CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND LINKS TO PAPERS

To view a conference paper click on the paper title below or go to the Author Index for links to the paper.

Note that, other than keynote presentations and some invited papers as indicated, each paper presented at the conference was fully refereed to DEST standards. That is, in a single-blind two-round process, at least two members of a national review panel have reviewed each paper.

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Podcasts are now available. Click on the paper title within each session below or go to the Author Index for links to the podcast and paper.


Wednesday 8 February 2006

0730 - 1830 Registration
0900 - 1015 OPENING: Room: Palladium C
Sandra Vouch, Chair, VALA2006 Programme Committee

PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Ted Chrisfield
Willard McCarty, Reader in Humanities Computing, King's College London
Individual matrix, communal workshop and "the living condition of the human mind"
1015 - 1045 Morning Tea proudly sponsored by RMIT Publishing, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
  CONCURRENT SESSION 1:
New Technology
Room: Palladium C
Chair: Darrin Vouch
CONCURRENT SESSION 2:
Digital Repositories
Room: River Room 1
Chair: Helen Wolff
CONCURRENT SESSION 3:
Teaching and Learning Environments
Room: River Room 2&3
Chair: Kim Tairi
1045 - 1115 Warwick Cathro, National Library of Australia
Improving information infrastructure: recent activities of the National Library of Australia
Jane Hunter, DSTC, University of Queensland
Scientific models - a user-oriented approach to the integration of scientific data and digital libraries
Greg Anderson and Alison Rigby, University of Newcastle, NSW
Internet café or learning environment? The University of Newcastle's Information Common after the first 18 months
1120 - 1150 Ksenija Obradovic, University of Auckland Library, New Zealand
Intrepid traveller: the University of Auckland Library on the e-book journey
Julie Woodland and Joanne Ng, Curtin University of Technology, WA
"Too many systems, too little time": integrating an eprint repository into a University publications system
Sabina Robertson, University of Melbourne, Vic
Reaching postgraduate students across the Web: a librarian's experience of participating in the development of an online programme

(Invited paper - not peer reviewed)
1155 - 1230 Anna Raunik, State Library of Queensland
An investigation of streaming - webcasting and webconferencing technologies in the US and UK (2004 VALA Travel Scholar)
Martin Borchert, Griffith University, Qld
Changing user behaviour using a digital repository system
Anita Crotty, University of Canberra, ACT
Would you like a LOMS with your ILMS? Converging the library and learning management systems
1230 - 1400 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
  CONCURRENT SESSION 4:
New Technology
Room: Palladium C
Chair: Sandra Vouch
CONCURRENT SESSION 5:
Digital Repositories
Room: River Room 1
Chair: Ebe Kartus
CONCURRENT SESSION 6:
Usability
Room: River Room 2&3
Chair: Jane Viner
1400 - 1430 Christine Lewis, Public Library Services, SA
Wireless technology for South Australian public libraries: pilot project 2005
Andrew Treloar, Monash University, Vic and Geoff Payne, La Trobe University, Vic
The ARROW Project after 2 years: are we hitting our targets?
Damian Lodge, Charles Sturt University, NSW
What can librarians learn from the Internet's 10 most popular sites?
1435 - 1505 Sandra Jeffries and Corey Wallis, University of Southern Queensland Library
Exploring the application of RSS for library staff professional development and SDI services
Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia, ACT
Digital sustainability and digital repositories
Stephanie Foott and Simon Huggard, Monash University Library, Vic
A usability study of the library catalogue at Monash University Library
1510 - 1540 Sean Volke, Thomson Gale, NSW
Encouraging interaction online: the emerging roles of blogs/wikis/RSS in fostering and encouraging user participation
Terry Morrow, JISC, UK
Introducing Shibboleth in the UK: a progress report

(Invited paper - not peer reviewed)
Dey Alexander, Dey Alexander Consulting, Vic
Usability versus accessibility: best friends or worst enemies?
1540 - 1610 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1610 - 1725 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Andrew Treloar
Sandy Payette, Researcher and Co-Director of the Fedora Project, Cornell Information Science, Cornell University, USA
Choosing technology that can evolve with user needs: a service-oriented approach to e-research, e-scholarship and advanced scholarly publication
1730 - 1900 Welcome Reception - Exhibition Area
 

Thursday 9 February 2006

0800 - 1730 Registration
0900 - 1015 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Tom Denison
Prof. Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science
Universal Digital Library - connecting users to digital contents
1015 - 1045 Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing, and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1045 - 1245 Vendor Presentations
1245 - 1400 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
  CONCURRENT SESSION 7:
Delivering Online Content
(formerly IP, Copyright and Rights Management)
Room: Palladium C
Chair: Louise Segafredo
CONCURRENT SESSION 8:
Digital and e-publishing
Room: River Room 1
Chair: Janette Wright
CONCURRENT SESSION 9:
Metadata
Room: River Room 2&3
Chair: Sue Steele
CONCURRENT SESSION 10:
Resource Capture and Access
Room: Garden Room 2&3
Chair: June Anderson
1400 - 1430 Laurie Atkinson, City of Boroondara, Vic and others
Digital practice: Picture NSW and the development of guidelines for local digitising programs
Paul Mercieca, RMIT University, Vic
Changing patterns in scholarly publishing: interim report on ARC funded research project
Lloyd Sokvitne, State Library of Tasmania, TAS
Rediscovering metadata: an outcomes-oriented approach

(Invited paper - not peer reviewed)
Anat Meitar, Jewish Museum Of Australia, Vic
Questions of terminology and classification in digitising a Jewish Culture Heritage Collection
1435 - 1505 Marie-Louise Ayres, Judith Pearce and Dianne Dahlitz, National Library of Australia, ACT
Bringing the stories to the people: online sound at the National Library of Australia
Ross Coleman, University of Sydney Library, NSW
Sydney University Press: publication, business and the digital library
Deidre Kiorgaard, National Library of Australia, ACT and Ebe Kartus, Deakin University, Vic
A rose by any other name?: from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access
Prashanth Balajapally, Sai Spurthi Institute of Technology, India and others
Multilingual book reader: transliteration, word-to-word translation and full-text translation
1510 - 1540 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Anne Beaumont
Top Ten Tech Trends - Panel
1540 - 1610 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1610 - 1725 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Cathie Jilovsky
Britta Woldering, Senior Librarian, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Connecting with users: Europe and multilinguality
1900 - 2300 Conference Dinner - River Room
 

Friday 10 February 2006

0800 - 1730 Registration
0900 - 1015 PLENARY SESSION: Room Palladium C
Chair: Simon Huggard
Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director Google Print project, Google, USA
Google Book Search: Making all the world's books fully searchable
1015 - 1045 Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing, and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
  CONCURRENT SESSION 11:
Information Management and Knowledge Sharing
Room: Palladium C
Chair: June Anderson
CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Collaboration and Consortia

Room: River Room 1
Chair: Peter Carter
CONCURRENT SESSION 13:
Information Literacy and the Digital Divide
Room: River Room 2&3
Chair: Susan Bray
1045 - 1115 Eve Young, Lynne Horwood and Shirley Sullivan, University of Melbourne, Vic
Supporting e-research at the University of Melbourne
Fiona Rigby, Micheala O'Donovan and Sam Searle National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
National, cross-sector, collaborative projects that worked at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Don Schauder, Graeme Johanson, and Wal Taylor Monash University, Vic
Libraries, ICT policy, and Australian civil society: issues and prospects from a national consultation
1120 - 1150 Peter Thompson, La Trobe University Library, Vic
'Does it matter if the users are actually dead?' A database to re-connect with the borrowers and collection of a hundred year old library
Geoff Chamberlain, North Shore Libraries and Jeff Shaw, North Shore City Council, New Zealand
Consortium - the way of the future
Barry Nunn, State Library of New South Wales
Putting the pieces together: connectivity, content and confidence
1155 - 1230 Andrew Treloar, Monash University and ARROW Project, Vic
The Monash University Information Management Strategy: from development to implementation
Andrew Wells, University of New South Wales
The Dictionary of Australian Artists Online: an introduction
Jo Manuel, Public Library Services, SA
Impact of IT trainees in rural communities
1230 - 1400 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
  CONCURRENT SESSION 14:
Digitisation and Managing Digital Objects
Room: Palladium C
Chair: Stephen Gillespie
CONCURRENT SESSION 15:
Application Customisation and Open Source
Room: River Room 1
Chair: Teresa Wight
CONCURRENT SESSION 16:
Managing Internal and External Stakeholders
Room: River Room 2&3
Chair: Dale Cousens
1400 - 1430 Peter McGrath and Shirley Firth, State Library of Victoria
Heritage Map Digitisation: an adventure in applying aspects of Digital Preservation Policy
David Funnell, Eastern Regional Libraries, Vic
Brushtail - an open source library intranet
Sharon Karasmanis, La Trobe University, Vic
Online Tutorials: delivering training in VDX Document Delivery to end users - on campus, off campus and offshore
1435 - 1505 John Laurie, University of Auckland Library, New Zealand
Reviving the past: the Early New Zealand Books Online Project at the University of Auckland Library
Tony Brooks, Sarah Field and Zan Li, City Library, Vic
If you can't buy it, build it: adapting a generic commercial application to meet specific organisation goals
Lily Gao, Bureau of Meteorology, Vic
Accessing and using Australian university libraries' online information services - offshore experience
1505 - 1540 Afternoon Tea and Exhibition Viewing - Exhibition Area
1540 - 1700 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Palladium C
Chair: Lian Todd
Vinod Chachra, Chairman & CEO, VTLS Inc, USA
The role of the library as an extension of the mind
CLOSING: Room: Palladium C
Darrin Vouch, President, VALA
1700 - 1830 Farewell Refreshments
 
REGISTRATION DESK

The Registration and Information Desk will be located on Level 1 of Crown Towers, and will be open from 1600 Tuesday 7 February 2006. Please call at the Registration Desk as early as possible to collect your name badge and Conference satchel. The staff at the Registration Desk will be happy to assist you in any way they can.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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AUSTRALIA
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