Brown University to Host Code4Lib 2009

By now pretty much everyone knows (since it was announced at Code4Lib 2008), but in the interest of the historical record, let it show that Brown University will be hosting Code4Lib 2009. They submitted the winning proposal that will bring all library coders who can make it to Providence, Rhode Island in February 2009. We hope to see you there!

Desktop Presenter software

If you are doing a presentation and wants your desktop to be captured to the video (instead of the camera pointing at the screen) download and install the following:

For Mac: http://www.varasoftware.com/downloads/DesktopPresenter.dmg
Windows: http://www.varasoftware.com/downloads/DesktopPresenter.exe

In Windows, it helps if you install Bonjour for Windows:

Presentations from LibraryFind pre-conference

Here are links to the powerpoints from the LibraryFind pre-conference session at code4lib 2008:

Overview and Installation

User Interface Customization

Vote for Code4Lib 2009 Host!

[NOTE: Click here to see the whole post.]

We received four very good proposals for hosting the 2009 conference, and now it is time to vote on them! Voting is open until 3am Eastern Time on Thursday, February 28th. We expect to announce results at the conference later that day.

1. Go here: http://dilettantes.code4lib.org:6789/election/index/3
2. Log in using your code4lib.org credentials (register for a Drupal account if you haven't done so already and an administrator will approve your account soon thereafter)
3. Click on a host's name to read the proposal in full
4. Assign the proposal a rating from 0 to 3, 0 being least desirable and 3 being the most.
5. Once you are satisfied with your ratings, click "Cast your ballot"

Your vote counts! Please keep the conference requirements and desirables in mind as you make your selection: http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting

Feel free to watch http://dilettantes.code4lib.org:6789/election/results/3 for returns.

Call for Code4Lib 2009 Hosting Proposals

Proposals to host the 2009 Code4Lib Conference will be accepted through Wednesday, February 20, 2008. A decision will be made the following week by popular vote. See the hosting information page for more information.

Code4lib 2008 Conference T-Shirt Design

Traditionally (if two years can be called tradition) we hold a contest to pick the design for the front of the conference t-shirt. This year we did not receive many entries - in fact, we only had one official entry. Fortunately, it rocks (at least, I think so):

Code4lib 2008 T-shirt design

Design by Noel Peden

Open Source Blacklight!

I wasn't sure I'd ever see the day that the UVa library would, as an institution, agree to open source Blacklight. But they did! [A dirty little secret is that the bulk of it, including a basic example MARC indexer, was open sourced last year during the preparation for the Solr code4lib preconference.]

Solr-powered Buddhist texts?

I'll be leading a Solr workshop this February, in Taiwan, for the EBTI/CBETA Conference. This is a synergy of several interests of mine: library-related findability, Asian culture, and Buddhist philosophy. I'm particularly encouraged by the Integrated Buddhist Archives (IBA) proposal - seems like a perfect fit for Collex.

OLA Super Conference - Collex and Blacklight

I'm honored to be speaking at the upcoming OLA Super Conference 2008. I'm presenting "Collex: Collecting and exhibiting scholarly materials" (session #406, Thursday January 31, 10:40am) and " Blacklight: the University of Virginia's Catalog on Solr" (session #1203, Friday, February 1, 2:10pm). I'm looking forward to demonstrating these projects and sharing their latest news.

OLA Super Conference 2008 banner

Code4lib 2008 Registration now open!

Registration to the Code4lib 2008 conference is now open!

See https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ocs/register.php?event=274 (or the link from the conference page) to register.

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