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VALA Events 2014: Lightning Talks (and Walks)

Register online now for a fantastic night of Lightning Talks (and Walks) - our end of year event, presented in partnership with ALIAVIc

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VALA and ALIAVic invite you to the final event for 2014.  Join us at the Docklands Library on Wednesday 26th November from 5:30pm.

This year's Lightning Talks event will feature four 10 - 12 minute presentations from outstanding contributors within the Library IT field.

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  • Brendan Fitzgerald from Infoxchange - Winner of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge for their app to help the homeless
  • Sarah Slade from State Library of Victoria - Digital preservation
  • Sarah Petchell from the Australian Drug Foundation - Digitising the library
  • Nathan Connors from Docklands Library - Emerging Techologies

The Lightning Talks will be followed by a tour of Docklands Library - Melbourne's newest public library - and Christmas drinks.

See the VALA event page for details and to book online. 

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 13:53

2014 Travel Scholarship Nominations

Every two years VALA offers up to two Travel Scholarships to enable suitable persons to travel overseas to examine aspects of library automation. Candidates proposing to study newer technologies of potential application in Australia but not yet seen here are most likely to be successful. No formal qualifications are required. Although candidates should be working in library or information related areas, they need not be employed in traditional library environments.

The successful candidates will receive up to AUD $13,000 towards travel, accommodation and living expenses and will be offered the opportunity of presenting a paper at the VALA Biennial National Conference in February 2016.

VALA Travel Scholarships

Nominations are now be invited for the 2014 Travel Scholarships - go to Travel Scholarship Nominations and find out more - it's worth up to $13,000!

Applications for the Travel Scholarships close on Friday 5 December 2014.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:14

Congratulations to Infoxchange – Winners, 2014 Google Impact Challenge

Infoxchange wins Google Impact challengeVALA extends its hearty congratulations to our colleagues at Infoxchange, who were last night announced as one of the 4 Winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge. Read more about their story here - Their project – an app to connect homeless people with social services – is an inspiring example of how technology, in the right hands, can tackle problems and transform lives. Cheers to Infoxchange and their agenda to enable a more digitally inclusive society.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:25

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