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Technology review: Quria, Drammen public library

[These views are my own. Please comment with corrections!] Drammen public library, to some public fanfare announced that they were outsourcing their IT needs to the Swedish Axiell Group. Seen by some as a brave decision, by others, myself included,

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Misforstått standardisering

Jeg brukte litt tid på å se på Kunnskapsorganisasjon på anbud, et paneldebatt på KORG-dagene 2017 med Jonas Svartberg Arntzen, Leder utviklingsavdelingen ved Deichmanske bibliotek; Unni Knutsen, Leder Seksjon for tilvekst og katalog, Universitetsbiblioteket, UiO; Jonny Edvardsen, Direktør Tilvekst og kunnskapsorganisering, Nasjonalbiblioteket; og Geirr Karlsen,

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Linked-data library system

Well, we did it. We created the linked-data library system. It’s done. No theoretical gum-sucking. No personal-project hand-wringing. No vendor-spun nonsense. Simply a linked-data library system. There’s not much more to be said. If you want, you can get the

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We’re a different kind of vendor…

A vendor will say: we understand that libraries are dissatisfied by the power-balance in vendor-customer relationships, but we’re different… These are just words; words that can’t be substantiated in tangible actions. And yet librarians laud these vendors like something has

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CHAIN “dataset”

10 Get a large dataset unthinkingly dumped into a simple format, structured according to easiest-path-out-of-the-database. 20 Get a simple representation of the data in an arcane format, largely maintaining the original structure. 30 Get a dataset based on iterative processing — normalisation, refactoring —

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Evaluating team morale

Team morale is pretty important in large-scale projects; it’s easily neglected and that can have catastrophic results on how developers perform. In many cases, the resilient solo-developer resists the kind of traditional team evaluation that project management tries to foist

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The popular opinion

It’s the popular opinions, not the right ones, that are winners in debates. A popular opinion is a dangerous thing; it will never be challenging and will always be reactionary. A wide base of popularity for an unestablished truth should raise

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