• VALA2014 Session 7 Barwick

     

    Hunters and collectors: seeking social media content for cultural heritage collections

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Think Social
    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 13:45 - 14:15
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-7-barwick

    Kathryn Barwick and Mylee Joseph

    State Library of New South Wales

    Cecile Paris and Stephen Wan

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

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    Abstract

    A novel approach to collecting digital content for heritage collections is being explored and assessed in a trial of Vizie, an innovative social media tool researched and developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Collecting digital content for heritage collections is a priority for research libraries and other cultural institutions. This paper reports on the progress and learnings to date of the ongoing collaboration between the CSIRO and the State Library of New South Wales. The aim of the collaboration is to gather and curate online content centred around significant events and every day life in Australia and New South Wales.

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  • VALA2014 Session 2 Cootes

     

    Marking up NSW: Wikipedia, newspapers and the State Library

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: It's All About the Data
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:25 - 11:55
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-2-cootes

    Simon Cootes

    State Library of New South Wales

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    This paper discusses the State Library of NSW’s project to create content on Wikipedia linking back to the digitised newspapers on Trove. The paper discusses the issues encountered in working with Wikipedia and the factors that made this project a success. One significant factor was the collaborative partnerships with other institutions that allowed the State Library to build on the expertise of other groups.

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  • VALA2012 Session 3 Taylor

     

    VALA2012 Session 3 Taylor

    Mobilising patient care and research - remote and mobile access to clinical information resources via a state government portal

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Mobile
    Tuesday 7 February 2012, 11:25 - 11:55
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    Jeremy Taylor

    St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Vic

    Jay Glaisyer

    EBSCO Australia, Sydney, NSW

    Julia Ryan

    State Library of NSW

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    Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 11:25 AM AUSEDT, 31 Minutes 15 Seconds

    Abstract

    Clinicians and researchers in health care are mobile, within and across institutions. They move from ward to ward, or rotate between hospitals. Additionally the time pressure of everyday work often determines that research is conducted from home. Recent developments in mobile devices and applications allow data and information to be available at the point of care, promising significant improvements in the safety and efficiency of patient care. This paper will discuss the experience of EBSCO and Victorian hospital librarians working together to deliver remote and mobile access to clinicians in public health in Victoria.

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  • VALA2012 Session 13 Forsyth

     

    VALA2012 Session 13 Forsyth

    Playing at professional development?

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: eCapabilities
    Thursday 9 February 2012, 14:20 - 14:50
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    Ellen Forsyth

    State Library of New South Wales

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    Thursday, February 09, 2012, 2:20 PM AUSEDT, 26 Minutes 13 Seconds.

    Abstract

    The State Library of New South Wales runs a professional development program in World of Warcraft for public library staff who are interested in games and their use in libraries. The discussions in these sessions include use of online games, as well as board and video games. Speakers include public library staff from Australia and the USA, as well as academics and other educators who are using or exploring the use of games. There has even been an online reading group discussion as part of one of these sessions.

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  • VALA2010 Session 14 Forsyth

     

    VALA20120Wiki ecosystems: the development and growth of online communities of practice

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 14 - Online Communities
    Thursday 11 February 2010 14:55 - 15:25
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperEllen Forsyth

    Consultant, Public Library Services, State Library of New South Wales
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    Abstract

    This paper provides an analysis of collaborative wikis managed by the New South Wales public library Reference and Information Services Group. The Reference Excellence wiki and the Readers Advisory wiki are examined to explore the development of collaboration and community amongst and between the participants. There is a discussion of the different purposes of the wikis, their effectiveness, planning, outcomes, time frames and software. How the communities of writers and editors have developed is also discussed. Why people are attracted to participating in and contributing to the different wikis is explored.

  • VALA2008 Session 10 Forsyth

     

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperFancy walkie talkies, Star Trek communicators or roving reference?

    VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Enabling Technologies
    Wednesday 6 February 2008 15:10 - 15:40
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-10-forsyth

    VALA Travel ScholarEllen Forsyth, 2006 VALA Travel Scholar

    Consultant, Public Library Services, State Library of New South Wales
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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the customer service benefits of using Vocera badges, which utilise a portable wireless technology (WiFi), to facilitate roving reference service. Use of portable voice communication devices allows the help to be taken to the people and away from service desks. These communication technologies allow library staff to easily access the expertise of other staff. There are no library uses of Vocera devices in Australia at August 2007.

     

  • VALA2006 Session 13 Nunn

     

    VALA2006Putting the pieces together: connectivity, content and confidence

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Information Literacy and the Digital Divide
    Friday 10 February 2006, 11:20 - 11:50
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperBarry Nunn

    Senior Education Officer, State Library of New South Wales
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    Abstract

    Providing connectivity to public libraries has been a State Library of New South Wales priority since 1997. Without content and the skills for effective use of this content, connectivity is of little value. This paper explores initiatives to enhance the use of online content. Building skills and confidence in staff and clients are important elements in maximising the benefits of enhanced connectivity.

     

  • VALA2004 Session 12 Stumm

     

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    Collection-level description: separating the woods from the trees

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Access to Information
    Thursday 5 February 2004, 11:20 - 12:50

    Deborah Stumm

    Manager, Digital Library Strategy, State Library of New South Wales
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    Susanne Moir

    Coordinator, Bibliographic Access, State Library of New South Wales
    http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

    Meredith Lawn

    Archivist, Original Materials Branch, State Library of New South Wales
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    Abstract

    This paper describes a project at the State Library of NSW to develop structured machine- readable collection descriptions to provide online access to our collection strengths.

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