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.

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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. There are a lot of rooms available each day, including the large meeting room, and we will route different proposed sessions to the different rooms depending on a quick show-of-hands survey just before each one begins.

Breakout Signups moved to the wiki: http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2010_Breakout_Sessions

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:

Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.

Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.

You might also like Mark Fowler's's Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk

Tuesday talks:

  1. UW Forward - Steve Meyer [Video]
  2. MODS4Ruby & Opinionated XML - Matt Zumwalt [Video]
  3. The Digital Archaeological Record - Matt Cordial [Video]
  4. Hydra: Blacklight + ActiveFedora + Rails - Willy Mene [Video]
  5. Why CouchDB? - Benjamin Young [Video] [Slides, PDF]
  6. Data integrity (cheap, fast, and easy) - Gwen Exner [Video] [PDF]
  7. HathiTrust Large Scale Search update - Tom Burton-West [Video]
  8. EAD and MARC Sitting in a Tree: Archival Description in Drupal - Mark Matienzo [Video]
  9. EZproxy Wondertool - Paul Joseph [Video]
  10. HathiTrust APIs - Albert Bertram [Video]
  11. Repository of MARC Abominations - Simon Spero and J-Rock [Video]
  12. Mystery Meat - Joe Atzberger [Video]
  13. Fuwatto Search - Masao Takaku [Video]

Wednesday talks:

  1. LibX Update - Godmar Back [Video]
  2. How to build a Virtual Bookshelf Without Solr (or MySQL) - Maccabee Levine
  3. VIVO, an interdisciplinary national network - Paul Albert [Video]
  4. WolfWalk, two ways - Jason Casden [Video] [PDF]
  5. Custom metasearch widgets - Alex Smith
  6. Node.js development - Gabriel Farrell [Video]
  7. Catalog Auto-suggest using SOLR - Jill Sexton [Video]
  8. EmeraldView, a PHP frontend for Greenstone - Yitzchak Schaffer [Video]
  9. Kill the Search Button - Michael Nielsen, Jørn Thøgersen [facilitated by Roy Tennant] [Video]
  10. You Heard It Here First... - Roy Tennant [Video]
  11. File Information Tool Set (FITS) - Spencer McEwen [Video]
  12. JavaScript E-book Reader - Eric Palmitesta [Video]
  13. Faceted browse on the cheap - Tom Keays [Slides (Gdoc)] [Video]

Thursday talks:

  1. Batch OCR using Open Source Tools - Jonathan Brinley [Video] [Slides | More Info]
  2. VuFind at Western Michigan University - Birong Ho [Video]
  3. Serving Fedora content using Drupal and Fedora content models and disseminators - Alexander O'Neill, University of Prince Edward Island [Video]
  4. Please clean my data! - Vinita Tuteja, National Library of Australia [Video] [Slides | Code Repository-Newspapers | Code Repository-NLA Harvester]
  5. Library a la Carte update - Kim Griggs and Michael Klein [Video]
  6. Digital Video Made Easier - Datastore and conversion using video APIs (YouTube, blip.tv): Jason Clark, Montana State University [Video]
  7. GroupFinder: Who/What/Where/When for patrons at your library - Joe Ryan, NCSU [Video]
  8. EAD, APIs, and Cooliris: providing access to digitized archival materials. - Tim Shearer [Video]
  9. "If you see Fedora and Shibboleth coming and can't get out of the way..." -Birkin James Diana, Brown University [Video]

See also previous years' talks:

2009 Lightning Talks.
2008 Lightning Talks.
2007 Lightning Talks.
2006 Lightning Talks
We signed up for 2010 talks on the wiki

Code4Lib 2010 Participant Release Form

Here's the content of the release form, attached below:

Code4Lib 2010 Conference Participant Release
I agree to allow my participation in the Code4Lib Conference to be electronically recorded.

I understand that any resulting products may be made available on the web as part of the Code4Lib conference proceedings (on the Code4Lib website http://www.code4lib.org/ , Internet Archive, or other hosting service), under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ).

I agree to my name being associated with any recording of me, or supporting materials of such recordings, that may be made available in the Code4Lib conference proceedings.

Participant Name (PRINTED) ______________________________________________

Participant Name (SIGNED) _______________________________________________

Date ___________________________________________________________________

Code4Lib 2010 Participant Release Form

Attached is a participant release form (PDF). Here's the content:

Code4Lib 2010 Conference Participant Release
I agree to allow my participation in the Code4Lib Conference to be electronically recorded.

I understand that any resulting products may be made available on the web as part of the Code4Lib conference proceedings (on the Code4Lib website http://www.code4lib.org/ , Internet Archive, or other hosting service), under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ).

I agree to my name being associated with any recording of me, or supporting materials of such recordings, that may be made available in the Code4Lib conference proceedings.

Participant Name (PRINTED) ______________________________________________

Participant Name (SIGNED) _______________________________________________

Date ___________________________________________________________________

Code4Lib 2011 Hosting Proposals Solicited

The Code4Lib Conference Planning Group (anyone can join) is putting out a call for proposals to host the 2011 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.

2010 Code4lib Scholarship Recipients

Brown University and Oregon State University are proud to announce the recipients of the four 2010 Code4lib Conference Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships.

Birong A. Ho is the recipient of a 2010 Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship. A Systems Librarian at Western Michigan University Libraries, Birong's library experience includes work in cataloging, metadata, data conversion, and science reference. She has an MS in Electronics and Computer Control Systems from Wayne State University, an MLIS and an MA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in Western Languages and Literature from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Shekhar Krishnan is the recipient of a 2010 Code4lib Minority Scholarship. A Ph.D. student in MIT's Program in Science Technology and Society, Shekhar has also worked as a software evangelist, hacker and manager for digital library and geospatial web projects. He holds an MA in South Asian Studies from the University of London and an BS in Foreigh Service from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Shekhar has collaborated with organizations in Bangalore, Mumbai, and the U.S., and is currently consulting for the Library of Congress and for the Maps Division of the New York Public Library. At Code4Lib 2008, Shekhar helped lead a preconference about developing for Zotero.

Banu Lakshminarayanan is the recipient of a 2010 Code4lib Minority Scholarship. A Java/Web developer with over five years of experience, she is new to library technology, and recently joined Hesburgh Library in the University of Notre Dame. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

Vanessa Meireles is the recipient of a 2010 Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship.
Vanessa joined the University of Miami Libraries in February 2009 as their main programmer. Before working in libraries, she spent 14 years in the IT industry, including 6 years at IBM. Vanessa holds a BS in Compuer Science from the Florida Atlantic University and is pursing a Masters of Science in Management, Technology & Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Code4Lib North

Announcing a new chapter: Code4Lib North, for people in Ontario, Quebec, and nearby regions of the United States.

A number of people from these places run into each other at Code4Lib, Access, and the Ontario Library Association and other conferences, or through work with the Ontario Council of University Libraries, or just in general geek circles. Now we can plan to get together in true Code4Lib style! There is talk about a possible meet in Kingston in the spring. Kingston is convenient for people from the Golden Horseshoe, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec, and upstate New York.

Anyone interested in being in the chapter can put their name down on the wiki page. There's no mailing list yet, but we'll make one when we need one. In the meantime we can discuss things on the main code4lib mailing list.

-- William Denton (wtd@pobox.com) and Wendy Huot (wendy.huot@queensu.ca)

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