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2009-07-29: Wagging the long tail
The problem with providing an OK Amazoogle experience is that we might fail in providing advanced services to patrons that have special needs.
Library catalogues, 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

2003: Implementering av OAI-PMH i ett bibliotekssystem -- Några ord på vägen
Syftet med denna text är att ge lite kött på benen om vad OAI-PMH är, vad det kan användas till och hur det skulle kunna integreras i ett bibliotekssystem. Det är inte en ersättning för andra dokument utan skall ses som några ord på vägen för organisationer som planerar att eller är i färd med att implementera OAI-PMH. Texten skrevs på uppdrag av
Harvesting, Metadata, Library catalogues, 2003


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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. I have been that at the Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen (Denmark) and, before that, Lund university library (Sweden).

The content here does not reflect the views of my employers. They are now all past employers, since I retired 1 May 2023.