[CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread David Fiander
So far on the wiki the proposals for the location range from the center of known space to let's all visit Dan!: - Toronto - Kingston - Ottawa - Sudbury - Montreal Given some of the far-flung people who have expressed interest in the meeting, including some people in Wisconsin (!), it would be

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I agree that the sooner a space and date can be decided the better. While Sudbury would probably be nice, it would be a tough sell because of the distance from me (9.5 hrs). The others are all doable. Any ideas on how we should decide? Some sort of ranked list? I personally would enjoy going

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Kimberly Silk
I just wanted to chime in from downtown Toronto -- I certainly welcome meeting outside of my fair city, and prefer locales that can be reached via train (Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Sudbury). Porter airlines is also good, but sadly, they don't fly to Sudbury. Kim -Original Message-

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Pascal Calarco
Here are my personal musings from my perspective as one of those on the periphery (Indiana). Thanks for moving this forward! Sudbury seems too remote; I vacation near there each summer, and even in April that can be a challenging drive, and is generally expensive to fly into. For folks

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 10:16 AM, MJ Suhonos wrote: I think mode of transportation is something to consider; for those of us in South/Eastern Ontario, most of the cities are relatively reachable within a few hours by ground (excepting Sudbury, unfortunately). However, for those out-of-province

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Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread MJ Suhonos
Walter, once again, has made up for my impetuousness -- I had completely forgotten about Norman Rogers airport (YGK). Apologies. It's a bit expensive compared to ground transport ($350 from Pearson vs. $40 Megabus or $120 Greyhound; via Ottawa?) but certainly an option for those flying in

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Anna Headley
Train travel gives you a smaller carbon footprint than air travel! Anna who maybe just leveled in hippie MJ Suhonos wrote: Walter, once again, has made up for my impetuousness -- I had completely forgotten about Norman Rogers airport (YGK). Apologies. It's a bit expensive compared to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Patrick M. Lozeau
Hi, I just chatted with a person at McGill (i.e. Amy Buckland), and we would be glad to host the event in Montreal. So, you can consider Montreal as a viable option in the choices. I also know people at U.Montreal and other organizations that could and would probably help us with logistics

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread John Fink
If Hamilton would make logistical sense, I'm quite happy to do some exploratory poking around. jf On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Patrick M. Lozeau pmloz...@inlibro.comwrote: Hi, I just chatted with a person at McGill (i.e. Amy Buckland), and we would be glad to host the event in

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Glen Newton
+1 for Montreal -- Glen Newton | glen.new...@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Researcher, Information Science, CISTI Research [On assignment: IM Advisor, Canadian Forestry Service, Natural Resources Canada] http://tinyurl.com/yvchmu NRCan/CFS: 613-947-9088 -- This one now NRC: tel 613-990-9163 | fax 613-952-8246

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread John Fereira
Although Kingston is closest to me... +1 for Ottawa +1 for Montreal I just checked airfare for both cities from Ithaca, NY (where several people within 50 miles that are on the list are from) and it's running about $540 US r/t. Fortunately all of the cities (except Sudbury) are less than a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I vote for Montpelier :-). Seriously though, I do think if it is within driving distance, John is correct that there will be some sort of central NY contingent and it most likely will involve automobiles. Edward John Fereira wrote: Although Kingston is closest to me... +1 for Ottawa +1

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Daniel Chudnov
On Jan 20, 2010, at 12:49 PM, John Fereira wrote: Although Kingston is closest to me... +1 for Ottawa +1 for Montreal Agreed on the above. Any reason to return to Montreal is a good one, but I'd consider heading up for any of these locations. I'll be busy in late April so if you end up

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Tim Ribaric
Hello all, Chiming in a bit late but my vote would be for Kingston. Also for those driving it would be possible to arrange some ride sharing, ala code4lib 2009... I'd find the link on the wiki but the code4lib site is running pokey right now. Tim -Original Message- From: Code for

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Glen Newton
Hmmm. No one has brought up how increasingly onerous it has become to travel to the U.S., as a Canadian or non-U.S resident (and particularly for non-Canadian, non-US residents who are fingerprinted on each visit!). This should should not be discounted, as much as I enjoy visiting place like

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread John Miedema
Ottawa (first choice). If it's in Ottawa anytime soon, and someone volunteers a location, I will help organize. Order of preference from there: Kingston, Montreal, Toronto. John Tim Ribaric wrote: Hello all, Chiming in a bit late but my vote would be for Kingston. Also for those

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread David Fiander
Of course, as a corollary to the fact that all the locations being discussed are Canadian (well, except for Montreal), any Americans resident in the USA on the list do need to make sure that their passports will be valid through to the end of May, at least, in order to ensure you will be able to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Marc Truitt
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 2010-01-20 12:10, Thomas Dowling wrote: On 01/20/2010 02:03 PM, Glen Newton wrote: Hmmm. No one has brought up how increasingly onerous it has become to travel to the U.S., as a Canadian or non-U.S resident (and particularly for non-Canadian,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:30 PM, David Fiander wrote: Of course, as a corollary to the fact that all the locations being discussed are Canadian (well, except for Montreal), any Americans resident in the USA on the list do need to make sure that their passports will be valid through to the end of

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Wendy Huot
I'm glad to help with the logistics of meeting Kingston, if that's the city we choose. I'd definitely prefer to meet after April (say May or June), as that's when our winter academic term ends and the Canadian weather is best. There are lots of free wireless-enabled spaces on the Queen's

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread David Fiander
I'm not sure, but everybody entering the US is required to present a passport or other enhanced ID, so if the Americans don't have passports, it's more that they can't go home without. On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 14:36, Walter Lewis lew...@hhpl.on.ca wrote: On 20 Jan 10, at 2:30 PM, David Fiander

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Avendano, Patricia
BTW, Montreal IS a Canadian city. P. Avendano -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of David Fiander Sent: Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 14:30 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:39 PM, Wendy Huot wrote: Regarding travel to Kingston: * For an interesting drive from upstate NY, you can get from Cape Vincent, NY to Kingston by way of Wolfe Island + ferry. Driving across the Thousand Islands Bridge is faster, but the interesting quotient goes way

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Jonathan Rochkind
Americans can no longer get into Canada without passports, even driving accross the border. Not even a birth certificate will do anymore. Officially this went into effect last spring sometime, but they had a delayed grace period, which I'm guessing is up, or at least I wouldn't want to risk

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread David Fiander
Walter plans on going to Kingston by way of Buffalo and Cape Vincent, just so he can take the ferries. On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 14:45, Walter Lewis lew...@hhpl.on.ca wrote: On 20 Jan 10, at 2:39 PM, Wendy Huot wrote: Regarding travel to Kingston: * For an interesting drive from upstate NY,

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Walter Lewis
On 20 Jan 10, at 2:53 PM, David Fiander wrote: Walter plans on going to Kingston by way of Buffalo and Cape Vincent, just so he can take the ferries. I've done just that, ... taking in a few lighthouses and harbours along the way! (and special collections at Cornell and Syracuse). Walter

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Michael Vandenburg
And the benefits of coming to Kingston don't end with the well connected meeting spaces, there's also an excellent collection of shivs on display at the local prison museum. http://www.penitentiarymuseum.ca/ Really, what more incentive do you need? -Michael

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread William Denton
My ranked ordering: Kingston Montreal Ottawa Toronto It may easier to fly to the non-Kingston cities, but train/bus is easy and it's in the middle of the Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal hub. Ridesharing would be easy and people could get there after work for the next

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Pascal Calarco
On 01/20/2010 03:39 PM, William Denton wrote: For time, I prefer May/June. What about the weekend of Friday 14 May - Sunday 16 May, maybe starting Friday night and happening Saturday, or starting Thursday night and happening Friday? That's the weekend before Victoria Day. (The 24th of May is

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I think Pascal is correct that the only US holiday to worry about in May or June is Memorial Day. The other thing to worry about is other conferences. I know some Code4Lib types go to ELUNA, for example. This year ELUNA is, Sunday, May 9--Thursday, May 13. Since I'm on the ELUNA SC (as is

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Tim Ribaric
Further for days that might not be good in May... It might be best to avoid May 10 and 11 as that is the date of the 'Canadian ETD and Open Repository Workshop' http://conferences.uvic.ca/index.php?conference=etdschedConf=etd_May_2010 I'm sure some code4libers will probably be at that one.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Patrick M. Lozeau
I would of loved to get people up to Montreal (bagels anybody?), but I must admit that Kingston is dead in the middle for a lot of us (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, NY state) and could be the easiest and cheapest for traveling. Second half of May sounds great. Patrick Patrick M. Lozeau

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread Edward M. Corrado
I guess I am also thinking that I wouldn't worry too much about flight patterns/prices for a local Code4Lib. With all of the hassles and expense of flying, it is not typically a good option for someone nearby. While it would be great to get people from a distance (and I am still considering