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Library Code Year Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) [Community] Archived

In: ALCTS Interest Groups (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services), LITA Interest Groups (Library & Information Technology Association), Technology

New to the IG?  Welcome! 

Wondering how you can get involved?  Right now you can:

  • Join this Connect group (make sure to get updates via email or RSS to stay connected!)
  • Post to the group. Looking for help on learning code, collaborators on your mad software plans, et cetera?
  • Email the chairs for more info. (Emily King, Junior Tidal, Heather Klish, and Dana Miller)

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Online Doc Library Code Year IG: Tech Speed Dating at Annual 2014

by Chris Strauber on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 05:25 pm

The IG hosted a well-attended round-robin event. About forty attendees got a series of seven-minute introductions to the following topics:

The IG hosted a well-attended round-robin event. About forty attendees got a series of seven-minute introductions to the following topics:

  • MakerBot (Emily Thompson, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY-Oswego)
  • MongoDB (Emily Morton-Owens, Library Applications and System Manager, Seattle Public Library)
  • Wordpress and library websites (Chad Haefele, Emerging Technologies Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill)
  • Drupal and Islandora (Cary Gordon, President, Cherry Hill Company)
  • Python scripting (Harrison Dekker, Head of Library Data Lab, UC Berkeley)
  • Hardware and libraries (Jeff Branson, Sparkfun Educational Outreach)

Jeff Branson then led a discussion of the opportunities for libraries in machines which can learn, machines which are taught by humans. He compared the technological moment to the development of the printing press. The group discussed digital literacy, specifically code literacy, and the obstacles to that provided by code being seen/treated as a possession of a few. The group also discussed approaches to broadening that access, with mention of tech meetups in major cities like Columbus (Girl Code It), Boston (Boston Python Group), and elsewhere...with an important suggestion that libraries can fill the void in places which aren't large or wealthy enough to attract tech meetups.

Google panorama view of Speed Dating event

 

--Chris Strauber, co-chair

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Online Doc ALA Midwinter Meeting Plan

by Margaret Heller on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

Midwinter Scheduler Page

When: 

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Calendar Download to my calendarLocation: Renaissance Seattle HotelMunicipal Room

Agenda Items (please add or delete items as necessary)

  • Discuss your year in coding
  • Eric Phetteplace with Github activity

 

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This will help members at all skill levels learn to code together and apply that knowledge

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