VALA2008 is delighted to present the L Plate Series on Monday 4 February 2008 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

The intention of the L Plate Series is to provide an introduction to some of the areas that will feature in the main VALA2008 conference. Attendance at the L Plate Series is complimentary and lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend the L Plate series, please respond to this email with your acceptance. Places are limited so please do not delay.

The sessions will provide an introduction on the basic concepts in each of the topics, outline the main trends and use live examples where possible.

09.30 am - 10.00am Registration  
10.00am - 10.30am Metaworld 1 - Web 2.0 contributions Tagging, Del.icio.us, LibraryThing, Cloudsourcing, Topic Maps
10.30am - 11.00am Metaworld 2 - standards and frameworks FRBR, RDA, DC, EAD, METS, MODS, XML, RDF, SKOS, SOA/soa, semantic web
11.00am - 11.30am Break  
11.30 am - 12.00 noon Electronic publishing Open source journals, Journal management software, DOIs, OpenURL.
12.00 noon - 12.30 pm Digital repositories / e-Research environments Digital repositories, institutional repositories, e-Research tools.
12.30 pm - 1.00 pm Digital Images / Applications & Collections Flickr, picasa, slideshare, Insight.
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch  
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Communicating and working in a wireless world - 1 VOIP, Skype, WiFi, WiMax.
2.30 pm - 3.00 pm Communicating and working in a wireless world - 2 iPhone, GPS, eBooks, Bluetooth, Blackberry, Widgets.
3.00 pm - 3.30 pm Social networking Facebook, MySpace, Twiiter, Second Life, LinkedIn.
3.30 pm - 4.00 pm Break  
4.00 pm - 4.30 pm Blogging plus Blogs and blogging software, library blogs, wikis, drupal.
4.30 pm - 5.00 pm 25 quirky gadgets Zotero, Remember the Milk, LibWorm, 23 Things, Trailfire, Grazr, LibX, DeGreave's Colour Palette Generator, YahooPipes, Google Custom Search Engines or the USB missile launcher.

We look forward to seeing you at the L Plate Series and VALA2008.


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

E-mail: info@wsm.com.au