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  • Arnprior Archives' Virtual Exhibit: 150 Years of Living Off the Land
    As part of the country-wide celebrations of Canada's 150th birthday, the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives undertook a project to celebrate 150 years of local agriculture, harvesting, production and similar activities in their area. Entitled "150 Years of Living Off the Land", the project involved research and extensive interviews with McNab/Braeside families who are producing maple syrup, honey,...
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  • How to use record skeletons in Inmagic Genie to save time when cataloguing
    Inmagic DB/TextWorks has long had a popular feature called 'record skeletons.' They're a great way to save and add consistency and accuracy to data entry.  Here's how they work: Suppose you're cataloguing a group of materials that all share some data in common. This could be as simple as books, written in English and published in 2017. Or it could be a series all with the same title, author, publi...
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  • How to browse linked fields with the new Link Field Box in DB/TextWorks version 16
    Inmagic DB/TextWorks version 16, released in July 2017, provides you with several great new features for data management. This blog post is one of a series providing details of how to take advantage of these new features. This blog post is about the new ability to browse Link fields in different ways. A Link field in a textbase is one which links to another field in another textbase. An example wo...
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  • How to sort empty values last in DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO search results, with version 16
    Inmagic DB/TextWorks version 16, released in July 2017, provides you with several great new features for managing data and databases. This blog post is one of a series providing details of how to take advantage of these new features. This blog post is about the new ability to sort empty fields last in search results. Suppose you search a bibliographic database and sort the results by publication d...
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  • How to sort fields and hide deleted ones when editing a DB/TextWorks version 16 textbase
    DBTextWorks version 16, released in July 2017, provides you with several great new features. This blog post is one of a series providing details of how to take advantage of these new features. This blog post is about the changes to the textbase structure editor. The Edit Textbase Structure > Edit Fields dialogue has two new features: Sort Field List by – This feature permits you to sort the Field...
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  • Inmagic Releases Version 16 of DB/TextWorks, WebPublisher PRO and DB/Text for SQL
    Inmagic has released version 16 of the very popular and long-standing DB/TextWorks database management system, and the companion WebPublisher PRO web search interface. Several new features, as well as issues fixed from previous releases, continue to make this software great value for our clients. New features include: Sorting – When specifying sort fields, you now have the option to sort empties ...
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  • Surveyor Geotagging Tool from the New York Public Library
    Determining the exact location of historical photos is always a challenge, but Surveyor, a new open source tool just released by the New York Public Library (NYPL) offers a neat crowdsourcing option.  It was developed to help address the problem of photos with very general titles, or only a street name or neighbourhood, some of which may no longer exist.The NYPL has uploaded a set of photos and us...
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  • VuFind 4.0 released with new features and fixes
    Version 4.0 of VuFind, the popular open-source discovery interface, was released early July 2017. This version brings VuFind up to date with important PHP and Solr developments while also adding several new features and offering a straightforward upgrade path from the 2.x series of releases. Some key additions and changes: New channels feature. These are similar to the canned queries we include...
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  • How to Import Data from Inmagic DB/TextWorks into Omeka
    Last week we published a blog post on our favourite Omeka plugins. This week we focus on one in particular, the CSV Import plugin. This plugin is included in every site hosted through Digital History Hub, our low-cost Omeka hosting platform. One of Omeka's many strengths is the built-in data entry screens, based on Dublin Core fields. While there's a small learning curve to understanding DC, once ...
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  • Our Favourite Omeka Plugins
    At Andornot, we're big fans of the Omeka web publishing and content management platform, as a low cost, easy, simple way to get historic, cultural or other content online. Why, we've even launched a whole website dedicated to it: Digital History Hub ! One of Omeka's many strengths is the selection of plugins that add all sorts of extra features. By our count, there are over 90 of them. Most are li...
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  • Tips for Scaling Full Text Indexing of PDFs with Apache Solr and Tika
    We often find ourselves indexing the content of PDFs with Solr, the open-source search engine beneath our Andornot Discovery Interface. Sometimes these PDFs are linked to database records also being indexed. Sometimes the PDFs are a standalone collection. Sometimes both. Either way, our clients often want to have this full-text content in their search engine. See the Arnrpior & McNab/Braeside Arch...
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  • Richmond Archives Adds Name Origins Resource to Online Search
    I live in Richmond, part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, and have an interest in local history, so I was particularly interested when Andornot was asked by the City of Richmond Archives to help with a project on the origins of Richmond place names.  The City of Richmond Archives is a long time user of Inmagic DB/TextWorks for managing their collections, and were instrumental in developin...
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  • CHLA Conference a Success for Andornot Grant Recipient Mark Goodwin
    I had the privilege of being selected as the recipient of Andornot's 2017 Professional Development Grant in order to fund my attendance at the Canadian Health Library Association (CHLA) conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Having recently started a position as a Reference Librarian at the BC Cancer Agency, the conference offered an opportunity to grow as a new health information professional - and min...
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  • Stanford's King Institute Launches New Documents Search Engine
    Last year, Andornot had the pleasure of working with the King Institute at Stanford University on their archival database of tens of thousands of speeches, sermons, letters, and other documents by and about Martin Luther King, Jr.  Known as OKRA (Online King Records Access), the database includes descriptive information as well as holdings details for these resources held at repositories all over ...
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  • Introducing Digital History Hub: Web Hosting for Cultural Collections
    Need a quick and easy way to showcase a collection of photos, or a portal for an in-depth online exhibit?  Digital History Hub lets you do both! You can quickly build a searchable repository of archival records, artifacts, photos, oral history recordings, videos, historic documents, and more. Ideal for archives, museums, historical societies and libraries. Powered by the popular Omeka system. Ea...
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  • Cloud Computing in Canada: Peril or Pleasure?
    Thinking about signing up for an online service, or moving your existing data or software to "the cloud"? Check out Andornot's article on cloud computing in the latest issue of Wired West, the newsletter of the Western Canada Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, where we outline the most important things you should think about, and questions you should ask, before taking the leap. And don...
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  • Elgin County Museum Joins Archives in Launching Upgraded Search Interface
    The Elgin County Museum, as well as the Elgin County Archives, in St. Thomas, Ontario, both use Inmagic DB/TextWorks to manage their collections. A few years ago, Andornot helped the archives upgrade their public search interface to a more modern design, using our Andornot Starter Kit web application. This year we were pleased to help the museum upgrade their public search interface too. The museu...
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  • Andornot Professional Development Grant for 2017 Awarded to Mark Goodwin
    We are very pleased to announce a recipient for the Andornot Professional Development Grant for 2017: Mark Goodwin of the BC Cancer Agency.  Jonathan Jacobsen (L) and Mark Goodwin (R) Mark is a recent graduate of the iSchool at the University of British Columbia and a new professional in the health information field. Mark knows how important attending conferences is to making connections in our...
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  • Council documents migration and new search interfaces for the City of Burnaby
    Andornot has recently completed a project to assist the City of Burnaby migrate various historical council documents from an outsourced search service to internally hosted websites using the Andornot Discovery Interface (AnDI).  The previous site was organized so that files were viewable in a hierarchical structure organized by document types, meeting types and years.  To permit more administrativ...
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Library Migrates to Genie and AnDI
    The Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Library is a long-time Inmagic DB/TextWorks site, using the software to manage collections in Richmond, Vancouver and North Vancouver. Andornot has helped library staff in many ways, including hosting a web-based search interface to the catalogue for 15 years. IT requirements and procedures at the health authority have, over the years, made it challenging for lib...
  • Refresh for the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives website and collections search.
    The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives (AMBA) is a small community archive outside Ottawa run by a part time archivist, a management board and volunteers.  In 2015 they were faced with several challenges. Their website was very dated looking and over the years the template had not been consistently applied resulting in different menu links and layouts from page to page. Changes with their software...
  • Introducing the Andornot Professional Development Grant
    Andornot strongly believes in the value of attending conferences to foster professional development. We attend events across Canada and the United States all year long to learn about new trends and technologies, meet with clients, and share our expertise with like-minded folks. We are delighted to be introducing a new, annual grant to help you attend a conference or event that Andornot also exhibi...
  • Have You Tried Andornot's Boutique Web Application Hosting?
    Do you know where your web applications are hosted? In a cloud in an unknown location? Is it difficult to obtain support for your application from your in-house IT group? Are your servers slow or due for replacement? Why not let Andornot help by having us host your data and applications. Andornot has managed our own hosting environment since 1998 and offers a professional hosting service to client...
  • New Version of Omeka Now in Beta Release
    We're excited to see the new version of the Omeka CMS / virtual exhibit / digital collection system now available for beta testing. Omeka is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) for online digital collections. With Omeka, you can quickly build a searchable repository of archival, artifact or other records and assemble them into virtual exhibits to showcase your holdings. Most conten...
  • Explore Heritage Resources with a Map Interface
    Maps are a wonderful way to explore a collection that has a geographic aspect. Zooming, panning and clicking pins are a fun and interactive means for users to discover resources, as well as to see the spatial relationship between them.  Some example uses for a map interface are to plot items such as: Photographs taken around the world. Landmarks and historic places or streets. Public art on city ...
  • SLA Western Canada Chapter 2016 Year End Event Featuring Alexandra Samuel
    Andornot is happy to be once again sponsoring the SLA Western Canada Chapter Year End Event, on November 22, 2016. This year's guest speaker is Alexandra Samuel. As a member of the Wall Street Journal's experts panel and author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review Press), Alexandra is uniquely positioned to help information professionals leverage the data around them. Find...
  • Transportation Association of Canada Library Upgrades Web Search Options
    The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) uses Inmagic DB/TextWorks to manage a library catalogue and databases of reports, manuals, and other literature related to transportation. The collection includes materials from governments, universities, associations and the private sector, both in Canada and abroad. TAC approached Andornot to discuss upgrading the web search interfaces to their libr...
  • Novel Jobs for Librarians
    We all know the profession of Librarian, and to a certain extent Archivist, has changed immensely over recent years. Although some core services and skills remain, we serve different needs and audiences, with different skills, technologies and mandates. Many graduates of MLIS and MAS programs work in very non-traditional settings (ourselves included!). In my own career path, I was once hired by wh...
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  • Shortening 2: Peter’s Flaky Pastry Recipe
    I use shortening in my pies, and they are reckoned to be very good, if I do say so myself. Here is my flaky pastry recipe. 3 cups all-purpose flour (400g, 14.4 oz)0.5 cups unsalted butter (114g, 4 oz)0.5 cups shortening (114g, 4 oz)1 tbsp granulated sugar (15mg)1 tsp salt (5mg)1 cup water1 beaten egg1-2 tbsp sugar Mix the dry ingredients. Cut the butter and shortening into acorn sized lumps. Usin...
  • The Many Uses of Shortening
    Shortening is a wonderful thing: in baking it makes pies and cakes light and fluffy, and on the web, it makes long, unwieldy URLs short and manageable. This blog post is all about the second usage, but we can think about the first as we read it. You might wonder why you should care about short URLs. After all, isn't a long one like  http://www.cjhn.ca/en/experience/image-galleries/gallery.aspx?q=d...
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