VALA2006

 

VALA2006The VALA2006 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at Crown Towers, Melbourne, Australia from 8 - 10 February 2006. The theme for this conference was Connecting with Users.

The following programme was presented at VALA2006. Follow the links to view the abstracts, papers, podcasts and other associated material. You can also browse the VALA2006 online Conference Proceedings. See also the archived VALA2006 conference web site.

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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Wednesday 8 February 2006

0800 - 1800

Registration

0900 - 0905

Opening Address and Welcome
Sandra Vouch, VALA2006 Conference Committee Chair

0905 - 1015

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
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, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 1:
New Technology
Room: Palladium C

Concurrent Session 2:
Digital Repositories
Room: River 1

Concurrent Session 3:
Teaching and Learning Environments
Room: River 2&3

1045 - 1115

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Warwick Cathro, National Library of Australia
Improving information infrastructure: recent activities of the National Library of Australia

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Jane Hunter, DSTC, University of Queensland
Scientific models - a user-oriented approach to the integration of scientific data and digital libraries

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Ksenija Obradovic, University of Auckland Library, New Zealand
Intrepid traveller: the University of Auckland Library on the e-book journey

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2006 Invited Paper

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

1155 - 1230

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

VALA2004 Travel Scholar

Anna Raunik, State Library of Queensland
An investigation of streaming - webcasting and webconferencing technologies in the US and UK

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Martin Borchert, Griffith University, Qld
Changing user behaviour using a digital repository system

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

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

Concurrent Session 5:
Digital Repositories
Room: River 1

Concurrent Session 6:
Usability
Room: River 2&3

1400 - 1430

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Christine Lewis, Public Library Services, SA
Wireless technology for South Australian public libraries: pilot project 2005

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Andrew Treloar, Monash University, Vic and Geoff Payne, La Trobe University, Vic
The ARROW Project after 2 years: are we hitting our targets?

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Damian Lodge, Charles Sturt University, NSW
What can librarians learn from the Internet's 10 most popular sites?

1435 - 1505

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Sandra Jeffries and Corey Wallis, University of Southern Queensland Library
Exploring the application of RSS for library staff professional development and SDI services

 

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia, ACT
Digital sustainability and digital repositories

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Stephanie Foott and Simon Huggard, Monash University Library, Vic
A usability study of the library catalogue at Monash Uiversity Library

1510 - 1540

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

Sean Volke, Thomson Gale, NSW
Encouraging interaction online: the emerging roles of blogs/wikis/RSS in fostering and encouraging user participation

VALA2006  Invited Paper

Terry Morrow, JISC, UK
Introducing Shibboleth in the UK: a progress report

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
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

Top

0800 - 1800

Registration

0905 - 1015

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
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
Room: Palladium C

Concurrent Session 8:
Digital and e-publishing
Room: River 1

Concurrent Session 9:
Metadata
Room: River 2&3

Concurrent Session 10:
Resource Capture and Access
Room: Garden 2&3

1400 - 1430

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

Laurie Atkinson, City of Boroondara, Vic and others
Digital practice: Picture NSW and the development of guidelines for local digitising programs

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

Paul Mercieca, RMIT University, Vic
Changing patterns in scholarly publishing: interim report on ARC funded research project

VALA2006   Invited Paper

Lloyd Sokvitne, State Library of Tasmania, TAS
Rediscovering metadata: an outcomes-oriented approach

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

Anat Meitar, Jewish Museum Of Australia, Vic
Questions of terminology and classification in digitising a Jewish Culture Heritage Collection

1435 - 1505

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

Ross Coleman, University of Sydney Library, NSW
Sydney University Press: publication, business and the digital library

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010 Peer Reviewed Paper

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: Palladium C
Top Ten Tech Trends - Panel

1540 - 1610

Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

1610 - 1725

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
Britta Woldering, Senior Librarian, Die Deutsche Bibliothek,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Connecting with users: Europe and multilinguality

1900 - 2300

Conference Dinner, Crown Towers, River Room

 

Friday 10 February 2006

Top

0800 - 1730

Registration

0905 - 1015

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
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

Concurrent Session 12:
Collaboration and Consortia
Room: River 1

Concurrent Session 13:
Information Literacy and the Digital Divide
Room: River 2&3

1045 - 1115

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Eve Young, Lynne Horwood and Shirley Sullivan, University of Melbourne, Vic
Supporting e-research at the University of Melbourne

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Geoff Chamberlain, North Shore Libraries and Jeff Shaw, North Shore City Council, New Zealand
Consortium - the way of the future

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Barry Nunn, State Library of New South Wales
Putting the pieces together: connectivity, content and confidence

 

1155 - 1230

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Andrew Treloar, Monash University and ARROW Project, Vic
The Monash University Information Management Strategy: from development to implementation

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Andrew Wells, University of New South Wales
The Dictionary of Australian Artists Online: an introduction

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

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

Concurrent Session 15:
Application Customisation and Open Source
Room: River 1

Concurrent Session 16:
Managing Internal and External Stakeholders
Room: River 2&3

1400 - 1430

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Peter McGrath and Shirley Firth, State Library of Victoria
Heritage Map Digitisation: an adventure in applying aspects of Digital Preservation Policy

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

David Funnell, Eastern Regional Libraries, Vic
Brushtail - an open source library intranet

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

John Laurie, University of Auckland Library, New Zealand
Reviving the past: the Early New Zealand Books Online Project at the University of Auckland Library

 

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

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

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Lily Gao, Bureau of Meteorology, Vic
Accessing and using Australian university libraries' online information services - offshore experience

1610 - 1725

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Palladium C
Vinod Chachra, Chairman & CEO, VTLS Inc, USA
The role of the library as an extension of the mind.

1730 - 1900

Farewell Refreshments

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