Code4Lib 2012 in Seattle

Since only one proposal was submitted to host Code4Lib 2012, and no other proposals were known to be in the works, and the one proposal was a strong one, by popular acclaim the Seattle proposal to host Code4Lib 2012 was accepted. Congratulations to the Seattle team, and we'll see you next year!

Code4Lib 2012 Call for Host Proposals

The Code4Lib Conference Planning Group is putting out a call for
proposals to host the 2012 Code4Lib Conference.  Information on the
kind of venue we seek and the delineation of responsibilities between
the host organization and the Planning Group can be found at the
conference hosting web page [1] and on the Code4Lib Wiki [2].

The deadline for proposals is Sunday January 23, 2011. The
decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a
popular vote.  Voting will begin on or around Wednesday January 25,

Scholarships to Attend the 2011 Code4Lib Conference (Deadline Dec. 6, 2010)

Oregon State University and the Western North Carolina Library Network are sponsoring four 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 2011 Code4lib conference, which will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, from Monday, February 7 through Thursday, February 10. 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 March 15, 2011.

Conference Info
For more information on the code4lib conference, please see the conference website and write-ups of previous code4lib conferences:

http://eprints.rclis.org/11670/1/code4lib_journal_article_-_revised3.pdf
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2717
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/998
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/72

The Oregon State University and the Western North Carolina Library Network 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 2011 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 Western North Carolina Library Network 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 2011 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:

  • 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. 6, 2010.

The scholarship committee will notify successful candidates the week of Dec. 20, 2010.

Issue 10 of the Code4Lib Journal

The tenth issue of the Code4Lib Journal has been published at http://journal.code4lib.org/issues/issue10.

Code4Lib 2011: Get Ready for the Best Code4lib Conference Yet!

Code4lib 2011 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations.

Registration for Code4Lib 2011 is now closed! We will have a wait list available. If you are interested in being on the wait list please contact Julie Wernert at jwernert at indiana dot edu.

Dates February 7-10, 2011. Bloomington, IN

Schedule

Location & Travel Info:
Venue: Biddle Hotel and Conference Center and Indiana University Bloomington Phone: +1-812-856-6381. discount code: CODE4. See more accomodations info.

Airport: Indianapolis International Airport

Airport Shuttle: Bloomington Shuttle and Charterstar America offer airport shuttles. Check schedules; the trip itself is 1.5 hours. A further alternative is limousine service with door-to-door service.

Detailed Registration Info:
Registration opened on December 13, 2010 at noon Eastern time (17:00 UTC). For more on reserving a room at our conference please see our conference web site at - http://www.indiana.edu/~uits/code4lib/home.php

Note, if you are a conference speaker we have reserved you a space for registration but you still need to register using the link above and you will be allowed to register up until Dec 23, 2010, please make sure you choose prepared talk speaker or pre-conference speaker in your selection. To see a list of all accepted talk speakers please see - http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2011_presenter_list;. If you are a speaker and need help with registration please contact the Code4Lib 2011 Program Planning Committee.

All other registrations are first come, first served, we will have a wait list once we hit the 250 person mark for the conference.

At the conference, there will be opportunities to sign up to give lightning talks and organize breakouts.

Event tag: c4l11

Want to help plan the conference?
To participate in planning, see the community's conference planning listserv and wiki.
Read the Bloomington Code4Lib Proposal.

Sponsors
We have generous commitments from the following sponsors:
Gold: Digital Library Federation | Elsevier | IndexData | OCLC
Silver: Ebsco Publishing | Ex Libris, North America | Lyrasis | Serials Solutions
Bronze: Blacklight | The Code4Lib Community| Committee on Institutional Cooperation | CrossRef | DuraSpace | HathiTrust | Indiana University (Libraries/UITS) | Kuali OLE | Mendeley, Ltd. | Oregon State University Libraries| Princeton University Libraries | Purdue University Libraries | University of California, San Diego Libraries

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who have made this year's code4lib possible and affordable for all attendees!

Scholarships
Three scholarship competitions are underway this year.

Oregon State University and the Western North Carolina Library Network are sponsoring four scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity, with an application deadline of Dec. 6, 2010. See how to apply.

The AngelFund4Code4Lib is proud to announce the second annual AngelFund4Code4Lib -- a $1,500 stipend to attend Code4Lib 2011. AngelFund4Code4Lib is now accepting applications through December 17, 2010. To apply: in 500 words or less, write what you hope to learn at the conference and email it to angelfund4code4lib@infomotions.com.

Code4Lib JAPAN Scholarship will provide a scholarship for up to two applicants for Code4Lib 2011; application deadline is December 13, 2010. See application details in English or in Japanese.

Local Organizing Committee:
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
Chanitra Bishop, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University
Gary Charbonneau, Systems Librarian, Indiana University
Diane Dallis, Associate Dean for Library Academic Services, Indiana University
Jon Dunn, Associate Director, Digital Library Program, Indiana University
Mike Durbin, Infrastructure Programmer, DLP, Indiana University
Julie Hardesty, Usability Librarian, DLP, Indiana University
Mary Popp, Access Services and Discovery Librarian, Indiana University
Vern Wilkins, Head of Library Information Technology, Indiana University

Location of code4lib 2011

Congratulations to Bloomington, Indiana, and our new hosts at Indiana University, for being voted as the host city for Code4Lib 2011.

Thanks to all who voted and all the sites that submitted proposals!

Issue 9 of the Code4Lib Journal

The ninth issue of the Code4Lib Journal has been published! Check it out at http://journal.code4lib.org/issues/issue9.

Vote on Code4Lib 2011 hosting proposals

We received three excellent proposals for hosting the 2011 conference,
and now it is time to vote on them. The proposals are from Bloomington, IN; New Haven, CT; and Vancouver, BC.

Voting will be open until Midnight EDT, Tuesday, March 23rd.

How to vote:

Code4Lib 2010 Breakout Sessions

Those interested in the same project/problem can hang out in a space together for 70 minute blocks. Generally the person who suggests the topic will take on the role as moderator to begin and moderate the discussion. Anyone can propose a breakout session - please think about whether you would want a session to be held on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the order of talks and who you hope will attend.

Code4Lib 2010 Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing.

Needed: volunteer to ensure presentation files get added to this page.

Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one: