Category Archives: RSS

PHP + DOM + Joel = SMS from OPAC

Mentioned the other day that I was working on adding a “send this call number to your cell phone” capability to our Voyager OPAC (mitigating the “find a scrap of paper” problem). I was heading down the JavaScript path (based … Continue reading

Posted in Coding, Library Tech, RSS

Proxy content from an RSS feed

About six months ago we signed a contract with Springshare beginning a relationship as a customer for their LibGuides service. LibGuides is vendor-hosted system for building and presenting subject guides, course guides, how-to’s, research tips, and more. Here at Mason, … Continue reading

Posted in Coding, Library Tech, RSS

Research Portal update, LibGuides and more

Work on our first research portal (Bioinformatics) is just about complete. To refresh, we’re combining two open-source products (WordPress and CWIS) to build what we hope will prove to be a valuable first-stop for Mason’s bioinformatics researchers. It is also … Continue reading

Posted in Apple / OSX, Coding, General, Library Tech, RSS

Research Portal Update

Brought the component software of our portal up to current versions over the past few days (WordPress 2.3.1 and SPT/CWIS 1.4.2 beta) and we’re about ready to begin the real work—adding the subject-specific content. http://phobos.gmu.edu/melange  We’ve selected Bioinformatics as our … Continue reading

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uMac – a great OS X resource

Earlier today we (well, mostly Shane, really) upgraded our MARS installation—moving from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2. Admittedly a small version jump but when upgrading DSpace a simple(?) dot-point release is something you approach carefully. The upgrade went smoothly and soon I … Continue reading

Posted in Apple / OSX, General, Library Tech, RSS

Internet Scout Portal and RSS

About three weeks ago I began doing a test install of the Internet Scout Portal Toolkit (in the coming months we need to begin building a research portal and this is one of the packages I’m evaluating). The toolkit has … Continue reading

Posted in General, Library Tech, RSS

Video content via RSS

Friday the Yahoo! Search Blog had an entry which gives yet another cool use for RSS. Since I too am awaiting delivery of my new video iPod, I found it interesting on a couple of levels. In a nutshell, this … Continue reading

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