Exploring command line marc file validator


A little background for the MARC file From - https://opensource.com/article/17/4/bit-about-marc-handlers <Quote>MARC stands for MAchine Readable Cataloging records. It's a format first developed in the 1960s for the U.S. Library of Congress in order to facilitate the exchange of bibliographic records among libraries. By the mid-1970s, it was an international standard, used around the world. Programming and … Continue reading Exploring command line marc file validator

Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects


Payilagam is a IT training center in Velachery, Chennai. Its owner Muthu Ramalingam and his team strongly believe in Open Educational Resources. They have published all their courses in Tamil language, online as YouTube Videos. You can see all the courses here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdw_PocG9G8-y4f6wYkz8og/playlists There are many people ask for in person classes and they … Continue reading Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects

Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Vienna, Austria – Day 1


Reached Vienna yesterday evening. It is a nice, clean, low crowd, cold city. Walked around the city till midnight. The Day 1 of the hackathon started with a welcome session. Organizors explained about the event. Then, mentors introduced themself and many people pitched for working together with their projects. We are 260 participants from 48 … Continue reading Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Vienna, Austria – Day 1

Attending MediaWiki Hackathon at Vienna, Austria


Hackathons are the events I love most. We sit together with fellow developers, pick any task, focus and work till we make some minimum viable product or complete the project. I have attended mediawiki hackathon, chennaigeeks hackathons, and Tamil Open Source hackathons in chennai. They gave great results and good projects. For the first time, … Continue reading Attending MediaWiki Hackathon at Vienna, Austria

Project Idea – Automation script needed to download British Library books


British Library has already digitized many Indian books (including Tamil, Bengali and other languages) and uploaded them in their website.[1]  The books are split in separate pages in .tiff format, so, we need a script to automate the process of transferring them in Internet Archive/Commons as a single pdf/djvu file, so that we can use … Continue reading Project Idea – Automation script needed to download British Library books

solution for upload files to mediawiki site


I am working on a tool which automates the process of uploading files to a mediawiki site.i.e commons.wikipedia.org or your local mediawiki based wiki.Wrote the python script.You can get it here.https://github.com/tshrinivasan/voice-recorder-for-tawictionary/blob/master/mediawiki-uploader.pyBut, when I run it againt my local wiki, to upload the ogg files, it is not accepting it.throwing the error like following.$python mediawiki-uploader.py Traceback … Continue reading solution for upload files to mediawiki site