Code4Lib 2013 Scholarship (deadline: December 14, 2012)

Oregon State University and the Digital Library Federation are sponsoring five scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from Monday,February 11 through Thursday, February 14. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award two scholarships per category, awarding the remaining scholarship to the best remaining candidate in either category. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award these scholarships based on merit and need.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants, if eligible, may apply for both scholarships, but no applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of either scholarship are not eligible for either scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a short trip report to be submitted to the scholarships committee by February 17, 2012.

CONFERENCE INFO

For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website: http://code4lib.org/conference/2013

and write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:

THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE DIGITAL LIBRARY FEDERATION GENDER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gender Diversity Scholarships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified applicants to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference. Any woman or transgendered person who is interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference is encouraged to apply.

THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE DIGITAL LIBRARY FEDERATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Minority Scholarships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified applicants to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference. To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference and must be of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send an email to Jeremy Frumkin (frumkinj@u.library.arizona.edu) with the following (preferably combined into a single PDF, if possible):

  • Indication of which scholarship (Gender or Minority or both) to which you are applying
  • A brief letter of interest, which:
    1. Describes your interest in the conference and how you intend to participate
    2. Discusses your statement of need
    3. Indicates your eligibility
  • A résumé or CV
  • Contact information for two professional or academic references

The application deadline is Dec. 14, 2012.
The scholarship committee will notify successful candidates the week of Jan. 1, 2013.

Code4Lib 2013

The Basics


Schedule (HTML) | Schedule (PDF) | Schedule (Lanyrd)


Streaming URL : http://bit.ly/c4l13-stream

Thanks to Tara Robertson for sponsoring ad-free streaming.

Breakout Session Signups


When: Monday-Thursday, February 11-14
Where: UIC Forum: 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago‚ IL 60608  Map

Library of Health Science (preconference): 1750 West Polk Street Chicago, IL 60612   Map

Richard J. Daley Library (preconference): 801 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607   Map

more...


Conference Info

Registration

Registration for Code4lib 2013 was closed as of Thursday, January 31. (Registration was $160 and registration was capped at 400 people.)

Schedule (HTML) | Schedule (PDF)

Pre-conference sign up

Lanyrd page for the conference

Save the schedule to your calendar

Volunteer sign up page

Socialize

Gender Diversity & Minority Scholarships

Conference Wiki

New to code4lib?

Come to dinner on Tuesday

Hacking code4lib

Code of Conduct

IRCbot


Hotel Info

The Crowne Plaza

733 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661 Map
(312) 829-5000
Reservations, $115+ tax

Bus arrival times (#8-Halsted): From hotel to UIC Forum     From UIC Forum to hotel


Chicago

Getting Around

CTA

Locals prefer the Chicago Transit Authority. You can pay in cash, but it's much easier (and a bit cheaper*) to purchase a transit card. You can buy one at the airport, the Dominick's Grocery Store 1/2 block north of the hotel on Halsted Street, or at any train station.

Get bus and train arrival time information from the CTA mobile site.

If you don't have a transit card, a cash trip will cost you $2.25. Exact change is required.

*As of last month, it now costs $5 to travel to and from O'Hare airport via the train. Hello, tourist tax!

Taxis

Reasonably-priced for short trips around the Loop, but if you're going to the airport, the CTA is the more reliable (traffic-wise) and cheaper option.

Call or book online:

Walking

If you're staying at the Crowne Plaza and fancy a walk, it will take you about 25 minutes. The stretch of Halsted Street south of the hotel goes through the heart of Chicago's lively Greektown neighborhood.

Standard safety procedures apply: be aware of your surroundings, don't walk alone at night or if you're uncomfortable, etc.


Sponsors

Platinum

OCLC

Gold

Orbis Cascade Alliance
Digital Library Federation (Scholarships)
Oregon State University (and Scholarships)
Penn State University
EBSCO

Silver

IndexData
LYRASIS

Bronze

Blacklight
Princeton University Library
University of California San Diego Library
The Cherry Hill Company
Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Giveaways

Github
JetBrains

Developer Challenge

Hacking Fedora 4 (cash prizes)


Twitter: #c4l13

IRC channel: #code4lib

Code4Lib Conference 2013 Call for Propoosals

We are now accepting proposals for Code4lib 2013.

Code4lib 2013 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. The conference will be held Monday February 11th (Preconference Day) - Thursday February 14th, 2013 in Chicago, IL. More information can be found on the host committee information page.

Head over to the call for proposals page on the Code4Lib Wiki and submit your idea for a prepared talk for this year's conference! Proposals should be no longer than 500 words, and preferably many less.

Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and 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)

The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:

  • usefulness
  • newness
  • geekiness
  • uniqueness
  • awesomeness

Proposals can be submitted through Friday, November 2nd, 5pm PT. Voting will commence soon thereafter. The submitter (and if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference.

Proposals for preconferences are also open until November 2nd, 5pm PT.

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk and breakout sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to do so.

Looking forward to seeing your proposals!
-Cynthia aka TheRealArty
Program Committee Lead

Keynote voting for the 2013 conference is now open!

Thanks to Ross Singer, the Diebold 2K13 machine was rebooted for votes at Keynote speaker votes.

Since the meeting is in Chicago next year we expect you to vote early
and vote often. Voting will stop when we cats and dog votes beat those
of humans and robots.

(Reposted without permission from the code4lib mailing list)

Dates Set for Code4Lib 2013 in Chicago

In a post to the Code4Lib mailing list, Francis Kayiwa announced the dates and venue for Code4Lib 2013:

February 11-14 at the UIC Forum.

Help make it real by signing up to serve on a conference committee.

Code4Lib Journal - Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals (and apologies for cross-posting):

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

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 18th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, June 29, 2012. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

Topic: 

ruby-marc 0.5.0 released

v0.5.0

- Extensive rewrite of MARC::Reader (ISO 2709 binary reader) to
provide a fairly complete and consistent handing of char encoding
issues in ruby 1.9.

- This code is well covered by automated tests, but ends up complex,
there may be bugs, please report them.

- May not work properly under jruby with non-unicode source
encodings.

- Still can't handle Marc8 encoding.

Code4Lib Journal: Editors Wanted

The Code4Lib Journal is looking for volunteers to join its editorial committee. Editorial committee members work collaboratively to produce the quarterly Code4Lib Journal. Editors are expected to:

  • Read, discuss, and vote on incoming proposals.
  • Volunteer to be the assigned editor or second reader for specific proposals.
    • Assigned editors work with the author(s) to make sure the article is as strong as possible, that the copy is clean, and deadlines are met. They also enter the article into WordPress, making sure the formatting is okay, all images and tables look good, etc.
    • Second readers act as a second set of eyes for the assigned editor.
  • Read and comment on any other article that interests you.
  • Volunteer for administrative tasks and projects as they crop up.
  • Take a turn as Coordinating Editor for an Issue. The Coordinating Editor shepherds the issue through its life cycle.

We seek an individual who is self-motivated, organized and able to meet deadlines; is familiar with ideas and trends in the field; and has an interest in the mechanics of writing. There is a sometimes significant time commitment involved; expect to set aside ten or more hours a month.

It sounds like a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun (if editing is your idea of fun).

Intrigued? Please send a letter of interest by Monday, April 30 to [log in to unmask] Your letter should address these two basic questions:

  1. What is your vision for the Code4Lib Journal? Why are you interested in it?
  2. How can you contribute to the Code4Lib Journal, i.e. what do you have to offer?

We encourage people who have previously applied and who are still interested to re-apply. We have had to turn down a lot of highly-qualified people in the past due to the large number of applications.

If you have any questions, contact us by email at journal@code4lib.org or ask any member of the editorial committee. We plan to make decisions about additional editors by mid-May.

Topic: 

Code4Lib Journal Issue 16 is published!

Ask Anything! – Facilitated by Carmen Mitchell- Code4Lib 2012

Ask Anything!

  • Carmen Mitchell, carmenmitchell at gmail (@carmendarlene)

code4lib 2012, Wednesday, February 8 2012, 11:15-12:00

a.k.a. "Human Search Engine". A chance for you to ask a roomful of code4libbers anything that's on your mind: questions seeking answers (short or long), requests for things (hardware, software, skills, or help), or offers of things. We'll keep the pace fast, and the answers faster. Come with questions and line up at the start of the session and we'll go through as many as we can; sometimes we'll stop at finding the right person or people to answer a query and it'll be up to you to find each other after the session. Third time at code4libcon! (Thanks to Ka-Ping Yee and Dan Chudnov for the inspiration/explanation, reused here in part.)

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