• VALA2014 Boot Camp Session C Hyde

     

    Transforming yourself for the future library

    RMIT Publishing / VALAtech Boot Camp Session C
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:50 - 12:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2014-proceedings/vala2014-boot-camp-session-c-hyde

    Justine Hyde

    State Library of Victoria

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    Abstract

    Libraries are in the midst of a transformational change that is driven by complex shifts in their operating environment. Libraries are responding to these shifts in creative and novel ways in order to stay relevant and financially viable. Today’s library leaders must be prepared not only to transform their libraries, but also to transform themselves. Readers are invited to imagine their library in 2020, and to set out on the journey to transform their career in preparation for this future.

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  • VALA2012 Session 12 Warren

     

    VALA2012 Session 12 Warren

    Hacking the nation: Libraryhack and community-created apps

    VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Apps and Applications
    Thursday 9 February 2012, 11:05 - 11:35
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2012-proceedings/vala2012-session-12-warren

    Margaret Warren

    State Library of Queensland

    Richard Hayward

    State Library of Victoria

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    Thursday, February 09, 2012, 11:05 AM AUSEDT, 29 Minutes 16 Seconds.

    Abstract

    The Libraryhack competition, run by National and State Libraries Australasia, provided the Australian library sector with the opportunity to interact with developers and artists and work in new ways to enhance the role of libraries in the community. It also provided valuable insight into how our users wish to interact with our collections, our data, and our libraries. Finally, it challenged us to embrace what will be the fundamentally collaborative nature of the future library. This paper will showcase some of the applications and mashups created, explore marketing and promotion outcomes, successful strategies to build staff engagement and positive collaborative relationships with participants in the competition.

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  • VALA2010 Session 9 Gregory

     

    VALA20120It's reference, Jim, but not as we know it: using the Vocera communications system to support mobile customer service at the State Library of Victoria

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 9 - Automation
    Wednesday 10 February 2010 13:45 - 14:15
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-9-gregory

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperPatrick Gregory

    Information Services Manager, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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    Abstract

    In January 2009 the State Library of Victoria implemented a new model for delivering reference and customer services, based on the principles of mobility, communication and teamwork. To support this new model, it became the first library in Australia to implement the Vocera wireless communications system. This paper outlines the impetus for change, describes the use of the Vocera system and provides an analysis of the pros and cons of this implementation.

  • VALA2010 Session 3 Huggard

     

    VALA20120Go with the flow: data management and synchronisation across systems at the State Library of Victoria

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 3 - Repositories
    Tuesday 9 February 2010, 11:25 - 11:55
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-3-huggard

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperSimon Huggard

    Applications & Digital Services Manager, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

    Michele Hosking

    Library Applications Administrator, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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    Abstract

    From 2008-2010, the State Library of Victoria has implemented five enterprise-wide library systems as part of the SLV21 project planning framework. A considerable amount of time and effort has been put into working with data flow across these different systems to ensure that staff workflows and data use and re-use is properly managed. This paper will cover a range of data modelling and planning that has been necessary to work with each system. Some best practice methods are discussed and outcomes and recommendations put forward.

  • VALA2008 Session 4 Beaumont

     

    VALA2008Conversations or evidence – an analysis of responses from members of the public to an invitation to submit their comments about State Library of Victoria images available over the Web

    VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
    Tuesday 5 February 2008, 15:10 - 15:40
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-4-beaumont

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnne Beaumont

    Digital Systems Analyst, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

    Kelly Gardiner

    Web Services Manager, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

    Stuart Flanagan

    Senior Web Applications Developer, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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    Abstract

    In late 2005 the State Library of Victoria made a small change to the page on which its images were displayed over the Web. It added a link to a form which allowed the public to send comments on an image to the State Library of Victoria. The size and variety of the response was totally unexpected. As a result of this and because of a growing awareness of the discussion about Library 2.0, the development of 'communities', and a need to devise a way to manage the responses in line with library values in regard to privacy, authenticity of information and engagement a project was devised to analyse the responses. Results of this analysis are presented with example comments followed by a brief discussion on future plans for the project.

  • VALA2006 Session 14 McGrath

     

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    Heritage Map Digitisation: An adventure in applying aspects of Digital Preservation Policy

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Digitisation and Managing Digital Objects
    Friday 10 February 2006, 14:00 - 14:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-14-mcgrath

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperPeter McGrath

    Digital Preservation Specialist, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

    Shirley Firth

    Image Resources Manager, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses some of the key principles of the State Library of Victoria’s recently released Digital Preservation Policy and how these were applied to a heritage map digitisation project, the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Maps Digitising Project. Principles discussed include image capture standards, image metadata, storage and media. The project presented many challenges and twists and turns along the way- a surprising adventure for the project team.

     

  • VALA2004 Session 7 Cunningham

     

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    Global and local dimensions of emerging community languages support

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Software Issues
    Wednesday 4 February 2004, 14:35 - 15:05

    Andrew Cunningham

    e-Diversity and Content Infrastructure Solutions, Public Libraries Unit, Vicnet, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.vicenet.net.au

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    Abstract

    The changing immigration patterns and increasing number of migrants from Africa provide public libraries with new challenges for providing equitable library services to their communities. Current trends in the development and provision of electronic multicultural library services indicates the need for public libraries to engage with their local culturally and linguistically diverse communities and cooperatively develop solutions to resourcing and service delivery problems. The development of solutions for African communities involves the exchange of information, resources and knowledge between libraries and other service providers. The paper suggests that future electronic multicultural library services projects need to develop multilingual content infrastructure solutions to assist in ethnic community web publishing.

  • VALA2002 Session 6 Beaumont

     
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    The 3 bears – not too big, not too small, just right or How search access logs can be used to improve success rates for searchers

    VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: e-research
    Wednesday 6 February 2002, 14:00 - 14:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-6-beaumont

    Anne Beaumont

    State Library of Victoria

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    Abstract

    Using search-tracking logs, including comparing logs over time and between systems can provide information about how members of the public really search catalogues and databases. The logs are non-intrusive, and do not rely on anyone’s memory, so provide an accurate picture of what is done and in what order, but they cannot unambiguously identify ‘success’. However by examining trends and differences it is possible to establish some hypotheses, which can be tested by making changes and again observing the logs. This paper reviews some of the ways search-tracking logs have been used to make changes in a newly implemented Collection Management system at the State Library of Victoria.

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  • VALA2002 Session 15 Cunningham

     
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    The Open Road: language technology developments and public library services

    VALA 2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: e-nabling Technologies
    Friday 8 February 2002, 14:00 - 14:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/VALA2002-session-15-cunningham

    Andrew Cunningham

    Multilingual Technical Project Officer, Accessibility and Evaluation Unit, VICNET, State Library of Victoria

    Larry Stillman

    Accessibility and Evaluation Unit VICNET, State Library of Victoria, and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University

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    Abstract

    Language technology and access to the internet are crucial components in the development of flexible and responsive library services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Minority and emerging languages need public access. Internet access is one way of breaking the linguistic barriers that have been erected around minority and emerging languages. This paper reviews the Open Road multilingual website (www.openroad.vic.gov.au) from a technical perspective, outlining current strengths and limitations of major operating systems and browsers in the display of different character sets. Some solutions for entry and display of languages are offered for public access systems in public library environments.

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  • VALA2000 Session 9 Beaumont

     

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    ZAVIER - Wider than Libraries Deeper than the Web

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: Interoperability
    Thursday 17 February 2000, 15:10 - 15:40

    Anne Beaumont

    Application Support Co-ordinator, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au


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    Abstract

    “ZAVIER” stands for z39.50 Arts Victoria Interoperability Project. It was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of using z39.50 to search the databases of the major Victorian cultural organsiations – the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Performing Arts Museum, Cinemedia and Public Records of Victoria. This proved technically feasible, but if success is measured by continuing life – this project would have to be considered a failure. This paper briefly outlines the project and suggests some reasons for its non-continuance.

  • VALA2000 Session 1 Whitehead

     

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    Gulliver: head, shoulders (and knees) above the rest?

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Hybrid Libraries
    Wednesday 16 February 2000, 11:55 - 12:30

    Derek Whitehead

    Principal, Cawdron Associates

    Rebecca Toohey

    Project Officer, Libraries Online, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au


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    Abstract

    First, Gulliver is described and put into a Victorian Government policy context - what is it, and what does it aim to achieve?

    Gulliver is part of Libraries Online, a Victorian Government program which links with the Commonwealth’s Rural Libraries Online.

    Gulliver builds on these development initiatives by adding content to the network. Gulliver is one of a group of Victorian Government information society initiatives. It will ensure that quality, easy-to-use and up-to-date information on a diverse range of topics is available to all Victorians.

    Second, the global context – is Gulliver head, shoulders (and knees) above the rest? The Gulliver initiative will be placed in a wider context and linked to the Virtual Victorian Library.

  • VALA2000 Session 1 Kurzeme

     

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    Our virtual clients: changing to meet the challenge

    VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Hybrid Libraries
    Wednesday 16 February 2000, 11:20 - 11:50

    Indra Kurzeme

    Manager, Experimedia, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

    Catherine Herman

    Web Coordinator, State Library of Victoria
    http://www.slv.vic.gov.au


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    Abstract

    In 1998/99 the State Library of Victoria conducted a usability evaluation of the Library’s Web site. This paper examines the evaluation process and the consequent recommendations and implementation. Issues to be addressed include:

    • the evaluation process
    • the recommendations from the evaluation report
    • the development and project management of a web strategy
    • the role of State Library staff in the production of online content
    • the relationships between our online and onsite users
    • the re-engineering of the navigational infrastructure, and
    • proposals for e-commerce, specialist channels, visitors’ centre, visitor registration and Victorian Certificate of Education targeted material.

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