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Entries from December 2005

Wanna search? Talk to a human.

December 31st, 2005 · Comments Off · Archives Access Systems

The BBC has the largest broadcast media archives in the world and the BBC Archives is certainly one of the more progressive institutions when it comes to using and providing access to its archival materials. Foremost in these efforts is the much publicized plan to open the contents of their archives for non-commerical re-use (under [...]

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Build or Customize? Enter the Python…

December 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment · System Architecture

Well, I am back from Ixtapa, Mexico with a decent tan and a very sore back from an unfortunate JetSki incident out in the high surf. Just imagine a Dukes-of-Hazard-style launch off a very large wave. Anyway, I can still type. As a follow-up to my previous post, I’ve been through the Agile Web Development [...]

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Lunch, book, prototyping

December 7th, 2005 · 4 Comments · Meetings & Presentations, System Architecture

I had lunch with fellow UBC SLAIS alumni Mark Jordan yesterday. We both speak a-mile-a-minute so this was a very productive exchange of information. Mark was the resourceful and over-worked lab technician when we were both students at SLAIS. Today he is the resourceful and over-worked head systems librarian at Simon Fraser University (but somehow [...]

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