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Petition for Public Access to Publicly Funded Research in the United States

I just received this email from my colleague Bethany Nowviskie (the only person I know whose job title actually includes the words “research scientist”):

The ALA, the ACRL, and SPARC, among others, have organized an online petition in support of the Federal Research Public Access Act, which would require that publicly-funded research appear in an [...]

bootstrapping a community (one preconference at a time)

Here’s how I know this year’s code4lib preconference was a success: Karen Coombs said

Probably the thing I liked the best was just getting a chance to sit down, play with code, and have other people help me figure things out. The moment that captured the spirit of the conference for me was sitting with Terry [...]

library-in-a-box at code4lib

A map of all the eIFL member countries

Originally uploaded by bsadler.

I gave my library-in-a-box talk at the code4lib conferece yesterday, and it went very well. It’s been an incredibly productive conference, and as always I leave with twice as many great ideas as I’ll actually be able to do anything about. It’s wonderful to see [...]