'''The Second Annual Code4Lib Midwest Meeting ''' was held on July 28-29, 2011 at the University of Illinois -Chicago ' s Daley Library. Organizers/ hosts included Abigail Goben, Margaret Heller, and Francis Kayiwa. For other and more recent C4L Midwest activities and conferences, see the [[Midwest]] page.
==Social Media Links==
* Twitter hash tag: [http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23c4lmw #c4lmw]
* Eric Lease Morgan's account of the whole event: [http://blogs.nd.edu/emorgan/2011/08/code4lib-midwest-a-travelogue/ blog post]
== Registration ==
[https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvPz7vaHT-1CdHR5N2FObVZra0hZbDR5blFzNWF3RkE&hl=en_US]Lunch options for Friday
Call for Presenters == Share what you are working on! We are looking for 20 minute talks, lightning talks, hour long talks, and a lengthier (90 minute) workshop style talk. Please list your proposed topic below: *Name, Title, Topic * Eric Lease Morgan (Digital Projects Librarian, University of Notre Dame) and "[http://zoia.library.nd.edu/sandbox/textmining4libraries/ Text Mining in 'Discovery Systems]'" - This short presentation will describe what text mining is, and then it will demonstrate how text mining can be integrated into library "discovery systems". The goal of the presentation is to increase the awareness of digital humanities computing techniques and to encourage the library profession to embrace them as a way of making collections more useful. * Peter Schlumpf (Avanti Library Systems) and "Avanti Nova: A Semantic Mapping System" - This presentation will introduce and demonstrate the latest work on Avanti Nova, a semantic mapping software. Nova provides a new and useful way of doing some things. The basic concepts, principles and how it works will be explained, and there will be a demonstration of the software implementing a library catalogue. * Margaret Kipp (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) and "Teaching Linked Data and the Semantic Web to MLIS Students" - This short presentation will report on the scope, coverage and results of teaching a course on linked data in libraries to a group of MLIS students which encouraged them to explore aspects of information organisation through experimenting with library and non-library metadata, semantic web and web 2.0 tools for creating library mashups. One of the goals of the presentation is to start a conversation about what libraries are doing with linked data and the semantic web and how we can incorporate this knowledge into MLIS courses. * Matthew Reidsma (Web Services Librarian, Grand Valley State University) - "Using jQuery to style hosted library services." Every library struggles to provide some sort of unified experience for its users, despite using hosted solutions for many of its resources. Getting these varied sites designed by countless different vendors to look like part of your library's site can be a challenge. I've found great success in combating the lackluster HTML and CSS of library vendors by using jQuery to make the page I want, rather than the page I have. I'll show some examples of projects I've completed as well as the Open Source projects they have spawned (360Link Reset, hasMedia?). [http://www.matthewreidsma.com/articles/11 Slides available here]
* Rich Wolf (UIC ACCC) - REST Easy: From Web Service to iOS App In this talk, we'll look at how a RESTful service can be turned into a native iOS app by creating a real live sample application, step by step. Along the way, we'll explore Xcode, Apple's IDE for developing iOS apps, Objective-C, and Interface Builder. We'll also look at open source tools, such as Two Toasters RESTKit, that make consuming REST services on an iOS device much simpler to implement.
*Jeremy Prevost (Northwestern, Galter Health Sciences Library) jQuery Mobile.
*Christine McClure (IIT) working with jQuery Mobile (Short and off-the-cuff, since I just heard about this conference last week)
*Bob Sandusky - [DataONE http://www.dataone.org/]
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