Added to the wiki, Kevin. I did not contact the as a UG, but through
their Marketing department. I will follow up with you off list.
On 11/22/13 12:38 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
> Hi Shaun,
> Great! Want to add that to the wiki so there is a record of it?
> Also, great about free ebooks to all attendees! Was that through the User
> Group branch or some other route? I won't bother them about physical books
> if we've already contacted them as a UG.
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thanks for organizing this, Kevin. I did some initial work a couple
>> months ago as part of the sponsorship committee.
>> Rosenfeld Media is sending Tim McGeary a bunch of giveaway books.
>> O'Reilly is also offering a free ebook to all attendees, but if you can
>> convince them to donate physical giveaway books too, that would be great.
>> On 11/22/13 12:04 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
>>> Who doesn't like free programming/tech/library books?
>>> Each year at the Code4Lib conference, we try to give away goodies (books,
>>> licenses, etc.) in a raffle (that takes place throughout the conference).
>>> To make this possible, we need folks willing to contact book publishers
>>> and inquire whether they'd like to contribute some books to the Code4Lib
>>> conference. This is good exposure for the publishers and good for the
>>> individual Code4Lib'ers who get to walk away with nice books and licenses,
>>> etc. When we contact publishers, we usually mention how long Code4Lib has
>>> been around, the focus of the group, and that we have a website we'd be
>>> glad to thank them on (and from the podium at the conference, too, of
>>> If you are interested in being a book (or license, etc.) wrangler, please
>>> sign up on the conference planning wiki:
>>> Below are some of the book publishers that have, in the past, donated
>>> to us:
>>> Pragmatic Programmers -- http://www.pragprog.com/ (mbklein is currently
>>> signed up for this)
>>> Chandos Publishing --
>>> No Starch -- http://nostarch.com/
>>> O'Reilly -- http://oreilly.com/ug/ (ksclarke is currently signed up for
>>> APress -- http://www.apress.com/
>>> Packt Publishing -- http://www.packtpub.com/
>>> Manning -- http://www.manning.com/
>>> Morgan and Claypool -- http://www.morganclaypool.com/
>>> If you'd like to contact one of them, feel free to pick one and add it to
>>> your name on the Book_Give-Away_Committee wiki page.
>>> OxygenXML has contributed licenses in the past; Andrew Nagy, I think
>>> been their contact? Would you like to do that again?
>>> Also, if you know of other publishers we haven't contacted before (local
>>> Triangle tech bookstores, for instance) that might like to contribute,
>>> free to sign up on the wiki page and indicate that you'll contact them.
>>> And, as a reward for reading this far, if you have titles that you'd like
>>> for us to request from these publishers, feel free to respond to this
>>> letting the Book Give-Away Committee know so that we can request them from
>>> the publishers.
>> Shaun Ellis
>> User Interface Developer, Digital Initiatives
>> Princeton University Library
User Interface Developer, Digital Initiatives
Princeton University Library