Code4Lib 2010 Call for Prepared Talk Proposals

Code4Lib 2010 will be held Monday February 22nd (preconference day) - Thursday February 25th, 2010 in Asheville, NC.

We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks, which are allowed 20 minutes and must 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)

Proposals can be submitted through November 13.

For more information see the complete call for proposals.

Vote for code4lib 2010 keynotes!

(Copied from the email sent out by Michael Giarlo earlier today.)

Yo code4lib, it's time to vote for keynote speakers for the code4lib 2010 conference:

http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/11

The ballot will stay open through 11:59PM Eastern on Monday, October 5th.

Code4Lib 2010

Monday, February 22nd - Thursday, February 25th, 2010, Asheville, North Carolina

Schedule

Registration Information: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010registration

Event tag: c4l10

Hotel
Room rate: $119 per night (free wifi in room and throughout hotel)

Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 USA
Phone: 800-359-7951 or 828-252-8211.

Code4Lib Journal: new issue 7 now available

Editorial Introduction - Code4Lib: Long May You Run by Tom Keays
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1695

The Code4Lib Journal mirrors the diversity and depth of interests and expertise of its readership. Our successes, indeed, are yours.

How Hard Can it Be? : Developing in Open Source by Joann Ransom with Chris Cormack and Rosalie Blake
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1638

Code4Lib Journal: new issue 6 now available

Editorial Introduction - Issue 6
Christine Schwartz
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1376

The intelligent use of technology in libraries continues to be one of our most crucial challenges. For those of us who became librarians because we loved to explore the book stacks, we are now finding new ways to explore both old and new content in digital form. With issue 6 of the Code4Lib Journal we hope you will find new ways to explore, experiment, and bring to your library users what they want and need.

See you next year in Asheville

Congratulations to Asheville, North Carolina for being voted as the host city for Code4Lib 2010. Thanks go to all who voted and to all the sites that submitted a proposal as all would have been excellent locations.

Code4Lib 2009 Lightning Talks

Lightning talks on are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing. If you'd like to do a lightning talk please add your name and topic to the flipchart that will be available at the conference. You can do more than one if you want, but if the slots fill up (there are 39 of them) you might have to choose which one you want to do.

code4lib2010 venue voting

code4lib2010 venue voting has begun and will close 4:30 PM EST on Wednesday, February 25th.

Code4Lib 2010 Hosting Proposals

In The Code4Lib Wiki: Design Patterns For Collaborative Code

I've experimentally created a section on the code4lib wiki for "Patterns for Collaborative Code". Design Patterns (or "architectural patterns", or "good rules of thumb") to make your open source 'more open', more amenable to distributed development and use at multiple institutions without forking.