Code4lib Mid-Atlantic

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Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic 2013 Schedule of Events
5:00 Dinner at Gullifty’s (on your own)
Talk descriptions '''Modern Development Best Practices : Testing, Continuous Integration & Automated Builds Chad Nelson, Jenkins Law Library''' This presentation will provide overview of some benefits and speaker bios coming soondrawbacks of some current best practice trends in modern software development. Specifically, I'll be talking about methods for testing your code to prevent bugs, the what and why of continuous integration, and about automating deployments across your environments to increase uniformity and reduce "works on my machine" type problems. Chad Nelson is a Librarian, Developer, and Oft-do-well at Jenkins Law Library.   '''Bootcamp – A Primer on Responsive Design David Uspal and Chris Hallberg, Villanova University''' Expanding on the short talk from our last Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic Meet-up, David Uspal and Chris Hallberg will discuss the integration of Bootstrap into the various programs and content management systems (specifically, Concrete5, WordPress, and VuFind) at Falvey Library over the summer of 2013. This discussion will focus on responsive design principles, tips and tricks to get your current content ready for responsive design, some pitfalls we encountered along the way, and things to consider when beginning a responsive design project.  David Uspal is a member of the Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Technology Development Team, which works to create and implement research technology that make research easier for faculty, students and staff. Chris Hallberg is the graduated Villanova grad assistant and resident front-end engineer to VuFind and VuDL.   '''Omeka_a11y: Developing for Digital Exhibits with Accessibility in Mind Katherine Lynch, Temple University Libraries''' In recent years, many institutions have become interested in building online exhibits to spotlight digital preservation efforts and special collections materials. Additionally, web accessibility, or design and coding measures taken to ensure that websites, tools, and interfaces are understandable and operable by disabled users, is also a growing concern in Higher Education, and the Libraries community specifically. For online exhibits, there is Omeka, an Open Source content management system designed to act as a user-friendly solution for compiling items into a digital archive with recognized metadata standards, and making them available in highly customizable exhibit websites, no coding required. This year, Temple University Libraries has begun experimenting with Omeka for possible use with online exhibits and other needs. However, in terms of web accessibility, Omeka lacks critical features in its core to be considered truly accessible. In order to use Omeka’s easy-to-adopt software without sacrificing the user experience for disabled students, Temple University Libraries has developed “Omeka_a11y,” an accessible forked version of Omeka. Omeka_a11y features front-end interface improvements that make it easier for disabled users to perceive, understand, and navigate across Omeka sites. This presentation will cover the following points of the project, and of web accessibility as it relates to libraries and the digital humanities: - What is web accessibility? - What are the responsibilities of nonprofit organizations and Higher Education institutions? - Understanding Web Accessibility Policies - Using Omeka for Online Exhibits - Accessibility testing practices - Creating an enhancement path for inaccessible software - Developing “Omeka_a11y” - Impact on the Omeka user community. Katherine Lynch is the Senior Digital Library Applications Developer at Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia. She works in the Digital Library Initiatives Department, developing and maintaining software solutions that aid in the creation, storage, and preservation of digitally-archived materials. Over the course of her career, she has also earned a national reputation for her research and presentation efforts related to educating software and web developers on how to design and program for web accessibility for disabled users.   '''Gaming: Engaging Students through Library Research Beverly D. Charlot, Delaware State University - William C. Jason Library''' This talk will present and demonstrate an interactive library research (ILR) game designed for incoming freshmen students. The ILR game was developed to engage student participation and measure learning outcomes at the conclusion of each information literacy session provided during the school year. First-Year University Seminar and English Composition I students are taught basic research and critical thinking skills utilizing the established guidelines from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The structure is very similar to interactive games used by students today. Accessible online, the game also provides an additional opportunity to review library information at their leisure, reinforcing the goals and objectives covered during the IL session. In today’s global environment, these skills are imperative as technology continues to evolve and information increasingly overwhelms society via the Internet, print, electronic and digital formats. Beverly D. Charlot is the Coordinator of Technical Services at Delaware State University, William C. Jason Library. This Department includes Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digitization, Circulation Access, Serials and Resource Sharing. Prior to my current position Beverly was the Systems and Resource Sharing Librarian with a Master’s Degrees in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Management Science (MSM).   '''Monitoring Systems for Maximum Efficiency and Quick Response to Issues Denise Mangold, Villanova University''' This presentation will go over how we monitor our systems at Villanova University and how we respond to potential and actual problems to minimize impact to the user community. Denise Mangold is a UNIX systems administrator at Villanova University, and before that was a Senior Engineer with Comcast supporting mission critical systems such as SAP, Billing and Human resource systems. Denise was lead engineer for high availability systems, the company SME on Clustering and site to site replication, and also worked as a disaster recovery specialist consultant for Sungard for a number of years.
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