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A Bookless Future for Libraries: A Comedy in 3 Acts

Stefano Mazzocchi
Keynote Address

 
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Why libraries should embrace Linked Data

Anders Söderbäck, National Library of Sweden

The promise of Linked Data is not that it is another way of aggregating data. For too long have library data been trapped within data-silos only accessible through obscure protocols. Why is access to library data still an issue? Letting everyone access and link to library data lets anyone build the next killer app. LIBRIS, the Swedish Union Catalogue is, since the beginning of this year, available as Linked Data. We discuss how and why.
 
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See you next year in Asheville

Congratulations to Asheville, North Carolina for being voted as the host city for Code4Lib 2010. Thanks go to all who voted and to all the sites that submitted a proposal as all would have been excellent locations.

code4lib2010 venue voting

code4lib2010 venue voting has begun and will close 4:30 PM EST on Wednesday, February 25th.

Code4Lib 2009 Breakout Sessions

Those interested in the same project/problem can hang out in a space together for 70 minute blocks. Generally the person who suggests the topic will take on the role as moderator to begin and moderate the discussion. 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 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.

This page will list any sessions proposed before the conference itself, but there will also be flip charts outside the meeting room where more sessions can be proposed.

Tuesday breakout sessions

  • Plone/Zope
  • OCLC Grid Services - Don Hamparian
  • Jangle

Wednesday breakout sessions

  • Summon

If you have an idea for a breakout topic, you can add it here or email code4libcon@googlegroups.com.

SUGGESTIONS:

Blacklight - Blacklight Team
Get out your glow in the dark necklaces, let's party!
Drupal - Cary Gordon
I am open to doing this any time on the 24th or 25th, or possibly over lunch on the 26th.
Jangle - Ross Singer
More in-depth how to make Jangle connectors and how to use Jangliflied data in other applications. Also brainstorming on what would be good candidates to target development on as well as a general gauge of interest in participation.
Summon - Andrew Nagy
A view of the Serials Solutions's Summon Service and it's API

Call for Code4Lib 2010 Hosting Proposals

The Code4Lib Conference Planning Group is putting out a call for proposals to host the 2010 Code4Lib Conference. Information on the kind of venue we seek and the delineation of responsibilities between the host organization and the Planning Group can be found at the conference hosting web page.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, February 12, 2009. The decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a popular vote. Voting will begin on Thursday, February 19th and will continue through the first three days of Code4Lib 2009 until 11:59PM Pacific on Wednesday, February 25th. The results of the vote will be announced on Thursday, February 26th, the final day of Code4Lib 2009. You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. May the best site win!

2009 Code4lib Scholarship Recipients

Brown University and Oregon State University are proud to announce the recipients of the four 2009 Code4lib Conference Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships.

Lauren Ko is the recipient of one of the 2009 Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarships. Lauren has a BA in Computer Science and a recent (2008) Master's in Information Sciences. She is currently Web Archiving Programmer at the University of North Texas Libraries.

Joanna DiPasquale is the recipient of one of the 2009 Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarships. Joanna is a Web Developer at Columbia University Libraries. She has undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and History and is currently pursuing an MLS at Rutgers University.

Andreas Orphanides is the recipient of one of the 2009 Code4lib Minority Scholarships. Andreas is a Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries. He has a BA in Mathematics from Oberlin and a recent (2008) MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yu-Jie Chen is the recipient of one of the 2009 Code4lib Minority Scholarships. Yu-Jie is Integrated Library Systems Librarian at Loudoun County Public Library in Leesburg, VA. She has a BA in English and History from National Chnegchi University and an MLS from University of Maryland.

Code4lib 2009 T-shirt Design Contest

And the winner is ...


Submission #13, Design by Yohanes Sandy (About the design)
 

The designs are in! VOTE VOTE VOTE for your favorites before January 31, 2009 11:59 PM EST!

The design is for the front of the t-shirt, with a one-color printing. Designs were accepted by jean.rainwater@gmail.com until Monday, January 19th.

Designs from previous years:
2008: http://code4lib.org/node/235
2007: http://code4lib.org/node/146
2006: http://code4lib.org/tshirts

2009 Submissions:
Original submission files are linked with "Submission #" and at the bottom of this page.
 

Submission #1A, Design by Genny Engel
 

Submission #1B, Design by Genny Engel
 

Submission #2, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #3, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #4A, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #4B, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #4C, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #5, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #6, Design by Kevin S. Clarke
 

Submission #7A, Design by Kent R. Duque
 

Submission #7B, Design by Kent R. Duque
 

Submission #8, Design by Devon Smith
 

Submission #9, Design by Ethan Gruber
 

Submission #10, Design by Sean Hannan
View full size for the intended effect.
 

Submission #11A, Design by Gianluca Drago
 

Submission #11B, Design by Gianluca Drago
 

Submission #12A, Design by Lorenzo Drago, 11-year-old son of Gianluca Drago
 

Submission #12B, Design by Lorenzo Drago, 11-year-old son of Gianluca Drago
 

Submission #13, Design by Yohanes Sandy (About the design)
 

Submission #14, Design by Jon Gorman
 

Code4lib 2009 Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships

Brown University, Oregon State University, and Code4lib are offering four scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity.

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Brown University / Oregon State University / Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship

Two Brown / Oregon State / Code4lib Gender Diversity Scholarship will provide up to $1000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified attendees to the 2009 Code4lib conference (February 23-26 in Providence, RI). These scholarships are eligible to any woman interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4lib Conference.

Applications will be judged by the scholarship committee on a combination of merit and need. The recipients of the scholarship will be asked to write up a trip report of the conference.

To apply, please send an email to Jean_Rainwater@brown.edu with the following:

  1. A brief letter of interest, including statement of need (also, please indicate your eligibility in the letter)
  2. A resume
  3. Contact information of two professional or academic references

Applications should be received no later than January 5, 2009.

The successful candidates will be contacted no later than January 12, 2009.

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Brown University / Oregon State University / Code4lib Minority Scholarship

Two Brown / Oregon State / Code4lib Minority Scholarships will provide up to $1000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified attendees to the 2009 Code4lib conference (February 23-26 in Providence, RI). To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a member of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic / Latino).

Applications will be judged by the scholarship committee on a combination of merit and need. The recipients of the scholarship will be asked to write up a trip report of the conference.

To apply, please send an email to Jean_Rainwater@brown.edu with the following:

  1. A brief letter of interest, including statement of need (also, please indicate your eligibility in the letter)
  2. A resume
  3. Contact information of two professional or academic references

Applications should be received no later than January 5, 2009.

The successful candidates will be contacted no later than January 12, 2009.

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