Many of the servers here are named either after classical places or
people (homer, athens, parnassus, etc.). One exception was our
Voyager server, which was gutenberg. The server was recently
upgraded, and redubbed . . . Icarus. We all giddily await the day it
burns up and crashes into the sea.
On 10/26/06, Jody Fagan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Code4Lib folks,
> I'd like to write an anecdotal article about library server nomenclature
> ... I'm for-sure that most librarians don't even know our servers have
> names. I am hoping that some of you might be willing to share (off-list)
> server names you have known in libraries, how/why you chose them, and
> any random thoughts you have about them. Did you inherit them? Did you
> get to pick them out? Do you think the whole idea of server names is
> silly or do you secretly like the fact that your servers have names?
> I am happy to guarantee anonymity (that is, I won't use your name or
> institution in conjunction with any server names) unless you
> specifically want to be identified or given credit for your statements.
> I plan on sharing my institution's server names in my article, but not
> say where they are from....
> thanks for considering this,
> Jody Condit Fagan
> Digital Services Librarian, James Madison University
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> "Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time" -- Alan Moore
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Ithaca College Library
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