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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
Registration for Code4lib 2013 was closed as of Thursday, January 31. (Registration was $160 and registration was capped at 400 people.)
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733 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661 Map
Reservations, $115+ tax
Bus arrival times (#8-Halsted): From hotel to UIC Forum From UIC Forum to hotel
Locals prefer the Chicago Transit Authority. You can pay in cash, but it's much easier (and a bit cheaper*) to purchase a transit card. You can buy one at the airport, the Dominick's Grocery Store 1/2 block north of the hotel on Halsted Street, or at any train station.
Get bus and train arrival time information from the CTA mobile site.
If you don't have a transit card, a cash trip will cost you $2.25. Exact change is required.
*As of last month, it now costs $5 to travel to and from O'Hare airport via the train. Hello, tourist tax!
Reasonably-priced for short trips around the Loop, but if you're going to the airport, the CTA is the more reliable (traffic-wise) and cheaper option.
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If you're staying at the Crowne Plaza and fancy a walk, it will take you about 25 minutes. The stretch of Halsted Street south of the hotel goes through the heart of Chicago's lively Greektown neighborhood.
Standard safety procedures apply: be aware of your surroundings, don't walk alone at night or if you're uncomfortable, etc.
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Submitted by pmurray on Tue, 2012-10-02 19:43
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.
Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and focus on one or more of the following areas:
- tools (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
- specs (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones)
- challenges (one or more big problems we should collectively address)
The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:
Proposals can be submitted through Friday, November 2nd, 5pm PT. Voting will commence soon thereafter. The submitter (and if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference.
Proposals for preconferences are also open until November 2nd, 5pm PT.
We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk and breakout sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to do so.
Looking forward to seeing your proposals!
-Cynthia aka TheRealArty
Program Committee Lead
Submitted by dbs on Wed, 2012-09-05 20:20
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)
Submitted by rtennant on Wed, 2012-07-11 20:15
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.
Submitted by ronpeterson on Wed, 2012-05-30 00:58
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 email@example.com 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
* 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
Submitted by jrochkind on Mon, 2012-05-07 18:50
- 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
- Still can't handle Marc8 encoding.
Submitted by edsu on Tue, 2012-04-10 18:36
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:
- What is your vision for the Code4Lib Journal? Why are you interested in it?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ask any member of the editorial committee. We plan to make decisions about additional editors by mid-May.
Submitted by beanworks on Fri, 2012-02-03 22:00
- Carmen Mitchell, carmenmitchell at gmail (@carmendarlene)
code4lib 2012, Wednesday, February 8 2012, 11:15-12:00
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. Third time at code4libcon! (Thanks to Ka-Ping Yee and Dan Chudnov for the inspiration/explanation, reused here in part.)
Submitted by Nishit Bhuva on Thu, 2011-12-29 19:26
My name is Nishit Bhuva and I am the Partner Development Manager in the Developer Network team at Elsevier. I am sure many of the Code4Lib members must be aware of SciVerse Applications that are developed on the Elsevier platform. For the members who are new to this platform, the apps on SciVerse basically assist researchers in accelerating their scientific study by saving time and effort and presenting targeted information, rather than having them go through the vast amount of scientific data available.