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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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You can find the public discussion channel on the Code4lib Slack in #c4lbc.
  
== '''First Annual Code4lib BC Event''' ==
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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].
  
'''When''': November 28 and 29, 2013
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== '''Eighth Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2021''' ==
  
'''Where''': SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC [http://goo.gl/maps/iyC0j map]
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'''Thursday, 18 February and Friday, 19 February'''
  
'''Cost''': $20
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'''[https://douglascollege-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Euf-yhpjkrGNRllxNUIxeBkABkJKsN6j9Y Registration is now closed] for Code4Lib BC 2021!'''  
  
'''Accommodations''': Info coming soon.
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Code4Lib BC is different this year.  Obviously we won’t be seeing each other in person.  Nobody needs to organize hotels or transportation.  And probably many of us have conference-zoom fatigue.  So we’re going to focus on the basics: get in your comfy clothes at home and share your awesome library ideas with like-minded folks.
  
'''Register here''': https://code4libbc2013.eventbrite.ca/ 2013-11-21: We are full at 80 people but the waitlist is open.
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=== What's it all about? ===
  
'''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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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.
  
'''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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This year’s event will feature lightning talks and breakout sessions. Lightning talks are brief, 10-minute presentations 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.  Sadly (or gladly), all of the coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided by your kitchen.  Whether you’re just getting your library-IT feet wet or if you’re a grizzled, salty dog, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!
  
'''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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* '''What's included''': online platform and bubbling ideas.
  
'''Tag d'hash''': #c4lbc
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* '''What's NOT included''': a conference room, uncomfortable chairs, a laptop, food, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  
If you’re ready to get your hands dirty with library technology practitioners, join us!
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* '''What to bring''': a comfy chair or couch, a laptop, food, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  
As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the Code4Lib Code of Conduct, which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment. Please see the [http://bit.ly/coc4lib Code of Conduct] for further details.
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* '''Hashtag''': [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23c4lbc&f=live #c4lbc]
  
Our first annual code4libBC event could not have been made possible without the generous financial support of:
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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.
  
* BCCATS (British Columbia Cataloguing and Technical Services Interest Group)
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===Lightning Talk and Breakout Session Ideas===
* 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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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?  Share your ideas in our Lightning Talks.
  
Feel free to email Paul Joseph (code4libBC Chair) at paul.joseph@ubc.ca with questions or comments.
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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16sFCWjhFYeiaGqU5BrFMEdEQVN7sORthMmnuQsWfVO8 See what was submitted last time.]
 
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'''Lightning Talk Proposals and Hackfest/Breakout Suggestions''': Submit them [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NVEGsJZvqNLyqxATdYvNonGuPmlDAFOJn-R2vGpIvWg/viewform here].
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=== Schedule ===
 
=== Schedule ===
  
==== Thursday ====
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'''''Please note that all times are PST (Vancouver, Canada).  This [https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ time zone converter] may be useful.'''''
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| 9:00 || Welcome & Announcements
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==== Day 1 ====
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| 8:30 || Virtual venue opens
 
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| 9:00 || Welcome and announcements
* Paul Joseph - Opening Talk
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* Linda Woodcock - RDA: 10 Things
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* Mark Jordan - [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1015702/linked_to/Making%20TGM%20Terms%20Linkable.pdf Linked Data in SFU's Editorial Cartoons Collection]
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* Marcus Emmanuel Barnes - [http://www.slideshare.net/MarcusBarnes/code4-lib-bc-2013-lightening-talk SFU Library's METS-Bagger Tool]
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* Misty De Meo - Archivematica Format Policy Registry (FPR)
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* Cynthia Ng - [http://t.co/vIHCuuGExZ Shifting Perspectives: From Disability Accommodation to Universal Design]
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* Stefan Khan-Kernahan - Course Reserves at UBC
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* May Chan - [http://ow.ly/rhk3L Hackfests for the Uninitiated]
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiOwRZJKJ-U Want to play with OBS Studio in the Library?] - Kevin Brash
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* [https://hackmd.io/@dethe/HklTTpqWO#/ Temporary file sharing with Moat,  Lightweight Animation with Shimmy,  Advanced Markdown with HackMD,  Games at the Library] - Dethe Elza
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* Engaging Public Programming with High and Low Tech - Candie Tanaka
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* My recent time at the Recurse Center ([https://www.recurse.com Recurse Center], [https://axfelix.github.io axfelix.github.io])- Alex Garnett
 
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| 10:45 || Schedule Jam
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| 10:30 || Break
 
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| 11:00 || Breakout Sessions
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| 10:45 || Lightning talks (continued)
* Connecting Public Services and Library Data (NE side of room) with Janis
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BAhHCmX-_XQPTAuEXf4rL5s88ls-CdKS/view?usp=sharing Link checking the uncheckable: Using Google Sheets to link check LibGuides catalogue assets] - George Villavicencio
* [[Creating_a_toolkit/process_for_collaborative,_grassroots_archiving_of_significant,_small_BC_websites_using_DIY_tools]] with Scott (NW side of room)]
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jTDnb-i_rYpqCHjzH9U7JCAeMbj2Yr-q/view?usp=sharing Setting up a Softphone System for Remote Reference Services] - Wendy Zhang
* Omeka Plugin with John and Jon (South Central side of room)
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/18-T2kDdBxY0Z2uSPvjtP7DtKM_rP3dn7/view?usp=sharing Github and Github pages for collaborative workshop development] - Eka Grguric
* accessibility https://docs.google.com/document/d/13zM-Q84eYJqvfLdYWU8PkAf_z8RbeJC_iskPB5QlSo8/edit
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NZyMFX2_4-s4ofYP19pA21gTWFy2EQdc/view?usp=sharing Moving leased collections from catalogue to discovery layer] - Trevor Smith
* Learn more about UBC'c Reserves Project
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* How to build in accessibility
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| 1 Hour || Lunch (On Your Own) [http://eg2013.sitka.bclibraries.ca/social-events/#thursday-lunch Suggestions]
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| 12:00 || Lunch
 
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| 3:15 || Break
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZfOdVXuxwFf85dpGb6EjhNuwiSMWL-NmakZe6IiIRHM/edit?usp=sharing Data and reporting] (facilitator Trevor Smith)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13avB9KwPONn5wQthJRREjQDVsbDZQPPlNpsti3K6ATU/edit?usp=sharing Building a Community around Open Source] (facilitator Dethe Elza)
 
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| 3:30 || Breakout Reports
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| 2:30 || Break
 
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| 5:00 || Social
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| 2:45 || Breakout sessions (continued)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bUTe8nDcZZ1fwujvtslBeFpqdOO_OI6_cAQacE4kE4w/edit?usp=sharing Challenges & solutions for working remotely] (facilitator George Villavicencio)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m2oYPQd7tu6d6jxprWn_S-xjVWUoA70aqftwmyH1WkA/edit?usp=sharing Natural Language Processing] (facilitator Eric Morgan)
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| 5:00 || Social event
 
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==== Friday ====
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==== Day 2 ====
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| 9:00 || Announcements
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| 8:30 || Virtual venue opens
 
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| 9:00 || Welcome and announcements
* Mark Jordan - [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1015702/linked_to/docr_smd%20%40%20%23c4lbc.pdf DOCR/SMD] [https://github.com/mjordan/docr-smd Source code]
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* Peter Tyrrell - Parsing PDF into Various Formats [https://gist.github.com/peaeater powershell scripts]
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* John Durno - Uploading to Internet Archive via API
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* Colleen Bell - Integrating ERM & Libguides Content
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* James MacGregor - PKP Article Level Metrics with OJS and OMP
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* Jonathan Schatz - The Story of BC Libraries' IT Environments
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* <strike>Sarah Sutherland - RFP Evaluation Process</strike>
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* Paul Joseph - UBC Digital Library Framework
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* Calvin Mah / Todd Holbrook - SFU Library - Hours Database
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AkDSWcjofcWop0Tawfils4ejdqnHb-_C/view?usp=sharing Glitch: errors revealed by code] - George Villavicencio
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* [https://jamesrf.github.io/c4lbc21-luigi/ Luigi] - James Fournie
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lfU20DhWt2Dzbw86AsEov_Bx60quvDEqfXTROAAKMnw/edit?usp=sharing The Distant Reader] - Eric Morgan
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* Putting together a queer cinema mini-catalogue using Searchkit (Elasticsearch + React + Node.js) ([https://queercinema.capilanou.ca queercinema.capilanou.ca], [https://searchkit.co searchkit.co]) - Michel Castagné 
 
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| 10:30 || Break
* New bibliographic environment with May and Mark
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* Engaging digital asset viewer
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* library hours tool & api
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* UBC IT Reorg by Paul
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* Learn more about Archivematica with Misty and Courtney
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* Library Hours Tools & API
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| 1 Hour || Lunch (On Your Own) [http://eg2013.sitka.bclibraries.ca/social-events/#thursday-lunch Suggestions]
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12I248NC6icz0Tiqz_rPpVoZqBP2l1_h6/view?usp=sharing Zooming into Virtual Programming] - Lindsay Russell
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/146oY9IByka3hwDwUtBtqXJ6kbb9dcMK-/view?usp=sharing Excel tricks with Get & Transform] - Trevor Smith
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XRa8YD-rquXBvvdvkLp4H6X8ahMZWAygx05RUc1yHps/edit?usp=sharing Recent developments at FRDR] - Alex Garnett
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* [https://github.com/schuyberg/c4lbc-crawler Who Needs an API Anyway? Web Crawling with Puppeteer] - Schuyler Lindberg
 
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| 12:00 || Lunch
 
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/18gRGoJcaCePkIxoHc0_Z1vwxQI2sEDry5Okt-WBKv4g/edit?usp=sharing Largest improvements in Library technology] - Maryann Kempthorne
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OKciga3MtAZSSqM5uZTtrT3ue0oSOas46Ad8deVKeVA/edit?usp=sharing Virtual programming] - Kevin Brash
 
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lMlFrXL-e7VHj8vvk1wLM7NQKqbKQVvsre1B--Bg0Xs/edit?usp=sharing Accessibility (accessible self-checkouts, cloud library/mobile self-checkouts, library apps, etc.)] - George Villavicencio
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f80kVkb9a9NBWfgpoRVIycpdy3-Uz0j9gsx7G-hKCUU/edit?usp=sharing Link checking strategies] - Schuyler Lindberg
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| 5:00 || Social event???
 
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=== '''Lightning Talk Proposals''' ===
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=== Sponsors ===
 
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John Durno, University of Victoria
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* 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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Peter Tyrrell, Andornot
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* 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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Stefan Khan-Kernahan, The University of British Columbia
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* 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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Marcus Emmanuel Barnes, Simon Fraser University
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* 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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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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Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
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* Libraries are realizing the potential for both exposing their locally managed content as Linked Data and for consuming Linked Data. One of the types of local data that offers a lot of promise 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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May Chan, Burnaby Public Library
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* 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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* 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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* SFU Library - Hours Database.  The Library Hours Database developed by Todd Holbrook at SFU Library is a tool for managing library hours.  The SFU Library hours page is generated by this database:  http://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/hours
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Sarah Sutherland, Canadian Legal Information Institute
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* 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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Cynthia Ng, CILS @ Langara College
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* 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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Linda Woodcock, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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* RDA : 10 Things. Walks through an RDA record focusing on new data elements and changes from AACR2.  Will talk about benefits to user and possibilities for the future use of new data.
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Jonathan Schatz, BC Libraries Cooperative
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* This summer a colleague and I toured three library federations BC as "field librarians". These treks were part of a unique project to survey the IT environments of the Co-op's member libraries. In addition to sharing the data with the libraries as actionable status reports, we are developing an app to track all this member data for our support team, allowing for a high-level snapshot of Sitka libraries. I want to tell a quick story about what sorts of configurations and solutions we saw out there, what seem to work, what to avoid and perhaps some DIY tips for technology management for libraries with fewer resources.
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James MacGregor, Simon Fraser University Library
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* Public Knowledge Project has been working with PLOS to implement article level metrics within OJS and OMP. We are past the initial development stage, with a number of implementations live in production environments. We will discuss the available toolset, and future plans for it.
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* Archivematica Format Policy Registry (FPR)<br>
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Archivematica is an open-source digital preservation platform.<br>
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Starting with version 1.0, Archivematica has made much of the standard behaviour of Archivematica configurable. The FPR provides a database of the recognized formats in Archivematica along with the rules used to control how files are identified, how metadata is extracted, and how files are normalized, all of which is customizable by users without changing the Archivematica source code. This lightning talk would go over the FPR and what it enables in Archivematica, as well as the open-source FPR administrator app.
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Archivematica has begun work on performance improvements to reduce the performance overhead of the FITS file identification tool in digital preservation workflows. This lightning talk would go over the major performance bottlenecks discovered and discuss the ways in which Archivematica is working to improve them.
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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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* 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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While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
  
Scott Leslie, BC Libraries Cooperative
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=== 2021 Organizers ===
* [[Creating a toolkit/process for collaborative, grassroots archiving of significant, small BC websites using DIY tools]]
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* Kristina Long
  
May Chan, Burnaby Public Library, and Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
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Comments or questions? Get in touch with Trevor Smith at [mailto:smitht7@douglascollege.ca smitht7@douglascollege.ca].
* New bibliographic environment. This breakout session will provide opportunities for us to explore new and emerging models for bibliographic data, such as FRBR, the DCMI Abstract Model, and BIBFRAME with the context of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Linked Data. This breakout will take the approach of self-directed learning in a collaborative environment (i.e. there will be no expert talking heads). In the first hour, we will individually review some [http://ow.ly/rb9jo suggested background material]. As we work through the material, we will record topics of interest and questions [http://ow.ly/rb9ql here]. Feel free to add other suggested resources and related topics/questions at any time. In the second hour, based on things learned and topics/questions generated in Hour 1, we will assemble into groups of 2 or 3 and develop a 10-minute 'overview' of one topic/question to explore further. We can sign up for them once we collectively finalize the topics. In the last hour, we will present our overviews to the larger group.
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= '''Past Events''' =
  
Janis McKenzie, Simon Fraser University
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See our [[BC_Past_Events|past events]] page.
* What do we really know about library use and what can we do with this information? The general idea of this breakout session is to connect those who made decisions about public services (and want to make more informed public service decisions) and those who have access to data on how library resources of all types are being used. The expected outcome would be to work towards identifying the types of activities that reflect how libraries are used today, with a focus on the impact of new, emerging, and future library services.
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Latest revision as of 01:09, 2 March 2021

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.

You can find the public discussion channel on the Code4lib Slack in #c4lbc.

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

Eighth Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2021

Thursday, 18 February and Friday, 19 February

Registration is now closed for Code4Lib BC 2021!

Code4Lib BC is different this year. Obviously we won’t be seeing each other in person. Nobody needs to organize hotels or transportation. And probably many of us have conference-zoom fatigue. So we’re going to focus on the basics: get in your comfy clothes at home and share your awesome library ideas with like-minded folks.

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.

This year’s event will feature lightning talks and breakout sessions. Lightning talks are brief, 10-minute presentations 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. Sadly (or gladly), all of the coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided by your kitchen. Whether you’re just getting your library-IT feet wet or if you’re a grizzled, salty dog, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!

  • What's included: online platform and bubbling ideas.
  • What's NOT included: a conference room, uncomfortable chairs, a laptop, food, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  • What to bring: a comfy chair or couch, a laptop, food, 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? Share your ideas in our Lightning Talks.

Schedule

Please note that all times are PST (Vancouver, Canada). This time zone converter may be useful.

Day 1

8:30 Virtual venue opens
9:00 Welcome and announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Breakout sessions
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Social event

Day 2

8:30 Virtual venue opens
9:00 Welcome and announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Breakout sessions
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Social event???

Sponsors

While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the continued administrative and fiscal support from the BC Libraries Cooperative.

2021 Organizers

  • Trevor Smith
  • George Villavicencio
  • Lindsay Russell
  • Kristina Long

Comments or questions? Get in touch with Trevor Smith at smitht7@douglascollege.ca.

Past Events

See our past events page.