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A Guide for the Perplexed

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=== People with a background in technology / computer science ===
=== People hiring programmers into library technology ===
Focus more on the why and use-cases rather than the technology. From a
programming perspective much of the technology isn't terribly
difficult and is well known at a basic level. How it's used, why
certain choices were made is the most important information to convey.
If you hired a programmer for a specific task, don't focus on
dictating technology, they should tell you what is current, but rather
what you need and want from the application. Helping them understand
how the data is accessed by your end-users if probably the most
valuable information you can convey.
Be prepared to answer questions and frustrations with library
standards that aren't really machine actionable. One older example is
METS, while it is XML, there is very little you can do to infer higher
a higher level of organization without extensive best practice
description or profiles.
-- [ Mike Smorul]
== Why is it necessary? ==
=== Data Formats ===
* [ Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe]
==== MaRC ====
[ MaRC] stands for Machine Readable Cataloging, and many folks in the code4lib community find themselves working with MARC records at some point.
* [ Working with MaRC]
* [ Interpreting MARC: Where's the Bibliographic Data?]
* [ Coded Character Sets: A Technical Primer for Librarians]
=== Integrated Library Systems ===
* [ Evergreen]
=== Discovery Interfaces ===
* Blacklight [http://projectblacklight.orgBlacklight]* Vufind []
=== Article Databases ===
== Specific Technologies ==
=== Solr /Lucene ===* []searches at * [ include wikis, email lists, Lucene]
=== Lucene ===
searches at include wikis, email lists, etc.
=== Ruby on Rails (Blacklight, Hydra) ===
== Resources ==
* [ Code4Lib Mailing List]
* [ Code4Lib IRC channel] (chat room) The channel is a less formal and more interactive alternative to the code4lib mailing list for the discussion of code, projects, ideas, music, first computers, etc..
* [ Code4Lib Journal]

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