• VALA2016 Session 13 Ruge

     
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    Digital Dilemmas: a participatory investigation into developing a digital strategy for a community archive

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Digitisation Adventures
    Thursday 11 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Courtney Ruge, Steve Wright, Joanne Evans

    Monash University, Vic

    Graham Willett

    University of Melbourne, Vic

    Gary Jaynes

    Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Vic

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the progress of a collaborative project between Monash University and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, which aims to provide public access to the Archives’ digital collections through the development an online exhibition and an exploration of the possibilities for building an online catalogue using open-source software. The paper explores the challenges involved in attempting to undertake effective consultation and collaboration between researchers and community archives in a community informatics project of this nature, the challenges for community archives in resourcing complex digital projects, and the issues associated with developing a digital strategy for a community archives from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

     

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  • VALA2014 Session 2 Kreunen

     

    Hacking the library catalogue: a voyage of discovery

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: It's All About the Data
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:50 - 11:20
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    Ben Kreunen and Joe Arthur

    The University of Melbourne, Vic

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    Abstract

    The University Digitisation Centre (UDC) at the University of Melbourne has been working towards implementing the Embedded Metadata Manifesto since its inception in 2009. This paper follows the evolution of the in-house information systems developed by UDC to incorporate the embedding of descriptive metadata as part of a standard digitisation process. Central to this has been the development of novel ways of accessing metadata from the various library catalogues via their public interfaces. Challenges arising from the re-use of catalogue metadata in non-library systems may provide additional insights as libraries attempt to re-invent the catalogue.

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  • VALA2014 Session 1 Ellis

     

    Managing MOOCs: adding value in a 'massive, open, online' environment

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Think Big
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:50 - 11:20
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-session-1-ellis

    Jenny Ellis, Astrid Bovell, Peta Humphreys and Jan Weaver

    The University of Melbourne, Vic

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    Abstract

    In 2013, the University of Melbourne offered its first MOOCs via Coursera. The technology enabled seven courses taught by academic staff from different disciplines to be delivered to anyone with an internet connection. The Library was included as part of the MOOCs development team from the start, collaborating with teaching staff through the hectic development phase, forging positive relationships with learning designers and production staff. This paper presents a case study that demonstrates the contribution that the Library has made to MOOCs@Melbourne.

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  • VALA2012 Session 7 Ellis

     

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    Empowering through space? : post-occupancy evaluation of redesigned library spaces

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Spaces, Physical and Virtual
    Wednesday 8 February 2012, 14:20 - 14:50
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2012-proceedings/vala2012-session-7-ellis

    Jenny Ellis, Karen Kealy and Alissa Sputore

    University of Melbourne, Vic

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    Abstract

    A great deal of time and effort is put into the planning and design of library spaces, but how do we know we have got it right? How do we know if students want to use the space, if it meets their needs, and are they are using it in the way we envisaged? To confirm whether the choices made through the design and development process are choices that support our high-level aspirations, evaluation is an essential part of the redevelopment process. In particular, are the spaces being used for the purposes they were designed for? Do the spaces support the interactions and informal learning behaviours we anticipated?

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  • VALA2010 Session 5 Horwood

     

    VALA20120Role of bibliometrics in scholarly communication

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 5 - Metrics
    Tuesday 9 February 2010, 14:40 - 15:10
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperLynne Horwood

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

    Sabina Robertson

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

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    Abstract

    The aims of the paper are, firstly, to provide an overview of the major developments of bibliometrics. Secondly, the paper will discuss features of two of the major citation databases, Scopus (Elsevier) and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters). Both vendors are focussing their product development in the areas of visual representation of the relationships of the cited papers. Thirdly, the paper will illustrate the opportunities for academic librarians to engage with their academic communities.

  • VALA2010 Session 15 Shadbolt

     

    VALA20120A research idea, an administrative need and a resource capability come together in time to create an invaluable historical collection: the University Calendar story at Melbourne

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 15 - Digitisation/Publishing
    Thursday 11 February 2010 14:55 - 15:25
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-15-shadbolt

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnna Shadbolt

    Coordinator, Information Management Advisory Service, University of Melbourne
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    Joe Arthur

    Coordinator, Digitisation and Imaging, University of Melbourne
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    Silvia Paparozzi

    Senior Imaging Officer, University of Melbourne
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

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    Abstract

    Four events were critical to our university calendar story: a researcher searching for lists of University Members over time; an administrator documenting researcher records over time; a records analyst frustrated by precious storage housing duplicate copies of calendars, and finally, the need to dispose of multiple sets of surplus calendars. Serendipity combined these events, digitising 150 years of university history and producing an invaluable digital record. The learning from our journey has been an appreciation of the complexities of digitisation projects. Key outcomes have been the development of better workflows and a more intentional strategy for future digitisation projects.

  • VALA2006 Session 9 Kiorgaard

     

    VALA2006 A rose by any other name?: from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Metadata
    Thursday 9 February 2006, 14:35 - 15:05
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDeidre Kiorgaard

    Director, Bibliographic Standards, National Library of Australia
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    Ebe Kartus

    Coordinator, Metadata, The University of Melbourne
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    Abstract

    Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a new standard for description and access, designed for the digital world. The paper charts the drivers that are shaping RDA's development. It explains why simply revising AACR2 is no longer an option. It discusses the relationship between RDA and other international standards developments, such as IFLA's draft statement of International Cataloguing Principles; the influence of models such as FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and FRAR (Functional Requirements for Authority records). The timeline for the publication of RDA is outlined, and information given on how you can influence the development of RDA.

     

  • VALA2006 Session 11 Young

     

    VALA2006 Supporting e-research at the University of Melbourne

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Information Management and Knowledge Sharing
    Friday 10 February 2006, 10:45 - 11:15
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperEve Young

    Project Leader, Digital Asset Management Systems Implementation, University of Melbourne Libraries
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

    Lynne Horwood

    Research Consultant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Melbourne
    http://www.unimelb.edu.au

    Shirley Sullivan

    Electronic Information Coordinator, University of Melbourne Libraries
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    Abstract

    E-Research refers to large-scale, distributed, information-intensive forms of inquiry conducted collaboratively between institutions, and intra- and inter-nationally. The paper details the strategies that the Information Division (ID) is implementing to support eresearch and information management within the University. The culture at the University of Melbourne emphasises a client-focused approach where the ID staff partner with academic departments and business units to assemble suitable project teams to translate the vision into technical solutions. The paper will explore ID initiatives which support e-research and information management using new technologies which emphasise interoperability and flexibility.

     

  • VALA2004 Session 10 Denison

     

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    Breaking ground: library systems implementation in Vietnam

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Extending the ILMS
    Thursday 5 February 2004, 11:55 - 12:30

    Tom Denison

    White Room Electronic Publishing Pty. Ltd.

    Michael Robinson

    Director, Library & Learning Resource Centre Projects, RMIT Vietnam
    http://www.rmit.edu.vn

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    Abstract

    With few exceptions most Vietnamese libraries are underdeveloped and struggling to provide adequate resources, although there are some notable exceptions such as the National Library of Vietnam, NACESTID (National Centre for Science and Technology Information and Documentation) and some academic libraries. In this environment, RMIT International University Vietnam’s work in developing a number of Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) on behalf of local universities is making a major contribution to the educational infrastructure of the country. The purpose of this paper is to look at the current state of automation in Vietnam and, largely drawing on the experience of these projects, to highlight a number of issues that have arisen. In particular, it will consider the issue of sustainability and some of the factors that contribute to it. To do this, it will first provide some background to the projects being undertaken, followed by an overview of the market for integrated library management systems.

  • 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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    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.

  • VALA2002 Session 5 McCarthy

     
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    The Open Resource Scholarly Network: new collaborative partnerships between academics, libraries, archives and museums

    VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Scholarly Publishing
    Wednesday 6 February 2002, 14:35 - 15:05
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-5-mccarthy

    Gavan McCarthy and Joanne Evans

    University of Melbourne

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    Abstract

    The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) has been collecting and disseminating information about the history of Australian science, technology and medicine, including data about archival resources, on the assumption that scholarly practice and the creation of new knowledge was based on free access to, and the citability of, existing knowledge. Despite the advent of enabling electronic network technologies, it appears that this assumption is not universally accepted. In this paper, we explore by way of real examples the benefits that come from the open sharing of information and knowledge, not just for researchers but for cataloguers, archivists, web publishers and other informatics professionals.

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  • VALA2000 Session 4 Arthur

     

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    Comparing interfaces for electronic journal delivery

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Document Delivery
    Wednesday 16 February 2000, 14:35 - 15:05

    Tony Arthur

    Associate Librarian, Information Resources and External Relations,
    University of Melbourne Library
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

    Shirley Sullivan

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


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    Abstract

    During 1998 and 1999 the University of Melbourne Library evaluated four interfaces for managing electronic journal subscriptions and access. These are OCLC’s ECO, SwetsNet, Ebsco Online and Blackwell’s Electronic Journal Navigator. A small working group of librarians comprised the core of the trial. A set of defined criteria for evaluating the interfaces was used. The paper will report on the experiences of the evaluation and the conclusions reached.

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