as a cataloger, I've used Python for working with raw MARC records - using
the PyMarc library - as well as MARCXML and EADXML records. It allows me
to analyze and modify large files of MARC records in batch.
Electronic Resources & Special Formats Cataloger
New York University Libraries
Knowledge Access & Resources Management Services
20 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
[log in to unmask]
On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Al Matthews <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Python is a wonderful language in many respects. We use it instead of Ruby
> in a number of projects, most notably in workflow for Digital
> Preservation. I do know of a number of enterprise developers using it in a
> web stack -- with Flask, with Werkzeug, with Twisted, with stuff I'm not
> aware of, depends on scale and whom you ask -- or else Django. We do not
> do so at this time. Ruby may be more broadly applicable in the present
> library context, or, not. Unclear.
> Python has a fairly strict diction and the present split existence between
> 2 and 3 can be annoying. But it's a useful language, increasingly used for
> hosting other languages, and increasingly, fast despite all odds. Good for
> toying with functional approaches.
> Al Matthews
> Software Developer, Digital Services Unit
> Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
> email: [log in to unmask]; office: 1 404 978 2057
> On 10/18/13 9:14 AM, "Joseph Umhauer" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >I'm considering taking on online course for programming using Python.
> >But not sure if it would be useful in my work at an academic library.
> >My question is:
> >If you are using Python, what applications have you developed for your
> >Joseph Umhauer
> >Assistant Library Director for Technical Services
> >Niagara University Library
> >[log in to unmask]