Logo for VALA2010 Conference, 9 - 11 February at Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Tel + 61 3 9235 8000
Fax + 61 3 9235 8001
Venue directions

For further enquiries regarding the VALA2010 Conference, please contact:

61 Danks Street West
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
T +61 3 9645 6311
F +61 3 9645 6322
E info@wsm.com.au


If you are interested in organising a satellite meeting or pre or post Conference workshop during VALA2010, please contact the VALA2010 Conference Office on +61 3 9645 6311.

VALA is proud to support the following associated events:



CAUL Electronic Information Resources Committee are holding the Datasets Coordinators Meeting and Forum in Melbourne on Monday 8 February 2010 from 0930 to 1700. Please note this meeting is for CAUL/CEIRC members only. Please visit www.caul.edu.au/meetings for more information.

Contact: Diane Costello
Email: diane.costello@caul.edu.au
Tel: +61 2 6125 2990

Softlink Liberty National User Group

Softlink is proud to be associated with the VALA2010 Conference and we hope to see many of you visiting our stand next week. We have timed our 2010 National Liberty User Group to coincide with the VALA conference so that our users who are in Melbourne at the time are able to attend and share their knowledge and experiences of the Liberty System with our national community of users. This Session will take place on Monday 8 February 2010 from 1630 through until 1930. Location is adjacent to the Melbourne Convention Centre. Russell McGrath will be there to answer any of your training questions. Please RSVP to kgear@softlinkint.com.

Contact: Karen Gear
Email: kgear@softlinkint.com
Tel: +61 7 3124 6111

VTLS User Community Day

VTLS sees VALA 2010 as one of the best opportunities to have our customers come together one year after VTLS APAC division being established in Melbourne. The VTLS User Community Day will be held at Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne on Monday 8 Feburary 2010 from 1300 - 1600.

Contact: Hengzhong Ding
Email: dingh@vtls.com
Tel: +61 (0) 438 001 452


Australia New Zealand Regional Ex Libris Group Seminar

ANZREG is proud to be associated with the VALA 2010 Conference. Our annual seminar, to be held at State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatre and Conference venue, Friday 12 February 2010 at 0845 , has been timed to coincide with VALA, so that Ex Libris customers who are in Melbourne, can come along and share their knowledge and learn about the latest issues surrounding Ex Libris products and the Australia/New Zealand community.

Please see the ANZREG web site for more information.

Contact: Simon Huggard
Email: shuggard@slv.vic.gov.au
Tel: +61 3 8664 7122

Australian National Data Service (ANDS) event

Gumboots for the Data Deluge: a practical workshop. To be held at Monash Conference Centre, Collins Street, Melbourne.
Friday 12 February 2010 from 0930 to 1300

This workshop is designed for all of those who work in research institutions and who have responsibility for defining and describing collections for harvesting into Research Data Australia.

Limited to 40 attendees. More information about the workshop and how to register is available on the ANDS website http://ands.org.au/events/.

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 feedback, and share information about forthcoming developments. The session will take place on Friday 12 February from 0930 to 1200 at RMIT University, 360 Swanston St, Bldg 8, level 5, Swanston Library seminar room 1. Please RSVP to alison.morin@eblib.com.

Contact: Alison Morin
Email: alison.morin@eblib.com
Tel: +61 3 9639 8430

Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) Membership Forum 2010

The 3rd ERA Membership Forum will be held at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins on Friday 12 February 2010 from 0900 to 1530.

ERA is a national cross-sectoral consortium that has been established to allow Australian libraries to collectively negotiate and purchase full text electronic resources. The ERA forum is held annually and provides the opportunity for library representatives to come together to discuss and input into policy direction and strategic issues for ERA, as well as foster relations with vendors and facilitate cross-sectoral networking.

More information about the Forum and how to register is on the ERA website.

Contact:Nikki Darby
Email: era@nla.gov.au
Tel: +61 2 6262 1549 / 1521

Melbourne JoomlaDay

Interested in a mature open source content management system? Don't miss Melbourne JoomlaDay from 12-14 February 2010 at The University of Melbourne. Melbourne JoomlaDay is Australia's super popular Joomla! conference with in-depth information for beginners, designers, implementors and developers. Participate in presentations around the world of Joomla!, workshops, and special sessions for Joomla! in not for profit organisations and educational environments. Early bird registration will open in September 09. For more information please visit http://melbourne.joomladay.org.au

Contact:Matthias Raab
Email: matthias.raab@mc4-it.com
Tel: +61 425 785 192