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  • Code4Lib Journal: Editorial
    If you build it, I’ll probably come. …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Sara Amato
  • Code4Lib Journal: MatchMarc: A Google Sheets Add-on that uses the WorldCat Search API
    Lehigh University Libraries has developed a new tool for querying WorldCat using the WorldCat Search API.  The tool is a Google Sheet Add-on and is available now via the Google Sheets Add-ons menu under the name “MatchMarc.” The add-on is easily customizable, with no knowledge of coding needed. The tool …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Michelle Suranofsky and Lisa McColl
  • Code4Lib Journal: Designing Shareable Tags: Using Google Tag Manager to Share Code
    Sharing code between libraries is not a new phenomenon and neither is Google Tag Manager (GTM). GTM launched in 2012 as a JavaScript and HTML manager with the intent of easing the implementation of different analytics trackers and marketing scripts on a website. However, it can be used to load …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Tabatha Farney
  • Code4Lib Journal: Reporting from the Archives: Better Archival Migration Outcomes with Python and the Google Sheets API
    Columbia University Libraries recently embarked on a multi-phase project to migrate nearly 4,000 records describing over 70,000 linear feet of archival material from disparate sources and formats into ArchivesSpace. This paper discusses tools and methods brought to bear in Phase 2 of this project, which required us to look closely …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By David W. Hodges and Kevin Schlottmann
  • Code4Lib Journal: Natural Language Processing in the Humanities: A Case Study in Automated Metadata Enhancement
    The Black Book Interactive Project at the University of Kansas (KU) is developing an expanded corpus of novels by African American authors, with an emphasis on lesser known writers and a goal of expanding research in this field. Using a custom metadata schema with an emphasis on race-related elements, each …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Erin Wolfe
  • Code4Lib Journal: “With One Heart”: Agile approaches for developing Concordia and crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress
    In October 2018, the Library of Congress launched its crowdsourcing program By the People. The program is built on Concordia, a transcription and tagging tool developed to power crowdsourced transcription projects. Concordia is open source software designed and developed iteratively at the Library of Congress using Agile methodology and user-centered …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Meghan Ferriter, Kate Zwaard, Elaine Kamlley, Rosie Storey, Chris Adams, Lauren Algee, Victoria Van Hyning, Jamie Bresner, Abigail Potter, Eileen Jakeway, and David Brunton
  • Code4Lib Journal: Talking Portraits in the Library: Building Interactive Exhibits with an Augmented Reality App
    With funding from multiple sources, an augmented-reality application was developed and tested by researchers to increase interactivity for an online exhibit. The study found that augmented reality integration into a library exhibit resulted in increased engagement and improved levels of self-reported enjoyment. The study details the process of the project …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Brandon Patterson
  • Code4Lib Journal: Factor Analysis For Librarians in R
    This paper offers a primer in the programming language R for library staff members to perform factor analysis. It presents a brief overview of factor analysis and walks users through the process from downloading the software (R Studio) to performing the actual analysis. It includes limitations and cautions against improper …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Michael Carlozzi
  • Lucidworks: Digital Success Powered by Search
    At Activate San Francisco, we brought the brightest minds together in both digital commerce and digital workplace. The post Digital Success Powered by Search appeared first on Lucidworks. …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Katie Florez
  • Eric Lease Morgan: Project Gutenberg and the Distant Reader

    The venerable Project Gutenberg is perfect fodder for the Distant Reader, and this essay outlines how & why. (tl;dnr: Search my mirror of Project Gutenberg, save the result as a list of URLs, and feed them to the Distant Reader.) Project Gutenberg Wall Paper by EricA long …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-11-05By Life of a Librarian

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