OpenURLs in Sir Louie

As part of the Sir Louie project we are passing details of an reading list item from the library catalogue to a reading list in our VLE (WebLearn). To do this we are using the existing OpenURL Standard. For this … Continue reading

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Just a thought regarding performance issues!

If have performance problems with large numbers of XmlHttpRequests not working well in browsers we could possibly look the streaming the response back to the client through a long(ish) live connections, so the browser sends all the IDs it wants … Continue reading

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Middleware Component Specification: Library Item Availability Service (LIAS)

Introduction As part of the Sir Louie project we need to display availability information for items in a reading list. The reading list will be rendered as normal by WebLearn (Sakai) but then once the page is ready in the … Continue reading

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Juice project code licence (MIT) now compatible with Sakai

When the Sir Louie started we were very keen to use the open source Juice JavaScript library but felt we would be unable to do so since the licence (GPL) was not compatible with the Sakai licence (Educational Community License, … Continue reading

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Availability Information: DAIA or DLF-ILS DI that is the question!

Part of the Sir Louie project involves placing dynamic ‘real-time’ availability information into our reading lists. There are two existing standards which may be of use in this area: Document Availability Information API (DAIA) Digital Library Federation – Integrated Library … Continue reading

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