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On an open registry of academic developers

January 27, 2011


As a community, we are pretty terrible at self-promotion. In fact, many of those coding and scripting as an academic staff member struggle to identify themselves as developers in the first place. We are developers, whether we are writing code required for a funded project, adjusting webpage templates or even doing analysis of library usage […]

Six Degrees of Harry Potter – Using Talis Aspire ‘ISBN’ API

July 23, 2010


Code: Requires: Talis Aspire ‘ISBN’ API ( (see A Redis instance running on localhost with the relevant redis-py python library installed. (Scripts only use basic set and value operations.) To Run: python This will: – parse and run through the OpenLibrary json reponse for ‘books by J K Rowling’, and push the […]

Six degrees of Harry Potter – the first steps…

July 23, 2010


Idea: All researchers cannot resist the charms of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter; any academic book loan is no more than 6 degrees separated from a Harry Potter book loan. On the surface, this may seem like a frivolous aim, but the fundamental techniques and APIs used will show patterns and possibilities that have a […]


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