We propose that Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, host the 2009 code4lib conference.
Providence is a beautiful city, with an abundance of historic architecture, fabulous restaurants, music, theatre, and shopping within easy walking and trolley distance of the Brown campus and downtown hotels. In addition to Brown, Providence is home to the Rhode Island School of Design and Trinity Repertory Company. There is a vibrant geek community - http://www.providencegeeks.org/
Transportation: T.F. Green Airport (PVD) Only ten minutes from downtown Providence, Warwick's T.F. Green Airport offers more than 160 direct flights via major carriers. T.F. Green was named one of the "Top Five Alternative Airports" in the country by Forbes magazine.
Amtrak Providence is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington DC/New York City and Boston.
Via Automobile Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 50 miles from Boston (about a one hour car ride) and 185 miles from New York City (about three hours by car).
Accommodations & Meeting Space: Providence has over 35 hotels. The Hilton Providence has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel has 274 rooms, an indoor pool and health club, free high speed internet, restaurants, bar, Starbucks. The Hilton has 6020 sq. ft of meeting space; see capacity charts - http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/meeting_space.jhtml?ctyhocn=PVDPRHF. According to TravelPost.com "prices generally start at $89 per night" but standard published rates are $169 per night. There are several other hotels with suitable meeting space including the Westin and the Biltmore. Other technology conferences held or scheduled to be held in Providence include ASIS&T (11/2004), Nercomp (3/2008), and Digital Library Federation Fall Forum (11/2008). The Westin was/is the site for these conferences. Published rate is $169 per night. The Westin is directly connected to the Providence Place Mall with 170 stores (an Apple Store is the newest edition).
Weather in February: Average Low: 22° Average High: 39° Average Precipitation: 3.45 in. Record Low: -7° (1979) Record High: 72° (1981)
Futher Information: http://www.providenceri.com/ http://www.offbeattravel.com/providence.html http://www.pwcvb.com/
Thank you for considering our proposal. (Patrick Yott and Michael Park will be at the 2008 conference should questions about this proposal arise.)
Jean Rainwater Co-Leader, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library 401.863.9031 Jean_Rainwa...@brown.edu
Patrick Yott Co-Leader, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library 401.863.2817 Patrick_Y...@brown.edu
Birkin Diana Programmer, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library 401.863.2664 Birkin_Di...@brown.edu
Michael Park Digital Library Programmer, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library 401.863.2664 Michael_Par...@brown.edu
On behalf of the Columbus Metropolitan Libraryhttp://www.columbuslibrary.org, OCLC http://oclc.org, OhioLink http://www.ohiolink.edu/, and the Ohio State University Libraries http://library.osu.edu/, I am extremely please to submit the following proposal from all four organizations to host the 2009 Code4Lib conference in Columbus, OH. * Columbus, OH Code4Lib 2009 Conference Proposal http://roytennant.com/code4lib2009.html* (link: http://roytennant.com/code4lib2009.html)
We believe our proposal offers many advantages for Code4Lib members and leverages the outstanding strengths, talents and resources of all four of our collective organizations to make Code4Lib 2009 a new standard for all future events.
Details regarding our proposal can be found at http://roytennant.com/code4lib2009.html. Should you have any questions, Peter Murray will on available (as well as several staff from OCLC) at this year's conference to answer any questions.
Thank you for your careful consideration of our proposal. We look forward to offering Code4Lib 2009 attendees an experience that they will not forget.
Director of Digital Strategy Columbus Metropolitan Library Hblow...@columbuslibrary.org 614.479.3029
The Southeast Florida Library Information Network would like to host
Southeast Florida, spanning Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and
There are three major airports in Southeast Florida: Miami
Additional amenities in Southeast Florida depend on how much you want
One final qualification: Southeast Florida is not only on a different
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Carol Bean Chair SEFLIN-TECH discussion group beanworks at gmaildotcom
We appreciate the opportunity of presenting this proposal for your consideration. We expect to be able to greet you here, in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
We´ll respond to the requirements in detail below.
A host or hosts willing to manage local arrangements (many colleges and universities are skilled at facilitating conferences) Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS) will be happy to host the 2009 Code4Lib conference in Bahía Blanca, 420 miles south of Buenos Aires, which means a one-hour flight. Bahía Blanca is the home of Emanuel (Manu) Ginobili, NBA star player for the San Antonio Spurs. Please visit http://argentina.manuginobili.com/ Bahia Blanca is also the home for other 330000 people and an enthusiastic group of software developers focused on libraries. The University has collected experience in organizing scientific meetings for an international audience. An auditorium with capacity for 350 people and three or more "breakout" rooms for 30-50. The auditorium has availability of facilities of sound, video, multimedia, Internet, simultaneous translation, etc. Pictures may be examined at http://www.uns.edu.ar/secretarias/cultura/salas.htm In the case there may be a need for additional rooms and an extra auditorium, it is possible to use the facilities of Asociación Bernardino Rivadavia, home of the Biblioteca Rivadavia, the oldest public library in the Patagonia, and it has wonderful facilities within 80 yards from the main venue. Please, visit http://www.abr.org.ar/ Technology: Internet connection has a 6 Mb bandwidth and our intranet Works well at 100/1000 Mb. Wireless network service Hill be available. There is commitment to work with the conference planning group to help keep attendee costs to a minimum. We can surely compete in cost with most places in the world.
Additional Desirable Qualities All amenities available. Night venues: approx US$10 and up, good food, excellent wine, excellent shopping, leather goods, day trips to the beach, or to the mountains (a 1 hour bus ride and you are there!) day at a estancia, big beef asado, fish, or your preference of pastas, etc.
Reasonably near a major airport. The major international airport is Ezeiza (EZE) at Buenos Aires. To reach Bahia Blanca, you take (from EZE) a bus service to Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) where you catch a one-hour flight.
Good evening venues (e.g., interesting and/or good restaurants and bars). There is plenty of restaurants, bars, tango and folklore music and dance shows, etc. Prices go from about US$15.- to $40.-. The earliest you can expect a restaurant to start serving is about 8:00 - 8:30 PM.
There are other amenities about one-hour bus ride from Bahia Blanca, like a beach (Monte Hermoso, http://www.monteweb.com.ar/ ), a small but beautiful mountain range (http://www.sierradelaventana.com/ ), all of them at reasonable prices. A nice day at an estancia, horseback riding, real asado on site, etc. We can make arrangements for whole group or for just a few, or you can help you plan your own.
Other alternatives you may wish to explore are Iguazu http://www.iguazuargentina.com/ , Bariloche http://www.bariloche.com/ , San Juan http://www.turismo.sanjuan.gov.ar/oasis/ischi.html , Calafate http://www.calafate.com/ , Ushuaia (at the end of the continent) http://www.ushuaia.com.ar/ ……. You will never regret it!! Argentina is a great place to visit and enjoy!!!
Some distance away from the last conference site. This requirement is easily achieved, Bahia Blanca is located at about 10000 kilometers (6700 miles) away from Athens, GA.
Hotels and accommodations Please visit the following hotel web sites. Prices are excellent!!! They range from about US$ 30.- to US$ 80.- Remember!! 1.00 US$ dollar is about $ 3,15 pesos. Hotel Argos http://www.hotelargos.com/ Hotel Austral http://www.hoteles-austral.com.ar/indexa.php There other accommodations available, of course.
More about UNS : http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universidad_Nacional_del_Sur Official Web site UNS: http://www.uns.edu.ar/
More About Bahía Blanca: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%ADa_Blanca (en castellano) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%ADa_Blanca (en inglés)
Official Web Site: http://www.bahiablanca.gov.ar/
Map of the city: http://www.bahiablanca.gov.ar/turismo/plano2.html
Our specific interest in being host for 2009 Code4Lib Conference
Back in May of 2000 we held a conference on the subject of Integrated Library Management Systems. We were lucky to be able to invite specialist and librarians who used ILMS or had the chance to go through the various stages of systems installation and adoption. Our goals then were a) learn how to think about ILMS and b) how to plan for human resources to achieve a).
Young people at the University were enthusiastic about assuming the challenge to develop, test, run and maintain a “piece by piece” approach to an ILMS development. We could not afford a) to buy a commercial ILMS, and most importantly, b) loose the power of having “the best possible control” over our data.
So, Fernando Gomez started an application for cataloging MARC21, using the Open Source paradigm, now running for almost three years in ours and other libraries. Please, refer to http://inmabb.criba.edu.ar/catalis/ . Here is a demo which you can test.
More recently, we started to work with a group from Entre Rios (Argentina) who developed a circulation system, Open MarcoPolo http://marcopolo.uner.edu.ar/ , aiming to the complete integration with a cataloging and an online authorities control system, all of them using web technologies. The development site is at https://sourceforge.net/projects/campi/
Our web site, for the University Library is http://bc.uns.edu.ar
We understand that getting to meet with other programmers will help us understand better the dynamics of collaborative work. Meeting with the Code4Lib people would be an excellent chance to achieve this.