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