At the very least, the people who are interested in ths that happen to be
going to ELAG should get together at some point and discuss this. That said,
I don't think the Dutch Code4Lib folks should wait on ELAG if they want to
start planning something now.
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Boheemen, Peter van <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It is good to hear people from the code4Lib community will attend ELAG this
> We organized ELAG last year in Wageningen (http://library.wur.nl/elag2008/
> ELAG has been around for 32 years now and I have been visiting it for quite
> a few years now.
> I think ELAG originated as a get together of the European National
> Libraries, to share their experiences regarding the relative new topic of
> library automation.
> ELAG is a loosely organized group of enthusiastic people, like code4lib is.
> The conferences were a mixture of more and less technical attendants and
> Besides the presentations of papers it always had workshops. You take part
> in one of the workshops. They come together on several occasions during the
> conference to discuss their topic. Each workshop presents their conclusions
> on the last day.
> Some of us would like Elag to develop in an even more technical direction
> like code4lib.
> Last year we introduced Lightning Talks, which were received very well.
> So please come an join us in Bratislava in april (
> We will be very happy with your participation.
> And for what concerns a Dutch Code4Lib group as Etienne suggested. I am all
> for it and may be we can ELAG as the European platform for code4lib like
> Drs. P.J.C. van Boheemen
> Hoofd Applicatieontwikkeling en beheer - Bibliotheek Wageningen UR
> Head of Application Development and Management - Wageningen University and
> Research Library
> tel. +31 317 48 25 17
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Code for Libraries namens Edward M. Corrado
> Verzonden: zo 25-1-2009 2:46
> Aan: [log in to unmask]
> Onderwerp: Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib
> I really don't know much about ELAG besides I'm going there. I think
> they have the program set, or just about set, for this year so I don't
> know if anything could me done formally in 2009 but maybe an informal
> thing could be arranged the day before or the day after? At the least
> maybe contacts can be made for 2010?
> Does anyone know more about ELAG?
> On 1/23/09, Hamparian,Don <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Do you see any opportunities to partner with them for an European
> > Or is that more trouble then its worth?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Ross Singer
> > Sent: Thu 1/22/2009 4:06 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib
> > Eric, this is a good point. I will be at ELAG this year, and I think
> > Ed Corrado will, too.
> > Past presentations look to be very in line with Code4lib and, in fact,
> > it was billed to me as "If you think of Access or Code4Lib but in a
> > scenic European setting with great beer then you'll have a good idea
> > of what we are planning" by Ron Davies, one of the coordinators.
> > -Ross.
> > On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> >> On 1/22/09 1:02 PM, "Ed Summers" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>> Wow, this sounds too good to be true. Perhaps this is premature, but
> >>> do you think there might be interest in hosting a code4lib2010 in the
> >>> Netherlands? (he asks selfishly).
> >> On another note, there is already a library conference that is
> >> very similar to the Access tradition and Code4Lib that takes place in
> >> Europe, and I think it is called European Library Automation Group
> >> See:
> >> http://indico.ulib.sk/MaKaC/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5
> >> While I would love to have a Code4Lib "thang" in Europe, maybe there is
> >> something already in place. This year it is in Bratislava (Slovakia).
> >> year I believe it takes place somewhere in Norway.
> >> --
> >> Eric Morgan