I yield! Not only does Karen Schneider’s conference schedule beat up my schedule, it all but vaporizes it.
Nonetheless, I will be in Chicago, just not bouncing around quite so much. When I’m not at MPOW‘s booth in the exhibits hall, I’ll be attending:
- LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group (Saturday, 29 June from 1-2:30 at the Palmer House Hilton, Price Room)
- ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (Saturday, 29 June from 3-4 at McCormick Place, room E351)
- LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group (Sunday, 30 June from 8:30-10 at McCormick Place, room N129)
- LITA Imagineering Interest Group (Sunday, 30 June from 10:30 to 11:30 at McCormick Place, room N134)
I’m outgoing chair of the Open Source Systems IG, so I should mention that during the meeting we will be having a discussion on the organizational structures behind open source software. For example, user groups–Evergreen has a very organized user group and so does Koha. Is a foundation beneficial? How is software development handled? Is there a release manager? How is project funding managed?
It promises to be an interesting discussion, so I invite any and all to attend.