I'm super excited that Library News seems to be getting some traction. Thanks to my fellow code4libers.

I'm the guy that did the hacking (with help from my coworkers, Jeff and David) to get Hacker News up and running. If you have technical questions about the site, shoot them my way.

I'll be at code4lib in Seattle if Feb and look forward to chatting about this topic in person with many of you.

Mark is right, Library News is running the news.arc source from  I had to do a little customization, but the code worked out of the box for me.

I'm really interested in seeing Library News blossom. If you have input, please share it. I'd also be excited to get a couple of community leaders to become moderators for the site (drop me an email if you want to volunteer yourself/someone).


From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Eric Hellman [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Library News (  la ycombinator's hackernews)

And the discussion at hacker news is illuminating...

On Nov 29, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Mark A. Matienzo wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Don't know if the link is in error, or what. Anyone know what software
>> Hacker News and this Library News clone are based on, for real, and where to
>> look at the source/documentation?  Trying to google for what open source
>> software Hacker News runs on, I'm not having any luck.
> Hacker News, and presumably Library News, both run using news.arc,
> which is written the the Arc dialect of Lisp. The news program is
> packaged with the Arc distribution:
> Mark A. Matienzo
> Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
> Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace