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  • Sponsors: Georgia State University Library & Atlanta University Center Robert. W. Woodruff Library
  • Planning Committee: Spencer Roberts, Kathryn Michaelis, Josh Hogan, Katherine Fisher, Jon Bodnar, Eric Willoughby, Justin de la Cruz, Cliff Landis, Christine Wiseman
  • Hashtag: #Code4LibSE2018
Start time End time Event duration Event type Title Presenter (s) Description
9:15 AM 10:00 AM 0:45:00 Coffee and registration Planning Committee
10:00 AM 10:15 AM 0:15:00 Welcome and logistics Cliff Landis
10:15 AM 10:40 AM 0:25:00 Presentation Building a Data Savvy Community with Library Carpentry | Video link Christopher Erdmann (Library Carpentry Community and Development Director), The Carpentries / California Digital Library Library Carpentry workshops teach information professionals digital curation, workflow automation, and data savvy skills and approaches. Since 2016, over 50 workshops have been held across the world, and with the recent hire of the Community and Development Director, the community is poised to grow. In this talk, I will discuss our next steps and how libraries can get involved in the effort.
10:40 AM 11:05 AM 0:25:00 Presentation LibStats: There and Back Again Elizabeth Peele Mumpower (Systems Librarian), Alexander Cooper (Lead Application Support Analyst), Lisa Hamlett (Application Support Analyst II), Emory University Emory University’s Library Core Systems recently embarked on the LibStats project. The project involved extracting logs from EZProxy, parsing the logs through EZPaarse, and matching the data Emory data feeds. This presentation will delve into 3 areas of the project: 1) coordination of the project through GitHub, 2) creating parsers for EZPaarse and contributing to an open source community, and 3) creating visualizations and providing data through Tableau.
11:05 AM 11:30 AM 0:25:00 Presentation Two Mini Apps: When and why to use Colaboratory Notebooks | Video link Luke Aeschleman (Digital Technologies Development Librarian), NCSU Libraries Colaboratory Notebooks are Google Drive-hosted Jupyter Notebooks that can be run in the browser. The software allows developers to create self-contained, mini apps and executable scripts that can be shared as easily as a Google Doc. In this talk, I’ll discuss the benefits of using Colaboratory Notebooks for small applications and prototypes using two examples from NCSU Libraries.
11:30 AM 11:40 AM 0:10:00 Break
11:40 AM 11:50 AM 0:10:00 Lightning Talk GLAM It Up: Launching a Digital Portal for Archival and Art Collections at AUC's Woodruff Library | Video link Gayle Schechter (Digital Exhibitions Coordinator), Atlanta University Center Robert. W. Woodruff Library Last year AUC’s Woodruff Library launched the Galleries Libraries Archives & Museums (GLAM) Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning, a project to provide faculty training in object-based pedagogy and virtual access to the rich holdings of AUC collections with a digital portal utilizing Omeka. GLAM’s Digital Exhibitions Coordinator will provide a brief overview of the project focusing on the steps taken to launch the GLAM portal and a look into future projects planned by the GLAM Center.
11:50 AM 12:00 PM 0:10:00 Lightning Talk UXLibs - Ideas from the UK | Video link Isabel Altamirano (Librarian I), Georgia Institute of Technology UXLibs is User Experience Design for all libraries. Starting from an anthropological perspective, UXLibs has had several conferences in the UK. This talk introduces the concepts and available resources that apply UXLibs.
12:00 PM 12:10 PM 0:10:00 Lightning Talk Achieving Essential Digital Preservation | Video link Todd Stoffer, NCSU Libraries Over the past year we have developed an application that is focused on providing the basic DAMS functions of file tracking, checksum polling and reporting features that notify users of corrupt assets in a lightweight Ruby on Rails application. We were able an early functional deployment of a production solution, while leaving open the possibilities of future enhancements. This talk will focus on our digital preservation strategy and provide a technical overview of the application.
12:10 PM 12:20 PM 0:10:00 Lightning talk An Overview of the MetaArchive Cooperative and the SuperNode Pilot Project | Video link Christine Wiseman (Head, Digital Services Department), Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library This lightening talk will provide a brief overview of the MetaArchive Cooperative as we celebrate over 10 years of community based digital preservation. In addition, I will introduce a pilot project testing a SuperNode network infrastructure that could provide a cost effective option for smaller and mid sized institutions to participate in distributed digital preservation.
12:20 PM 12:30 PM 0:10:00 Lightning talk Like Herding Oral Histories: a Workflow for Access - NOTE: This session was canceled due to illness, and substituted with the following session. Alissa Matheny Helms (Digital Archivist), Kennesaw State University Archives This talk aims give an overview of the complex process faced by the Kennesaw State University Archives by which born digital oral histories go from accession to access (via its DSpace repository SOAR []) with the aid of various software programs that track and normalize data. Obstacles addressed include integrating disparate source material, normalizing multiple document formats, and managing differing rights requirements.
12:20 PM 12:30 PM 0:10:00 Lightning talk When Life Gives you Lemons, Call Beyoncé: Wikipedia Programming, Adaptation and Instruction | Video link Justin de la Cruz (Unit Head, E-Learning Technology) and Tiffany Atwater Lee (Public Services Archivist), Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library We collaborated to design a classroom assignment involving archival research and Wikipedia. The result was an interesting process of teaching students about primary sources, the challenges of researching with limited resources, and Wikipedia culture while simultaneously guiding them through the full research/publication cycle.
12:30 PM 2:00 PM 1:30:00 Lunch / Concurrent Interactive Poster Open World Atlanta VR Demo Spencer Roberts & Student Innovation Fellows, Georgia State University Open World Atlanta is a 3D virtual recreation of 1928 Atlanta, based on historical photographs and documents, in which users can explore the area around Five Points and interact with artifacts from the city's past
12:40 PM 2:00 PM 1:20:00 Lunch / Concurrent Interactive Poster LYRASIS Learning: Train anytime, anywhere, anyone on staff! Jenn Bielewski, LYRASIS Watch a short demo on LYRASIS Learning, a continuing education platform that will give you access to the entire catalog of LYRASIS archived training as well as unlimited live classes.
12:30 PM 2:00 PM 1:30:00 Lunch / Concurrent Interactive Poster Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Services Oscar Gittemeier (Adult Outreach Librarian), Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Learn how the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is reaching out to the Atlanta community through innovative services.
2:00 PM 2:05 PM 0:05:00 Announcements Josh Hogan
2:05 PM 2:30 PM 0:25:00 Concurrent Breakout - Exhibit Hall A little linked data from our systems and things to do with it Laura Akerman (Discovery Systems and Metadata Librarian), Emory University This presentation gives just a little background about the IGeLU/ELUNA Linked Open Data Working Group and the status of linked data development by Ex Libris, and a little about the larger linked data/vendor landscape. Then a use case/brief demo of what can be done with linked data publishing/APIs for BIBFRAME and other formats, and thoughts on the future.
2:05 PM 2:30 PM 0:25:00 Concurrent Breakout - Room 202 B Digital Library of Georgia Technology Road Map: Big Changes for a Sustainable Future Brad Baxter (Application Analyst Principal), University of Georgia The Digital Library of Georgia's Web site,, has undergone a major technology overhaul. We have migrated to new servers, new metadata administration systems, and new public interfaces; all with stability, sustainability, and longevity in mind. This session will describe our new technological framework, how the interface and administration systems have improved and some plans for continued improvements and enhancements.
2:05 PM 2:30 PM 0:25:00 Concurrent Breakout - Room 208 Lipstick on the Platform: Creating a theme generator for LibGuides Luke Aeschleman (NCSU Libraries, Digital Technologies Development Librarian), Daniel Whitehead (NC LIVE, Web & Database Development Librarian), NCSU Libraries Many smaller libraries use LibGuides as their CMS but lack the technical expertise to customize it. This results in simple designs and an uninspired user experience. To improve library websites across the state, NC LIVE, a North Carolina library consortium, created a LibGuides theming application for member libraries. In this talk, we’ll walk through the brief history of the project, reviewing our workflow, technical hurdles and solutions, and future development opportunities.
2:05 PM 2:30 PM 0:25:00 Concurrent Breakout - Room 202 C Creating Custom Tools using Django Daniel Moody (Emerging Technologies Librarian), Auburn University at Montgomery This session has two components. It will present a FOSS project known as GILL (General Instruments for Library Logistics) that the AUM library is developing using Django. GILL is a set of tools aimed at streamlining and centralizing common tasks for academic libraries, including managing/evaluating instruction sessions, assigning tasks to student workers, and creation/management of workshops. The session will also discuss Django in a more general sense and offer advice for using the framework.
2:30 PM 2:50 PM 0:20:00 Break
2:50 PM 3:15 PM 0:25:00 Presentation "The Possibly Impossible Research Project": Using Digital Research and Social Media to Teach Archival Research Methods | Video link Dr. Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Georgia Institute of Technology This presentation details a collaborative undergraduate research project to expand the "Guiding Science” annotated bibliography on 19th century female STEM authors (partners include: the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature & Georgia Tech). This multimodal digital research project provided GT students with in-depth instruction into original archival research using digital technologies, including social media like Twitter and public facing digital websites, including Wikipedia.
3:15 PM 3:40 PM 0:25:00 Presentation An Exploration of Trends in Academic Library Makerspaces | Video link Dylitchrous Thompson (Information Analyst, Associate), Georgia Southern University The purpose of this presentation is to share the findings of a recently conducted research project. The research focused on discovering current trends in academic library makerspaces.
3:40 PM 4:05 PM 0:25:00 Presentation A Shallow Dive Into Deep Learning | Video link Bret Davidson (Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives), Kevin Beswick (Digital Technologies Development Librarian), NCSU Libraries Deep learning has become ubiquitous in our everyday life. We will provide an overview of what deep learning is, how it works, and its applications inside and outside of libraries. We’ll share our experiences creating prototypes using neural networks to solve library problems and supporting researchers who are interested in using this technology, as well as some of the opportunities around deep learning that we think exist for the library community now and in the future.
4:05 PM 4:30 PM 0:25:00 Discussion Future of Code4Lib Southeast Everyone.

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