2019 Code4Lib Midwest Meeting
Thompson Library, Columbus, OH, Room 165.
The Ohio State University Libraries
When - July 18 & 19, 2019
Call for proposals
To help us make sure we have a room for you to present in, we encourage you to submit a proposal by the end of June, 2019. Unless we get a tremendous amount of proposals we do not anticipate rejecting submissions.
Registration for this conference is free and does not require joining a national organization. Due to space limits, registration will be limited to around 50 participants. Please add your name to the page or email (firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Reese) to "register".
Thompson Library is located at the heart of the campus on the Oval. You can find it on the map here: Map to Thompson Library
Over the summer, parking on either surface or garages is pretty straightforward. You can find parking information here: OSU Parking Information
We do not have block reservations arranged at any of these hotels. A list of near by hotels will be added.
Coffee, tea, and pastries will be sponsored by OCLC on July 18th. For all other meals check our list of local dining options on and around campus.
Eat, Drink, Do Fun Things
Eat & Drink Being Close to campus, there are lots of food and drink options. For students and locals, the Short North offers a wide range of options.
- Kingmakers Board Game Parlour offers drinks and board gaming fun.
The Ohio State University is a member of Eduroam, and public wireless is available on campus.
Contact Terry Reese at email@example.com
9-9:30: Continental Breakfast (Coffee, tea) (Sponsored by OCLC)
9:30-4:30: Event [slotting sessions -- will be available shortly]
4:30-5:30: Travel to OCLC in Dublin
5:30 - ?: Tour of the OCLC Data Center
Description: July 18, 2019
Tour: OCLC Headquarters
OCLC is the world’s leading library cooperative that provides research, technologies and services that help thousands of libraries around the world serve their users.
OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. With headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, OCLC operates offices, data centers and engineering sites around the world.
This tour of OCLC headquarters includes an opportunity to visit the OCLC Data Center, the technology platform for OCLC products and services. You’ll also see the OCLC Library, Archive & Museum, with its unique items including Melville Dewey’s hand-written notes in the first edition Classification and Subject Index for a Library, and a museum illustrating OCLC’s rich history. Note: OCLC completed renovations of its headquarters in August 2016. This tour provides an opportunity for those who have not yet seen the renovated building to do so.
Directions and an OCLC campus map are accessible via this link: https://www.oclc.org/en/contacts/campus-map.html . Please follow the campus signs to the Kilgour Building. You’re welcome to park in any of the parking spaces except those indicated otherwise with a sign (handicapped, reserved, person name, etc.). Once you arrive, please meet in the Kilgour Building atrium. For additional information about the tour, please contact Nancy Lensenmayer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from OCLC member libraries are welcome to attend.
8:30-9: Continental Breakfast (Coffee, tea) (Coffee, tea) (Sponsored by OCLC)
9-11:30: Event [slotting sessions -- will be available shortly]
11:30-12:00: Wrap up
Code4Lib Midwest programming depends on the folks attending the conference. Please consider giving a presentation or lightning talk, or submitting your ideas for a hackfest/breakout session.
Title - Serverless & IIIF
Presenter, Affiliation - Jeff Mixter & Hank Sway, OCLC
Title - jQuery for a Citation Game
Presenter, Affiliation - Minhao Jiang, Wayne State University
The Wayne State University's citation game, accessible at https://library.wayne.edu/services/instruction/research/mod6/ (they are located near the far right end of the carousel), experienced a round of modernization just months ago due to various reasons including the shift from the use of technologies that were researched to be both increasingly proprietary and on the decline to those which are open source. jQuery widgets ended up being used as the replacement. The citation game is an excellent example that web development technologies can be used beyond the intended way, and be translated to an essential piece in library instruction. In addition to the introduction of the background, the presentation will focus on lessons learned including those related to interplay with the coda-slider package, which provides the sliding behavior among all game sessions pertaining to a particular citation format.
Title - Support Ticket Best Practices
Presenter, Affiliation - Paul Butler, Ball State University
For many of us reading and submitting support tickets is a daily task, but perhaps not something we've formalized. For this presentation I will discuss the elements that makeup a successful support ticket. I will then open the conversation up to the room to elicit useful insights and horror stories.
Title - Overcoming the Pitfalls of LibGuides through Design
Presenter, Affiliation - Simon Robins, Northwest Ohio Medical University
This presentation will focus on two case examples of comprehensive LibGuide redesigns which aimed to depart from traditional usage of LibGuides with regard to design and layout. It will include a discussion of the HTML and CSS developed and the usability heuristics applied. I will also detail how I envision this type of content as a departure from standard usage of LibGuides at academic libraries, which often consists of bulleted lists of resources. This presentation will encourage the librarian community, especially the medical librarian community, to think of their LibGuides as web content deserving of the same attention to design, usability, and appearance as other online content.
Title - Using Combine to Aggregate and Assess Metadata
Presenter, Affiliation - Amelia Mowry, Wayne State University
Combine is an open-source metadata aggregation tool originally developed at Wayne State University. It harvests data and allows for assessment, validation, and transformation. This presentation will introduce Combine and discuss the ways it can be used in digital library workflows.
Title - Library Website: CMS vs. SSG
Presenter, Affiliation - Meng Qu, Miami University
The Miami University Web Service Team of the University Library is renovating the library website in recent months and keep working on the site building. During the process, the team has examined the general Content Management System platforms and summarized a series of advantages and disadvantages of these applications. Meanwhile, the proposal for replacing the current platform (Drupal 7) with a Static Site Generator (Jekyll) is rising in the website development industry. Therefore, the Miami University Library Web Service Team decided to apply a combination of CMS + SSG to renovate the library website. In this presentation, the web service librarian from the team would like to share the evaluation process and decision making of the project, and to discuss the methodology of finding a suitable platform to develop a library website.
Title - A Demo of FOLIO: What Does a Library App-based Platform Look Like
Presenter, Affiliation - Peter Murray, Index Data
After a couple of years of intense development, FOLIO is reaching the stage where libraries are considering its use for production tasks. One of the aims of FOLIO is to reduce the effort required for testing out new ideas for in the library marketplace. The core apps have RESTful APIs all the way down to the tenant configuration level, which enables other systems to interact with FOLIO in unique ways. This talk demonstrates the user interface of FOLIO (project name "Stripes") and the RESTful microservices gateway (project name "Okapi"). Participants will have a greater understanding of FOLIO's vision for an app-based platform and the mechanics of the FOLIO technology.
Title - The Connected Repository : The Bibliography of the Web
Presenter, Affiliation - Thomas Scherz, University of Cincinnati
As all of our information moves from print to digital objects we need new ways to validate, cross-reference, and authenticate information. The Web 3.0 is providing us the next generation tools to help connect, describe, and verify that the informational resources we are using are factually related. Like most intelligences this will be automated through AI engines, coded algorithms, resource linking, and accurate metadata. We will explore some of the current technologies (APIs, Cloud Providers,…), open access protocols (Linked Open Data, DOIs, URIs,…), and community initiatives (Semantic Web, RDF,…) The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of current linking technologies, demonstrate possible integration for your institutional repository, and discuss the future of validation and verification.
Have something cool to share but you don't want to be in front of the room for more than 5 minutes? Lightning talks are for you. 5 minute max. Sign up now or at the conference:
- Title - Presenter
Actual breakout sessions presented and locations will be determined on July 18th. Please propose an idea here if you are willing to facilitate a discussion on a topic.
Registration will be capped around 50ish. Please add your name to indicate that you will be attending. If you can't add your name, please contact Terry Reese (email@example.com)
- Terry Reese
- Doug Loynes
- Roy Zimmer
- Hank Sway
- Sue Beck
- Derek Zoladz
- David W. Green
- Paul Butler
- Mateo Palos
- Tim Sprowl
- Eric Haskett
- Simon Robins
- Jen Johnson
- Annamarie Klose Hrubes
- Jeff Mixter
- Hydy Cates
- Natalie Rotnov
- Thomas Scherz
- Beth Snapp
- Russell Schelby
- Chris Bartos
- Stephen Cassidy
- Phoebe Kim
- Jason Michel
- Ousmane Kebe
- Peter Murray
- Amelia Mowry
- Esty Thomas
- Travis Clark
- Stefan Langer
- Dean Lingley
- Michelle Henley
- Anna Subramaniam
Code of Conduct
Code4Lib seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe community and conference experience and ongoing community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the chatroom or mailing list. Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.