Chapter 5. Political and Social Dimensions of Library Code

Andromeda Yelton

Abstract


Chapter 5 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 51, no. 3), “Coding for Librarians,” explores the level of organizational support for coding projects in libraries, as well as barriers to implementing projects. Survey respondents contribute ideas for gaining support for projects. It addresses learning to code and overcoming isolation.


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Anna Bjartmarsdottir et al., “Plan for the Web Presence,” UAA/APU Consortium Library, November 10, 2013, http://connect.ala.org/node/213992.

Coral Sheldon-Hess, “Getting Buy-in on User Centricity,” presentation. LITA Forum, Louisville, KY, November 7–10, 2013, www.slideshare.net/csheldonhess/lita-forum.

Dale Askey, “Column: We Love Open Source Software. No, You Can’t Have Our Code,” Code4Lib Journal, no. 5 (December 15, 2008), http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/527.


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