DUG/HUG – Friday

Friday started off with a session about the RFID implementation at Middlesex, with Alan Hopkinson, Tim Pond (D-Tech Direct), and Gregor Hotz (Bibliotheca). We’re planning to implement RFID at Huddersfield during 2006.

Next up, James Castle (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) and myself did a 45 minute session entitled “HIP Ideas”. James talked about the issues involved with setting up multi-language subject indexes. You can find my presentation (“Break Your HIP!”) here. Once again, many thanks to eagle-eyed Polly who spotted what had caused the “wheels to fall off” my live floor plan demo!

Finishing off the morning, Jill Osborne (Dynix) gave a series of HIP 4 demonstrations – here are my brief notes:

  • the built in spellchecker is able to offer a range of possible correct spellings (similar to Google’s “did you mean xxx?”)
  • the optional “Thesaurus Expanded Search” includes synonyms for each search term
  • printer friendly versions of search results and full bib pages are available
  • the ADA and Kids HIP profiles won’t be available until HIP 4.1

Finally, Jill ran through some of the things that won’t be carried across from a HIP 3 to HIP 4 upgrade:

  • XSL stylesheet changes
  • some look and feel options
  • any tabs or subtabs that are links

…like many at the conference, I can’t wait to get my hands on HIP 4!

Sadly, we had to rush off after Jill’s session to get back to the airport on time.

Many thanks to everyone involved with organising the conference – especially the Dynix staff!

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