• VALA2016 Session 3 Parkes

     
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    Anton Proppe
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    For the 'Common' good: a centralised approach to university video publishing

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Publish IT
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 11:25 - 11:55
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    Nyssa Parkes, Anton Proppe and Rob Rochester

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Abstract

    Increasingly, video and audio resources are being used in the university environment to educate, distribute research findings, and broadcast public lectures and events.  Despite significant advances in technology, creating and distributing open-to-view and open-to-re-use video can be complex. Swinburne Library has established a centralised service called Swinburne Commons that supports staff in the storage, description and distribution of open video and audio content. In reflecting on the establishment of the service, this paper suggests that experience gained from institutional repositories and open publishing endeavours can give libraries an advantage in the distribution of other institutionally-created content, such as digital media.

     

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  • VALA2016 Session 2 Weatherburn

     
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    Patrick Splawa-Neyman
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    Jaye Weatherburn
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    Data neophytes: first steps into the research data abyss

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Data Stuff
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 10:50 - 11:20
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    Patrick Splawa-Neyman

    Monash University, Vic

    Jaye Weatherburn

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the roles, functions, and possible definitions of data librarians based on two Australian National Data Service (ANDS) case study projects at Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology. The experiences, challenges, and achievements from these research data management projects are examined by discussing the various factors involved, such as liaison with researcher and organisation stakeholders, and the implementation of technological solutions.

     

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  • VALA2016 Session 1 Lawrence

     
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    Amanda Lawrence
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    Digital curation of public policy resources: discovery, access and management for policy and practice

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Future Gazing
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Amanda Lawrence

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Abstract

    Public policy and practice relies on a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications, and those produced directly by organisations, such as reports, discussion papers, briefings, reviews and data sets produced by government, academic centres, non-government organisations (NGOs), think tanks and companies. While heavily used, the collection and curation of digital publications (grey literature) is dispersed, inefficient and inadequate. This paper presents recent research on use, production and collection of policy publications and discusses the approach of Policy Online, a digital library using a variety of tools including crowd-sourcing content, linked data approaches, Digital Object Identifiers and more.

     

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  • VALA2014 Session 3 Whitehead

     

    All on the ground: there is no cloud

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Cloud Gazing
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Derek Whitehead

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    The cloud is an information technology metaphor to inspire and frighten us all, but what does it mean? Is there a cloud at all? This presentation looks at how libraries, almost unawares, have taken to the cloud enthusiastically and ahead of the others. The paper looks at the cloud from the vantage points of an IT manager, a copyright officer and a librarian. It traces its development from opportunistic vendor-provided hosting and management of software and content, to the current cloud environment. It considers the clouds we all use. It looks at benefits and problems. And it looks ahead to a cheerfully cloudy future.

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  • VALA2012 Session 11 Wright

     

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    Libraries and licensing: the eFuture will require legal as well as technical skills

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Digitisation
    Thursday 9 February 2012, 11:05 - 11:35
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    Robin Wright

    Swinburne University of Technology, VIC

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    In the eFuture, interactions between a library and its clients will increasingly be mediated through the terms of commercial licensing agreements, rather than under exceptions in copyright legislation. Libraries will need to manage a shifting web of licensed access and usage rights, controlled by legal, and often also technical, mechanisms, rather than operating under a single rights regime applying to their whole collection. This may require changes to existing library services, based on copyright law. This paper reviews a small selection of licence agreements for the delivery of online or eBook resources by Australian academic libraries and considers some administrative and policy issues that may arise when libraries move from purchasing collections of hard copy monographs to providing licensed access to electronic media.

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  • VALA2012 Session 10 Reid

     

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    Opening up the playground: supporting library staff to learn through play

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: eM-powering Professionals
    Thursday 9 February 2012, 10:30 - 11:00
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    Helen Reid and Kim Tairi

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Thursday, February 09, 2012, 10:30 AM AUSEDT, 25 Minutes 7 Seconds.

    Abstract

    Technology is the backbone of our libraries. Keeping up with the pace of change in emerging technologies is the challenge. It’s time to reassess how we spread emerging technologies throughout our workplaces. The success of the "Learning 2.0" programs around the world points to informal learning as being the way forward. Staff are increasingly being told to 'go and play' with emerging technology. This paper will explore the barriers and enablers of informal learning in libraries. It provides real-life examples of how to overcome barriers and create an environment conducive to spreading emerging technologies.

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  • VALA2012 Session 1 Parker

     

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    What the library did next: strengthening our visibility in research support

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Academic Research Support
    Tuesday 7 February 2012, 11:25 - 11:55
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    Rebecca Parker

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 11:25 AM AUSEDT, 25 Minutes 55 Seconds.
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    Abstract

    Academic libraries have a long and proud history of supporting teaching and learning in universities. However, there is growing recognition that supporting research in line with their universities’ expectations requires new approaches and different skills from librarians. Many Australian university libraries are now appointing specialised research librarians to take on these challenges. In this paper, we show the scope for libraries to commit to developing new customer-focussed services for researchers that ensure the importance of the academic library to institutional research, while taking into account stakeholder needs and organisational expectations.

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  • VALA2000 Session 15 Roberts

     

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    Information literacy in the virtual library

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Accessibility
    Friday 18 February 2000, 14:35 - 15:05

    Susan Roberts

    Reference Librarian, Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale Campus
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    Abstract

    Multi-modal learning is a feature of educational provision at Swinburne University of Technology’s Lilydale Campus. Academic staff expect a high level of computer and information literacy from all students, and also have the expectation that library staff are well equipped to support this. To that end, library staff are responsible for the design, delivery and assessment of a module in a core subject that must be taken by all first year students, regardless of their course. This paper provides some background to this situation, looking first at the campus background, the nature of the library and its services, expectations of academic staff, and the library’s profile in course delivery. From our experiences at Lilydale campus, library staff have most definitely been called on to play a dynamic role.

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