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C4L MDC Meetings in 2009

August 5

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:00am to 4:30pm at National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD

This meeting will be a joint meeting between code{4}libMDC and the DC Fedora Users Group.

This meeting is a joint meeting between the two groups, the first part of the day is code{4}libMDC meeting, centered on our stated goal to focus our second meeting on Fedora. This part of the meeting will follow the same time line as our initial meeting. After lunch, the meeting will be the initial meeting of the DC Fedora Users Group, however all are welcome and encouraged to attend. This part of the meeting will deal with the more technical aspects of Fedora.


  • 8:30–9:00 Coffee and sign-in
  • 9:00–9:10 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:10–9:30 MarcEdit (Chuck Schoppet, NAL)
  • 9:30-10:15 Fedora/DuraSpace/ Update (Thornton Staples) and DuraCloud project and LC pilot (Andrew Woods)
  • 10:15–10:30 Break
  • 10:30-12:00 Fedora Projects (NASA Goddard, University of Maryland, NLM)
  • 12:00-12:15 code{4}libMDC business discussion
  • 12:15–1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30–4:30 Fedora Users Group technical discussions (with break)

April 3

Code4LibMDC had it's first meeting on Friday April 3, at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville MD a.m. A total of 30 people attended including people from: USDA, NASA, National Agricultural Library, Library of Congress, The Supreme Court Library, The United States Senate Library, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.


  1. Welcome by Maria Pisa, NAL's Associate Director for Public Services
  2. Individual introductions
  3. Presentations
    • John Doyle from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) gave a presentation on the use of Fedora Commons at NLM.
    • Vernon Chapman from the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) gave a presentation on Searching OAI-PMH metadata with SOLR.
  4. Discussion of Next steps for Code4LibMDC
    • What will this group to be?
      • Open to all in the library community.
      • Showcase of library technology.
      • Formula for sharing of code and ideas.
      • A place for the development of collaborate projects.
    • How to get involved?
      • Prepare presentation on what you are currently working on:
        • Preparing for a new ILS.
        • Metadata translation
        • Digital repositories
      • Share ideas.
      • Join smaller ad hoc meetings.
      • Set up a local Listserv for this group.
  5. Scheduling
    • Meet quarterly for face to face meetings
    • Hosted at sites in the area
    • Vote on location of meeting on local Listserv