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 discuss
> 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 similar
> 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 spring
> helped us solidify an idea that others had discussed: we would like to start
> up (albeit informally) a "Code4LibNYC-METRO" group or something similar.
> 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 already?
> (Any tips / opinions / ideas are greatly appreciated.) Is this a good
> 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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