Sign me up for the NC group. Although I'm not technically in a library
any more, I have been slowly trying to improve communication with the
other groups in the triangle area, and having a code4lib space to
track NC activities would help.
--- Ryan Scherle
--- Digital Data Repository Architect
--- National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
On Aug 13, 2008, at 4:05 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
> I think this is a great idea!
> I'd also be interested in seeing further discussion on this list, like
> Ed said, if you or others go ahead with this idea (local code4libs).
> Also, I'd be interested in working with others in North Carolina if
> there are folks here who'd be interested in starting a
> http://nc.code4lib.org or http://code4lib.org/nc for sharing what's
> going on regionally. Just respond to this post or drop me an email
> and let's plan something.
> Joanna DiPasquale, Paul Albert, Kevin Reiss, etc., please keep us
> informed of your progress or better yet discuss the process on list so
> that we can all benefit from your experience!
> Thanks for posting with the idea,
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Joanna DiPasquale <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> (I'm writing on behalf of myself, Paul Albert, and Kevin Reiss.)
>> We're writing to get your opinion on a group that we're looking to
>> start up
>> in the New York City Metro area. Kevin, Paul, and I are members of a
>> Metropolitan Library Council (METRO) Special Interest Group that is
>> currently -- named "Library 2.0." We usually meet quarterly to
>> software, coding techniques, and issues facing library information
>> technology. (Past discussion topics are available online at
>> http://www.metro.org/collaborate/index.php/Library_2.0). Over the
>> past year
>> or so, we've convened a really wonderful group of people who share
>> interests and focus. Although we're called the Library 2.0 group,
>> we really
>> like to come together to focus more on coding techniques and software
>> Many group members' attendance at the Code4Lib conference this past
>> helped us solidify an idea that others had discussed: we would like
>> to start
>> up (albeit informally) a "Code4LibNYC-METRO" group or something
>> The METRO group would continue to meet, with a slight name change,
>> and be
>> as much as possible a place for "library technologists to commune,
>> gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge
>> collaborations," just like Code4Lib. METRO will give us meeting
>> space, and
>> we will extend invites as far as possible, to build a local
>> Code4Lib group.
>> All will be welcome.
>> I know this might be a little off-topic from current discussions,
>> but we
>> really would like to know your thoughts on this. Are there others
>> out there
>> looking to start up a similar "local Code4Lib group " -- or have
>> (Any tips / opinions / ideas are greatly appreciated.) Is this a
>> idea, from your perspective? We're hoping to start up the group in
>> September if we're on the right path.
>> (Please feel free to respond to me off-list [[log in to unmask]]
>> if you'd
>> Thank you for your help!
>> Joanna, Paul, and Kevin
>> Joanna DiPasquale
>> Web Developer
>> Libraries Digital Program Division
>> Columbia University Libraries
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