Tod Olson and I can show folks around technical underpinnings of the
University of Chicago implementation of AquaBrowser, soon to be made
public. We'll be hacking AquaBrowser as a platform, but we'll keep it
generic with a focus on handling integration of LCC refine facets,
overlaying other data on MARC records, and relevancy ranking in the
context of mixed content. We'll probably also go into FRBR-ization
techniques and display considerations using builtin automated
algorithms, and we'll have some good statistics to share about usage
of next-gen interface techniques, and about patron participation in
the catalog using social tools in the academic library context.
Taco Ekkel (Medialab), Tod Olson (University of Chicago)
On Oct 31, 2007, at 7:55 PM, Roy Tennant wrote:
> Code4lib 2008 Call for Proposals
> We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2008.
> Code4lib 2008 is a loosely structured conference for library
> to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and
> collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest,
> wrapped into
> a conference-like format. It is *the* event for technologists building
> digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and
> Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must focus on one or more of the
> following areas:
> - "tools" (some cool new software, software library or integration
> - "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals
> for new
> - "challenges" (one or more big problems we should collectively
> The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:
> - usefulness
> - newness
> - geekiness
> - diversity of topics.
> We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple
> lightning talk
> sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an
> opportunity to
> do so.
> Please send your name, email address, and proposal of no more than
> 75 words
> to code4libcon at googlegroups.com. The proposal deadline is
> November 30,
> 2007, and proposers will be notified by December 14, 2007.
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