Submitted by rtennant on Fri, 2009-10-30 17:56
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.
Submitted by gsf on Mon, 2009-09-21 19:34
(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:
The ballot will stay open through 11:59PM Eastern on Monday, October 5th.
Monday, February 22nd - Thursday, February 25th, 2010, Asheville, North Carolina
Registration Information: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010registration
Event tag: c4l10
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.
Car (driving distances)
- Interstate 40 - A major east/west interstate highway which connects to I-85 and
- Interstate 26 - A regional east/west-north/south highway serving TN, SC, and NC
Bus & Airport Ground Transportation
Interested in carpooling or sharing rides? See http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010rideshare
Want to help plan it?
To participate in planning, see the community's conference planning listserv and wiki.
We are looking for additional sponsors to help keep registration affordable.
Check back for more information: We expect to have several scholarships. Or, contact the organizing committee if you'd like to sponsor a scholarship!
Local Organizing Committee:
Kevin Clarke (Appalachian State University)
Lynne Lysiak (Appalachian State University)
Jodi Schneider (DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway)
Barbara Svenson (University of North Carolina - Asheville)
Gillian Ellern (Western Carolina University)
Submitted by Christine Schwartz on Sat, 2009-06-27 01:48
Submitted by Christine Schwartz on Tue, 2009-03-31 18:52
Editorial Introduction - Issue 6
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.
Submitted by ecorrado on Sat, 2009-02-28 18:42
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.
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.
Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one:
Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.
Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.
Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.
Maybe you have a lot of things to say, and you're already going to give a long talk on one of them, and you don't want to hog the spotlight. There's nothing wrong with giving several Lightning Talks. Hey, they're only five minutes.
You might also like Mark Fowler's's Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk
See 2008 Lightning Talks.
2007 Lightning Talks.
2006 Lightning Talks.
Email Roy Tennant with presentation files and/or corrections to this page.
- The eXtensible Catalog Project [Slides in PPT], David Lindahl
- Scriblio: Social Library System, Casey Durfee
- Enjoysthin.gs, Mark Matienzo
- E-Matrix: An [open source] ERM, [Slides in PPT],
- Alex 4: Yet Aneother Incarnation, Eric Morgan
- CrossRef, Geoffrey Bilder
- Summon, John Law
- LucidFind, Erik Hatcher
- Making Distributed Configuration Simple with the TORUS [Slides in PPT], Mike Taylor
- TORUS Implemented, Jakub Skoczen [Slides in PDF]
- Zoia's FOAF Support, Michael Klein and Jonathan Brinley
- Biblio, Andrew Ashton
- SearchWorks (VUFind), Naomi Dushay
- Zoom Zoom Zoom, Mike Beccaria
- The BagIt File Package Format, Dan Chudnov
- Build A Connector Online Now : the Connector Framework Firefox extension / Mike Taylor (IndexData)
- Code4Lib Annual Award for Some Sort of Good Software (that should probably be open source) / Eric Lease Morgan
- WordPress Extensions for Research Guides/Blogs / Katherine Lynch (Drexel University Libraries) [Slides in PDF]
- Flash (SSDs are gonna save everyone of us) / Toke Eskildsen [Slides in PDF]
- AutoIt for fun and profit / Becky Yoose (Miami University...of Ohio) [Slides in PDF]
- (Reprise) Flash (SSDs are gonna save everyone of us) / Toke Eskildsen
- Deliver you EAD – maybe without XSLT, or XML, or ...? : A work in progress / Terry Catapano & Joanna DiPasquale [Slides in PDF]
- Data farmimg / Ray Schwartz (William Harrison University)
- Heckle me / Chick Markley (Emory University) [Slides in PDF]
- Hathi Trust and Terrabyte Scale Solr / Tom Burton-West [Web site - Large-Scale Search Report]
- Hacking Hathi / Roy Tennant [Web site]
- ALIAS / Mark Sullivan (SUNY Geneseo) [Slides in PDF]
- Visualizing Usage Data / Jason Casden (NCSU) [Slides in PDF]
- DLF ILS-BDI API (etc) / Emily Lynema (NCSU) [Slides in PDF]
- More Summon / John Law (Serials Solutions)
- SALT Project / Chris Fitzpatrick (Stanford University)
- bookgenius.org / Chris Morgan
- Extracting data from III with Expect / Ross Shanley-Roberts [Slides in PDF]
- Amazon Web Services: EC2 / Rosalyn Metz [Blog post with screencast]
- Xpattern matcher / Heikki Levanto
- Summa / Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
- Umlaut / Jonathan Rochkind
- Open Catalogue Crawling Protocol (OCCP) / Richard Wallis
- Cool URIs / Xiaoming Liu [Slides in PDF]
- Zero to MC in Four Years / Jay Luker [Slides in PDF]
Submitted by edsu on Fri, 2009-02-20 04:27
code4lib2010 venue voting has begun and will close 4:30 PM EST on Wednesday, February 25th.
Submitted by jbrinley on Mon, 2009-02-16 19:22
Submitted by rtennant on Thu, 2009-01-29 21:37
The ad hoc Code4Lib Logo committee (Ranti Junus, Emily Molanphy and Roy Tennant) is pleased to announce the new Code4Lib logo designed by Stephanie Brinley of Adelie Design. The logo web page links to all the various derivatives and versions, as well as guidelines for use. Those who are curious about the process can read about it at the logo design process page.