Happy New Year, dear readers! Hope you had a good Christmas break and are attacking 2012 with renewed enthusiasm.
Some of the most interesting bits of my new year aren't (yet) bloggable, but I can say that renewed attention to by chartership portfolio is on the cards, as is my participation in Code Year.
More and more of my professional conversations in the last year have been about coding and mashups in libraries, particularly for re-using bibliographic data in helpful and interesting ways. So Code Year couldn't have come at a better time: programming is something I've also suspected I might end up doing, and I'll never get round to learning much without some external force encouraging me. We'll see how it goes: even if I don't complete it, hopefully it'll at least have de-mystified some things for me.
If you're interested in taking part, you might like to know that on Twitter there's the hashtag #codeyear for the general programme, #libcodeyear for library folk taking part, and #catcode for cataloguers (there are a lot of them) taking part. There's also the catcode wiki which is collecting together useful resources.
In other news, I haven't completely forgotten cpd23, and will be looking at the remaining things soon. And before that, you'll find me guest blogging on the Libraries@Cambridge 2012 conference blog on Thursday, where I'll be writing up parallel session B: The Digital Library.