I just realized something — I’ve never heard anybody refer to the LITA OSS IG as the “awww-zig”. Probably just as well.
Anyway, here’s my pitch for the meeting, which is today, 9 January 2011, at the San Diego Convention Center in room 31C. By design, the IGs in LITA are perhaps the wildest and wooliest part of ALA, being forums for like-minded librarians and library techies to discuss and work on cool toys and share ideas for the benefit of their libraries. The OSS IG is no exception; one of the best parts of our meetings is going around the table and having everybody present discuss what they’ve been up to with F/OSS. Think of it as Code4Lib where ties and jackets are allowed!
There is also a business meeting, which co-chair Daniel Lovins and I will keep as short as possible, but fortunately, there’s little in the way of administrivia to talk about. The main agenda item for the business meeting: what does the OSS IG group want to do next? To toss some ideas out:
- Find good speakers for a managed discussion for the meeting at the next Annual.
- Do a workshop or preconference. The migrating to open source systems preconference at ALA Annual last year was a success, so we know we can do it again.
- Organize a LITA webinar or web class.
- Post to the LITA blog.
- Do something neat on the LITA sandbox server.
- Or do something else entirely.
I look forward to seeing friends of F/OSS, the curious, and even the dubious for what will be a great discussion.
The Pronounceable acronyms, or why you should come to the LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group meeting at ALA Midwinter by Galen Charlton, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.