Maybe I shouldn't be trolling code4lib for my personal interests, but I'm
asking not about a mission-critical application, but a platform for keeping
my personal skills up, and that would be accorded the proportionate amount
of time. So I'd rather that not be a time sink for management, and I don't
want to create a hacker-cracker's delight. My college is not enthused about
librarians creating code or platforms that the college becomes responsible
for maintaining - we're very abstemious in that regard. So I'm seeing how I
can do this personally spending my personal cash without burdening my
college. Sorry to bother you all with it. Everyone's happy family is
different, to hash a quote, but I hope I'm still welcome in Code4Lib, even
if I'm not hired to be a library coder. Just a library (Windows) sys admin.
Or maybe we need a spin-off code4lib for the amateurs among us.
Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian
Colgate University Libraries
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On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Bill Dueber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]>
> > You can probably find an curious intern to do it.
> Oh, for the love of god, please don't go this route. This is why libraries
> tend to be a huge mishmash of unsupported, one-off crap that some outgoing
> student did for extra credit six years ago.
> To ask the obvious question: You're at a real,
> honest-to-god prestigious college. Why are you trolling code4lib for cheap
> hosting environments? If IT won't give you a piece of a machine somewhere,
> or at least set up a Mac running OSX, they're failing to support a critical
> mission of the college and someone needs to be up in arms about it. If you
> haven't even asked them, well, maybe you should.
> -Bill, who spent his first two years in a library dealing with crappy old
> PHP code from long-gone students
> Bill Dueber
> Library Systems Programmer
> University of Michigan Library