Submitted by wtd on Sat, 2016-10-29 01:08
Code4Lib Journal #34 is now available.
- Editorial: Some Numbers, by Andrew Darby
- Digital Archaeology and/or Forensics: Working with Floppy Disks from the 1980s, by John Durno
- Need Help with Your Code? Piloting a Programming and Software Development Consultation Service, by Laura Wrubel, Daniel Kerchner and Justin Littman
- Partnering for Discoverability: Knitting Archival Finding Aids to Digitized Material Using a Low Tech Digital Content Linking Process, by Liz Woolcott, Andrea Payant and Sara Skindelien
- Overly Honest Data Repository Development, by Colleen Fallaw, Elise Dunham, Elizabeth Wickes, Dena Strong, Ayla Stein, Qian Zhang, Kyle Rimkus, Bill Ingram and Heidi J. Imker
- OSS4EVA: Using Open-Source Tools to Fulfill Digital Preservation Requirements, by Janet Carleton, Heidi Dowding, Marty Gengenbach, Blake Graham, Sam Meister, Jessica Moran, Shira Peltzman, Julie Seifert and Dorothy Waugh
- Node-Based Configuration Management Architecture for Private LOCKSS Networks by Tobin M. Cataldo
- From Users to Developers: NCSU’s Involvement with an Open Source ERM, by Xiaoyan Song
- Consortial-Based Customizations for New Primo UI, by Dan Moore and Nathan Mealey
Submitted by _whitni on Fri, 2016-10-14 16:05
Code4Lib 2017 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.
The conference will be held at the Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, from March 6, 2017 - March 9, 2017. More information about Code4lib 2017 will be coming soon.
We encourage all members of the Code4Lib community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:
-Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
- Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.
This year, in order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, we'll be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. We are also considering holding a poster session at this year's conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a poster, please indicate so on the form.
In addition to "traditional" presentations and posters, we plan to include a panel session this year. If you have a topic you'd like to suggest for a panel, and are willing to work with the Program Committee to organize / recruit for the session, please use the following form.
As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.
Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held. The standard conference registration fee will apply.
Proposals can be submitted through November 7, 2016 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on November 16, 2016 and continue through December 7, 2016. The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active code4lib.org account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December.
The Code4Lib 2017 Program Committee
The Code4Lib 2017 Los Angeles Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2017 conference.
The 2017 conference will be held from March 6 through March 9 in the at the Luskin Conference Center at UCLA. With a very large and modern conference center at our disposal, Code4Lib 2017 will be able to accomodate the growing number of attendees while also retaining that small, tight-knit Code4Lib community feeling of previous years. We hope you can come join us!
More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is about to close submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to nominate a keynote speaker on the Code4Lib wiki before Friday, October 14th. Proposals for prepared talks are also currently open and will be accepted until November 7th. This year, there is a new, separate process for panel proposals which we are very excited about. Proposals for pre-conference workshops are also currently open and will be accepted until November 8th.
Also, the Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2017; more information about how to get in touch with the committee will be forthcoming.
It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 6!
~ The Code4Lib 2017 Los Angeles Committee
Submitted by wtd on Tue, 2016-07-19 15:32
Issue #33 of the Code4Lib Journal is now available:
- Editorial Introduction – Summer Reading List, by Ron Peterson
- Emflix – Gone Baby Gone, by Netanel Ganin
- Introduction to Text Mining with R for Information Professionals, by Monica Maceli
- Data for Decision Making: Tracking Your Library’s Needs With TrackRef, by Michael Carlozzi
- Are games a viable solution to crowdsourcing improvements to faulty OCR? – The Purposeful Gaming and BHL experience, by Max J. Seidman, Mary Flanagan, Trish Rose-Sandler and Mike Lichtenberg
- From Digital Commons to OCLC: A Tailored Approach for Harvesting and Transforming ETD Metadata into High-Quality Records by Marielle Veve
- Checking the identity of entities by machine algorithms: the next step to the Hungarian National Namespace, by Zsolt Bánki, Tibor Mészáros, Márton Németh and András Simon
- Metadata Analytics, Visualization, and Optimization: Experiments in statistical analysis of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), by Corey A. Harper
Submitted by wtd on Tue, 2016-04-26 14:48
Issue #32 of the Code4Lib Journal is now available.
- Editorial Introduction: People, by Meghan Finch
- An Open-Source Strategy for Documenting Events: The Case Study of the 42nd Canadian Federal Election on Twitter by Nick Ruest and Ian Milligan
- How to Party Like it’s 1999: Emulation for Everyone – by Dianne Dietrich, Julia Kim, Morgan McKeehan, and Alison Rhonemus
- How We Went from Worst Practices to Good Practices, and Became Happier in the Process by Amanda French, Francis Kayiwa, Anne Lawrence, Keith Gilbertson and Melissa Lohrey
- Shining a Light on Scientific Data: Building a Data Catalog to Foster Data Sharing and Reuse by Ian Lamb and Catherine Larson
- Creation of a Library Tour Application for Mobile Equipment using iBeacon Technology by Jonathan Bradley, Neal Henshaw, Liz McVoy, Amanda French, Keith Gilbertson, Lisa Becksford, and Elisabeth Givens.
- Measuring Library Vendor Cyber Security: Seven Easy Questions Every Librarian Can Ask by Alex Caro and Chris Markman
- Building Bridges with Logs: Collaborative Conversations about Discovery across Library Departments by Jimmy Ghaphery, Emily Owens, Donna Coghill, Laura Gariepy, Megan Hodge, Thomas McNulty, and Erin White
Submitted by wtd on Thu, 2015-09-17 16:47
Creating Tomorrow’s Technologists: Contrasting Information Technology Curriculum in North American Library and Information Science Graduate Programs against Code4lib Job Listings by Monica Maceli recently appeared in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 56.3 (DOI:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/56/3/3). As the title states, it studies listings on jobs.code4lib.org:
This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology mailing list, Code4lib has since expanded to an annual conference in the United States and a job-posting website. The study found that database and web design/development topics continued to dominate course offerings with diverse sub-topics covered. Strong growth was noted in the area of user experience but a lack of related jobs for librarians was identified. Analysis of the job listings revealed common technology-centric librarian and non-librarian job titles, as well as frequently correlated requirements for technology skillsets relating to the popular foci of web design/development and metadata. Finally, this study presents a series of suggestions for LIS educators in order that they continue to keep curriculum aligned with current technology employment requirements.
The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2016 conference.
The 2016 conference will be held from March 7 through March 10 in the Old City District of Philadelphia. This location puts conference attendees within easy walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s historical treasures, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Attendees will also be a very short distance from the Delaware River waterfront and will be a short walk from numerous excellent restaurants.
As we’ll be reserving almost all of the space within the hotel for our conference (both rooms and conference spaces), Code4Lib 2016 will have the tight-knit community feel we know is important.
More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is gearing up to open submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or you can nominate a keynote speaker at http://wiki.code4lib.org/2016_Invited_Speakers_Nominations.
Also, our Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2016, so please contact the committee via Shaun Ellis to learn about all the ways your organization can help sponsor our 2016 conference.
It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 7!
The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee
Submitted by cbeer on Mon, 2015-07-27 17:38
Stanford University Libraries will host a Code4Lib Northern California regional meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the Lathrop Library on Stanford's campus. We'll have a morning session with lightning talks about various topics and an afternoon of smaller breakout and working sessions.
You can get more details about the event and register on the Code4Lib NorCal wiki page.
Submitted by wtd on Wed, 2015-07-15 15:00
Code4Lib Journal issue number 29 has just been published. It has a broad range of articles that can be loosely grouped as follows:
Front End Features:
Review and Update of Previous Work:
Submitted by wtd on Wed, 2015-04-15 14:38