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Code4lib journal issue 2 now on the “newsstands”

This isn’t technically about government documents, but I just wanted to bring to your attention the Code4lib journal. Issue 2 has just come out and from the table of contents, I’d say there’s something there for everyone.

Code4lib held one of the best conferences I’ve been to in a while. It was the place where the library developer community came together with the content community (for lack of a better word) to talk about and show off ways that Web technologies could enhance access to and preservation of digital collections. I was really impressed with the energy, know-how and positive attitude bubbling over at the conference. Plus, the lightning talks (where UC Berkeley’s Harrison Decker talked about virtual environments for accessing govt data on CDROMs) and keynotes were top-notch.

Please check out both the Code4lib journal and the code4lib community (conference and listserv). You’ll be glad you did!!

Table of contents:

  • Code4Lib: More than a journal. Eric Lease Morgan
  • Free and Open Source Options for Creating Database-Driven Subject Guides. Edward M. Corrado and Kathryn A. Frederick
  • Using Google Calendar to Manage Library Website Hours. Andrew Darby
  • Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Chris Freeland, Martin Kalfatovic, Jay Paige, and Marc Crozier
  • Toward element-level interoperability in bibliographic metadata. Carol Jean Godby, Devon Smith and Eric Childress
  • Help! A simple method for getting back-up help to the reference desk. Kenneth Furuta and Michele Potter
  • Googlizing a Digital Library. Jody DeRidder
  • Participatory Design of Websites with Web Design Workshops. Nancy Fried Foster, Nora Dimmock, and Alison Bersani
  • Quick Lookup Laptops in the Library: Leveraging Linux with a SLAX LiveCD. Dan Scott and Kevin Beswick
  • The ICAP (Interactive Course Assignment Pages) Publishing System. Margaret Mellinger and Kim Griggs
  • Respect My Authority. Jonathan Gorman
  • Conference Report: Code4LibCon 2008. Carol Bean, Ranti Junus, and Deborah Mouw

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