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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

This local chapter of Code4Lib, known as Code4LibNYC, aspires to channel the spirit of the national organization. We want to provide a forum for software and web developers and programmers, working at libraries, to discuss their ongoing projects. We focus on development issues surrounding the following types of library services and tools: content management systems, web application frameworks, digital library systems, institutional repositories, subject repositories, federated search tools, and next generation OPACs. We look at the protocols and programming tools that power these types of applications. Many of our members have a strong interest in open source software. Group membership includes systems librarians, web services librarians, digital library developers, digital library managers, and systems-inclined library staff. Please see METRO's page for additional information at http://www.metro.org/collaborate/index.php/Code4libNYC.

We hope you can attend our first meeting at the METRO offices (directions) on East 11th street from 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 10th.

Please contact us us if you are interested in attending or have questions about this new group.
* Kevin Reiss (KReiss@gc.cuny.edu)
* Paul Albert (paa2013@med.cornell.edu)
* Joanna DiPasquale (jd2481@columbia.edu)

Additionally, we will keep Code4Lib updated about the group, including more mundane things like scheduling and meeting formats. (We hope that we can share these experiences so that other local Code4Lib groups can benefit -- and are looking forward to hearing from those groups, too.)

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.

LinkedIn Group Growing Fast

Ever since Ed Summers (edsu) created the LinkedIn group for Code4Lib, requests to join have been flooding in. We're now at 210 members, but it hasn't shown many signs of slowing down yet. I try to get to the requests to join on a regular basis, but with vacation and all if you don't get accepted right away feel free to send me an email.

code4lib group on LInkedIn

If you are a LinkedIn user and consider yourself a part of the code4lib community please join the code4lib LinkedIn group by clicking on this link. Roy, or one of the other managers will approve you.

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