Code4LibNYC Meeting

Join us at our next Code4LibNYC meeting at METRO on March 29, 2016 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Mauricio Giraldo Arteaga, Bert Spaan, Brian Foo, and Paul Beaudoin from NYPL will share the work they’ve done on three public domain remix projects: Navigating the Green Books, Mansion Maniac, Fifth Avenue Then & Now.

And we’ll hear from CUNY TV’s Dave Rice, who will present an overview of the challenges of digital audiovisual preservation and provide a tour of such projects as QCTools, FFmpeg, and MediaConch.

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Presenter Biographies:
Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist. Dave's work focuses on independent media as well as open source in audiovisual preservation and quality control analytics. He has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations like CUNY, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, Downtown Community Television, and Bay Area Video Coalition. Dave is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Mauricio Giraldo Arteaga enjoys playing with code, objects and all things interactive. He is currently an interaction designer at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library’s digital innovation unit. One of his favorite projects is Building Inspector, a tool to extract data from historic insurance atlases through a combination of computational and human processes.

Bert Spaan is a computer scientist and cartographer at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library's digital innovation unit. At NYPL Labs, Bert works on the NYC Space/Time Directory, a project which aims to turn historical maps and other geographic sources from the library's collection into a digital time-travel service for New York City.

Brian Foo is a web developer and artist at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library's digital innovation unit. His work focuses on multimedia interaction and data visualization including the library's Digital Collections website and Community Oral History Project which aims to document the rich history of the city's unique neighborhoods by collecting the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand.

Paul Beaudoin has built database tools, websites, and apis for commercial and cultural institutions in Oregon and New York since 1998. He studied Computer Science at the University of Oregon and University of East Anglia. Paul has been an Applications Developer for NYPL since October, 2012, during which he has investigated OCR-assisted data extraction and built experimental community driven transcription interfaces.


Tue, Mar. 29, 2016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. America/New_York


METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States