VALA’s Aims

VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. aims:

  • To promote the use of information technology in data manipulation and management within and for libraries, library networks and information systems.
  • To promote the education of practitioners and other people interested in the use of information technology for manipulation of bibliographic and information systems data.
  • To promote and foster a general understanding of automated library and information systems, particularly amongst practitioners in the library and information dissemination industries.
  • To promote and exchange information about the planning, analysis, implementation, operation, maintenance and use of telecommunications in library and information systems.
  • To develop an educated public opinion on the value, role and importance of information, telecommunications and related technologies in libraries and information systems.