On Monday 4 February, a series of introductory sessions to relevant technologies will be conducted to enhance your conference experience in the following days. Attendance at these sessions will be free but preference will be given to those with full registrations. Places are limited.
If you are interested in organising a satellite meeting or pre or post Conference workshop during VALA2008, please contact the VALA2008 Conference Office, WALDRONSMITH Management on +61 3 9645 6311.
VALA is proud to support the following associated events:
The Gulliver Forum is held annually over two days to allow librarians from all around Victoria to see new online databases presented by various vendors, and to give them the opportunity to discuss the issues in offering these remote access databases to our members through our library websites. These databases include online encyclopaedias, newspaper and journal articles, and other subjects such as health, art, history, music, etc. The next Forum will be held on 31 January and 1 February 2008 at the Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Contact: Dale Cousens
Phone: +61 3 9872 8612
BONUS+ Coordinators Meeting
Coordinators of the BONUS+ resource sharing project will be meeting (members only) at the University of Melbourne on 4 February 2008 from 2.30-5.00pm. For more information on BONUS+ see http://bonus.newcastle.edu.au/.
Contact: Bruce Eames
Phone: +613 8344 4236
LIBRARY IT: LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES - a one day workshop for library systems and IT professionals presented by May Chang, Head of Library IT Services at the University of Maryland
Monday February 4th, 2008, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm - VALA conference delegates just $378.40 (GST inc)
Venue: Saxons Training Facilities, Level 8, 500 Collins Street,Melbourne
Information technology (IT) is in a pivotal position in libraries as we expand beyond computers, networks, and systems into the fluid and dynamic virtual world of social networking, Web 2.0, the NextGen OPAC, open source software, and other emerging technologies. Developments often seem to be at warp speed as library IT staff attempt to provide leadership while managing technology growth and user expectations. This one day course provides a broad overview of the perspectives, practices and strategies in leadership of library IT services. The course explores approaches, factors, and strategies that contribute towards successful leadership.
For more information and to register online, visit www.caval.edu.au.
Contact: Richard Sayers
Phone: +61 3 9450 5508
CAUL - DATASETS COORDINATORS MEETING & FORUM
CAUL Electronic Information Resources Committee is holding the Datasets Coordinators Meeting and Forum for CEIRC institutional members only in Melbourne on 4 February 2008 from 9.30am to 5pm. Please visit www.caul.edu.au/meetings for more information.
Contact: Diane Costello
Phone: +61 2 6125 2990
EBOOK LIBRARY (EBL) USER GROUP
EBL users are invited to share their ideas and experiences using EBL and ebooks in general. The aim of this session will be to discuss emerging usage trends, gather library feedback, and share information about forthcoming developments.
The session will take place on Friday 8 February 2008 at 9:30am to 12:00noon. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Alison Morin
Phone: +61 3 9654 2158
FEDORA USERS MEETING
The ARROW (Australian Research Repositories Online to the World) Project would like to invite Fedora users to attend an Australian Users Meeting, to be held on Friday 8th February at the Monash Conference Centre, Collins Street, Melbourne.http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&q=30+Collins+Street+Melbourne+VIC+3000
|9am - 10:30am||Thornton Staples (Director of Community Strategy and Outreach for Fedora Commons) is our special guest speaker. Thorny will discuss the latest version of Fedora and the plans for Fedora Commons going forward, as well as offer a Q&A session.|
|10:30am - 11am||Morning Tea|
|Australian Fedora Projects|
|11am - 11:30am||Christiaan Kortekaas (UQ)|
|11:30am - 12pm||Chi Nguyen (RAMP Project)|
|12pm - 12:30pm||Martyn George (UniSA)|
|12:30pm - 1pm||Stewart Wallace (Dictionary of Sydney)|
Attendance is free, please RSVP to email@example.com for catering purposes by January 15, 2008.
Details of this event may also be found on the ARROW website: http://arrow.edu.au/news/
For further enquiries regarding the VALA2008 Conference, please contact the VALA2008 Conference Office.
VALA2008 Conference Office
61 Danks Street West
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Telephone: +61 3 9645 6311
Facsimile: +61 3 9645 6322