December 17 2012 Meeting: Re-Conference!
For our Monday, December 17th, meeting, we were originally planning to have Bobbi present her take-aways from the Access 2012 conference she attended. But then we thought: why let her have all the fun :-)? We welcomed colleagues who had attended a recent library/tech/tech-in-library conference to participate in a "re-conference" -- presenting a mini-summary of conference highlights.
Fifteen people came to hear 5 speakers re-present on 4 conferences —
Bobbi Fox reported on her "Montreal Adventure" at Access 2012 (Canadian inspiration for code4lib). Access 2012 is a 2.5 day, single-stream conference for "librarians and the geeks who love them" and is a great place to meet people who care about libraries and technology. Bobbi's Report from Access 2012 gives highlights from several talks, including a program on "Big Data, Answers, and Civil Rights" that looked at the negative social consequences of personalization. Next year's conference will take place in Newfoundland.
Vatali Zakuta, Michael Vandermillen and Randy Stern discussed the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Vatali reported on Kathleen Fitzpatrick's keynote on the "death of the academic book". The speaker questioned the future of the university press (juried) publications now that scholars can post drafts online for peer review. He also spoke about Avalon Media System, an open source system for audio and video curation. Randy presented on CURATEcamp and highlighted a talk on "transcending silos" that looked at interoperability and discussed uses of Shared Canvass. Michael reported on Sustaining ArchivesSpace which will replace Archon and Archivist Toolkit.
Michael Vandermillen and Randy Stern discussed code4lib new England.
Bonnie Tijerna spoke briefly about an annual conference she organizes called ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries), which brings together people who manage the "e-resource lifecycle". It covers techy things, and the electronic side of tech services and collection development in libraries. : http://electroniclibrarian.org/. The conference is coming up in March and Harvard Library will probably get the group online conference registration so folks can watch it live. Also, ER&L will be doing some fun stuff with SXSW Interactive conference to bridge these conferences since ER&L will also be in Austin.