On Thu, 16 Nov 2006, Darla Grediagin wrote:
> Do many school librarians go to this conference. I have a scholarship
> to attend a conference in the Spring of 2007. I am getting more and
> more interested in the technology side of library. I have just helped
> with the installation of Koha for our library circulation/catalog
> program. I am trying to feel out whether this would be the conference
> to choose.
It's only the second year of the conference. I managed to make it to
first ever code4lib last year and enjoyed it. It is definitly on the
technology side of librarianship. Most of the people there from my
impression were involved in academic (University level) libraries one way
or another, with some sprinklings of people from various vendors.
Overall though it's a quite inviting conference. If you've helped
installed Koha I'd imagine people would be interested in hearing about
that (I know I am). It sounds like excellent material for at least a
lightning talk. It seems a pretty good group of people and a mix of
topics. I will say some were on the more technical and
technology-orientated, but if that's what you're interested in I think the
networking opprotunities will be pretty good.
I think that some of the more general "library technology" conferences are
Internet Librarian and Computers in Libraries, but I've never made it to
either of those. Access is supposed to be great, but it's later in the
year. I haven't had a chance to go there yet either.
I think some of the audio files of presentations for code4lib2006 are up
at the website (www.code4lib.org)
Here's the schedule from the conference last year
I'm not sure what the conference will be like this year ;). I'm guessing
the next few years of this conference might be a bumpy but it'll smooth
out as it becomes more estabished.
Jonathan T. Gorman
Research Information Specialist
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
216 Main Library - MC522
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-4688