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METS XFormwsalesky

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:38:55 +0000

So while waiting for my consulting contract from UVM to come through I thought I’d while away the time with a METS XForm. This has immediately proved more challenging than I had anticipated. I think it would not be to hard to make institution specific forms but that it will be nearly impossible to create […](image)

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XSL for the Archivits’ ToolKitwsalesky

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:12:42 +0000

I just finished the XSL work I’ve been doing for the Archivists’ ToolKit. The stylesheets will both be included in the next release which I believe is scheduled for September. I’m fairly pleased with how they came out, the layouts had to be simple, no images and neutral color schemes in order to be generic […](image)

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Back in the saddle … sort ofwsalesky

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 19:05:19 +0000

In my last post I said I’d be back in about six weeks, any of my readers who are parents probably had a good chuckle over that one. Hannah turns 3 months today (pics here if you are interested), and I’m finally feeling like I can juggle more then just life with a new baby. […](image)

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Gone Fishing…wsalesky

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:05:48 +0000

I’ve been a little distracted lately: My daughter Hannah was born last Friday, and as a result, I’m taking a little break from work and blogging. I’ll be back in oh… six weeks or so.(image)

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Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:31:16 +0000

I pretty much dread every Firefox upgrade, because of the havoc it could wreck on my XForms. The past few upgrades have been problem free, but yesterday’s automatic update has put a halt to metadata production once again. I’m having trouble explaining myself to the disgruntled catalogers who had just gotten back to work. I’ve […](image)

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Session Solutionswsalesky

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:33:24 +0000

So I came up with two possible solutions to my sessions problem, I’m sure there are others as well. 1) I could store all the xqueries that build my metadata admin interface in eXist with restricted read permissions so that uses would be presented with a login from the server when they arrive at the […](image)

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Struggling with sessionswsalesky

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:07:19 +0000

Right before I left for Code4lib 2008 we had a serious db crash, this was an eXist issue, which I’m hoping was partially solved by upgrading to 1.2 as well as some re-writing of xqueries to eliminate most of our temporary fragments creation. We haven’t had any problems with crashing since the upgrade, but a […](image)

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XForms for Metadata Creationwsalesky

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:06:28 +0000

I just got back from Code4lib 2008 in Portland Oregon.  Last year I did a lightning talk on XForms, this year I did full 20 minute presentation. Well, actually I did half a 20 minute presentation. I split the slot with Michael Park from Brown. We had both been working on MODS editors and had […](image)

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MODS for everyonewsalesky

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:51:38 +0000

When I started working on the CDI project almost 2 years ago there were no easy solutions for integrating the creation and editing of complex metadata into a project workflow. Most DAMS (Digital Asset Management Systems) came with the ability to create Dublin Core, or some form of modified Dublin Core, but the creation of […](image)

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Fixing temprorary fragmentswsalesky

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:00:02 +0000

Surprise! Or at least to me… My XForms are not the source of the majority of my temporary fragments, at least as far as I can tell. This is good news because the XForms constitute the most complicated part of my web app, and would take the longest amount of time to troubleshoot and fix. […](image)

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