 2011, at 9:35 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> > > So I was in #code4lib, and skome asked about ideas for library
> > > hours.
> > > And I recalled that there have been at least two articles in the
> > > C4L
> > > Journal on this topic, so suggested them.
> > >
> > > Then I realized that there's enough body of work in the Journal to
> > > be
> > > worth searching there whenever you have an "ideas for dealing with
> > > X"
> > > question. You might not find anything, but I think there's enough
> > > chance
> > > you will, illustrated by that encounter with skome.
> > >
> > > Then I realized it's not just the journal -- what about a Google
> > > Custom
> > > Search that searches over the Journal, the Code4Lib wiki, the
> > > Code4Lib
> > > website, and perhaps most interestinly -- all the sites listed in
> > > Planet
> > > Code4Lib.
> > >
> > > Then I made it happen. Cause it seemed interesting and I'm a
> > > perfectionist, I even set things up so a cronjob automatically
> > > syncs
> > > the
> > > list of sites in the Planet with the Google custom search every
> > > night.
> > >
> > > The Planet stuff ends up potentially being a lot of noise -- I
> > > tried
> > > to
> > > custom 'boost' stuff from the Journal, but I'm not sure it worked.
> > > But I
> > > did configure things with facet-like limits including a "just the
> > > planet" limit, if you do want that. But even though it's sometimes
> > > a
> > > lot
> > > of noise, it's also potentially the most interesting/useful part
> > > of
> > > the
> > > search, otherwise it'd pretty much just be a Journal search, but
> > > now
> > > it
> > > includes a bunch of people's blogs, as well as other sites deemed
> > > of
> > > interest to Code4Lib community (including a couple other open
> > > source
> > > library tech journals) -- without any extra curatorial work, just
> > > using
> > > the list already compiled for the Planet.
> > >
> > > I'm curious what people think of it. Try some searches for library
> > > tech
> > > questions or information and see how good your results are. If
> > > people
> > > find this useful, I'll try to include it on the main code4lib.org
> > > webpage in some prominent place, spruce up the look and feel etc.
> > > (Or
> > > try to draft someone else to do that, I think my time to work on
> > > this
> > > might be _just_ about up after staying until 9.30 hacking on this
> > > cause
> > > it seemed cool).
> > >
> > > http://www.code4lib.org/custom_search/search_form.html
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Peter Murray [log in to unmask] tel:+1-678-235-2955
> > Ass't Director, Technology Services Development
> > http://dltj.org/about/
> > LYRASIS -- Great Libraries. Strong Communities. Innovative Answers.
> > The Disruptive Library Technology Jester http://dltj.org/
> > Attrib-Noncomm-Share
> > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/

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