Submitted by wtd on Tue, 2016-07-19 15:32
Issue #33 of the Code4Lib Journal is now available:
- Editorial Introduction – Summer Reading List, by Ron Peterson
- Emflix – Gone Baby Gone, by Netanel Ganin
- Introduction to Text Mining with R for Information Professionals, by Monica Maceli
- Data for Decision Making: Tracking Your Library’s Needs With TrackRef, by Michael Carlozzi
- Are games a viable solution to crowdsourcing improvements to faulty OCR? – The Purposeful Gaming and BHL experience, by Max J. Seidman, Mary Flanagan, Trish Rose-Sandler and Mike Lichtenberg
- From Digital Commons to OCLC: A Tailored Approach for Harvesting and Transforming ETD Metadata into High-Quality Records by Marielle Veve
- Checking the identity of entities by machine algorithms: the next step to the Hungarian National Namespace, by Zsolt Bánki, Tibor Mészáros, Márton Németh and András Simon
- Metadata Analytics, Visualization, and Optimization: Experiments in statistical analysis of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), by Corey A. Harper
Submitted by wtd on Tue, 2016-04-26 14:48
Issue #32 of the Code4Lib Journal is now available.
- Editorial Introduction: People, by Meghan Finch
- An Open-Source Strategy for Documenting Events: The Case Study of the 42nd Canadian Federal Election on Twitter by Nick Ruest and Ian Milligan
- How to Party Like it’s 1999: Emulation for Everyone – by Dianne Dietrich, Julia Kim, Morgan McKeehan, and Alison Rhonemus
- How We Went from Worst Practices to Good Practices, and Became Happier in the Process by Amanda French, Francis Kayiwa, Anne Lawrence, Keith Gilbertson and Melissa Lohrey
- Shining a Light on Scientific Data: Building a Data Catalog to Foster Data Sharing and Reuse by Ian Lamb and Catherine Larson
- Creation of a Library Tour Application for Mobile Equipment using iBeacon Technology by Jonathan Bradley, Neal Henshaw, Liz McVoy, Amanda French, Keith Gilbertson, Lisa Becksford, and Elisabeth Givens.
- Measuring Library Vendor Cyber Security: Seven Easy Questions Every Librarian Can Ask by Alex Caro and Chris Markman
- Building Bridges with Logs: Collaborative Conversations about Discovery across Library Departments by Jimmy Ghaphery, Emily Owens, Donna Coghill, Laura Gariepy, Megan Hodge, Thomas McNulty, and Erin White
Submitted by wtd on Thu, 2015-09-17 16:47
Creating Tomorrow’s Technologists: Contrasting Information Technology Curriculum in North American Library and Information Science Graduate Programs against Code4lib Job Listings by Monica Maceli recently appeared in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 56.3 (DOI:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/56/3/3). As the title states, it studies listings on jobs.code4lib.org:
This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology mailing list, Code4lib has since expanded to an annual conference in the United States and a job-posting website. The study found that database and web design/development topics continued to dominate course offerings with diverse sub-topics covered. Strong growth was noted in the area of user experience but a lack of related jobs for librarians was identified. Analysis of the job listings revealed common technology-centric librarian and non-librarian job titles, as well as frequently correlated requirements for technology skillsets relating to the popular foci of web design/development and metadata. Finally, this study presents a series of suggestions for LIS educators in order that they continue to keep curriculum aligned with current technology employment requirements.
The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2016 conference.
The 2016 conference will be held from March 7 through March 10 in the Old City District of Philadelphia. This location puts conference attendees within easy walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s historical treasures, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Attendees will also be a very short distance from the Delaware River waterfront and will be a short walk from numerous excellent restaurants.
As we’ll be reserving almost all of the space within the hotel for our conference (both rooms and conference spaces), Code4Lib 2016 will have the tight-knit community feel we know is important.
More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is gearing up to open submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to contact them at email@example.com for more information, or you can nominate a keynote speaker at http://wiki.code4lib.org/2016_Invited_Speakers_Nominations.
Also, our Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2016, so please contact the committee via Shaun Ellis to learn about all the ways your organization can help sponsor our 2016 conference.
It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 7!
The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee
Submitted by cbeer on Mon, 2015-07-27 17:38
Stanford University Libraries will host a Code4Lib Northern California regional meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the Lathrop Library on Stanford's campus. We'll have a morning session with lightning talks about various topics and an afternoon of smaller breakout and working sessions.
You can get more details about the event and register on the Code4Lib NorCal wiki page.
Submitted by wtd on Wed, 2015-07-15 15:00
Code4Lib Journal issue number 29 has just been published. It has a broad range of articles that can be loosely grouped as follows:
Front End Features:
Review and Update of Previous Work:
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The sixth Code4Lib North meeting will be on June 4--5, 2015 at the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario. St. Catharines is on the Niagara Peninsula on the south side of Lake Ontario, close to the American cities of Buffalo and Rochester in New York. See the wiki page for details and to sign up for a talk.