In addition to a proposal to start a journal around code4lib, there has
also been talk about "code4lib as a school" (something that I heard Dan
Chudnov bring up at the conference). A lot of interest has been
expressed in finding further mechanisms for members of the code4lib
community to learn from and to teach each other. Such teaching/learning
activities may extend beyond the immediate code4lib community. A model
that was brought up at the conference was the workshop, specifically a
multi-day workshop in which attendees can dive deeply into a topic.
(e.g., Rob Sanderson teaching a workshop on to use cluster computing for
I would like to start a conversation around the notion of "code4lib as a
school." There are a lot of directions such a conversation can go -- so
in an attempt to guide it, I'll pose some questions:
* Do you perceive a need for mechanisms beyond what we already have
for the code4lib community for learning/teaching each other or those
outside the community?
* What mechanisms might we employ? The workshop model came to many
people's minds. What do you think of the workshop model? What other
mechanisms might work?
* What specifically would you like to learn from this community?
What would you like to teach? Who would you like to teach a
course/lead a workshop and on what topics?
* What are organizational frameworks we can already work within to
make "code4lib as a school" as bureaucratically lightweight as possible
w/o too many downsides?
I'll kick off this thread and see where it goes.
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