Code4Lib 2015

Code4Lib 2015 will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland, OR on Februrary 9 - 12, 2015.

Pre-conferences will be held Monday February 9, and the main conference on February 10 - 12.

Participate in the planning process by signing up for Conference Committees.

Preconference Proposals

We are now accepting pre-conference workshop proposals for the 2015
Code4Lib in Portland, Oregon. These workshops can either be a 1-day or a
1/2-day session and will occur on Monday, February 9, 2015.

To propose a session, please add your proposal to the wiki page directly,
following the proposal formatting guidelines.

Presentation Proposals

We are accepting Prepared Talk proposals until November 7. Voting will start on November 11, 2014 and continue through November 25, 2014.

Code4Lib 2015: Call for Proposals

Code4Lib 2015 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, from February 9-12, 2015.

Proposals for Prepared Talks:

We encourage everyone to propose a talk.

Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
  • Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
  • Technical issues - Big issues in library technology that should be addressed or better understood
  • Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

To Propose a Talk

  • Log in to the Code4Lib wiki and edit the Prepared Talk wiki page using the prescribed format. If you are not already registered, follow the instructions to do so.
  • Provide a title and brief (500 words or fewer) description of your proposed talk.
  • If you so choose, you may also indicate when, if ever, you have presented at a prior Code4Lib conference. This information is completely optional, but it may assist voters in opening the conference to new presenters.

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference. The standard conference registration fee will still apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5pm PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on November 11, 2014 and continue through November 25, 2014. The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active code4lib.org account to participate.

The final list of presentations will be announced in early- to mid-December.

Code4Lib North (Ottawa): Tuesday October 7th, 2014

Speakers:

  • Mark Baker - Principal Architect at Zepheira will provide a brief overview of some of Zepheira’s BibFrame tools in development.
  • Jennifer Whitney - Systems Librarian at MacOdrum Library will present OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) – a neat and powerful tool for cleaning up messy data.
  • Sarah Simpkin, GIS and Geography Librarian & Catherine McGoveran, Government Information Librarian (both from UOttawa Library) - will team up to present on a recent UOttawa sponsored Open Data Hackfest as well as to introduce you to Open Data Ottawa.

Date: Tuesday October 7th, 2014, 7:00PM (19h00)

Location: MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa, ON (map)

RSVP: You can RSVP on code4lib Ottawa Meetup page

code4libBC: November 27 and 28, 2014

What: It’s a 2 day unconference in Vancouver, BC! A participant-driven meeting featuring lightning talks in the mornings, breakout sessions in the afternoons, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 5-10 minutes in length (15 minutes is the maximum) on topics related to library technologies: current projects, tips and tricks, or hacks in the works. Breakout sessions is an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. In advance of the event, we will gather project ideas in a form available through our wiki and registration pages. Each afternoon the code4libBC participants will review and discuss the proposals, break into groups, and work on some of the projects.

When: November 27 and 28, 2014

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC map

Cost: $20

Accommodations: Info coming soon.

Register: here

Who: A diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology.Anyone from the library community who is interested in library technologies are welcome to join and participate, regardless of their department or background: systems and IT, public services, circulation, cataloguing and technical services, archives, digitization and preservation. All are welcome to help set the agenda, define the outcomes and develop the deliverables!

Why: Why not? code4libBC is a group of dynamic library technology practitioners throughout the province who want to build new relationships as much as develop new software solutions to problems.

Tag d'hash: #c4lbc

More information

Code4Lib Journal issue 25

Code4Lib NorCal 28 July in San Mateo

A one-day Code4Lib NorCal Meeting will be held 10am - 3:00pm on 28 July at 777 Mariner's Island Blvd., San Mateo (the building that the OCLC Research San Mateo office is in).

There is no cost, and OCLC will provide attendees lunch. Parking is plentiful and free.

Please see More information on the wiki.

Call for proposals: Code4Lib Journal, issue 25

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

Topic: 

Code4Lib 2015 Call for Host Proposals

The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the tenth annual Code4Lib Conference in 2015. Prior to submitting a proposal we recommend reviewing the conference hosting web page and How To Plan a Code4LibCon on the wiki to learn more about the kind of venue the community seeks and the responsibilities involved with hosting the conference.

The deadline for proposals is midnight PST Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The decision will be made by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around Friday March 14th, 2014 and will continue until midnight PST March 26th, 2014. The results of the vote will be announced Thursday morning at the Code4Lib conference 2014 and emailed out to the listserv.

You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list at code4libcon@googlegroups.com and linking to your proposal on the 2015 Hosting Proposals wiki page; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. Good luck!

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Have a look at past proposals for ideas:

2014 Winner:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1amxzn4xs26ILszZek5nIEEfd4qHNfLjp1BAc5CU5YKw

2013 Winner:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

2012 Winner:
https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle

Code4Lib 2014 Sponsors

Code4Lib 2014 could not be successful without the generous support of our sponsors. We are very thankful to all of our sponsors for helping to defray the costs of the conference and supporting the scholarships we are able to provide to worthy recipients.

Platinum Sponsor:
OCLC
OCLC

Gold Sponsors:
Blacklight; Digital Library Federation; LucidWorks; Oregon State University Library; Penn State University
Blacklight
DLF
LucidWorks
Oregon State
Penn State

Silver Sponsors:
Ebsco; IndexData; Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; Microsoft Research; University of Pennsylvania Library

Bronze Sponsors:
Kuali OLE; Nashville Public Library; Princeton University Library; Proquest; UC-San Diego Library

Contributor Sponsors:
The Cherry Hill Company; DuraSpace; GitHub; User Friendly Consulting, Inc. (UFC, INC.)

Reception Sponsor:
North Carolina State University

Give-away Sponsors:
O'Reilly Media, Inc. is providing a free e-book for all Code4Lib 2014 attendees. You will receive your free coupon with your registration.

Rosenfeld Media is providing 20% off all books at http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com to all Code4Lib 2014 attendees, as well as providing books we will raffle off during the conference.

Table Sponsors
This year, we introduced a new table sponsorship opportunity for Projects, Non-Profit Organization, and Corporate Vendors to participate at Code4Lib 2014. We encourage you to visit our Table Sponsors before and after the general sessions, during the breaks, and after lunch to speak with them about their products, services, and projects. The following descriptions have been provided by the Table Sponsors (listed in alphabetical order):

Blacklight
Blacklight is a Ruby on Rails open source discovery platform. We’ll be available to help getting started with Blacklight, answering questions about the project, providing advice on configuration and customization, and demonstrating core Blacklight functionality and Blacklight-based applications, including the new digital collection and curation environment.

DuraSpace
Find out how to contribute to DuraSpace projects–DSpace, Fedora and VIVO–at the DuraSpace demo table.
The DuraSpace organization stewards three significant open source technology projects that provide long-term, durable access to, management and discovery of digital assets for more than 1,800 repository instances worldwide. Carol Minton Morris, DuraSpace, will be on hand to discuss DuraSpace services for open source projects and how you can get involved.
• The Fedora Project Fedora 4 team members will be available to discuss the latest Fedora 4 feature set designed to refresh and enhance Fedora's proven architecture, and offer demonstrations.
• The DSpace Project Tim Donohue, technical lead for the DSpace project, will be on hand to talk about DSpace development and demonstrate DSpace 4 (via the new vagrant-dspace development environment)
• The VIVO Project Learn about what's ahead for this groundbreaking network that facilitates scholarly discovery around the world through an open source semantic web application.

Ebsco
EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals—all combined with the most powerful discovery service and management resources to support the information and collection development needs of libraries and other institutions and to maximize the search experience for researchers and other end users. EBSCO provides robust APIs to our products, supports open projects such as Blacklight and VuFind, innovates its own API to benefit customers and partners with libraries to bring specific projects to fruition. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers whether they access EBSCO resources via academic institutions, schools, public libraries, hospitals and medical institutions, corporations, associations, government institutions, etc. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment. The company’s market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries.

LucidWorks
LucidWorks, the trusted name in Search, Discovery and Analytics, transforms the way people access information to enable data-driven decisions. Leveraging technology built on Apache Lucene/Solr open source search, LucidWorks delivers unmatched stability, scalability, and time-to-delivery for search applications. LucidWorks Search provides ease of use development to access documents with sub-second query and faceting response time. LucidWorks tightly integrates Apache projects to build and deploy applications providing ubiquitous access to data trapped inside Hadoop.

Microsoft Research
Windows Azure for Research is an initiative from Microsoft Research to facilitate and accelerate scholarly and scientific research by enabling researchers to use the power of Windows Azure to perform big data computations in the cloud. Stop by and learn about our free training events and how cloud computing is being used for repositories, digital preservation and research data discovery and exploration.

Proquest
ProQuest® connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create, and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, EBL® ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, RefWorks Flow™, Pivot™, and Intota®, a new library services platform.

University of Pennsylvania Libraries
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries hosts several projects that might be of interest to the code4lib community. We welcome interest, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership around our development efforts, or opportunities to participate and contribute to similar efforts. Community-source and open-source are strategic for the Penn Libraries in our pursuit to reclaim control and direction of our services, and to participate in the redefinition of the academic library. In support of these strategic goals, the Penn Libraries has developed and partner in:
• DLA-Discovery – SOLR-based discovery that bridges library collections, and supports generalized discovery services for non-Library data
• DLA-Account Services – django-based portal for all transactional interactions with library users including traditional ILS functions, ILL & expedited borrowing, coursesite requests, document delivery, course reserves, and others
• Kuali OLE – next generation library management system built by and for academic libraries
• MetriDoc – building insight into our users, our process, and our collections
• PennVIVO – supporting collaborative researcher networking and exposing Penn’s contribution to scholarly inquiry

User Friendly Consulting, INC. (UFC, INC.)
UFC provides comprehensive document capture and forms processing solutions to meet all of the needs for your library. Our product line includes the full suite of products from ABBYY USA including FineReader Corporate, Recognition Server, and Flexicapture. Recognition Server is recognized as the industry-leading tool for capturing and providing OCR for libraries around the world. It is available with an easy to use API set that provides the means needed to connect it to legacy systems in your organization. Flexicapture takes the Recognition Server OCR engine and adds a high-volume, scalable document processing system in order to capture handwriting, checkmarks, and tabular data. Whether you need to automatically OCR and index documents by barcode, extract line items from a student transcript, or provide an enterprise wide document capture system Flexicapture is ready. In addition to the ABBYY suite, UFC also provides Quillix capture, an enterprise level web-based system that leverages the ABBYY OCR and Flexicapture engines while providing an extensible architecture built in .NET. A variety of quick-start packages are available for any of the solutions offered by UFC who strives to provide the highest level of customer service and consulting to make your organization succeed.

2014 Conference Schedule

Schedule for the 2014 Code4Lib Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Pre-conference Program

Monday, March 24

Pre-Conference day overview:

08:00-09:00 - Registration
09:00-12:00 - Morning sessions
12:00-13:30 - Lunch (on your own)
13:30-16:30 - Afternoon sessions
TBA - Evening session
18:00ish-20:00 - Newcomer Dinner
Detailed pre-conference schedule with meeting rooms
Preconference Descriptions

Conference Program

Tuesday, March 25

Wednesday, March 26

Thursday, March 27

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