Wanted: Code4Lib Journal Volunteers

The Code4Lib Journal ( 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

Code4Lib Journal

The first issue of the Code4Lib Journal has been released:

Code4Lib Journal: Call for Submissions for first issue

Call for Submissions

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

Submissions are currently being accepted for the first issue of this
promising new journal. Please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals
for articles to (a private list read only by C4LJ editors) by Friday, August 31, 2007. Publication of the first issue is planned for late December 2007.

Possible topics for articles include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology. Both actual and

Results of the journal name vote

Here are the results of the code4lib journal name vote:

  1. /lib/dev: A Journal for Library Programmers (14 votes)
  2. Indexed: The Library Coder’s Quarterly (11 votes)
  3. Code4Lib Journal (8 votes)
  4. TIE: /dev/lib/journal and Access Points (7 votes each)

All other names received 5 or fewer votes. 28 people voted, four of whom voted for 5 or more names.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

code4lib journal: mission, format, guidelines


Library technologists (developers, programmers, sysadmins, and systems librarians) need better ways to share information both among themselves and with the library community as a whole, including public and technical services staff, library management, and other non-IT specialists. The code4lib journal facilitates technical communication by publishing articles on tools, specs, and challenges in the world of library technology. The journal focuses on showcasing practical hacks, working code, best practices, and implementation issues, and also includes higher-level discussions of large projects or challenges pertaining to information technology in libraries. It is what Roy Tennant calls a "truly technical rag" for libraries.

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