LinkedIn Group Growing Fast

Ever since Ed Summers (edsu) created the LinkedIn group for Code4Lib, requests to join have been flooding in. We're now at 210 members, but it hasn't shown many signs of slowing down yet. I try to get to the requests to join on a regular basis, but with vacation and all if you don't get accepted right away feel free to send me an email.

code4lib group on LInkedIn

If you are a LinkedIn user and consider yourself a part of the code4lib community please join the code4lib LinkedIn group by clicking on this link. Roy, or one of the other managers will approve you.

ELPUB 2008 Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0

Registration for the conference, to be held in Toronto June 25-27 2008 is now open. To find out more about the meeting, to register, or to learn about accommodations and travel options, please visit our website at: http://www.elpub.net

ELPUB has a reputation for providing a relaxed yet stimulating venue for

Code4libcon 2008 Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks 1 (Tuesday 16:15-17:30)

  • Creating an Academic Image Collection with Flickr - Mark Dahl & Jeremy McWilliams
    • View Video on Google
    • Slides
    • http://library.lclark.edu/flickr/
    • ceramics collections onto flickr
    • they create flickr accounts and upload images

Brown University to Host Code4Lib 2009

By now pretty much everyone knows (since it was announced at Code4Lib 2008), but in the interest of the historical record, let it show that Brown University will be hosting Code4Lib 2009. They submitted the winning proposal that will bring all library coders who can make it to Providence, Rhode Island in February 2009. We hope to see you there!

Desktop Presenter software

If you are doing a presentation and wants your desktop to be captured to the video (instead of the camera pointing at the screen) download and install the following:

For Mac: http://www.varasoftware.com/downloads/DesktopPresenter.dmg
Windows: http://www.varasoftware.com/downloads/DesktopPresenter.exe

In Windows, it helps if you install Bonjour for Windows:

Presentations from LibraryFind pre-conference

Here are links to the powerpoints from the LibraryFind pre-conference session at code4lib 2008:

Overview and Installation

User Interface Customization

Vote for Code4Lib 2009 Host!

[NOTE: Click here to see the whole post.]

We received four very good proposals for hosting the 2009 conference, and now it is time to vote on them! Voting is open until 3am Eastern Time on Thursday, February 28th. We expect to announce results at the conference later that day.

1. Go here: http://dilettantes.code4lib.org:6789/election/index/3

Wanted: Code4Lib Journal Volunteers

The Code4Lib Journal (http://journal.code4lib.org) is looking to expand
its volunteer staff. We are looking for one or two new Editorial
Committee members, and one new Web/Tech Administrator. As we add more
staff, we are also interested in expanding the diversity of our staff,
especially in regard to types and locations of organization worked for.

The Editorial Committee collectively manages the entire business of the
Journal, including editorial as well as publishing/business functions.
Duties expected of Editorial Committee members include taking

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.