I've been going to ELAG for several years, and the earlier
characterization of it as similar to Access and Code4Lib is pretty
accurate, although the presentations would typically be less technical
than a Code4Lib talk.
It varies in size from around 50 to 100 attendees, with often quite a
few attendees from the host country. Last year was the 32d meeting, due
to a dedicated steering committee. Topics center on practical
approaches to library processing with a core group that attends nearly
I think they would be interested in working with Code4Lib. Usually by
now they have some idea where next year's meeting will be, but that is
normally kept 'secret' until the end of the conference.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Edward M. Corrado
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:46 PM
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Subject: 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
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> 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.
> 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
>>> 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
>> While I would love to have a Code4Lib "thang" in Europe, maybe there
>> something already in place. This year it is in Bratislava (Slovakia).
>> year I believe it takes place somewhere in Norway.
>> Eric Morgan