Love the idea, but the form is now throwing a 404 error on submission. Any chance it can be fixed?
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
> 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).
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