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The Code4Lib community is a group of computer programmers and library technologists who largely work for and with libraries. It started as a [http://dewey.library.nd.edu/mailing-lists/code4lib/ mailing list] in the fall of 2003 when a group of library programmers decided to create an overarching community agnostic towards any particular language or technology. See this [[File:Code4lib-prelist.pdf|email thread (PDF)]]. Soon after the mailing list was created the community decided to setup a channel on the Freenode network of [http://code4lib.org/irc IRC] named '''[irc://irc.freenode.net/code4lib #code4lib]''' on [http://freenode.net/ freenode].