Eprints Notes
Posted on Sep 02 2009 00:17  / Eprints Repositories

This is an example of an Eprints archive at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences . This is just of many eprint sites.

Hypecycle 2
Posted on Sep 05 2009 13:07  / Hype
Easy Bib
Posted on Sep 08 2009 23:45  / Citations

This is pretty easy. It has lots of different formats. Check it out.

Python XMLSchema
Posted on Sep 09 2009 00:20  / Python Notes

Dave Kuhlman's Python Page

generateDS.py generates Python data structures from an Xschema document. It generates a file containing: (1) a Python class for each element definition, (2) a parser (using minidom from PyXML) for XML documents that satisfy the Xschema document. The class definitions contain: (1) a constructor with initializers for member variables, (2) get and set methods for member variables, (3) a 'build' member function used during parsing to populate an instance, (4) an 'export' function that will re-create the XML element in an XML document.

Conversations I Can't Have
Posted on Sep 11 2009 14:03  / Work
I started talking about programming and programmers, because my wife won't let me and I have to have these conversations with somebody -- Raymond Lewallen

I read this a laughed but it's true, sometimes you're just not allowed to have that conversation at home or work.

Data Modeling Notation Summary
Posted on Sep 15 2009 13:45  / Data Modeling

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Open Educational Resources
Posted on Sep 15 2009 16:44  / OER Learning
Ian Bicking on what problems need to be solved
Posted on Sep 16 2009 14:36  / Information Systems

>I think the more challenging problems are in how to reuse applications, how to compose a site out of different applications, how to handle auth, how to handle styling, how to make sure sites stay up without intervention, how to keep them backed up, how to deploy them and develop them, how to make them accessible to designers, how to make them hackable by new users... these more mushy issues are the big ones.

Using Docbook to Create Learning Objects
Posted on Sep 17 2009 14:33  / Learning

The Authoring Process


The Distribution Process


Using DocBook and XML Technologies to Create Adaptive Learning Content in Technical Domains1 <http://www.tmrfindia.org/ijcsa/V3I27.pdf>`__

Read This
Posted on Sep 17 2009 20:56  / Notes

Hierachial Catalog (tufts people)


Wiki Use

http://thinkubator.ccsp.sfu.ca/reg http://thinkubator.ccsp.sfu.ca/wikis/onwikis/CMS/export This was interesting and he uses zwiki. His point was that if you can get people to use the wiki (low barrier, low structure) the content itself starts to shape itself.

Attention Structures 2009-9-22

http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/2/000049.html ''Added:''

Simple Music FRBR Example
Posted on Sep 17 2009 16:23  / Metadata

''Work:'' @@color:#ee0000;J.S. Bach's Goldberg variations@@ ''Expression1:'' @@color:green;performance by Glen Gould in 1981 (editions, translations, performaces, etc.)@@ ''Manifestation1:'' @@color:blue;recording released on 331/3 rpm sound disc in 1982 by CBS Records@@ ''Manifestation2:'' @@color:blue;recording re-released on compact disc in 1993 by Sony@@ ''Manifestation3:'' @@color:blue;digitization of the Sony re-release as """MP3""" in 2000@@ ''Item1:'' @@color:gold;held at WCSU@@ ''Item2:'' @@color:gold;hedp at CCSU@@

Questions about your web site
Posted on Sep 21 2009 17:00  / Web Design
  • What is the goal of the site?
  • In other words, when it's working great, what specific outcomes will occur?
  • Who are we trying to please? If it's the boss, what does she want? Is impressing a certain kind of person important? * * Which kind?
  • How many people on your team have to be involved? At what level?
  • Who are we trying to reach? Is it everyone? Our customers? A certain kind of prospect?
  • What are the sites that this group has demonstrated they enjoy interacting with?
  • Are we trying to close sales?
  • Are we telling a story?
  • Are we earning permission to follow up?
  • Are we hoping that people will watch or learn?
  • Do we need people to spread the word using various social media tools?
  • Are we building a tribe of people who will use the site to connect with each other?
  • Do people find the site via word of mouth? Are they looking to answer a specific question?
  • Is there ongoing news and updates that need to be presented to people?
  • Is the site part of a larger suite of places online where people can find out about us, or is this our one sign post?
  • Is that information high in bandwidth or just little bits of data?
  • Do we want people to call us?
  • How many times a month would we like people to come by? For how long?
  • Who needs to update this site? How often?
  • How often can we afford to overhaul this site?
  • Does showing up in the search engines matter? If so, for what terms? At what cost? Will we be willing to compromise any of the things above in order to achieve this goal?
  • Will the site need to be universally accessible? Do issues of disability or language or browser come into it?
  • How much money do we have to spend? How much time?

And finally,

  • Does the organization understand that 'everything' is not an option?
Attention Structures
Posted on Sep 21 2009 17:25  / Attention
Attention structures are cultural tools distributed across individuals, mediational means and interactional conventions that determine how cognitive and social attention are distributed in different kinds of social practices. The ways in which attention structures reinforce social structures and ideologies, and the kinds of interactional struggles that occur when multiple attention structures compete.
Digital Library Architechture
Posted on Sep 22 2009 14:17  / Digital Libraries

The image below shows how the management of digital assets is not one monolithic software piece but made up of many components and and layers.

Preservation Data and Content Models at Harvard
Posted on Sep 22 2009 14:43  / Digital Libraries

!!!DRS Data Model >DRS content is modeled at three levels of granularity: object, file and bitstream.

>An object in the DRS is a coherent set of content that is considered a single intellectual unit for purposes of description, use and/or management: for example a particular book, web harvest, serial or photograph. >A file is a named and ordered sequence of bytes that is known to an operating system. A file can have zero or more bytes and has a file format, access permissions, and file system characterizations such as file size and last modification date. A bitstream is contiguous or non-contiguous data within a file that has meaningful properties for preservation or access purposes. @@color:red;(A file can have multiple bitstreams) -BK@@


>DRS objects are composed of one or more files. Files are composed of zero or more bitstreams. A file can be contained by at most a single object. Files are not shared among objects. A bitstream may contain other bitstreams but can be contained by at most a single file. While DRS material is always modeled at the object and file levels, material is only modeled at the bitstream level when it is deemed meaningful for preservation or access purposes.

!!!DRS Content Models

>Every DRS object conforms to a single "content model". Content models define types of objects supported by the DRS. Each content model definition documents:

>supported file formats >file and object relationships >file roles and other metadata >known delivery and rendering applications >associated assessments and preservation plans

Charles Dickens FRBR Example
Posted on Sep 24 2009 20:41  / Metadata

Allyson Carlyle

This is a very good article show how catalogs work when you have multiple "entities" to work with.

Swap Application Profile
Posted on Sep 24 2009 20:42  / FRBR

SWAP Application Profile

Attributes of a ScholarlyWork

  1. entity type
  2. identifier (URI)
  3. title
  4. subject
  5. abstract
  6. creator
  7. funder
  8. supervisor
  9. affiliated institution
  10. grant number
  11. has adaptation
  12. is expressedby

Attributes of an Expression

  1. entity type
  2. title
  3. description
  4. date available
  5. status
  6. version number or string
  7. language
  8. genre / type
  9. copyright holder
  10. has version
  11. has translation
  12. bibliographic citation
  13. references
  14. identifier (URI)

Attributes of a Manifestation

  1. entity type
  2. publisher
  3. format
  4. date modified
  5. isavailableas
  6. identifier (URI)

Attributes of a Copy

  1. entitytype
  2. date available
  3. access rights
  4. licence
  5. is part of
  6. identifier/locator (URI)

Attributes of an Agent

  1. name
  2. family name
  3. given name
  4. type of agent
  5. workplace homepage
  6. mailbox
  7. homepage
  8. identifier (URI)

Extra Notes

Where existing dc:relation qualifiers have been used, the relationships being documented have been clearly defined alongside five new properties:

  1. has adaptation
  2. has translation
  3. is expressed as
  4. is manifested as
  5. is available as

To aid fulfilment of several of the functional requirements further, four vocabularies have been defined for:

  1. access rights (Open, Restricted or Closed)
  2. entity type (ScholarlyWork, Expression, Manifestation, Copy or Agent)
  3. status (Peer Reviewed or Non Peer Reviewed)
  4. resource type
What is research
Posted on Sep 25 2009 00:48  / Information Literacy
Research is the process of planned inquiry
Wonder Cabinet
Posted on Sep 28 2009 14:40  / Web Design
16th century 'wunderkammer' or 'wonder cabinet'. As Graziose Corrin notes (in her analysis of Mark Dion's installation work based on critique of the 'collector' mentality, and modes of museum classification) the form of the wonder cabinet allowed: "...arbitrary visual arrangements [which] seemed natural and capable of revealing knowledge that was at once empirical and metaphorical without the need for accompanying texts" (Graziose Corrin, 1997, p. 53.)
Museums (Virtual)
Posted on Sep 28 2009 15:26  / Default

Museums in the USA An Alphabetic Listing (1507 museums)

There are all kinds of museums listed and it would be fun to visit them all but....