Past Events

Past Events

Some of these events were ones we hosted, others we helped sponsor or organize.

IT in the Library: The Power of Networks, April 19, 2017

A full-day pre-conference for library staff working in or with information technology (IT), co-organized by the BC Libraries Co-op, Fraser Valley Regional Library, Greater Victoria Public Library, and the North Vancouver City Library. The session was for IT professionals (network managers, systems analysts), digital services librarians, public technology services staff, library systems staff, and library managers or directors with responsibility for, or interest in, IT.

Code Club YVR (Regular)

eBook Summit (Annual)

Code4LibBC (Annual)

Since 2013, the Code4Lib (Code for Libraries) conference in BC is an annual 2-day series of lightning talks and breakout sessions related to digital libraries and archives, modeled on the international Code4Lib Conference.

DLF Forum Vancouver (October 2015)

Digital Library Federation is based in Washington DC. In October 2015, the DLF Forum was held in Vancouver, and we hosted a workshop on Linked Open Data in libraries, archives and museums (“LODLAM”), which is an area of policy and technology affecting the way memory institutions are opening the doors to new kinds of research, discovery and access.

EdTechCampUBC (July 2014)

A conference focused on education, technology and open-everything: access, textbooks, sources, technology (Raspberry Pi and Arduinos, for example), MOOCs, makerspaces, and so forth. Participants included librarians, tech people, makers, hackers, educators, and more.

Datacamp (2013 & 2014)

The purpose of Datacamp was to do new things with data, especially open data. For example: remix the web with open tools, examine how free people are online, and learn about how to run a hackjam or host a hackfest.

Evergreen International Conference (April 2013)

The Evergreen Conference is the world’s best-known open ILS technology conference. It brings librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss the ever-expanding, open ecosystem that Evergreen cultivates. We co-presented this conference in 2013 with Evergreen and the King County Library System.

Open Data Learning Summit (September 2012)

A one-day summit organized collaboration with the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner and the BC Ministry of Education, focused on exploring opportunities for open data learning and leadership in BC libraries. Event included how-to presentations, moderated panels on best practices, storytelling, other uses of open data, as well as opportunities open data leadership for librarians.