[LibX] RE: Libx Digest, Vol 6, Issue 2

davef davef at library.nrl.navy.mil
Wed Sep 20 15:25:01 EDT 2006


Some information about Conduit:

Every click or search is logged.
See http://www.digg.com/software/Firefox_Digg_Toolbar#c3130228

Our test version of LibX does NOT send usage back to any server other than
the one it is targeted to.

Dave :+)



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   1. Re: Adding a second OPAC & other questions (LibX Project)


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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 20:11:36 -0400
From: "LibX Project" <libx.org at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [LibX] Adding a second OPAC & other questions
To: "Drew, Bill" <drewwe at morrisville.edu>
Cc: libx at mozdev.org
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On 9/8/06, Drew, Bill <drewwe at morrisville.edu> wrote:
>
> I am currently experimenting in a big way with another toolbar (Conduit)
> that allows me to have a menu based on an XML file hosted on my webserver.
> I have had over 100 people download it since I made it public a few weeks
> ago.  Unfortunately that has not been the case with our Libx toolbar.
Part
> of the reason is that our campus is a Microsoft shop and I can't change
> that.  The Conduit toolbar is available for both Firefox and IE.  I would
> much prefer to use Libx if it had more of the capabilities of the Conduit
> toolbars.

What capabilities does Conduit have that LibX lacks, aside from support for
IE?
We discuss other toolbars here: http://libx.org/faq.html#QG1a - for
instance, we will not "Cookie Cleaners" and similar nonsense.

>
> My questions:
>
> 1. Can a second OPAC be added to the Libx toolbar?  SUNY now has an ALEPH
> based union catalog.

You can add as many catalogs as you like. See other config files for
examples.

> 2. Is it possible to have nested menus in Libx?

You mean on the left?
Not currently, but we could add that if people requested it.

> 3. Will Libx ever be set up to access an XML file I host locally and can
> change without sending a new config file to you?

We are working on a edition maker interface, similar to what Conduit
is providing. However, the config file would probably still hosted on
libx.org - you'd be using the edition maker interface to maintain it
and build new editions. I don't see any advantage in requiring you to
host an XML file.

Already, because LibX is freely available, you can build your own
editions and host them, like for instance Dartmouth and some other
libraries do.

> 4. Will there ever be an IE version?

We are welcoming anybody's contribution. If we will have the resources
to develop one ourselves, depends on funding, among other issues.
Stay tuned.

 - Godmar

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