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Oss4pl unconference @ ALA Annual 2009!


Welcome to the Oss4pl 2009 unconference wiki! Please contribute your ideas.


Email info@oss4pl.org for the wiki password.


In a Nutshell:


An Open Source Unconference during ALA 2009 (Saturday morning, July 11, 9:30am-12:15pm. ) but not at the Conference site (Harold Washington Library Center) to get people informed, inspired, and involved in Open Source Library System projects in the Library.



This event is being put on by King County Library System and The Galecia Group who have been working together on some OS projects for the last year and a half.  Our enthusiasm for Open Source Library System software continues to grow and we recognize that it is one of those "the more the merrier" kinds of situations.  We want to hear what others are doing, tell people what we're doing, and get more people involved.




At the ALA Annual conference this summer we’re proposing a half-day unconference (participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose) for anyone interested in discussing and learning more about using open source solutions to address ILS, OPAC and user interface challenges. The benefit of holding this as an unconference rather than a formal programming session will be the flexibility it allows for us to focus on any ideas you bring to the meeting, to address the latest and most relevant topics on open source in libraries, and for everyone attending to actively engage in a dialogue. It probably doesn't hurt that it won't cost anything but your time and energy to attend (just like any open source project!)


By bringing together library professionals in this format, every participant will walk away with new ideas and information they can take back to their respective libraries, and have the opportunity to connect with others interested in exploring and making the most of open source within the library community.


For specifics on topics people are interested in discussing check out the Topics of Interest section, and the Session Info section will give you a run down of what the schedule is and what some people are planning to present and/or discuss.  If you're coming, put your name on the People list.




We will be meeting on July 11th, 2009 (Saturday) starting at 9:30 AM and wrapping up by 12:15 PM. The room will be open by 9:10, it is important to arrive by 9:30 so that we have everyone's input for session building.




Harold Washington Library Center

400 South State Street

Chicago, IL 60605

Room #3N-6


(Many thanks to the Chicago Public Library for the space!)


Who will be there:


Visit our People page to add your name to the list of those attending and to find out who else is coming!




This event is free! Space is limited so we do ask that you send us an email if you are planning to attend so that we can plan accordingly as well as keep you notified of any changes. Please send emails to info@oss4pl.org.  We also strongly encourage you to create an account on this wiki so you can be contribute content, be notified of new info, and to share the fruits of your participation afterwards.


Contact us:


Email: info@oss4pl.org


Twitter: @oss4pl (we'll be posting updates to twitter as well as here on the wiki)




We'll be using #oss4pl2009 on twitter. For other sites (blogs, flickr, etc) we'll use oss4pl2009, using just oss4pl works great too!


Comments (3)

Lori Ayre said

at 5:34 pm on Jun 8, 2009

I received a request for the conference to be shared with those who can't attend via coveritlive....let's try to make that happen!

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