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Do you want to meet up and talk about libraries, library software, and coding?

I’m organizing a small, informal Ottawa-area code4lib North meetup at the end of March.

When: Wednesday March 28, 5-7 PM

Where: Royal Oak downtown at 188 Bank at Gloucester (on the corner across from L’Esplanade Laurier).

The details are also up on the code4lib wiki.

Beginners are very welcome to join!

Let me know if you are interested by e-mailing me at warren.layton@gmail.com so that I can reserve enough seats for us at the Oak.

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The SirsiDynix paper on open source — the one that caused a stir last fall — seems to have disappeared from WikiLeaks and from Stephen Abram’s related blog post. Fortunately, there’s a copy here, in case anyone is looking for it.

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I was chatting with some coworkers today and they told me about a discussion about Evergreen on the AUTOCAT mailing list. I decided to sign up because I had previously considered it and, really, what’s one more mailing list to join and then ignore?

After signing up, I had to laugh when I received the confirmation e-mail in my inbox which stated:

This list is confidential. You should not publicly mention its existence, or forward copies of information  you have obtained from it to third  parties.

Isn’t it time that this notice be removed from the confirmation message? I was able to find the sign-up form with an easy Google search, there’s a Wikipedia page about the list, and there are even archives up on GMane. I think the AUTOCAT has been out of the bag for some time…

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Yesterday was my final day in London, Ontario, and at FIMS. My assignments had all been completed and my classes were over. The one thing that remained was the Exit Interview…

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Where’s Warren?

mlis_winter20091

UWO’s MLIS graduating class, Winter 2009 term.

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I’ve been gradually working on this post since my last Research (Reading) Week back in February 2009. What follows are a few tips for new MLIS students at Western, as well as a few things that I liked and disliked about the program.

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I just checked the Program page for the Access 2008 conference and it now includes audio files of each of the talks.

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