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JMR – Work Week, May 4, 2009

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

— Supplied additional justification for LAD position
— Retrieved data on class sessions by librarian for RF
— Changed “Theatre, Speech and Dance” to “Theatre Arts and Performance Studies” in dbs per NQ
— Created individual pages for code4lib videos
— Changed Theatre
— Uploaded Banner dump for Summer & Spring 09
    Requested: 11/14/08, 3/3/09, and 4/29/09
    Original load: 26,475 records
    Eliminated schedule “I” – independent study: – 15,836 = 10,639
    Eliminated schedule “E” – thesis prep: – 424 = 10,215
— LITA Web Conference with Louise Gruenberg on migrating LITA site to new ALA platform
— Xerxes Webinar from ELUNA conference
— Drafts of Library IT Advisory Council & Resource Discovery Systems Review Group

JMR – Work week, March 24, 2008

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

— NISO Forum: “Next Generation Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards”, Mar 27-28, Chapel Hill
— X-Server Training, Mar 24-25
— Modified PSA for Mellon Grant & sent to Pat P
— Responded re: LITA Proposal
— Sent Position description change to Gloria
To Do:
— WebVPN & Serials Solutions (SET)
— Digital Bookplate question (Crim)
— Set up New Titles meetings
— Set up code4lib meetings
— Set up X-Server meetings
— Digital Bookplate presentation outline
— Respond to Bonnie P
— Post LITA Preconference notice
— Load new banner dump & create new field to replace CRN as primary key
— LRGs: Custom content; Library services
— Finish coding collection development policies web app: pull in LC class data; editing interface
Carried Over:
— Send summary/proposed next steps to Next Gen Catalog group; set up next mtg
— easyBorrow. Redirect failed delivery messages back to easyBorrow
— Finish IEEE SFX fixes
New Work:
— Configure SFX button for easyB, etc.
— Text messaging from Josiah
— OCRA: Add checkboxes to ITG HTML page so that staff can see at a glance what has been added and what remains to be done
— OCRA: change reactivation code so that movie requests are pending and start date is semester start
— OCRA: respond to webpublishers list re: video options
— Bookstack Locator: screenscrape (Max) & database (me)
— Mount Professional Program for Librarians (waiting on Gloria) -> LJ

JMR – Work week, March 17, 2008

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

— LITA Web Manager Orientation, Mar 17, ALA Headquarters, Chicago
— Met with David about SR web applications
— Sent Brown’s PSA form to Public Display
— Did some form spam clean-up; asked LJ to follow up
— Added new Friedman DVDs to db; updated documentation –> delegate to YF
— Sent Max coding assignment to re-code online calendar to allow staff to select a range of dates for a customized printout for time periods such as Spring Break.
— Prep for X-server training

JMR – Work week, March 10, 2008

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

— Nercomp Presentation: “Seems Seamless: Joining Library Borrowing Systems with Custom Programming”, Mar 11
— Python Tutorials (Python 101 for Programmers, Django, Zope/Plone) & Conference, Mar. 12-16, Chicago
— Mounted converted ASKB site
— Updated exhibits site

JMR – Work week, March 3, 2008

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

— “Cyberinfrastructure and the Liberal Arts”, Nercomp (UMass)
— STG Senior Research Programmer Interviews
— Programmed My Josiah link to easyBorrow tracking so that users don’t need to re-authenticate
— Converted EZProxy login page
— Converted ILL login and FAQ pages
— Screen scraper for bookstack locator (Max); follow-up: create database & do prototype
— Digital Audio discussion: OCRA/EARs, iTAB, LRC
— Followed up with Bob Morse re: Shoah
— IT Strategic Planning Task Force: read & react to Grad student comments
— Read Educause article for Monday Media Services meeting
— Nercomp presentation preparation
— Responded to Public Display initial proposal
— Responded to HH re: RISD

JMR – Work week, February 25, 2008

Monday, February 25th, 2008

— Trinity College Visit
— Sent DRR-B and OpenURL documentation to Public Display
— Used Max’s screen scraper to pull titles into bookplates site for honorees; eliminates need to enter titles individually in db
— Mounted new Kirk and CASQ sites
— Re-worked video clips code to allow for Windows Media files (deadline: Feb 29)
— Responded to digital bookplates inquiry from University of British Columbia
— Submitted final manuscript, “User-Centered Design in Practice: The Brown University Experience” to JWL
— Brown proposal to host Code4Lib 2009 selected
— Spoke to BDH reporter about SciLi wireless
— Outline for Nercomp easyBorrow presentation
— Responded to HH document
— IT Strategic Planning: Read & react to focus groups & interviews
— Trouble-shooting guide -> LJ ->wiki
New Work:
— Bookstack Locator: screenscrape (Max) & database (me)

JMR – Work week, February 18, 2008

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

— Posted Mellon position on
— Set up meeting on Mellon position with Bill O’Farrell of Public Display
— Submitted code4ib hosting proposal
— IT Strategic Planning Faculty focus group lunch
— Sent VFNow stats to Giovi
— Converted proxy authentication page & ILL pages
— Meeting with Nancy Magers & Bob Morse re: pike problems
— Meeting with John Spadaro, Bob Morse, Bob Fletcher, Steve Carmody, and Pat Falcone re identifying users whose activity is flagged by vendors for license violation (with SET)
— More ARL stats to Dan
— Added new field to bookplates for custom wording
— Birkin and I met with Bill O’Farrell (Public Display) about the Mellon project. Follow-up: send sample DRR-B data, info about OpenURL/COinS, and intellectual property agreement
— Sent digital bookplates db structure and code to UNC Chapel Hill
New Work:
— Re-code online calendar to allow staff to select a range of dates for a customized printout for time periods such as Spring Break. (range of dates, library/libraries, title)

JMR – Work week, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 8th, 2008

— Bookplates: Tech Services request — Added required field in bookplates database so that a link to the josiah record will appear without titles being entered – edited admin & public code to reflect changes.
— Bookplates: Fixed problem with uploading images in honoree_edit.php
— Edited and resubmitted Application Developer job description
— Revised organization chart
— Workshops on OCRA 2/12 & 2/13 (with Giovi – ITG drop-in session)
— Sent Ron info on OCRA, easyBorrow and class videotaping for ARL survey on teaching & learning
— Mellon Programmer: contacted David Laidlaw
— Mellon programmer: contacted Michael Cohen
— Feedback to HH on ‘Today’s Library’ document
— Fixed problem with Ovid target in SFX — links were not working with new Ovid platform
— OCRA: stats for Bart – posted queries on OCRA documentation section of library wiki
— January HR time data
— Coordinated John Cayley projector test with Media Services; resolved timeout issue with CIS
— Mounted converted Sheet Music website
— ITS dog & pony show outline
— Friedman dvds
— easyBorrow comparative statistics -> Bart & BB

JMR – Work week, February 4, 2008

Monday, February 4th, 2008

— Attempted to resolve problem with MetaLib (Configurations for some high-use resources only work in v.4 and are generating errors in our current production version. ) – Lori will take final steps to move to production on Sunday. [upgrade failed – call placed to Ex Libris]
— Changed easyBorrow pages to prompt for login when non-Brown IP is detected
Follow up: extend this functionality to mobile devices
— OCRA – merged AN173 and ANTH 1710
— Converted stack guides & sent correct links to BB for Josiah location links
— Conducted first meeting of Next Generation Catalog/Search group
Follow up: Send summary/proposed next steps to group; set up next mtg
— Requested funding for python tutorials
— Fixes for LP for PHYS0120 course guide
— Telephone interview for Mellon position
— Arranged local interviews for Mellon position
— Put temporary fix in place for MetaLib problem –
— Contacted John to schedule test with Media Services projector
— Removed my email from GS module of ETD
— Uploaded new files for video reserves – Movie request form did not work; tried to debug; discovered that form did not work on walton either! Sent email to Giovi/Young.
— Rescheduled X-server training
— Read “Curriculum at Forty” Report for IT Strategic Planning Task Force
— Explored purchase of multimedia table
— Visit from Northeastern library staff re: digital collections, etc.

JMR – Week of April 9, 2007

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

— Added field and changed bookplate code to allow for specifying whether the books associated with an honoree were purchased or given
— Restored “Librarian hours” message on Lee’s course pages
— NEASIS&T Program, “Designing Usable Interfaces:Three Expert Perspectives”, April 10, MIT
— Met with MS & PY on integrating Systems into ITS
— Produced Jan – Mar 2007 New Titles List
Response from Prof. Amit Basu (Chemistry): “This is a great resource!!!”
— Converted videos list to HTML_TEMPLATE_ITX & produced updated list
— New revision of COinS grant proposal incorporating HH text
— Preliminary conversation re: creating a web interface for the new Financial Data Center content