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    February 18th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

    The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 7th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 7th issue, which is scheduled for publication in late June 2009, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals to by Friday, March 20, 2009.
    When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, proposed, or in-progress), including how they were done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies

    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 5 issues published on our website:

    Remember, for consideration for the 7th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, March 20, 2009.

    Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

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    February 18th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    As part of BCR’s efforts to bring digitization training to everyone, the New Mexico State Library and BCR are hosting a series of three workshops, March 24-26, to be held at the state library offices in Santa Fe. Targeted to libraries and cultural heritage institutions, these workshops are designed to guide participants through the planning stages of a new digitization project, including instruction in digital imaging best practices and the creation of Dublin Core metadata.

    The workshops, taught by BCR’s digital initiatives consultant, Leigh Grinstead, are held each of the three days from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain time:

  • March 24 — Introduction to Digital Project Management. An overview of the issues associated with digitization of primary source materials.
  • March 25 — Introduction to Digital Imaging. Focuses on basic digital imaging techniques using the Western States Digital Imaging Best Practices, Version 2 as the basis for quality control and storage of image files.
  • March 26 — Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata. Familiarizes participants with the Collaborative Digitization Program's Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices to describe digital objects.
  • Pricing for each workshop is $135 for BCR members and $185 for nonmembers. Western Council of State Libraries members, including New Mexico institutions, are eligible to register at BCR member rates, a substantial savings over nonmember rates.

    To register, visit the BCR website. For additional information, send an email to

    About BCR
    BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation’s oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit or email