Logo Design Process Launched

A logo design process Working Group has been formed, with me, Ranti Junus and Emily Molanphy. To help us keep track of our process and to allow interested community members to track our work, I have created a wiki page that will serve as an ongoing record of progress. Let me know if you have any questions.

2009 Pre-Conferences

We have 8 pre-conferences for code4lib2009 -- 2 full day and 6 half day. The plan is to charge a flat $25 pre-conference fee to cover room and break costs. Plan to arrive at morning sessions beginning at 8:30 am, and afternoon sessions beginning at 1.

Two 12-passenger shuttles circling between the Renaissance and Brown will run 7:45-9:45, 11:45-1:45, 4:15-6:15. Some may prefer to walk; allow at least 20 minutes for the 1 mile walk to the John Hay Library, or 30 minutes for the 1.5 miles to the Inn at Brown. Maps will be available.

Voting On Presentations for code4lib 2009 Open until December 3

Voting is now open to select the presentations for the 2009 Code4Lib conference. To vote, go to http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/7 and log in with your code4lib.org username and password.

The vote will remain open through Wednesday December 3 at 11:59PM EST (U.S.).

NOTE: Your code4lib username and password are required to vote. Head to the voting site as soon as possible to ensure that your username and password work as expected. You can take your time voting, but do not take your time ensuring that your username and password work as expected.

If your username and password do not work on the voting application, contact Ross Singer through the code4lib list. If your username and password also do not work on code4lib.org (this site), contact Ryan Wick and Mike Giarlo, whose addresses are listed on the account registration page.

drupal4lib unconference (02/27/2009 Darien, CT)

Darien Library will be hosting a Drupal4Lib Camp on Friday, February 27, 2009 from 9 am to 4 pm. It just so happens this is the day after code4lib2009 ends in nearby Providence, RI -- so you can theoretically hop on over after code4lib proper ends.

The camp will be an opportunity for libraries who are working with Drupal, or interested in implementing Drupal, to get together, share experiences, solve problems, and collaborate. This unconference will be a combination of a series of 10 min lightning talks given by Drupal veterans in the morning followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon.

Audio and video from Drupal4Lib Camp sessions will also be streamed lived online. There is no registration fee. However, participation is limited to 70. Please register for the Drupal4Lib Camp.

Call for Proposals, Code4Lib 2009 Conference

Want to give a 20-minute talk at the Code4Lib 2009 conference? Submit a proposal by Sunday November 23. See http://library.brown.edu/code4libcon09/proposals/info/
for a submission form and further information.

Code4Lib 2009 will be held Monday February 23 (preconference) - Thursday February 26 in Providence, RI.

ne.code4lib.org

In case you haven't seen the discussion on the code4lib list, the New England chapter of code4lib is pulling itself up from its own bootstraps. They're self-organizing using a wiki and are currently voting on a venue for the first meeting.

If you are interested in starting your own local chapter, check out (and make better) the new code4lib local page.

Open Source Discovery Portal Camp

Implementing or hacking an Open Source discovery system such as VuFind or Blacklight?
Interested in learning more about Lucene/Solr applications?

Join the development teams from VuFind and Blacklight at PALINET in Philadelphia, November 6, 2008, for day of discussion and sharing

Date and time: November 6, 2008, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Registration Fee: $40 for PALINET members and $50 for PALINET non-members.

For more information and how to register, visit our conference wiki:
http://opensourcediscovery.pbwiki.com

ApacheCon time again!


ApacheCon US 2008

Lots of great content, especially in the Lucene, Solr, and Hadoop areas.

code4lib2009 keynote voting

Please help us pick the keynote addressees for code4lib2009 in February. If you have even the remotest intention of attending the conference please take some time to cast your vote! Join us in irc://freenode.net/code4lib for the play-by-play from zoia ... rsinger++ for the voting mechanism, and mjgiarlo++ for the bot integration.

Logo? You Decide

I have suggested that it may be time for this community to establish a graphic identity. This has raised quite a bit of discussion so I would like to take a poll of the community to see what people think. Please vote early, vote often! View the poll