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Information about meetings, camps, get togethers, etc of interest to code4lib people.

Code4Lib North 2015: St. Catharines, ON

The sixth Code4Lib North meeting will be on June 4--5, 2015 at the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario. St. Catharines is on the Niagara Peninsula on the south side of Lake Ontario, close to the American cities of Buffalo and Rochester in New York. See the wiki page for details and to sign up for a talk.


Code4Lib NorCal 28 July in San Mateo

A one-day Code4Lib NorCal Meeting will be held 10am - 3:00pm on 28 July at 777 Mariner's Island Blvd., San Mateo (the building that the OCLC Research San Mateo office is in).

There is no cost, and OCLC will provide attendees lunch. Parking is plentiful and free.

Please see More information on the wiki.

Code4Lib North

Announcing a new chapter: Code4Lib North, for people in Ontario, Quebec, and nearby regions of the United States.

A number of people from these places run into each other at Code4Lib, Access, and the Ontario Library Association and other conferences, or through work with the Ontario Council of University Libraries, or just in general geek circles. Now we can plan to get together in true Code4Lib style! There is talk about a possible meet in Kingston in the spring. Kingston is convenient for people from the Golden Horseshoe, Ottawa, Montreal, Qu├ębec, and upstate New York.

Anyone interested in being in the chapter can put their name down on the wiki page. There's no mailing list yet, but we'll make one when we need one. In the meantime we can discuss things on the main code4lib mailing list.

-- William Denton ( and Wendy Huot (


Local Chapters


In addition to having a discussion list, a blog aggregator, an IRC channel, an electronic journal, and an annual conference, people independently decided that it might be nice to meet in person more than once a year to talk about stuff they are working on...and to hang out and drink {beverage_of_choice} with fun & knowledgeable people. This page lists the chapters we know about, and is where you can add a local meeting if you want to start one. You can also add local chapters on the code4lib wiki.

Local US Chapters

Local Chapters outside the US


  1. Announce your intent to start a local chapter on the code4lib discussion list
  2. Use drupal here at to start creating content about your group
  3. Or if you want to use your own site, get a {your_chapter} DNS record set up.
  4. Use the rsingerbold voting machine to help you gather consensus
  5. Keep us up to date on code4lib discussion list so people know about meetings
  6. Post meeting notes, audio, video, anything to relevant websites.
  7. Have fun!

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.

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