Work is beginning to transform the eloquent yet arcane texts called
"library cataloging records" into data elements that will play well in
the Web. Beginning with the upcoming revised cataloging rules, called
Resource Description and Access, a team of researchers is exploring the
abstract model behind bibliographic description. Coyle will cover the
philosophy behind the project and will discuss current progress and
goals, as well as fears, risks, and even some confusion.
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 at least five 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.
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.
Traditionally (if two years can be called tradition) we hold a contest to pick the design for the front of the conference t-shirt. This year we did not receive many entries - in fact, we only had one official entry. Fortunately, it rocks (at least, I think so):
I'm honored to be speaking at the upcoming OLA Super Conference 2008. I'm presenting "Collex: Collecting and exhibiting scholarly materials" (session #406, Thursday January 31, 10:40am) and " Blacklight: the University of Virginia's Catalog on Solr" (session #1203, Friday, February 1, 2:10pm). I'm looking forward to demonstrating these projects and sharing their latest news.