Call for Code4Lib 2009 Hosting Proposals

Proposals to host the 2009 Code4Lib Conference will be accepted through Wednesday, February 20, 2008. A decision will be made the following week by popular vote. See the hosting information page for more information.

Code4lib 2008 Conference T-Shirt Design

Traditionally (if two years can be called tradition) we hold a contest to pick the design for the front of the conference t-shirt. This year we did not receive many entries - in fact, we only had one official entry. Fortunately, it rocks (at least, I think so):

Code4lib 2008 T-shirt design

Design by Noel Peden

Open Source Blacklight!

I wasn't sure I'd ever see the day that the UVa library would, as an institution, agree to open source Blacklight. But they did! [A dirty little secret is that the bulk of it, including a basic example MARC indexer, was open sourced last year during the preparation for the Solr code4lib preconference.]

Solr-powered Buddhist texts?

I'll be leading a Solr workshop this February, in Taiwan, for the EBTI/CBETA Conference. This is a synergy of several interests of mine: library-related findability, Asian culture, and Buddhist philosophy. I'm particularly encouraged by the Integrated Buddhist Archives (IBA) proposal - seems like a perfect fit for Collex.

OLA Super Conference - Collex and Blacklight

I'm honored to be speaking at the upcoming OLA Super Conference 2008. I'm presenting "Collex: Collecting and exhibiting scholarly materials" (session #406, Thursday January 31, 10:40am) and " Blacklight: the University of Virginia's Catalog on Solr" (session #1203, Friday, February 1, 2:10pm). I'm looking forward to demonstrating these projects and sharing their latest news.

OLA Super Conference 2008 banner

Code4lib 2008 Registration now open!

Registration to the Code4lib 2008 conference is now open!

See https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ocs/register.php?event=274 (or the link from the conference page) to register.

Code4lib 2008 Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships

Oregon State University and Code4lib are offering scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity.

OSU / Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship

The OSU / Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship will provide up to $1000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to the 2008 Code4lib conference (February 25-28 in Portland, OR). This scholarship is eligible to any woman interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4lib Conference.

Applications will be judged by the scholarship committee on a combination of merit and need. The recipient of the scholarship will be asked to write-up a trip report of the conference.

To apply, please send an email to jeremy dot frumkin at oregonstate dot edu with the following:

1) A brief letter of interest, including statement of need (also, please indicate your eligibility in the letter)

2) A resume

3) Contact information of two professional or academic references

Applications should be received no later than January 21, 2008.

The successful candidate will be contacted no later than January 30, 2008.

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OSU / Code4lib Minority Scholarship

The OSU / Code4lib Minority Scholarship will provide up to $1000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to the 2008 Code4lib conference (February 25-28 in Portland, OR). To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a member of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic / Latino).

Applications will be judged by the scholarship committee on a combination of merit and need. The recipient of the scholarship will be asked to write-up a trip report of the conference.

To apply, please send an email to jeremy dot frumkin at oregonstate dot edu with the following:

1) A brief letter of interest, including statement of need (also, please indicate your eligibility in the letter)

2) A resume

3) Contact information of two professional or academic references

Applications should be received no later than January 21, 2008.

The successful candidate will be contacted no later than January 30, 2008.

India Online Public Access Catalogues

Hi here is the OPAC's of India
good number of Universities & Institutions having International standard MARC formats
at http://www.librarianslibrary.com

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Code4lib 2008 Keynote Survey

Though we ran into some problems getting the code4lib.org Advanced Poll module working in time, the code4lib 2008 keynote survey has been posted.

Voting is open until midnight 11/22 EST. Shortly thereafter Mike Giarlo will post response data to this list. Let your voices be heard!

solr-rusty

I gave a solr-ruby presentation at rubyconf this past weekend. My timing was off, didn't cover as much as I would have liked, and one of my demos flubbed and I punted on it (turns out all I did was forget to pass a command-line argument to the script *sigh*).

Here are the slides.

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