Call for proposals: Code4Lib Journal, issue 25

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 25th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 25th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid-July 2014, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals via web form or by email to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, April 11, 2014. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Code4Lib 2015 Call for Host Proposals

The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend reviewing the conference hosting web page and How To Plan a Code4LibCon on the wiki to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th, 2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list at code4libcon@googlegroups.com and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki page; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. Good luck!

Code4Lib 2014 Sponsors

Code4Lib 2014 could not be successful without the generous support of our sponsors. We are very thankful to all of our sponsors for helping to defray the costs of the conference and supporting the scholarships we are able to provide to worthy recipients.

Platinum Sponsor:
OCLC
OCLC

Gold Sponsors:
Blacklight; Digital Library Federation; LucidWorks; Oregon State University Library; Penn State University

2014 Conference Schedule

Schedule for the 2014 Code4Lib Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship awardees. Through the generosity of CLIR/DLF, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Sumana Harihareswara, we were able to award nine $1,000 scholarships to defray costs associated with attending the conference. We received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates this year, and it was a humbling experience for the committee to select just nine awardees. Congratulations to all Code4Lib scholarship recipients!

Code4lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships (Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST)

For the Code4Lib 2014 Conference, 9 scholarships have been sponsored to promote diversity.

CLIR/DLF has sponsored 5 scholarships, EBSCO has sponsored 2 scholarships, ProQuest has sponsored 1 full scholarship, and Sumana Harihareswara has sponsored half a scholarship which was matched by ProQuest. All sponsors have left it up to the discretion of the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarship Committee for how to award these diversity scholarships.

The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee will award 9 diversity scholarships based on merit and need. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for a qualified attendee to attend the 2014 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from March 24 - 27, 2014.

Code4Lib 2014 Keynote Speakers

The Code4Lib 2014 Keynote Speakers Committee is excited to announce the
selection by open vote of this year's keynote speakers: Valerie Aurora and
Sumana Harihareswara.

Valerie Aurora is the founder of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit
organization that seeks to increase women's participation in the free
culture movement, open source technology, and open source culture. Aurora
is also known within the Linux community for advocating new developments in
filesystems in Linux, including ChunkFS and the Union file system. In 2012,
Aurora, and Ada Initiative co-founder Mary Gardiner, were named two of the
most influential people in computer security by SC Magazine. In 2013, she
won the O'Reilly Open Source Award. At Valerie's request, her keynote will
be in the form of an interview, which Roy Tennant has volunteered to
conduct. Questions from the Code4Lib community will be solicited, so please
be thinking about what you would like to ask her.

Sumana Harihareswara works as the Engineering Community Manager at the
Wikimedia Foundation
. She has worked at Collabora, GNOME,
QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com, and

Code4Lib 2014 Conference Prospectus for Sponsors

The Code4Lib 2014 Sponsorship Committee has put together a prospectus for potential sponsors (see attached file). This full-color PDF file describes the conference, lists representative past speakers, provides quotes from attendees, and lists all of the sponsorship opportunities and their attached benefits to sponsors.

If you wish to contact a potential sponsor, please contact the committee before doing so to prevent multiple contacts of the same sponsor.

This is the first time that such a brochure has been created in support of obtaining conference sponsorships, so the 2014 crew gets major kudos for stepping up our game this year. Tim McGeary of UNC Chapel Hill is the committee chair.

Code4Lib 2014 Conference Proposals

Accumulated Proposals as of 03.28.13

North Carolina Proposal - Raleigh, NC

(Sponsored by Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina)

Austin Proposal - Austin, TX (ER&L Related)

(Sponsored by Rachel Frick (DLF), Bonnie Tijerina (ER&L/Harvard), and Amy Buckland (McGill))

Code4Lib Wiki 2014 Proposals Page - http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2014_Proposals

Host Voting is NOW OPEN April 1-14, 2013. You can also watch the results.

Ask Anything!

Ask Anything!


Wherein you ask...anything, a.k.a. "Human Search Engine". A chance for you to ask a roomful of code4libbers anything that's on your mind: questions seeking answers (short or long), requests for things (hardware, software, skills, or help), or offers of things. We'll keep the pace fast, and the answers faster.

Come with questions and line up at the start of the session and we'll go through as many as we can; sometimes we'll stop at finding the right person or people to answer a query and it'll be up to you to find each other after the session. If you don't ask questions, you get a stand-up routine, and poorly told jokes. (No pirates this year...)

Facilitated by Carmen Mitchell, California State University, San Marcos.

carmenmitchell at gmail. also @carmendarlene