NECode4lib 2015 Home

From Code4Lib
Revision as of 17:12, 14 May 2015 by Mjbernha (Talk | contribs) (Adding a presentation from MIT Libraries on the process of building a data visualization platform for open access publications)

Jump to: navigation, search

Please join us Friday, May 29, at Boston, MA for the NECode4Lib 2015 conference. This informal conference will feature short lightning talks, longer presentations, and breakout discussion sessions covering technology in libraries, archives and museums in the New England.


NECode4Lib meeting will be hosted by MIT.

When - Friday, May 29th

Where - MIT, Building 34, room 401A (Grier Room A).

Registration Cost - Free!

Registration Link The event is sold out (70 registered attendees which is the max our room can accommodate). You can join the waitlist via Eventbrite. We will release tickets as soon as anyone cancels. --

Planning Committee - Matt Bernhardt (, Jeremy Prevost (, Joe Montibello (, Matt Sherman (, Abigail Baines (, Jennifer Eustis (, Sharon Clapp (, Andromeda Yelton (, David Mayo (, Maura Carbone (, Christina Harlow (



  • MIT can be reached by car, train, or bus.
  • If you are going to drive all the way to campus, MIT's parking information can be found here:
  • Another popular option is to take the MBTA red line to campus, and get off at the Kendall/MIT stop. From there, it is a relatively short walk to building 34. On the map link above, the Kendall/MIT stop is just outside building E38. Parking is also available at the terminal stations on the red line - the easiest to reach if you are coming from outside Boston is probably Alewife in Arlington.
  • If you're arriving via bus, there are a number of lines that run by campus. Consult the MBTA website (or Google Maps) for more information.
  • We are also looking into helping arrange carpooling. More information to come.


  • If you're looking for a hotel room the night before / after, there are two hotels near campus - the Kendall Hotel and Marriott Hotel, both on Main Street. There is no block of rooms, however, so please make whatever arrangements make sense for you.

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: Matt Bernhardt (, or Jeremy Prevost (
   MIT Police: 617-253-1212 or '100' from any MIT telephone.
   Cambridge Police Sexual Assault Hotline: 617-349-3381. (Monitored Mon-Fri, detectives will respond to messages left during the weekend.)  
   Cambridge Women's Center Help Line: 617-354-8807 (M-F 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am-3pm)
   Cambridge Checker Cab: 617-497-9000

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 Jeremy Prevost ( to have your Presentation/Lightning Talk/Discussion Topic added below for you.


15-20 minutes talks.

  1. Metadata Enrichment and Maps (Boston Public Library)
  2. Usability, Digital Content Strategy & LibGuides (Sharon Clapp, Central Connecticut State University)
  3. Using Omeka to Receive Data from Researchers and Author Metadata (Stephen Balogh and Andrew Battista, New York University)
  4. Visualizing Open Access: building a scalable infrastructure to showcase the reach of MIT research (Matt Bernhardt, MIT Libraries)

Lightning Talks

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

  1. Virtual Local Repositories (Boston Public Library)
  2. Using a script to reclassify a video collection (Steve McDonald / Tufts University)
  3. Displaying library hours using Google Spreadsheets and TabletopJS (Matt Bernhardt / MIT)

Discussion Topics

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

  1. 3D Printing and the Law: A raucous uninformed melee where opinionated librarians discuss a tropic they do not understand because it has not been settled yet (Edward Iglesias, Central Connecticut State University)
  2. Analytics across the Discovery Environment: trying to understand how patrons move between all these platforms libraries maintain (Matt Bernhardt / MIT)
  3. ArchivesSpace Customization & Development: If you're using ASpace and want to talk customization and development, I'd be interested! (Maura Carbone / Brandeis University)


Friday, May 29

  • 9am to 10am Registration (coffee/tea/bagels)
  • 10am to Noon: Stuff
  • Noon to 1pm Lunch
  • 1pm to 2:30pm: Stuff
  • 2:30pm to 3pm (coffee/tea/snack)
  • 3pm to 4ish: Stuff


You can register here:

Registration is free. We have tables and chairs for about 60 people. If you signed up and are unable to attend please contact us, so that we can make room for others.

Mailing list

NECode4Lib has low-traffic NECode4Lib Google Group. Consider subscribing.