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Code4Lib Journal now online!

The first issue of Code4Lib Journal is now available, thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Rochkind, who spearheaded getting a group of volunteers to put it all together and get it up on the web. The journal’s mission is “to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.” Jonathan’s Editorial Introduction explains it all.

It is worth taking a look at, and keeping an eye on, whether you are involved in libraries or not. (As an aside, I happen to be one of the editors)

Internet Librarian 2007

Back from California, and the IL 2007 Conference. Posts from the sessions are on the NCR Library Sandbox. (Look in the category links for conferences) They are also listed under “Recent Posts” on the right side of the page.

Although I didn’t get to all of the programs I wanted to, I did get to Greg Notess’ Search Engine Strategies, Danny Sullivan’s The Future of Search, and a very fast Next Generation Library Interface presentation by Marshall Breeding during the lunch break. Lots of good stuff all around.


I am in Monterey for the Internet Librarian 2007 Conference. I will be posting from here to the NCR Library Sandbox for those interested.

Before coming here, I spent the weekend with my brother nearby, who was a great tourguide. Pictures of some of the stuff we did in Mountain View are here, Muir Woods and San Francisco are here, and the coast (Ano Nuevo) are here.

Pictures from Monterey are here.

Up next: more conferences

October 29-31 is the Internet Librarian 2007 conference. I’ll be part of the panel on Information Literacy in the Public Library, Monday afternoon. There’s a preliminary program here.

Meanwhile, the Florida Association of Computer User Groups has their Fall Conference on October 6, in Orlando, Florida. I will be leading a roundtable discussion on blogging.

Next Conference

I will be at Seflin’s Energize 2.0 conference in Miami next week. I’ll be doing the part about blogs, along with Robin Kear, who is doing the wiki part. Like the last conference, this is for librarians.

It seems blogs are suddenly a hot topic. This is the second of four presentations I am doing this year (so far!) on blogs and blogging.

So yeah, between conferences and the day job, I’ve been a little busy. I’ll get back to the disconnected tips soon.


I will be speaking at a few conferences this year. The first one coming up is next week’s American Library Association, where I will be part of a pre-conference workshop on Libraries, Older Adults and Technology. I will be talking about (surprise!) Connecting the Disconnected, technology training for older adult novices. I’m not sure how interesting my little talk will be compared with the other speakers and topics on the slate. If you are going to be there, you are in for a phenomenal day.