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Hurray for Measure Q 
6th-Apr-2006 08:24 am
ohh shiny
WOOT! The Oakland Public Library is finally upgrading its online catalog and servers.

Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but the system definitely seemed faster when I put a book on hold just now...
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6th-Apr-2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Just six years in, a new millennium system!
6th-Apr-2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's Oakland, after all — I mean, we've only managed to shoot ourselves in the foot two or three times over the library so far. Just think how many opportunities to screw it up we still have!

Signed,
I Love Oakland And I Wish We Could Get Our Shit Together
6th-Apr-2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
"...we've only managed to shoot ourselves in the foot two or three times..."

Yup, sounds like Oakland. (ducks for cover)
6th-Apr-2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
From the link: "The current online catalog is now over 16 years old and is no longer supported by its vendor."

Really? No kidding? One could hardly tell.

"Faster" is certainly a goal they can meet. Forcing people to download a 10M file with a complete list and do a search on that would be faster. Doing normal web queries and adding a "sleep for five seconds for no reason" would be faster. *grumble*

Although I hope they don't blow all the Prop Q money on it. I've really liked a lot of the books that have that "paid for by Q" label.
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