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    We are giving one lucky member the chance to win a full registration to VALA2012eM-powering eFutures. The winner will be expected to manage VALA's social media in the lead up to, during and for the week after VALA2012 (4  December 2011 - 17 February 2012).

    To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is use social media, e.g. tweet or post a short video (maximum 90 seconds), to tell us why you would be the best person for the job.

    • The competition opens on 17th of October and closes 5.00pm (EDT) on 24 November 2011.
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    • The winner will be the standout entry judged on originality and use of social tools.

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    You must be over 18 years old | A member of VALA (either individual or your organisation | Reside in Australia | The prize is for a full registration to the VALA2012 conference. The winner must make their own arrangements for accommodation and travel during the conference. | The winner will be announced on the VALA website by Friday 4 November, 2011. | 

  • VALA2016 Session 5 Ruge

     
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    Courtney Ruge
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    Digital image collections and social media sharing: goals, strategies, and challenges for Australian cultural institutions

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Warding the Past
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 14:45 - 15:15
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    Courtney Ruge and Tom Denison

    Monash University, Vic

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the use of social media in conjunction with digital image collections by Australian cultural institutions. The research draws upon an adaptation of the theory of affordances in examining the goals, implementation, and outcomes of a sample of cultural institutions in using digital image collections in various combinations with social media platforms. The implications and challenges associated with establishing and maintaining a strong presence within the spaces of image-sharing and information-sharing via social media and digital image collections are explored, including examples from the current practices of Australian cultural institutions obtained through a website survey and interviews with industry professionals.

     

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  • VALA2016 Session 3 Pozzi

     
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    Megan Pozzi
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    Formalising the vernacular: social media skills in higher education

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Publish IT
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Megan Pozzi

    Queensland University of Technology

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the issue of social media skills using a literacy framework. Firstly, it argues that social media skills are a form of vernacular, or ‘everyday’, literacy and articulates the issues associated with trying to formalise these skills within the curriculum. Secondly, it calls for greater explicit attention to social media skills within higher education, by arguing that social media literacies are a part of new literacies. It evaluates QUT’s “Create a Better Online You” suite of social media resources in light of this framework, and discusses the role of libraries in addressing social media skills.

     

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  • VALA2014 Session 7 Abbott

     

    The perfect storm: the convergence of social, mobile and photo technologies in libraries

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Think Social
    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 14:20 - 14:50
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    Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare and Peta Hopkins

    Bond University Library, Qld

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    Abstract

    The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.

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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
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    Simon Cootes

    State Library of New South Wales

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    Abstract

    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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  • VALA2014 Plenary 2 Bollen

     

    Social media as an agent of socio-economic change: analytics and applications

    VALA2014 PLENARY SESSION 2
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 16:20 - 17:30
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    Johan Bollen

    Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, USA

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    Abstract

    Billions of individuals are now participating in online social networking environments. The resulting social media streams provide crowd-sourced information on a range of psychological, social, economic, and political phenomena. In our work, we analyse large scale social media data to gauge and even predict a variety of socio-economic developments, including the stock market, consumer behaviour, elections, and even scientific impact. In my key note, I will provide an overview of the most exciting developments in this emerging field, and discuss how the power of the crowd may be leveraged to bring about fundamental social and economic changes.

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  • VALA2012 Session 4 Mercieca

     

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    Social media as an education platform: teaching through Facebook

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: The Next Generation
    Tuesday 7 February 2012, 15:15 - 15:45
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    Paul Mercieca

    RMIT University, Vic

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    Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 3:15 PM AUSEDT, 25 Minutes 38 Seconds.

    Abstract

    Social media has become a communication environment that is not just used for individual network building, but also for advertising, product promotion and service delivery. This paper examines the adoption of social media as an education platform that has been used to deliver part of the content of a university-based subject. A Facebook group space has been used to deliver workshop-based education and activities. While this paper focuses on Facebook being used within a university-based subject, the discussion is applicable to other educational environments, including internal staff training.

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