OhioLINK has received fewer applications for the Google Summer of Code than last year and have a number of areas not yet covered by proposals. Our has suggestions related to applications we currently have under development, most dealing with applying JPEG 2000 to still image and moving image files. We have also listed library-related projects for the Sakai collaboration and learning environment.
Google is sponsors the Summer of Code to “keep student’s programming skills sharp” over the summer by pairing students with mentoring organizations to create open source applications. OhioLINK is participating as a mentoring organization and welcomes applications for projects in the area of library services and information management.
In general, we work in the area of information retrieval, search result visualization, knowledge management, and automated description. What is it that you wish your academic library did better? Is it a 12 week project? We’re interested in hearing from you.(This post was updated on 27-Oct-2010.)