[Metadatalibrarians] Code4Lib 2018 Call for Proposals

Matt Sherman matt.r.sherman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 07:17:16 PDT 2017

Code4Lib 2018 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people
working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage
and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge
collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please
visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC,
from February 13, 2018 - February 16, 2018.  More information about
Code4lib 2018 is available on this year’s conference website

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural
heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a
prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following

- Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of
existing technologies and/or development of new software

- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools,
standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)

- Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of
community attention or development

- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib
community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration,
diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and
topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only
during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the
program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks.
You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to
accommodate for your proposal. In addition, we are holding a poster session
at the conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a
poster, please indicate so on the submission form.


As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they
would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are
guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program
Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure
diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of
course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will
have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per
talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held.
The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Sunday, October 15,, 2017 at midnight
PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue
through Monday, November 13, 2017.

**The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and
mailing list and will require an active (free) code4lib.org account to
participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December.

Thank you,

The Code4Lib 2018 Program Committee

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