Category: library

  • Linked Data talk at VALA 2014

    Linked Data talk at VALA 2014

    Below are the slides from a talk I gave at VALA 2014 on how we went about trialling Linked Data at the Victorian Parliamentary Library. There is also a longer paper that goes along with the talk.   Linked Data: thinking big, starting small from Peter Neish

  • Exporting records from Horizon

    The Horizon LMS from SirsiDynix provides a utility to export marc records from the system. This is quite robust, except if your bib records are quite large and have a lot of subject tems. The following VBscript allows you to export smaller batches of marc records and skip over known bad records.

  • LOD-LAM meeting at Melbourne Museum 17 April 2012

    Yesterday I spent a really interesting morning at Museum Victoria attending and presenting at a workshop on Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Musuems (LOD-LAM) organised by Culture Victoria. As usual with these things, there were varying levels of technical and background knowledge on the topic. However, I think the level of the presentations…

  • Harvesting and semantically tagging media releases from political websites using web services

    Here’s the slides from another talk from VALA2012 where I talked about how we’ve been using OpenCalais at the Victorian Parliamentary Library to add tags and semantic data to one of our databases. You can also see the talk here or download a longer paper that goes with the talk. Harvesting and semantically tagging media releases from political…

  • VALA 2012 Reference Desk Software

    I was lucky enough to attend VALA2012 and also present a couple of papers. The first was about some Open Source software that we created at the Victorian Parliamentary Library in order to track reference requests. Its not quite finished, but as soon as its wrangled into a coherent jumble of code, I’ll be putting…

  • jQuery and DB/Textworks

    Below are my slides from a talk I gave to the Melbourne Inmagic User group on jQuery and DB/Textworks. Unfortunately all the web stuff is behind a firewall, so I can’t link to it, however, I’ll put the plugins I developed up on google code github. Inmagic user group meeting Melbourne june 2011 from Peter Neish