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===Monday, December 5, 2016===
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NEC4L 2016 Meeting

Please join us Monday, December 5, in Amherst, MA for the 2016 NECode4Lib conference. This informal conference will feature sessions covering technology in libraries, archives and museums in the New England area.


When - December 5, 2016

Where - Red Barn, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Cost - Free! Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Planning Committee - Abigail Baines, Systems & Discovery Librarian, Hampshire College; Kathleen Haley, Information Systems Librarian, American Antiquarian Society; Ed Hill, Systems & Digital Services Librarian, Westfield State University; Joe Montibello, Library Systems Manager, Dartmouth College; Beatrice Pulliam, Dir. of Technology & Info. Services, Providence Public Library; Johanna Radding, Metadata/Discovery Librarian, Amherst College; Matt Sherman, Digital Content Librarian, University of Bridgeport


Registration is currently full. Please add your name to the wait list if you are interested in attending NEC4L 2016.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Registration, Coffee & Networking 9:00am-9:30am

Keynote 9:30am-10:00am

Bento Box Searching” for library home page, Rob O’Connell & Barbara Polowy, Smith College Libraries

"A look at Smith College's new bento box design. Included in this talk will be a look at the design and features along with the usability testing that went into it."

Morning lightning Talks 10am - 10:50am

(Five minutes per talk with time for 3-5 minutes of Q&A after each talk and some room for transitions.)

  1. Theology Collections Portal, Hallie Posey, Providence College
  2. 5 uses for old iPads in 5 minutes, Brenden O’Connell, Smith College
  3. Querying the Linked Data Cloud with LDPath, Bethany Seeger & Aaron Coburn, Amherst College
  4. Agile Project Management in the Library, Abigail Baines, Hampshire College
  5. Open Data Open Knowledge Project, Kayla Hammond Larkin, Simmons College/Boston Open Data
  6. TBA
Break 11:50am - 11:10am

Morning 20 Minute Presentations 11:10am - 12:30pm

(Q&A after each talk, built into the 20 minutes.)

  1. What is a Repository? Creating a Fedora specification, Aaron Coburn & Bethany Seeger, Amherst College
  2. Integrating III/Sierra with ILLiad and Relais/BorrowDirect, Eric Bivona, Dartmouth College
  3. Tour of the Newly Launched Yiddish Book Center Website, Amber Clooney, Yiddish Book Center & Tristan Chambers, Smith College
  4. Count Dem Heads: a Fail4Lib story, Ian Walls, UMass Amherst
Lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm

Afternoon 20 Minute Presentations 1:30am -2:50pm

(Q&A after each talk, built into the 20 minutes.)

  1. Wikidata as Knowledge Base of Structured Data, Katherine Thornton, Yale University Library
  2. No More Finding Aids: A New Frontend for Special Collections & Archives at UAlbany, Gregory Wiedeman, University at Albany, SUNY
  3. Zoho Manager Database for E-Resource Workflows & Tracking, Kimberly Arleth, Simmons College
  4. FOLIO, Andrew Nagy, EBSCO

Afternoon lightning Talks 2:50pm - 3:40pm

(Five minutes per talk with time for 3-5 minutes of Q&A after each talk and some room for transitions.)

  1. Life is a Game and all the World its Gamers: Habitica in the Information Environment, Brendan McCarthy, Troy Public Library/University at Albany, SUNY (M.S.I.S. candidate '17)
  2. Library Code Club, Bethany Seeger & Sarah Walden, Amherst College
  3. TBA, Helen Bailey & Jeremy Prevost, MIT
  4. Using Twine for Library Instruction, Manda Wise Pizzollo, Simmons College SLIS West/Amherst College
  5. Implementation of Unicode in the Yale Catalog, Charles Riley, Yale University Library
Break 3:40am - 4:00am

Workshop/Demo 4:00-5:00pm

Modeling Concepts as Linked Data RDF, Steven Anderson & Eben English, Boston Public Library

"How does your library exist in the Linked Data world? Is it a foaf:Organization, a schema:Organization, org:Organization, etc? Once you've decided that, what properties does your library have? For example, is it called by an rdfs:label, or skos:prefLabel, or dcterms:title, or something else entirely? These questions don't have a single correct answer, and therein lies the challenge of modeling data in RDF. Whether it's descriptive metadata, digital object relationships, or places, people, and things, you need to understand the options for mapping data and the pros and cons each mapping brings. This workshop will not be a presentation, but a collaboration: we are relying on attendees to provide concepts they've struggled to map in the Linked Data world. We would then go through the process of discussing as a group how to map those concepts and see if we can come to agreement as to the best approach(es)."

Optional happy hour/dinner

Hangar Pub & Grill


Programming Sign-up

Please sign up here for a lightning talk or presentation (deadline November 18, 2016)



Directions to the Red Barn at Hampshire College. Please park in the upper parking lot.


If you're planning on staying the night, there are a number of nearby hotels. Some suggestions at varying price points are:

Hotels Within 5 Miles of Hampshire College

Hotels in Neighboring Towns


South Hadley

Code of Conduct

NECode4Lib is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We are using the Code4Lib 2015 Conference Code of Conduct that can be found at: http://2017.code4lib.org/conduct/ If an incident occurs, please use the following contact information:

Mailing list

NECode4Lib has a low-traffic NECode4Lib Google Group. Consider subscribing.