Logo Design Process

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This page will document the process we are undertaking to create a logo for Code4Lib.

Draft Requirements Document

Code4Lib Logo Design Briefing and Requirements

About Code4Lib Code4Lib is a loose collaboration of library software developers and technologists interested in learning, sharing their experiences, and having fun. There is no "membership", you simply participate. There is no "organization", you simply lead. Anyone who wishes to be involved with an activity (for example, the Code4Lib Journal) simply does it.

There are many ways to participate. Code4Lib offers a web site, a wiki, a chatroom, a mailing list, an RSS aggregation service, a journal, and a conference.

Key themes to consider include software, technology, libraries, librarians, participation, openness, and collaboration. Also, the group is very technically-inclined and savvy about writing, debugging, and deploying software.

Logo requirements:

   *	The organization name (Code4Lib) must be included in the final logo.
   *	The logo must be identifiable.
   *	The logo should be simple and clear in concept.
   *	It must be distinctive in the quality and originality of
   	its visual image and not offend any sensitivities.
   *	The concept should have relevance to the organization.
   *	It must adapt well to electronic and printed media, to reproduction on small surfaces, and to use in color, both in positive and in negative form.
   *	It must be free of any copyright or other intellectual property claims.


On September 19, 2008 Roy Tennant posted a suggestion on the Code4Lib mailing list that we create a logo for this group.

There was enough interest expressed that Roy put up an online poll. The result of that vote indicated a strong interest in creating a logo, but the preferred process for doing so was not clear.

A run-off vote was then held, and "Professional Option 1" won the vote, which was "We accept Stephanie Brinley's kind offer, request a few different ideas, vote on those ideas to settle on one, and the final version is created from the winning idea."

A call for volunteers to draft a requirements document was then made, and Ranti Junus and Emily Molanphy volunteered.