VALA2016 Proceedings

 

The VALA2016 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 9 - 11 February 2016. 

The following papers were presented at VALA2016. See also the VALA2016 Programme.

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Belinda Tiffen
Belinda Tiffen
 

Moving Beyond Search … Towards Discovery

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Discover IT
Thursday 11 February 2016, 11:25 -  11:55
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Belinda Tiffen

University of Technology Sydney, NSW

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Abstract

In 2014 UTS Library opened the first underground and RFID-enabled automated storage and retrieval system in Australia. The shift of about 500,000 low-use print materials from open stacks necessitated a major change in our approach to collection discovery. Older systems predicated towards efficient known-item searching would not meet our clients’ requirements for browsing and serendipitous discovery as an important part of their research, learning and sense-making activities. UTS Library has therefore commenced on an iterative and human-centred design process to develop discovery systems and to provide other initiatives which meet the needs of our clients and enable rich, contextual information discovery and retrieval. In this paper we will outline some of these systems and initiatives and demonstrate some prototypes we have been developing.

 

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Two roads, one destination: a journey of discovery

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Finding Things
Thursday 11 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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Karen Joc, Peta Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey and Wendy Abbott

Bond University, Qld

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Abstract

The adoption of resource discovery platforms has been a growing trend in libraries. However, few libraries have reported on the transition from one discovery layer to another, and only a few institutions have discussed two discovery layers available in the same institution at the same time. Bond University Library recently implemented Alma as its library management system, and with this change a new discovery platform, Primo, was implemented to supersede the existing Summon platform. This paper will present the results of a usability study undertaken at Bond University Library in the move from one discovery layer to another.

 

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Oculus Rift: activating heritage collections through technology

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Virtual Travels
Thursday 11 February 2016, 14:45 - 15:15
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Ben Carmichael and Gerrard Daniels

Geelong Regional Library Corporation, Vic

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Abstract

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation, in preparation for the opening of the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, is investigating the ways cutting edge technology can enhance archival material. The incorporation of Geelong’s Heritage Centre items into the library’s collection offered the perfect opportunity to experiment with how historical material might be presented in exciting new ways. Using the Oculus Rift virtual reality hardware, local turn-of-the-century stereoscopic images have been given new life, allowing patrons to experience the past with anticipated future technology. This paper details the considerations, background and implementation of this project.

 

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Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore
Michael Organ
Michael Organ
 
Rebecca Daly
Rebecca Daly

3D immersive collection and teaching environments: the Yellow House project at UOW

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Virtual Travels
Thursday 11 February 2016, 15:20 - 15:50
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Michael Organ, Christopher Moore, Rebecca Daly and Neil Cairns

University of Wollongong, NSW

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Abstract

This paper discusses the Yellow House VR project at the University of Wollongong. Innovative virtual reality technologies such as Oculus Rift are being utilised to recreate the 1970s Sydney artist community space known as the Yellow House, as both an historic replication and openly accessible, immersive teaching and learning environment for use and adaptation by teachers, students, researchers and the general community. The paper considers the role of the library in the enhanced presentation of digitised collections through new and evolving technologies which provide opportunities for knowledge enhancement and support the development of student e-portfolios.

 

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Kenn Bicknell
Kenn Bicknell
 

Maps, manuscripts and the masses: successfully crowd-sourcing metadata for historic collections

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 17: Getting Social
Thursday 11 February 2016, 14:45 - 15:15
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Kenn Bicknell

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA

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Abstract

New web-based technologies are providing information professionals with tools to collect and preserve historical resources as never before. Many institutions are engaging the public in assisting them with metadata creation to improve description, increase access, and expand the body of knowledge surrounding their resources. These activities not only provide organisations with critical human resources, but build a more informed and engaged community of users. This paper reviews examples of several types of these innovative projects and what the evolution of “crowd-sourced metadata” may mean for the professional role of future librarians, archivists and curators.

 

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Brendan Fitzgerald
Brendan Fitzgerald
 

A national approach to digital inclusion and digital literacy: what can this mean for public libraries?

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 17: Social
Thursday 11 February 2016, 15:20 - 15:50
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Brendan Fitzgerald, Lisa Fletcher and Tegan Kop

Infoxchange, Vic

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Australia is currently facing a digital literacy challenge, as one in five adult Australians have not used the Internet. This paper looks at digital literacy and asks what this means for public libraries and how are they responding to technological change. In particular, it examines the Go Digi (www.godigi.org.au) project, Australia’s first national approach to digital literacy. Go Digi is designed to improve the digital confidence of 300,000 Australians.

 

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