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[InetBib] Code4Lib Journal, Issue 39, is now available

Dear List,

I forward you the announcement of Terry Reese, the coordinating editor
of Code4Lib Journal, Issue 39 (apologies for cross-posting):

The new issue of the Code4Lib Journal, Issue 39, is now available.
Many thanks to the authors and editors that worked hard to make this
issue happen.

Editorial: Musing on learning to be a selfish librarian
Terry Reese

One of the perks of being the coordinating editor is you get to write
the opening editorial for the issue.  It's an opportunity to think
broadly about the community, the journal.current events.  And if you
look back over the past year or so, those that have taken on this role
have been more than up.

Approaching the largest 'API': extracting information from the
Internet with Python
Jonathan E. Germann

This article explores the need for libraries to algorithmically access
and manipulate the world's largest API: the Internet. The billions of
pages on the 'Internet API' (HTTP, HTML, CSS, XPath, DOM, etc.) are
easily accessible and manipulable. Libraries can assist in creating
meaning through the datafication of information on the world wide web.
Because most information is created for human consumption, some
programming is required for automated extraction. Python is an
easy-to-learn programming language with extensive packages and
community support for web page automation. Four packages (Urllib,
Selenium, BeautifulSoup, Scrapy) in Python can automate almost any web
page for all sized projects. An example warrant data project is
explained to illustrate how well Python packages can manipulate web
pages to create meaning through assembling custom datasets.

Using R and the Tidyverse to Generate Library Usage Reports
Andy Meyer

Gathering, analyzing, and communicating library usage data provides a
foundation for thoughtful assessment. However, the amount of time and
expertise required creates a barrier to actually using this data. By
using the statistical programming language R and the tools and
approach of the Tidyverse, the process of gathering, analyzing, and
communicating data can be automated in ways that reduce the amount of
time and energy required. At the same time, this approach increases
staff capacity for other data science projects and creates a shareable
model and framework for other libraries. This article focuses on
electronic resource usage reports - especially Counter DB1 Reports -
but this approach could be extended to other data sources and needs.

Archidora: Integrating Archivematica and Islandora
Tim Hutchinson

"Archidora" is shorthand for the publicly available integration
between the open source software packages Archivematica and Islandora.
Sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Library, this integration
enables the automated ingest into Archivematica of objects created in
Islandora. This will allow institutions that use Islandora as a
digital asset management system, particularly for digitized material,
to take advantage of Archivematica's standards-based digital
preservation functionality, without requiring staff doing digitization
to interact with Archivematica. This paper outlines the basic
functionality and workflow of archidora; provides an overview of the
development process including challenges and lessons learned; and
discusses related initiatives and possible future directions for

Microdata in the IR: A Low-Barrier Approach to Enhancing Discovery of
Institutional Repository Materials in Google
Shayna Pekala

Georgetown University Library curates a multitude of open access
resources in its institutional repository and digital collections
portal, DigitalGeorgetown. Over the last several years, the Library
has experimented with methods for making these items increasingly
visible in search engine search results. This article describes the
Library's low-barrier approach to applying Schema.org vocabulary to
its DSpace institutional repository using microdata, as well as the
challenges with and strategies used for assessing this work. The
effects of the application of Schema.org microdata to
DigitalGeorgetown on Google search results were tracked over time
using three different metrics, providing new insights about its

Getting Real in the Library: A Case Study at the University of Florida
Samuel R. Putnam and Sara Russell Gonzalez

In the fall of 2014, the University of Florida (UF) Marston Science
Library, in partnership with UF IT, opened a new computer lab for
students to learn and develop mobile applications. The Mobile
Application Development Environment (MADE@UF) features both software
and circulating technology for students to use in an unstructured and
minimally-staffed environment. As the technological landscape has
shifted in the past few years, virtual and augmented reality have
become more prominent and prevalent, signaled by companies like
Facebook, Google, and Microsoft making significant financial
investments in these technologies. During this evolution, MADE@UF has
migrated to focus more on virtual and augmented reality, and we will
discuss the opportunities and challenges that hosting and managing
such a space has provided to the science library and its staff.

Accio e-Libri: Magically Delivering Digital Resources to Patrons Using
NFC Technology
Christopher M. Jimenez and Barbara M. Sorondo

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry
Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, our library created a
Happee Birthdae Harry display incorporating Near Field Communication
(NFC) technology alongside print materials in order to magically place
electronic resources in our users' hands. The display was a
spellbinding success, increasing usage of both print and electronic
items, and helping our students become familiar with this innovative
technology in an engaging manner. This article will provide
step-by-step  instructions on the materials and procedures librarians
need to implement NFC technology in their own libraries, and will
discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with this rapidly
spreading technology.

Ship It: Logistical tracking of ILL physical loans
Ryan Litsey & Scott Luker

The OBILLSK Shipment Tracking system is the first consolidated and
comprehensive shipment information system for interlibrary loan. The
system is unique because not only does it offer an interface for
consolidating the items being shipped out of an ILL office, it also
provides real time statistical data of global geographic shipping
patterns, tracking of packages across all major couriers, and
customized date range reporting for ILL shipment activity. This system
takes advantage of several web-based technologies that makes it easy
to use for students, staff and library administrators. The web-based
software utilizes a .NET platform and SQL Server database. Client-side
frameworks include Bootstrap and jQuery for responsive design, Shield
UI for data visualizations, and jVectorMap for geographical
representation of shipments. The system is now available for all
libraries. It is actively in use at 15 academic libraries nationwide
and has over 190,000 items scanned since October of 2016. It is
through the development of innovative technologies that libraries can
continue to serve as incubators for practical solutions that can help
the discipline and practice of librarianship.

The Automagic of the LII's eCFR
Charlotte Schneider and Sylvia Kwakye

The Legal Information Institute (LII) began providing access to
federal legal materials in 1992. This article discusses their work
expanding and improving free public access to federal legal resources
in the U.S., particularly developing their eCFR product for the Code
of Federal Regulations, and plans to integrate DocketWrench.

Terry Reese
Coordinating Editor, Issue 39

Péter Király
software developer
GWDG, Göttingen - Europeana - eXtensible Catalog - The Code4Lib Journal

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