drupal4lib unconference (02/27/2009 Darien, CT)

Darien Library will be hosting a Drupal4Lib Camp on Friday, February 27, 2009 from 9 am to 4 pm. It just so happens this is the day after code4lib2009 ends in nearby Providence, RI -- so you can theoretically hop on over after code4lib proper ends.

The camp will be an opportunity for libraries who are working with Drupal, or interested in implementing Drupal, to get together, share experiences, solve problems, and collaborate. This unconference will be a combination of a series of 10 min lightning talks given by Drupal veterans in the morning followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon.

Audio and video from Drupal4Lib Camp sessions will also be streamed lived online. There is no registration fee. However, participation is limited to 70. Please register for the Drupal4Lib Camp.

Call for Proposals, Code4Lib 2009 Conference

Want to give a 20-minute talk at the Code4Lib 2009 conference? Submit a proposal by Sunday November 23. See http://library.brown.edu/code4libcon09/proposals/info/
for a submission form and further information.

Code4Lib 2009 will be held Monday February 23 (preconference) - Thursday February 26 in Providence, RI.

ne.code4lib.org

In case you haven't seen the discussion on the code4lib list, the New England chapter of code4lib is pulling itself up from its own bootstraps. They're self-organizing using a wiki and are currently voting on a venue for the first meeting.

If you are interested in starting your own local chapter, check out (and make better) the new code4lib local page.

Open Source Discovery Portal Camp

Implementing or hacking an Open Source discovery system such as VuFind or Blacklight?
Interested in learning more about Lucene/Solr applications?

Join the development teams from VuFind and Blacklight at PALINET in Philadelphia, November 6, 2008, for day of discussion and sharing

Date and time: November 6, 2008, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Registration Fee: $40 for PALINET members and $50 for PALINET non-members.

For more information and how to register, visit our conference wiki:
http://opensourcediscovery.pbwiki.com

ApacheCon time again!


ApacheCon US 2008

Lots of great content, especially in the Lucene, Solr, and Hadoop areas.

code4lib2009 keynote voting

Please help us pick the keynote addressees for code4lib2009 in February. If you have even the remotest intention of attending the conference please take some time to cast your vote! Join us in irc://freenode.net/code4lib for the play-by-play from zoia ... rsinger++ for the voting mechanism, and mjgiarlo++ for the bot integration.

Logo? You Decide

I have suggested that it may be time for this community to establish a graphic identity. This has raised quite a bit of discussion so I would like to take a poll of the community to see what people think. Please vote early, vote often! View the poll

solrpy google code project

A few people decided to fix the existing bugs in the solr python client and release it with unit tests, and some more documentation...and make it available via the Cheeseshop. To support this the solrpy Google Code project was created. There probably won't be tons of changes but if you use python and solr together you might be interested in using it, and subscribing to the discussion list.

Code4LibNYC

We want to introduce you to a new group convening in the NYC area: Code4LibNYC.

We are aspiring to start a local version of the Code4lib national organization. We want to provide a forum where library technologists can share information about library technology and discuss their current projects. Our group is open to all library staff interested in the coding, deployment, and design of library software, systems, and web services.

Update from LinkedIn

I received the following email today, which is in reference to the Code4Lib group on LinkedIn:

First of all, thank you for your management of your group on LinkedIn.

In the past few weeks, we've made some changes with Groups. We introduced a new searchable directory in July, and last Thursday, we made some changes to the group management tools.