NECode4lib 2015 Fall

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Please join us Friday, December 4, in Hanover, NH for the Fall 2015 NECode4Lib conference. This informal conference will feature sessions covering technology in libraries, archives and museums in the New England area.


This NECode4Lib meeting will be hosted by the Dartmouth College Library.

When - Friday, December 4th

Where - Jones Media Center, Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College

Registration Cost - Free!

Registration Link -

Planning Committee - Joe Montibello (, Jenny Mullins (, Carla Galarza (, Laura Braunstein (, Shaun Akhtar (



  • Hanover is a few minutes' drive from Exit 18 on I-89 or Exit 13 on I-91.
  • The private Dartmouth Coach provides bus service to Hanover from South Station and Logan Airport in Boston and from Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
  • On-campus parking will be free but attendees will need to register for a parking permit ahead of time - there will be a separate Eventbrite "ticket" available that will allow you to register for free parking.
  • We are also looking into helping arrange carpooling. More information will be distributed to registrants as we get closer to the event. Please contact Shaun at the address above with any questions.


Hotel blocks are being held for the nights of Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4 under Code4Lib -- mention this event when calling to make your reservation. Hotel blocks will be held at these rates until November 3. For additional suggestions, or if you need to book housing after the blocks have expired (or if they have sold out), please email the organizers at

Hotel Rate Phone
Hanover Inn (five minute walk from Baker-Berry Library) $129 603-643-4300
Six South Street Hotel (ten minute walk) $114 603-643-0600
Element Hotel (ten minute drive) $129 603-448-5000
Courtyard by Marriott (ten minute drive) $145 603-643-5600

Code of Conduct

NECode4Lib is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We are using the Code4Lib 2015 Conference Code of Conduct that can be found at: If an incident occurs, please use the following contact information:

Conference organizers:
Joe Montibello (cell) - 603-553-0393
Dartmouth Safety & Security: 603-646-4000
Hanover Police Department: 603-643-2222
Grafton County Support Center Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: 603-448-5922


Programming Sign-up

Share what you are working on or talk about a topic you are interested in! We would also love to ideas for some roundtable discussions. Add your name and a description below.

If you do not have a wiki account, you can contact Ryan Wick ( with your preferred username to set up a Code4Lib wiki account. Or, if you prefer to not have an account or muck about in the wiki yourself, you may contact Joe Montibello ( to have your presentation/lightning talk/discussion topic added below for you.


15-20 minutes talks.

  1. Julie Swierczek - Digital Preservation for Everyone: A 15-Minute Romp through the OAIS Model
  2. Ben Florin - Recommending librarians using Elasticsearch and LC Call Numbers
  3. Rob O'Connell - Browsing your collection using x and restful servers

Lightning Talks

A lightning talk is a fast-paced, 5-minute talk on the topic of your choice.

  1. Rose Reynolds -A Tour of the Library: Moving from analog to digital

Discussion Topics

List some topics you are interested in talking to others during breakout time.

  1. Digital Preservation: Tools, Workflows, Policies, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, etc. (Julie Swierczek)

Topics of interest

Prospective attendees shared these responses to the survey question "What topics would you like to see presented on?"

  • Digital preservation workflows.
  • Tools for improving information management capabilities
  • Blacklight
  • Digital preservation tools
  • Data visualization
  • Cyber security in libraries
  • Any Alma shops using import profiles? How are people managing their e-resources on a large scale? What cool ways are people enriching their records with non-library metadata - how are they doing this technically and what cultural changes are necessary to gain approval - is this a project with a specific scope or part of ongoing enrichment?
  • Discovery tool improvements, innovative ways to spotlight collections online
  • DPLA MAP as local data model
  • Bibframe and Drupal
  • I'd like to explore a career as a systems librarian, and I would love it if someone did a presentation on "what I wish I had known before I became a systems librarian" or "what you need to know to be a systems librarian" or "a day in the life..." or some similar overview. I recognize that 'systems librarian' can mean a bazillion different things, but I'm sure a pro could get to the core of it. Also, this would be very newbie-oriented, so maybe it's not appropriate for this meeting. Still, it's just an idea.
  • Open source coding and programming basics, archival description (EAD) tools and applications...
  • Linked data, data visualization, repositories, discovery environments
  • Linux, HTML5, Python, Javascript
  • Blacklight, Solr, Library location service
  • Video game design in libraries, particularly with teens; parallels between storytelling and video game design experiences.
  • TEI, text/data mining
  • Analytics, repository development, metadata enrichment, server administration, user interface testing results, complex RDF descriptive metadata modeling, etc.
  • Publication workflows in libraries
  • Digital humanities and archives, linked data, diversifying the profession(s), digital preservation and born digital materials
  • Sustainability planning, digital scholarship for subject liaisons, project development, hands-on coding/tool sessions
  • Linked open data
  • Digital curation, digital preservation, digital scholarship, born-digital preservation, digital collections.
  • Database and collections management-related such as open source technologies that can assist in these areas.
  • Coding for preschoolers/early elementary students, coding in school libraries
  • The potential of tech in libraries and beyond.
  • Web design; user testing; learning resources for junior-level web developers
  • Open source programs for collaborative writing, editing, and publishing. How to build on open source programs in your special area of interest. Programs and tools for data visualization. Programs and tools for digital exhibits. Programs for managing metrics. How to talk to programmers and software designers- how to explain your vision so the result is what was expected. What programs are most important for library staff to know about? Ruby on Rails, Python.....? The anatomy of a program.
  • Advantages of non-digital approaches.
  • Digital preservation approaches (such as variable media and crowdsourcing) and techniques (such as emulation), as well as strategies for teaching digital curation.
  • Asynchronous storage strategies. Advanced search tools for repositories on the web. Indexing metadata with tools/products other than Solr. All the topics.
  • Code for websites. RDF ontology for library and archives.


Friday, December 4

Registration and coffee starts at 9 a.m. Program starts at 10 and continues through late afternoon/early evening. Further details TBA.


Mailing list

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