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On 05/08/2014 02:29 PM, Van Mil, James (vanmiljf) wrote:
> My colleague Sean Crowe and I have written a simple Rails engine
> with models for the Postgresql database backend to Innovative
> Interfaces Inc. Sierra ILS. Within a host rails app, it can be used
> to spin up mediated access to the database via Ruby objects. With a
> few additional controllers, it would also be straightforward to
> enable the serialization of database contents over http via json or
> xml. Though there is a pending release of API functionality for
> Sierra, this gem offers broader and more granular access to the
> See the github repo: https://github.com/uclibs/active_sierra/
> We’re both primarily tech services librarians, and our first use
> cases for this gem have focused on back-end workflow. For example,
> we’re developing a Rails app to track and report lost, missing, or
> long-overdue items in Sierra. With a rake task, a webapp will query
> Sierra monthly and build a local database of targeted item record
> numbers and values, which will be served to a site for use in
> making decisions about replacement. Other possible use cases could
> be record quality control reports.
> Out of security concerns, we've purposefully excluded models for
> patron tables but we haven’t ruled out adding these once we can
> ensure the security of this data.
> We still have some short-term development planned, but we noticed
> that the repo was getting some attention yesterday, and thought it
> would be a good time to share. Some of our planned work includes:
> - Developing tests for the models and methods - Adding more scopes
> and methods to abstract the tables (we have a goal of making our
> testing application backend as friendly as possible to other tech
> services staff, and so we’d like the code to be readable to anyone
> who is familiar with both MARC cataloging and III system
> conventions) - Modeling additional tables
> Please feel free to use, fork or contribute. We are very open to
> comments and suggestions (especially from experienced Rails
> developers who may be able to offer some perspective on our
> direction – we both started learning about Rails at Code4Lib2013).
> And of course we welcome any questions.
Watch for pull requests coming your way soon. Again thanks for not
paywalling this in the IUG Clearinghouse!
What I want to find out is -- do parrots know much about Astro-Turf?
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