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VALA2004 Session 1 Sullivan

 

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Bringing hidden treasures to light: illuminating DSpace

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 10:45 - 11:15

Shirley Sullivan

Electronic Information Coordinator, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Lynne Horwood

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Jane Garner

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Eve Young

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) has gained momentum since eprints.org was released in 2000. An alternative to eprints.org is the recently released DSpace, the open source software developed at MIT. The paper will trace the history and development of DSpace initiatives, such as the joint project between MIT and University of Cambridge. It also discusses the impact and benefits of repositories for research institutions and libraries.

VALA2004 Session 1 Pymm

 

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Satellite capture of broadcast materials – archiving radio and television in the 21st century

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

Dr Bob Pymm

Manager, Collection Development, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)
http://www.nfsa.gov.au

Thorsten Kaeding

Project Officer, Satellite Capture Program, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)
http://www.nla.gov.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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For many years, ScreenSound Australia has acquired a sampling of television and radio broadcasts for its collections. Traditionally this has been done by sending out blank stock to broadcasters who then copy the selected programs and return them to the Archive. With the advent of satellite broadcasting, it is now possible to establish a real-time capture program which enables programs to be captured, catalogued and made available. This paper will look at establishment of a capture pilot program, some of the technical issues involved, problems of selection, and permissions and rights, cataloguing and making content available and impact on workflow practices and procedures.

VALA2004 Session 1 Ayres

 

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MusicAustralia: Building on National Infrastructure

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:55 - 12:30

Marie-Louise Ayres

Project Manager, MusicAustralia, National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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MusicAustralia is a portal for anyone interested in Australian music. A joint development of the National Library of Australia and ScreenSound Australia, National Screen and Sound Archive, it provides users with access to a federated resource discovery service for Australian music in notated and audio representations and in digital and non-digital formats, and a directory service providing information on people, organisations and services associated with Australian music. This paper outlines the reasons for placing the National Bibliographic Database at the heart of MusicAustralia federation activity and the infrastructure elements and business processes developed to support this architecture.

VALA2004 Session 2 Hudson

 

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CONZULSys project: a model for university library collaboration in New Zealand

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

Rosemary Hudson

Deputy University Librarian, University of Otago
http://www.library.otago.ac.nz

Ainslie Dewe

University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology
http://www.aut.ac.nz/library

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CONZULSys was formed under the aegis of CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians) in a climate of increasing collaboration and the need to provide an efficient, cost effective library service to New Zealand university students, staff and researchers. The consortium began with four members – Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago, University of Waikato, and Victoria University of Wellington - for the joint purchase and operation of an Information & Resource Access Management System (IRAMS) to be managed in a hosted environment. Progress in implementation and future development of the consortium are outlined.

VALA2004 Session 2 Binnion

 

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SWIFT – the Future Library System for Victoria’s Communities

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

John Binnion

Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Regional Libraries
http://www.erl.vic.gov.au

David A Cochrane

Director – Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
http://www.pwc.com.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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The SWIFT Initiative is a proposal for Victorian public libraries to collaboratively share the operation of one library management system to achieve improved service outcomes for library users plus operational and cost benefits for the participating libraries. It is envisaged that over time all Victorian public libraries would participate. This paper is about two aspects of the SWIFT Initiative. The paper covers the underlying reasons that prompted consideration for the proposed project and an overview of the business case prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through substantiation of the validity of the proposal, the business case was intended to persuade libraries and Councils of the merits of the project and to participate and for the Victorian State Government to provide a special funding grant to assist with the initial establishment costs of the collaborative venture.

VALA2004 Session 2 Wight

 

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The Gulliver Online Database Evaluation Tool

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:55 - 12:30

Teresa Wight

Information Technology and Information Service Manager, Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation
http://www.wev.vic.gov.au

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The Gulliver Consortium is a Victorian public library based group formed in 2001. Gulliver purchases electronic databases for members and selects databases after careful evaluation on specified criteria of content, statistical and technical features and vendor viability. After some months of evaluating databases using an Excel spreadsheet, an online version was developed to improve the administration of the tool and also the transparency of the evaluation process. The online tool is also flexible and can easily grow to accommodate a larger number of databases. Additional features will be added to the tool in future “upgrades”.

VALA2004 Session 3 Solomons

 

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Beam me up! Supporting PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) in medical libraries: new technology, or just another format?

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: eBooks
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 10:45 - 11:15

Terena Solomons, 2002 VALA Travel Scholar

Library Manager, Hollywood Private Hospital Library
http://www.hollywood.ramsayhealth.com.au

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This paper, based on a research trip to North America in 2003, which was generously sponsored by the VALA Travel Scholarship program, reports on ways in which medical libraries are supporting clinicians in the use of hand held computer technology, specifically Personal Digital Assistants PDAs. The types of services and support offered by hospital and academic health science libraries include: evaluating and selecting PDA clinical content, circulating PDA devices pre-loaded with clinical content, creating websites with links to PDA resources, conducting training sessions, facilitating PDA User Groups, and providing synching cradles and beaming stations for clients. The paper examines library initiatives for integrating new handheld computer technology to services and collections and outlines some of the licensing models for PDA- formatted content.

VALA2004 Session 3 Mercieca

 

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E-book acceptance: what will make users read on screen?

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: eBooks
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

Paul Mercieca

Lecturer – Information Management And Digital Publishing, RMIT University
http://www.rmit.edu.au

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While the publishing industry is developing new business and delivery models for electronic titles, libraries are experimenting with the integration of these titles into their collections and services. A major issues, however, is the reluctance to read large textual titles on current screen technology. This paper reports on research that is identifying issues associated with the acceptance of electronic textbook materials. Comparison is made between different digital formats to determine if these alter acceptance of reading textbook material on screen. These preliminary findings suggest a reluctance to move to digital textbooks unless the digital files provide incentives through better or easier access to the content itself.

VALA2004 Session 3 Abbott

 

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Sooner or later! – Have e-books turned the page?

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: eBooks
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:55 - 12:30

Wendy Abbott

Associate Director, Customer Services, Bond University Library
http://www.bond.edu.au

Kate Kelly

Electronic Services Librarian, Bond University Library
http://www.bond.edu.au

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Electronic journals have become well established in their various formats in university libraries while electronic books are still struggling to find their place. The notion that ebooks are a solution in search of a problem” still has some currency as libraries negotiate the various licensing and access issues associated with e-books. This paper will explore the theoretical and practical issues of implementing e-books in the tertiary education environment. Experiences at Bond University where the School of IT and the Library are collaborating to experiment with e-book solutions for IT students will be used to illustrate progress.

VALA2004 Session 4 O'Brien

 

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Collaboration, community and consortia in the digital provision of art images

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 14:00 - 14:30

Stephen O’Brien, 2002 VALA Travel Scholar

Campus Librarian, Hunter Street Campus, Hunter Institute – TAFE NSW
http://www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper
VALA Travel Scholar

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A convergence of technologies is bringing about a fundamental shift in the way in which art and cultural resources are being accessed. I will describe some of the image databases and delivery systems which have been developed, how collaborative and consortia ventures are distributing cultural content beyond traditional boundaries and how standards developed by the visual resources community have facilitated systems interoperability and helped to create the possibility of a massive growth in the availability of resources online. I also examine implications for the wider library and information management community, especially as they relate to education.

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