Code4Lib 2014 Call for Host Proposals

The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the 2014 Code4Lib Conference. Information on the kind of venue we seek and the responsibilities involved can be found at the conference hosting web page [1] and on the Code4Lib Wiki [2].

The deadline for proposals is Sunday January 27, 2013. The decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around Friday February 1, 2013 and will continue through the first three days of Code4Lib 2012 until 11:59PM Eastern on Wednesday, February 13th. The results of the vote will be announced on Thursday, February 14th, the final day of Code4Lib 2013.

You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list [3]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. May the best site win!

Code4Lib 2013 Scholarship (deadline: December 14, 2012)

Oregon State University and the Digital Library Federation are sponsoring five scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from Monday,February 11 through Thursday, February 14. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award two scholarships per category, awarding the remaining scholarship to the best remaining candidate in either category. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award these scholarships based on merit and need.

Code4Lib 2013

The Basics


Schedule (HTML) | Schedule (PDF) | Schedule (Lanyrd)


Streaming URL : http://bit.ly/c4l13-stream

Thanks to Tara Robertson for sponsoring ad-free streaming.

Breakout Session Signups


When: Monday-Thursday, February 11-14
Where: UIC Forum: 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago‚ IL 60608  Map

Library of Health Science (preconference): 1750 West Polk Street Chicago, IL 60612   Map

Richard J. Daley Library (preconference): 801 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607   Map

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Code4Lib Conference 2013 Call for Propoosals

We are now accepting proposals for Code4lib 2013.

Code4lib 2013 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. The conference will be held Monday February 11th (Preconference Day) - Thursday February 14th, 2013 in Chicago, IL. More information can be found on the host committee information page.

Head over to the call for proposals page on the Code4Lib Wiki and submit your idea for a prepared talk for this year's conference! Proposals should be no longer than 500 words, and preferably many less.

Keynote voting for the 2013 conference is now open!

Thanks to Ross Singer, the Diebold 2K13 machine was rebooted for votes at Keynote speaker votes.

Since the meeting is in Chicago next year we expect you to vote early
and vote often. Voting will stop when we cats and dog votes beat those
of humans and robots.

(Reposted without permission from the code4lib mailing list)

Dates Set for Code4Lib 2013 in Chicago

In a post to the Code4Lib mailing list, Francis Kayiwa announced the dates and venue for Code4Lib 2013:

February 11-14 at the UIC Forum.

Help make it real by signing up to serve on a conference committee.

Code4Lib Journal - Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals (and apologies for cross-posting):

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 18th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, June 29, 2012. 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:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

ruby-marc 0.5.0 released

v0.5.0

- Extensive rewrite of MARC::Reader (ISO 2709 binary reader) to
provide a fairly complete and consistent handing of char encoding
issues in ruby 1.9.

- This code is well covered by automated tests, but ends up complex,
there may be bugs, please report them.

- May not work properly under jruby with non-unicode source
encodings.

- Still can't handle Marc8 encoding.

- May not have entirely backwards compatible behavior with regard to
char encodings under ruby 1.9.x as previous 0.4.x versions. Test
your code. In particular, previous versions may have automatically
_transcoded_ non-unicode encodings to UTF-8 for you. This version
will not do so unless you ask it to with correct arguments.

`gem install ruby-marc -v 0.5.0 `

https://github.com/ruby-marc/ruby-marc

Code4Lib Journal: Editors Wanted

The Code4Lib Journal is looking for volunteers to join its editorial committee. Editorial committee members work collaboratively to produce the quarterly Code4Lib Journal. Editors are expected to:

  • Read, discuss, and vote on incoming proposals.
  • Volunteer to be the assigned editor or second reader for specific proposals.
    • Assigned editors work with the author(s) to make sure the article is as strong as possible, that the copy is clean, and deadlines are met. They also enter the article into WordPress, making sure the formatting is okay, all images and tables look good, etc.
    • Second readers act as a second set of eyes for the assigned editor.
  • Read and comment on any other article that interests you.
  • Volunteer for administrative tasks and projects as they crop up.
  • Take a turn as Coordinating Editor for an Issue. The Coordinating Editor shepherds the issue through its life cycle.

We seek an individual who is self-motivated, organized and able to meet deadlines; is familiar with ideas and trends in the field; and has an interest in the mechanics of writing. There is a sometimes significant time commitment involved; expect to set aside ten or more hours a month.

It sounds like a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun (if editing is your idea of fun).

Intrigued? Please send a letter of interest by Monday, April 30 to [log in to unmask] Your letter should address these two basic questions:

  1. What is your vision for the Code4Lib Journal? Why are you interested in it?
  2. How can you contribute to the Code4Lib Journal, i.e. what do you have to offer?

We encourage people who have previously applied and who are still interested to re-apply. We have had to turn down a lot of highly-qualified people in the past due to the large number of applications.

If you have any questions, contact us by email at journal@code4lib.org or ask any member of the editorial committee. We plan to make decisions about additional editors by mid-May.