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Welcome to code4lib BC!  
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Welcome to Code4Lib BC! Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.
  
Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.
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If you're interested in hosting, please [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mh8haGBziQHiBkG_0byNgIEPxWIsBjKAXOss0cE9fJs/edit?usp=sharing take a read over our Planner's Guide].
  
== '''First Annual Code4lib BC Event''' ==
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== '''Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019''' ==
  
'''When''': November 28 and 29, 2013
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'''Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November'''
  
'''Where''': SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC [http://goo.gl/maps/iyC0j map]
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This year's Code4Lib BC will be held on the North Shore of Metro Vancouver, and jointly hosted by West Vancouver Memorial Library and Capilano University. The Thursday events will be held at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Friday's activities will be held at Capilano University's main campus.
  
'''Cost''': $20
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=== What's it all about? ===
  
'''Accommodations''': Info coming soon.
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It's a 2-day unconference - a participant-driven meeting bringing together a diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology regardless of their department or background.
  
'''Register here''': https://code4libbc2013.eventbrite.ca/
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The event will feature lightning talks, breakout sessions, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 10 minutes in length on topics related to library technologies. Breakout sessions are an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. If there is a neat project you're been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!
  
'''What''': It’s a 2 day unconference! A participant-driven meeting featuring lightning talks in the mornings, hackfest in the afternoons, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 5-10 minutes in length (15 minutes is the maximum) on topics related to library technologies: current projects, tips and tricks, or hacks in the works. Hackfest is an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. In advance of the event, we will gather project ideas in a form available through our wiki and registration pages. Each afternoon the code4libBC participants will review and discuss the proposals, break into groups, and work on some of the projects.
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* '''What's included''': wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, prizes.
  
'''Who''': A diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology.Anyone from the library community who is interested in library technologies are welcome to join and participate, regardless of their department or background: systems and IT, public services, circulation, cataloguing and technical services, archives, digitization and preservation. All are welcome to help set the agenda, define the outcomes and develop the deliverables!
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* '''What's NOT included/what to bring''': a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  
'''Why''': Why not? code4libBC is a group of dynamic library technology practitioners throughout the province who want to build new relationships as much as develop new software solutions to problems.
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* '''Hashtag''': [https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23c4lbc&src=typd #c4lbc]
  
'''Tag d'hash''': #c4lbc
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* '''Code of Conduct''': As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the [http://bit.ly/coc4lib Code4Lib Code of Conduct], which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment.
  
If you’re ready to get your hands dirty with library technology practitioners, register here: https://code4libbc2013.eventbrite.ca/
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===Lightning Talk and Breakout Session Ideas===
  
Our first annual code4libBC event could not have been made possible without the generous financial support of:
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Is there a neat project you've been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss?
  
* BCCATS (British Columbia Cataloguing and Technical Services Interest Group)
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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16sFCWjhFYeiaGqU5BrFMEdEQVN7sORthMmnuQsWfVO8/edit?usp=sharing See what was submitted]
* BC Electronic Library Network
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* BC Libraries Cooperative
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* Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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* Simon Fraser University
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* University of Victoria
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And special thanks to the BC Libraries Cooperative for assisting the organizing group with administrative duties.
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===Food/Transportation===
  
Feel free to email Paul Joseph (code4libBC Chair) at paul.joseph@ubc.ca with questions or comments.
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Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.
  
'''Lightning Talk Proposals and Hackfest/Breakout Suggestions''': Submit them [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NVEGsJZvqNLyqxATdYvNonGuPmlDAFOJn-R2vGpIvWg/viewform here].  
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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/visit/library/location-hours Bus and parking information for West Vancouver Memorial Library] or [https://g.page/WestVanLibrary?share Google Maps]
  
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* [https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/our-campuses/capu-main-campus/ Directions to Capilano University], [https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/our-campuses/parking-services/ Parking Services website] or [https://g.page/CapULibrary?share Google Maps]
  
== '''Lightning Talk Proposals''' ==
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===Accommodations===
  
John Durno, University of Victoria
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* [https://www.pinnaclepierhotel.com Pinnacle Hotel]: Rates start at $229.00/night.
* Filling up the Internet Archive using their S3-like API. UVic recently uploaded 750G of old newspapers and metadata (over 15,000 issues) to the IA via their API, based on Amazon's S3, by way of a simple python script making use of the boto library and a wrapper supplied by one of the IA developers. The API proved surprisingly robust, and I'd like to spread the word.
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* [http://www.lonsdalequayhotel.com Lonsdale Hotel]: Rates start at $159.50/night (non-refundable) or $206.25/night (refundable).
  
Peter Tyrrell, Andornot
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=== Schedule ===
* Setting up Apache Solr to index and search over multiple source types: database and fielded data, Excel/CSV, scanned mags and newspapers, PDFs, word processor documents, websites, geolocations, etc. Focus will be on schema and DataImportHandler considerations, plus amusing anecdotes as time allows.
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* Another option would be: scripts that parse a PDF into a TIF, JPG, TXT, and positional XML per page via djvulibre and imagemagick libraries. Make 'em ready for indexing and flexible display.
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* I could maybe go over how to (and how NOT to) represent and display hierarchical (cough, archival) data in an Apache Solr index. Mostly this would be a juicy rant about how just how ruddy difficult I found it.
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==== Day 1 ====
  
Stefan Khan-Kernahan, The University of British Columbia
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{| class="wikitable"
* UBC is launching an in-house product for managing course reserves that helps streamline workflows between faculty & library, within library staff (e.g copyright control etc.), and library & student, which I'd like to present on, the content of which would be on completed modules to date and learning lessons for others
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| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Welcome and announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
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* Icebreaker activity - Kevin Brash
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vnMuq1M8cejj9QJHXZoUOm-sdkf_3Cpq Scraping index pages and VuFind implementation] - Louise Brittain Boisvert
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1njuxu0CacJmVAq5NMwhdHgV8I--96lBe Blended learning in libraries: Google IT Support Certificate Program at Surrey Libraries] - Erol Olcay
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZLYro3HYm-GwvJqR1WF5vsGCFkIuA5I4 Implementing an IT service desk!] - Tamarack Hockin / Jason Swan
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MufAHe5_MkWL00VOFQUAXjAUDDWYGP1J Ditch Deep Freeze: Public computer administration for small libraries] - Camille Ginnever
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| 10:30 || Break
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| 10:45 || Lightning talks (continued)
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* Authorities cleanup - Trevor Smith
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* [https://cynthiang.ca/2019/11/28/presentation-implementing-values-in-practical-ways/ Implementing values in practical ways] - Cynthia Ng
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t6qvxSigLpvTz-k1mlKVd6Dm4amE6tyJ Tell Your Story: Ebook creation for 11-14] - Patricia Lesku
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CcB77MvBCDTnJVeH2AqhZCIFlRMbyRM1 JavaScript and CSS elements in circulation notices: A dilettante's perspective] - Olga Kalachinskaya
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H0V21mhKmVQJiN2tN9d-McM7h4EEAPh1 Ebook Ordering: How we expanded our collection with intentional ordering] - Michelle Yule
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| 12:00 || Lunch (provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout sessions
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* The Lab Learning Space at WVML - Andrea Tartaglio / Patricia Lesku
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hZ9f-7aZbgH00Iv0CAuI8quRot47zEEvlwzMErx1J5E/edit?usp=sharing Implementing values] - Cynthia Ng
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| 2:30 || Break
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|-
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| 2:45 || Breakout sessions (continued)
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* Blended learning in libraries - Erol Olcay
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* Intranets
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| 4:00 || Breakout reports
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| 5:00 || Social event
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* [https://goo.gl/maps/6KsoUh8XsAXp6ABm8 mahony | Burrard Landing]
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* Karaoke!
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==== Day 2 ====
  
Marcus Emmanuel Barnes, Simon Fraser University
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{| class="wikitable"
* Normalizing existing digitized content into standardized packages for robust long-term management. A report on SFU Library's METS-Bagger tool, with a discussion of the benefits, design principles used for the packaging specification, and potential next steps.
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| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B_BZrrvodFzX59YKsMWI1nnSG9TccGEH Code club for seniors] - Dethe Elza
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1__219rDiKi9R548yzi82eu0pCrhdZtW9JkcQFmDh4KA/edit?usp=sharing A review of open-source ERM options in 2019] - James Fournie
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ulI2iQiRYr5HJ2esztmF7pUDEukFw0EU_YKB9sl9RgQ Organizing Ideas podcast] - Allison Jones / Karen Ng
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* DokuWiki - Scott Leslie
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS17QDbMx-poI_m8dsoVRoxN-UIUbvzcKTFEruo4ylQmlpRPralHB2SjJhoJ5LnwBUYLCCYJzyGQ9wL/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=15000#slide=id.p Fair and FAIR data sharing in the Global South] + [https://public.tableau.com/profile/alicia1500#!/vizhome/Slidescode4lib/RDAMembers?publish=yes Tableau Visualization] - Alicia Urquidi
  
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| 10:30 || Break
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| 10:45 || Lightning talks (continued)
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* RefDesk Dashboard for Springshare data - Trevor Smith
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ISFhhYZhVzKs17GkEDV_ca-ukymWKlOY Implementing OpenAthens for eResource authentication] - Hillary Webb
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kmk1jYzeqIKLkd0PpVars6LUIRdoVOAFLDf40L-hb3s Telling library stories with Tableau] - Tania Alekson
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* Privacy-protecting technologies - Camille Ginnever
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| 12:00 || Lunch (provided)
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* Wraps: Chicken Caesar; Hummus and Veggie; Mediterranean Beef and Feta; Italian Milano; California Chicken and Tuna Salad; Egg Salad
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* Mediterranean Pita Chip Platter
  
Colleen Bell, University of the Fraser Valley
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* I've been using PHP, JSON, and Libguides widgets to integrate Libguides content into our ERM and ERM content into our Libguides. This is particularly useful for libraries using SFU's researcher suite, but could provide ideas for anyone, since the code generated by the PHP can be displayed in any web page.
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| 1:00 || Breakout sessions
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* Web archiving - Dana McFarland
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* Project management - Trevor Smith
  
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| 2:30 || Break
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| 2:45 || Breakout sessions (continued)
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* Establishing a code club for adults/seniors - Dethe Elza
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* Who wants to host Code4Lib BC in 2020?
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| 4:00 || Breakout reports
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| 5:00 ||Meet up at [https://goo.gl/maps/K4xetNSFzyVKB1cv5 Coach House Lounge]
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Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
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=== Sponsors ===
* Libraries are realizing the potential for exposing their locally managed content as Linked Data. One of the types of local data that offers a lot of potential for leveraging Linked Data's capabilities is the controlled subject terms applied to local digital collections. I would like to demonstrate how I've enriched SFU's Editorial Cartoons Collection's descriptive metadata with URIs from http://id.loc.gov, paying particular attention to those from the Thesaurus for Graphic Material.
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* Explanation and demo of docr/smd, a distributed Optical Character Recognition platform designed to use smartphones and tablets to do the OCR.
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While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions of:
  
May Chan, Burnaby Public Library
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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/ West Vancouver Memorial Library]
* Hackfests for the Uninitiated. For all sorts of reasons, hackfests can be intimidating to first-timers and especially to those who have little or no programming ability. To encourage those new to this form of collaborative learning, my LT will relate key a-ha! moments from my first hackfest experience, especially some difficult truths learned.
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* [https://library.capilanou.ca/ Capilano University]
* The Code4Lib Conference Gender and Minority Scholarships. One of the ways Code4Lib supports gender and cultural diversity is to offer conference scholarships to women, transgendered persons and persons of ethnic or aboriginal descent. As a way to encourage potential BC applicants, this LT will give some nuanced background on the scholarship program and application process.  
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* [https://nvdpl.ca/ North Vancouver District Public Library]
  
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as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
  
Calvin Mah, SFU Library
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=== 2019 Organizers ===
* SFU Library - Hours Database
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* Kevin Brash
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* Michel Castagné
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* Glen Greenly
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* Maryann Kempthorne
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* Patricia Lesku
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* Jennifer O'Donnell
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* Fiacre O'Duinn
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* Andrea Tartaglio
  
Sarah Sutherland, Canadian Legal Information Institute
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Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at c4lbc-organizers@googlegroups.com.
* I would like to discuss the process involved in evaluating the responses to requests for proposals for technology projects. There are often several very good submissions once the basic requirements are met, and at that point it becomes more about the style of the vendor and what kind of project it is. We recently went through this process, so I will use some anonymized examples from our process to illustrate my talk.
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= '''Past Events''' =
  
Cynthia Ng, CILS @ Langara College
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See our [[BC_Past_Events|past events]] page.
* Shifting Perspectives: From Disability Accommodation to Universal Design<br>
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Too often we design for the "average" user and then tack on accommodations for those with disabilities, but there is no "average" user to speak of, and we all use "assistive" technology. With this presentation, I hope to help shift the way we think about library services and their delivery.
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== '''Hackfest/Breakout Suggestions''' ==
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John Durno, University of Victoria
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* Develop an Omeka module that uses the Internet Archive to host video and audio content, essentially using Omeka as the front end user interface while taking advantage of the IA's media delivery/streaming capabilities. I envision two components: content and metadata would be uploaded via Omeka's admin interface. The IA's media player would be embedded in the public interface for content delivery.
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Stefan Khan-Kernahan, The University of British Columbia
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* Building a more engaging digital asset viewer than what is provided by ContentDM/competitors. Details: current digital asset presentation (e.g Content DM), whilst providing all the ""necessary"" information for the user (image + metadata etc.) simply lack in user engagement. If universities are expecting to build interest in these collections among current/future students, they need to cater for a more involved experience. I am proposing an image viewer for digital assets that allows tagging/hotspot that trigger supplementary information beyond metadata (e.g. video explanations of areas on maps, how they came to be etc)
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Karen J. Nelson, Capilano Unversity Library
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* Could we have a quickie: 1. FRBR explanation. 2.  ditto data exchange. 3. ditto linked data. 4. bibframe. 5. WEMI language
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Jonathan Jacobsen, Andornot
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* I'm working on a virtual exhibit project using Omeka right now, so I second the idea of an Omeka breakout session. Would love to connect with some other Omeka users/developers. In particular, to discuss the Solr plug-in.
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Scott Leslie, BC Libraries Cooperative
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* Creating a toolkit/process for collaborative, grassroots archiving of significant, small BC websites using DIY tools
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May Chan, Burnaby Public Library, and Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
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* New bibliographic standards and Linked Data. This breakout session will provide opportunities for participants to explore and experiment with new and emerging models for bibliographic data, such as FRBR, the DCMI Abstract Model, and BIBFRAME within the context of Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Linked Data. Practical outcomes of the session will include converting MARC21 data into MARCXML and Dublin Core XML, using the BIBFRAME tool (http://bibframe.org/tools/) to transform MARCXML into BIBFRAME resources, and linking data values used as access  points in MARC21 records to URIs from the Library of Congress’s Linked Data Service at http://id.lov.gov. Because this breakout will take the approach of supporting self-directed learning in a collaborative environment, participants should prepare for this session by reviewing the following:
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** A Quick Intro to Linked Data / Michael Hausenblas
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*** Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/mediasemanticweb/quick-linked-data-introduction
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*** Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMjkI4hJej0
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** Linked Open Data: What is it? / Europeana
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*** Video: http://vimeo.com/36752317
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** 30 Minute Guide to RDF and Linked Data / Ian Davis
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*** http://www.slideshare.net/iandavis/30-minute-guide-to-rdf-and-linked-data
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** DCMI Abstract Model
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*** http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/
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** RDA Relationships Oveview
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*** http://www.rdatoolkit.org/backgroundfiles/RelationshipsOverview_10_9_09.pdf
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** Moving Library Metadata Towards Linked Data / Jennifer Bowen
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*** http://www.slideshare.net/JenniferBowen/moving-library-metadata-toward-linked-data-opportunities-provided-by-the-extensible-catalog
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** BIBFRAME tutorial / Jeremy Nelson
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*** http://tuttdemo.coloradocollege.edu/calcon-2013-session/
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** Linked Data First Steps & Catch-21 / Karen Coyle
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*** http://kcoyle.blogspot.ca/2013/07/linked-data-first-steps-catch-21.html
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Latest revision as of 17:33, 9 December 2019

Welcome to Code4Lib BC! Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.

If you're interested in hosting, please take a read over our Planner's Guide.

Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019

Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November

This year's Code4Lib BC will be held on the North Shore of Metro Vancouver, and jointly hosted by West Vancouver Memorial Library and Capilano University. The Thursday events will be held at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Friday's activities will be held at Capilano University's main campus.

What's it all about?

It's a 2-day unconference - a participant-driven meeting bringing together a diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology regardless of their department or background.

The event will feature lightning talks, breakout sessions, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 10 minutes in length on topics related to library technologies. Breakout sessions are an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. If there is a neat project you're been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!

  • What's included: wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, prizes.
  • What's NOT included/what to bring: a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  • Code of Conduct: As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the Code4Lib Code of Conduct, which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment.

Lightning Talk and Breakout Session Ideas

Is there a neat project you've been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss?

Food/Transportation

Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.

Accommodations

  • Lonsdale Hotel: Rates start at $159.50/night (non-refundable) or $206.25/night (refundable).

Schedule

Day 1

8:30 Doors open
9:00 Welcome and announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Breakout sessions
  • The Lab Learning Space at WVML - Andrea Tartaglio / Patricia Lesku
  • Implementing values - Cynthia Ng
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
  • Blended learning in libraries - Erol Olcay
  • Intranets
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Social event

Day 2

8:30 Doors open
9:00 Announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
  • Wraps: Chicken Caesar; Hummus and Veggie; Mediterranean Beef and Feta; Italian Milano; California Chicken and Tuna Salad; Egg Salad
  • Mediterranean Pita Chip Platter
1:00 Breakout sessions
  • Web archiving - Dana McFarland
  • Project management - Trevor Smith
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
  • Establishing a code club for adults/seniors - Dethe Elza
  • Who wants to host Code4Lib BC in 2020?
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Meet up at Coach House Lounge

Sponsors

While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions of:

as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the BC Libraries Cooperative.

2019 Organizers

  • Kevin Brash
  • Michel Castagné
  • Glen Greenly
  • Maryann Kempthorne
  • Patricia Lesku
  • Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Fiacre O'Duinn
  • Andrea Tartaglio

Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at c4lbc-organizers@googlegroups.com.

Past Events

See our past events page.