Structural web design

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2010-04-12: Towards an Architectural Document Analysis
Helena Francke, 2008. Towards an Architectural Document Analysis. Journal of Information Architecture
Structural web design, Digital objects, 2010

2010-03-28: The syndication of style & layout
Quite a few and perhaps a majority of my readers seldom visits my site. This entry is about the problems of syndication and how you are limited by the styling and layout on the site where your material is presented.
Structural web design, 2010

2010-03-17: Modelling identifers?
Nick Nicholas, Nigel Ward and Kerry Blinco helps obscuring the digital identifiers concept
Structural web design, Internet, 2010

2010-02-25: Why you need a persistence strategy
Here I go through some of the arguments why you need to implement a persistence strategy. We also conclude that the hypertext link is the single thing that makes the Worldwide web to a web. Hence it is a serious thing. If you're working within the digital library world you should be devoted to the hypertext link.
Structural web design, Internet, 2010

2010-02-23: The URN:NBN is dead and resurrection is meaningless
I'm one of those who try to base all decisions on facts. Politics belong to the strategic field, and in that field the only thing I can offer is advice.
Structural web design, Internet, 2010

2009-09-19: Add footnotes to my pages -- a prototype text annotation interface
I've had a javascript based forum with thread for each entry. That seemed boring to me. Why should users be restricted to commenting entire articles. Why not letting them add footnotes to arbitrary positions in a text. In this entry I experiment with this feature.
Structural web design, XML Processing, 2009

2009-08-31: The predigital library
What is the strategic goal for a library web site? Could it be to put the library on the web, or is it basically to the library's resources visible to users anywhere on the globe?
Structural web design, 2009

2009-08-21: A quotation is much more than an extract
In my last entry, on cool URIs, I discussed the identification of documents. The conclusion from that is that people in the library world are obsessed by being able to find documents. I take that more serious than most other library folk. I'd say that it is our mission to help our patrons find a single word in a text, a rectangle in an image and so forth. The time is gone when we could tell users: The answer to your question might be in any of the books on that shelf.
Structural web design, 2009

2009-08-15: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned... I have moved a document
The initiatives behind the persistent linking is trying to change the status of old documents. From 404 to 200. We've had some success with books and journals using ISBN and ISSN numbers. Why not try to copy this to the web? But, alas!, library people have in general too little understanding of the Worldwide Web. In particular those who advocate persistent identifiers.
Structural web design, 2009

2009-07-21: The description and encoding of structure
Much metadata is fairly stright forward. A book does have a title and an author. That's usually no big deal. We've been able to handle that for centuries. A digital book has chapters, and everything you might want to know may be in chapter two on page seventyfive. Or someone may tell you the solution to your problems after a quarter of an hour in some video on YouTube. Now, how do we cope with this?
Structural web design, Metadata, 2009

2009-07-11: XML on the web, Client Side XSLT and Google
The market has forced the major browser manufacturers to converge on standards. But why are the search engines lagging behind? Browsers are capable of AJAX and advanced XML processing, but the search engines are still basically just removing tags and presenting raw text extracts.
Structural web design, 2009

2009-07-06: About this site
I'm a terrible nerd. To use software like content management systems or blog software is unthinkable for me. There are many ways to build a site like this. I have chosen one that maximizes the use of angle brackets.
Structural web design, Colophon, 2009

2009-06-27: My first serious experience with ATOM
You don't really understand a document format until you've manually encoded some documents, and written the software to parse and use it for something useful. This somewhat refurbished version of my web site is to a large extent built upon the ATOM syndication format, and here I discuss my experience.
Structural web design, Metadata, 2009

2009-06-27: Why do I keep this site?
Having had a web site for about 15 years, I start to wonder why I keep it in the first place.
Structural web design, 2009

2007: What do our users expect from the search field on our top page?
What can deduced by analyses of the search terms entered into the search field on the home page of a large modern library? Could we possibly regard this form as the digital library´s information desk, and the queries as the request from its patrons? If we do that, what could we then learn about the quality of service? In this note we do just that. We regard the terms entered into the form as manifestation of our patrons needs and in order to find out what they need, we have performed a preliminary text mining exercise. We hope that this will help us designing a new search facility that will better answer the needs of our users.
Web indexing, Harvesting, Library catalogues, Structural web design, 2007

2007: Usage of digital resources with respect to method of publishing
I compared the usage of Digital material in relation to whether the material was hidden away in the the library opac or published on our web site. The result was as expected a disappointment for those who regard the Library catalogue as an important vehicle for dissemination of digital material
The Library, Library catalogues, Digital libraries, Internet, Structural web design, 2007

1999: The Noble Art of Being Indexed or the Webmaster's Guide to Harvesting Robots
As the title indicates, this is a note on how to be indexed by search engines. It is obsolete. Please note that it does not contain anything about search engine optimization in the modern evil sense. Instead it pinpoints what harvesting robots did understand, and what they didn't at the turn of the last century.
Web indexing, Metadata, Structural web design, 1999


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My name is Sigfrid Lundberg. The stuff I publish here may, or may not, be of interest for anyone else.

On this site there is material on photography, music, literature and other stuff I enjoy in life. However, most of it is related to my profession as an Internet programmer and software developer within the area of digital libraries at the Royal Library, Copenhagen (Denmark) and, before that, Lund university (Sweden).

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