Code4Lib 2015 will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland, OR on Februrary 9 - 12, 2015.
Pre-conferences will be held Monday February 9, and the main conference on February 10 - 12.
Participate in the planning process by signing up for Conference Committees.
We are now accepting pre-conference workshop proposals for the 2015
Code4Lib in Portland, Oregon. These workshops can either be a 1-day or a
1/2-day session and will occur on Monday, February 9, 2015.
To propose a session, please add your proposal to the wiki page directly,
following the proposal formatting guidelines.
All nominees have been contacted and the 19 (!) nominees included in this election are all potentially available to speak. The top two available vote recipients will be invited to be our keynote speakers this year. Community voting ended on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014.
The Code4Lib 2015 Program Committee is happy to announce that voting is now open for prepared talks. Community voting ended on Tuesday, November 25. The Program Committee will announce the list of presentations in mid-December.
The Code4Lib 2015 Program Committee is happy to announce that voting is now open for prepared talks.
To vote, visit http://vote.code4lib.org/election/33, review the proposals, and assign points to those presentations you would like to see on the program this year.
You will need to log in with your code4lib.org account in order to vote. If you have any issues with your account, please contact Ryan Wick at email@example.com.
Voting will end on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM PT (GMT-8).
The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will still weigh heavily in these decisions.
The final list of presentations will be announced in early- to mid-December.
For more information about Code4Lib 2015, visit
All nominees have been contacted and the 19 (!) nominees included in this election are all potentially available to speak. The top two available vote recipients will be invited to be our keynote speakers this year. Voting will end on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 20:00:00 PM PDT.
When rating nominees, please consider whether they are likely to be an
excellent contributor in each the following areas:
1) Appropriateness. Is this speaker likely to convey information that is useful to many members of our community?
2) Uniqueness. Is this speaker likely to cover themes that may not commonly appear in the rest of the program?
3) Contribution to diversity. Will this person bring something rare, notable, or unique to our community, through unusual experience or background?
If you have any issues with your code4lib.org account, please contact Ryan Wick at
Submitted by cbeer on Tue, 2014-09-23 16:12
Code4Lib 2015 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.
The conference will be held at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, from February 9-12, 2015.
Proposals for Prepared Talks:
We encourage everyone to propose a talk.
Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and should focus on one or more of the following areas:
- Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
- Technical issues - Big issues in library technology that should be addressed or better understood
- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.
To Propose a Talk
- Log in to the Code4Lib wiki and edit the Prepared Talk wiki page using the prescribed format. If you are not already registered, follow the instructions to do so.
- Provide a title and brief (500 words or fewer) description of your proposed talk.
- If you so choose, you may also indicate when, if ever, you have presented at a prior Code4Lib conference. This information is completely optional, but it may assist voters in opening the conference to new presenters.
As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.
Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference. The standard conference registration fee will still apply.
Proposals can be submitted through Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5pm PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on November 11, 2014 and continue through November 25, 2014. The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active code4lib.org account to participate.
The final list of presentations will be announced in early- to mid-December.
Submitted by cbeer on Sun, 2014-09-21 18:38
- Mark Baker - Principal Architect at Zepheira will provide a brief overview of some of Zepheira’s BibFrame tools in development.
- Jennifer Whitney - Systems Librarian at MacOdrum Library will present OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) – a neat and powerful tool for cleaning up messy data.
- Sarah Simpkin, GIS and Geography Librarian & Catherine McGoveran, Government Information Librarian (both from UOttawa Library) - will team up to present on a recent UOttawa sponsored Open Data Hackfest as well as to introduce you to Open Data Ottawa.
Date: Tuesday October 7th, 2014, 7:00PM (19h00)
Location: MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, ON (map)
RSVP: You can RSVP on code4lib Ottawa Meetup page
What: It’s a 2 day unconference in Vancouver, BC! A participant-driven meeting featuring lightning talks in the mornings, breakout sessions in the afternoons, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 5-10 minutes in length (15 minutes is the maximum) on topics related to library technologies: current projects, tips and tricks, or hacks in the works. Breakout sessions is an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. In advance of the event, we will gather project ideas in a form available through our wiki and registration pages. Each afternoon the code4libBC participants will review and discuss the proposals, break into groups, and work on some of the projects.
When: November 27 and 28, 2014
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC map
Accommodations: Info coming soon.
Who: A diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology.Anyone from the library community who is interested in library technologies are welcome to join and participate, regardless of their department or background: systems and IT, public services, circulation, cataloguing and technical services, archives, digitization and preservation. All are welcome to help set the agenda, define the outcomes and develop the deliverables!
Why: Why not? code4libBC is a group of dynamic library technology practitioners throughout the province who want to build new relationships as much as develop new software solutions to problems.
Tag d'hash: #c4lbc
Submitted by wtd on Tue, 2014-07-22 17:30
Submitted by rtennant on Tue, 2014-07-15 21:29
Submitted by dbs on Mon, 2014-03-10 18:23
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.