Call for proposals: Pre-Conference Bootcamps ELAG 2016

ELAG 2016 Pre-Conference Bootcamps – 6 June, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Are you a library hacker who has found new ways to leverage library data to build 21st century services?
Are you a systems implementer boosting productivity by rapidly building innovative applications?
Do you think you’ve found a better way to create or deliver information for library users?

A programme of optional Bootcamps offer ELAG participants the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance their knowledge of specific topics related to library technology. These Bootcamps provide participants a way to learn from experts and veterans in a particular domain. Hands-on and fast-paced, these Bootcamps give a primer on the most up-to-date practices in library automation and provide insights into new, upcoming technologies. Bootcamp leaders have the opportunity to present their work, test their applications in new contexts and find collaboration partners.

Please share your expertise, show what you can do, and meet with other library enthusiasts.

Bootcamps have a duration of 1 day and will be held on the day before the Elag conference. Guidelines for Bootcamp leaders are available at:

Last year’s event saw lively discussions and developments on topics such as linked data, Catmandu ETL processing, data sharing and Solr indexing.  For inspiration about topics for your workshop at this year’s ELAG conference, see the sub-themes page:

The Digital Social Science Lab is available as a location for one of the bootcamps, so please consider this option. The Lab is part of the Faculty Library of Social Sciences, and holds a range of open and proprietary software for quantitative and qualitative data anaysis, GIS and visualisation tools, web scraping and presentations. Proprietary software is available on Lab work stations only (windows/mac); other hardware include 3 projectors, a touch screen and more. Please contact for more information on the use of this space.

To propose a Bootcamp, please complete the form below and send to: Peter van Boheemen (, Chair of the ELAG 2016 Programme Committee

All proposals will be reviewed by the ELAG 2016 Programme Committee

The deadline for proposals is February 14th 2016.

The results of the review process will be sent by March 1st 2016.


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