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2013 Library Mobile Web App Camp Rules

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1. Participants must be undergraduate students 18 years of age or older currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2. Participation in the coding camp is voluntary.

3. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, September 10th, 2013.

4. The app designs (or “design ideas,” or “design concepts”) shall be original work and shall not infringe on any intellectual property rights of others including copyrights and trademark rights.

5. Ownership: Applications designed or coded as part of the camp will become the property of the members of the team designing the application.  The participants have the option of granting co-ownership to the work they developed during the camp to the University.   

6. University Rights to Mobile Applications:  If a participant grants co-ownership rights to the University, then as co-owners, the participant of the coding camp and the University of Illinois (including the University of Illinois Library), each have the free right to use, copy, distribute, and modify their app design, and authorize others for any and all purposes (including educational, promotional, and commercial purposes) without compensation to the participants.  For the University, this includes, among other possibilities:  release as open source, where it is adapted and customized by local implementers over time; deployment through University’s mobile developer accounts for the Apple or Android distribution markets; or incorporation as part of a global code module system.

7. Use of Library Data and APIs: The Library grants participants the right to use Library data sources and APIs as inspiration/ part of their app concept and design.  This right expires at the end of the coding camp.

8. Originality: By participating in the coding camp, you declare that you are the sole creator of the design and code and the design and code are original and do not include any third party content, except for the use of University or Library owned trademarks and/or APIs/data sources within the design and code.

9. Additionally, all participants will have an opportunity to receive a $10 gift certificate for sharing their thoughts on the code camp experience with the event organizers (through an interview).

10. Results from interviews or the project may be disseminated in journal articles, conference presentations, and/or scholarly book chapters and in websites. Ideas from the camp may be developed into apps by the Library. Additionally, results and articles may be deposited in the Library’s Institutional Repository (IDEALS).

11. Camp participants will be required to bring their own laptop computer with necessary software development tools already installed.


The 2013 Library Mobile Web App Code Camp is made possible with a grant from IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Library Innovation Fund provides additional support.

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For advice and Logistics, thanks to ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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