why don’t librarians like to give their code away?

Dale Askey has written a great column on how libraries “share and fail to share open source software” and looks into some of the reasons that might be the case.

not only should librarians be coders, they should hang out with other librarians who code

Access 2005 Hackfest has become spawned the code4lib 2006 conference Feb 15-17 2006. Soon! Cheap! [note: updated to reflect that Hackfest is still continuing, but code4lib is available for your coding pleasure as well!]