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2018 Code4Lib Midwest Meeting

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== Schedule ==
June 7, 9a-5p
June 8, 9a-12p
===== Outline of June 7 =====
Outline of June 7
Location: Advanced Inquiry Space (AIS), first floor King Library
8:00-9:00aam: Check-in and breakfast (outside King 320)9 am: Welcome and introductory remarks
9:00-930 am:30aScott Williams - Recovering from a failing technology project: Welcome Williams will share experience at the Digital Public Library of America with confronting a troublesome project and introductory remarks (King 320)how they were able move forward in a positive way for all staff members. ​
910 am:30a Scott Williams from DPLA - Changing direction in a failing technology projectBreak (Whiteboard breakout session ideas)
10:0015 am: Peter Murray -10Introducing FOLIO, A Platform of Services for Libraries:15a: BreakHow nimble is your library automation system? What if your automation system resembled apps on a smartphone -- allowing you to choose apps that meet your needs with the expectation that they will sensibly communicate with each other? FOLIO is a library services platform -- infrastructure that allows cooperating library apps to share data. Librarians, developers, and user experience designers from all over the world are participating in designing and creating this open source effort. The FOLIO project is also an effort to build a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries. Attendees will learn key aspects of the FOLIO project and how the FOLIO platform technology will impact library service offerings. Attendees will also learn how they can participate in the FOLIO community.
1011:15a Peter Murray - Introducing FOLIO, A Platform of Services for Libraries05 am: Announcements (Tally breakout session preference before lunch)
11a Wesley Teal 11:15 am- Alma Enumerator1 pm: Experiments Lunch in automating tediumOxford's uptown. (Lunch group sign up sheet).
111:20a announcements00 am: Announcements
11:30-1:00p Lunch 05 pm: Breakout sessions ([ Sign up go eat with a small group]various rooms in King Library)
12:0015 am: Wesley Teal -145p Breakout sessions (spread throughout King library)Alma Enumerator: Experiments in Automating Tedium: What do you do when an ILS migration leaves a ton of your serials information behind? Well, you can fix thousands of item records by hand or you could use a little bit of Python and a lot of trial and error to automate your troubles away. This is the story of taking the second option and tribulations and triumphs involved. Alma Enumerator is a set of Python scripts that use the Alma API to parse free text item description fields and convert them enumeration and chronology data that can be uploaded back into Alma. The presentation will cover the problem that needed to be solved, the design considerations, complications encountered during development, and the highlights and shortcomings of the collection of scripts that became Alma Enumerator.
2:00p Tammy Stitz - Making your PDFs universally accessible45 pm: Break
23 pm:25p Miami Presentation Tammy Stitz - Making your PDFs universally accessible: One of the largest problems for students who use screen readers is reading PDFs. Even the intellectual content of their courses is easier to understand than trying to figure how to read the PDF. Sometimes PDFs cannot be read and other PDFs are read as blocks of text without an easy way to jump to different sections, which is problematic for long documents in particular. This presentation will discuss the features of an accessible PDFs based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It will show how to correct some issues using Adobe Acrobat DC when using a few different programs to generate the PDFs.
3:30 pm: Stephen Cassidy and Jason Michel -3Building Discovery Layers: a Modern Approach: In this presentation we will discuss how the Ohio State University Libraries built a discovery layer utilizing existing vendor APIs like sierra and EDS, created custom APIs, and rendered results via the Vue javascript framework.  We will discuss all layers of the project:15 BreakNode.js, Elasticsearch, Vue.js, Lexicon (our custom built API environment), Drupal and more.
3:15-4pm:30 Lightning talks (room 320)and day closing announcements
4:305-67 pm:30p Dinner time on your own, but we encourage you to meetup with colleagues in Oxford's uptown
6:30p7-89 pm:30p Board game Night Game night at King Library. -join us for a game night at King libraryfrom 7-9p
===== Outline of June 8 =====
8Location:30Advanced Inquiry Space (AIS), first floor King Library 8-9am:30 Breakfast (adjacent to King 320)
9am:00-10Choose Your Own Adventure:00 Choose format based on informal survey (voting day/night before) Hackathon, hands on sesionsession, networking, breakout session, lightning talks.
10-10:15 30 am: Break
10:30 45 am: Samuel Hansen - PodcastRE Not Podcatcher: Archiving Podcasts for Research: While there are many solutions to the problem of downloading and storing podcasts, none of them take into account the needs of archivists or researchers. This is only fair as most people, including myself on most days, are just downloading them for entertainment, but as podcasts increase in importance in culture so does the need for preserving them for both posterity and research. This is the goal of PodcastRE,, created by Jeremy Morris and Eric Hoyt at UW-Madison. During the evolution of the project which I have been a part of for the past year, from iTunes collection to full blown archive, many unexpected and interesting obstacles have reared up. In this talk I will discuss some of them, particularly the ways podcasts, and their RSS feeds, create challenges to those of us trying to store their contents long term, the new data model we had to create to deal with these challenges, and how we try to deal with the many changes creators can make to the RSS feeds at any given time.
11:00 15 am: Glen Horton - Mindful Coding: How does writing or reviewing code make you feel? Stressed? Fatigued? Anxious? Things like deadlines, project overload, and work environments can have a big impact on how developers feel when they interact with code. How can developers focus their attention, create better products, and increase their overall well-being all at the same time? Mindful coding. Mindfulness has been used to reduce stress and increase the quality of people's lives and it can be used during development as well. Glen will share the mindful approach he takes to writing and reviewing code at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Learn how being present in the moment, focusing, and empathizing with users can lead to a better product and actually be therapeutic for the developer.
11:30 45 am: Wrap-up announcements / survey link
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