Time  Nick  Message
21:53 thd   tnb: thanks, I thought he might ignore email at the conference.  However, I should not assume that my habbits are his.
21:49 tnb   thd: probably an email would work.  I'm sure he'll check it several times before tomorrow ;)
21:44 thd   tnb: I wanted to ask him to collect some information from one of the presentations tomorrow
21:42 rch   wrong window :) :wq
21:42 rch   :q
21:41 tnb   thd: yes, that is correct
21:32 thd   tnb: I assume that he attending the conference and that there is no exhibition space.  is that correct?
21:31 tnb   you could try though
21:31 tnb   thd: he has alot of meetings this evening, so he might have it off
21:28 thd   tnb: Do you know if kados is accessable via cellphone at the code4lib conference?
21:28 tnb   there's still alot of work to do on that front
21:27 tnb   stats, etc
21:27 tnb   thd: i've been sending out some emails to 'fill in the blanks' and get some of the information that isn't on the koha users wiki
21:26 tnb   cool.
21:26 chris well i uploaded their circ data today, so i think they did tnb
21:26 tnb   thd: libraries :)
21:26 thd   tnb: do you mean librarians or patrons?
21:25 tnb   :)
21:25 tnb   i heard a rumor that toledo diocese were goign live today, did you hear that rumor?
21:25 chris i bet
21:25 tnb   so that is quite a task ;)
21:25 tnb   pretty good, i'm creating a profile of 'koha users'
21:24 chris tnb:good thanks, friday aftenoon .. hows things there?
21:24 thd   thanks chris
21:24 chris thd: dunno her email address im afraid
21:24 tnb   how's it going?
21:24 chris heya tina
21:24 tnb   chris: hey :)
21:24 chris right
21:23 thd   chris: Lea wanted me to send something via email but I kept losing the connection from my friend's apartment and I missed her request until she had logged off #koha.
21:21 chris someone from wales :)
21:21 thd   chris: do you know who Lea is?
19:52 Lea   wow i really have to go to bed. NN all. Thanks thd. I think that will be a great asset
19:50 Lea   http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/reference_and_subject_resources/resources/opacs_in_britain_and_ireland_obi/obi_university_of_cambridge4579.cfm
19:48 thd   Lea: the rest should work fine except for Cambridge University as I already stated
19:46 thd   Lea: University of London usually rejects the connection, the British Library requires a password for MARC records
19:44 Lea   superb. I have asked you a Q in PM
19:44 thd   Lea: at the bottom of the form is a list of targets
19:43 thd   Lea: I have almost all known public UK Z39.50 servers in the client to which I gave you the link
19:42 Lea   you were looking for american books?
19:42 Lea   ah ok
19:39 thd   s/reorts/reports/
19:39 thd   Lea: Most of the other 20% were specific reorts on that tribe and just impossible to find in another collection
19:37 thd   Lea: I matched about 80% of the records in a small native American Library using the application in the spring
19:35 thd   Lea: my application works well but has not yet been ported to Perl and Koha because the new Perl Z39.50 module had not been written when i first started
19:33 Lea   wow, this gets better by the minute :D
19:33 thd   l
19:32 thd   Lea: I have an application for doing that automatically from the data in existing records.
19:31 Lea   ... I'll say that to be on the safe side
19:31 Lea   no, must be less
19:31 Lea   I think it's around 16,000
19:31 Lea   let me thjink
19:30 thd   Lea: how many records do you need to upgrade?
19:30 thd   Lea: you need to search on multiple fields simultaneously for a reliable match
19:26 Lea   thd: what is this application you speak of?
19:23 Lea   I've had 2 direct hits on title now
19:23 Lea   ??
19:22 thd   Lea: i have created a special application for doing what you intend
19:21 thd   Lea: matching on ISBN alone is very unreliable
19:21 Lea   ah, misread. It's late here :)
19:21 thd   Lea: yes Oxford works but my information for Cambridge is incorrect.
19:21 Lea   what are you using to access it?
19:20 Lea   that worked for me
19:20 Lea   res = conn.search (query)
19:20 Lea    query = zoom.Query ('CCL', 'isbn=9781904570011')
19:20 Lea   conn.databaseName = 'ADVANCE'
19:20 Lea   conn = zoom.Connection ('library.ox.ac.uk',210)
19:20 Lea   I used the same info as you did
19:19 thd   Lea: I would very much like to know the current Z39.50 connection information for Cambridge University libraries.  My information is incorrect for them.
19:19 Lea   Here's my idea: 1. Load in the existing MARC21 data (a bit rubbish) 2. Search oxford on ISBN. If that works, import data and overwrite fields in existing data. If it fails, search by title. return a list of records and store in database. The librarians can then use a simple web ui to select the correct books if multiple hits on title. Sound reasonable?
19:17 Lea   thanks
19:17 Lea   yeah
19:17 thd   Lea: Do you have this library.ox.ac.uk:210/ADVANCE ?
19:17 Lea   thanks for the oxford uni tip. I think that might do it.
19:15 Lea   searching on isbn didn't
19:14 Lea   again, searching on title gave me a hit
19:14 Lea   i done it. Thanks
19:11 thd   s/ties/ty's/
19:09 thd   Lea: I can give you the configuration data for Oxford Universities server
19:09 Lea   *13 digit
19:09 Lea   so I'm looking for 12 digit barcode, nothing. Search by title and get the book under a different barcode.
19:08 Lea   I have this problem with the barcodes in that some servers have the same books listed under different barcodes. I'm not a librarian, therefore was totally foxed by this problem
19:08 thd   Lea: Oxford University I meant
19:07 Lea   I'll have a search
19:07 Lea   oxford?
19:07 thd   Lea: Oxford has a public Z39.50 server
19:07 Lea   talking of which, i got some nice code linking up pyMARC and pyZ3950 which can pull in all MARC21 data for an isbn and you can access the tags like record["245"]["a"]
19:07 chris american spellings and all thd? or do they have LCSH version with english english? :-)
19:06 thd   Lea: LCSH has been adopted as a standard at the British Library since they abandoned PRECIS and COMPASS
19:06 chris right
19:06 Lea   i was hoping to throw all my ISBNs at a bunch of servers and problem soved...
19:05 Lea   everyone is SUTRS mad
19:05 chris the universities might be your best bet
19:05 chris yep
19:05 Lea   really hard to find MARC21 z39 servers in the UK
19:05 chris in fact most of them do
19:05 chris oh yeah the NZ national library do it too
19:05 Lea   uk National Library want to charge for MARC21 data! I was shocked!
19:04 Lea   ok. I tell you my situation, I'm migrating data that has NO subject data. I can do mappings based on existing keywords but would like a list that the librarians can choose from in ambiguous cases. So I'd like a standard list of Subjects.
19:04 thd   although LC manaiNa
19:04 chris im sure the National Libraries in the UK must have a set of subject headings too?
19:03 chris Library of congress has some, but they will all have the wrong spellings for you :)
19:03 chris there are standards
19:03 Lea   Is there a "standard" for Subjects? Or should I just let the librarians use anything?
19:02 Lea   evening/morning. I guessed more would be on at this time of night/day :D
18:51 thd   quit
18:50 dewey thd: bugger all, i dunno
18:50 thd   dewey how old is you rumour?
18:50 dewey rumour has it kados is helping us LibLime folk with something at the moment
18:50 thd   kados?
16:18 thd    kados::sorry, I forgot that meant that you are away at the conference event
16:14 thd    kados:so if you are finished do you have a moment?
16:13 kados thd: library-in-a-box just finished up
16:12 thd    kados: what subject?
16:12 kados thd: I'm at code4lib conference
16:12 thd    kados: are you there?
13:02 thd   hdl: do you know of any UNIMARC Z39.50 authority record targets?  I need to test my application but I have no UNIMARC targets to use for testing.
13:01 hdl   Yes But When it is rock stable
13:01 thd   hdl: are you planning to move them to rel_30 ?
13:00 hdl   With rel30 may be.
13:00 hdl   Not Yet.
13:00 thd   hdl: does FRANTIQ have a Z39.50 server?
12:59 hdl   But yes.
12:59 hdl   I may quit unexpectedly.
12:59 hdl   ... fuzzing.
12:58 hdl   my internet connection is
12:58 thd   hdl: are you present?