• VALA2016 Session 13 Ruge

     
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    Courtney Ruge
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    Digital Dilemmas: a participatory investigation into developing a digital strategy for a community archive

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Digitisation Adventures
    Thursday 11 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Courtney Ruge, Steve Wright, Joanne Evans

    Monash University, Vic

    Graham Willett

    University of Melbourne, Vic

    Gary Jaynes

    Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Vic

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the progress of a collaborative project between Monash University and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, which aims to provide public access to the Archives’ digital collections through the development an online exhibition and an exploration of the possibilities for building an online catalogue using open-source software. The paper explores the challenges involved in attempting to undertake effective consultation and collaboration between researchers and community archives in a community informatics project of this nature, the challenges for community archives in resourcing complex digital projects, and the issues associated with developing a digital strategy for a community archives from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

     

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  • VALA2016 Session 1 Lawrence

     
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    Amanda Lawrence
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    Digital curation of public policy resources: discovery, access and management for policy and practice

    VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Future Gazing
    Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Amanda Lawrence

    Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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    Abstract

    Public policy and practice relies on a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications, and those produced directly by organisations, such as reports, discussion papers, briefings, reviews and data sets produced by government, academic centres, non-government organisations (NGOs), think tanks and companies. While heavily used, the collection and curation of digital publications (grey literature) is dispersed, inefficient and inadequate. This paper presents recent research on use, production and collection of policy publications and discusses the approach of Policy Online, a digital library using a variety of tools including crowd-sourcing content, linked data approaches, Digital Object Identifiers and more.

     

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  • VALA2014 Session 2 Balnaves

     

    Complex harvesting for content from public sources and email

    VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: It's All About the Data
    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:00 - 12:30
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    Edmund Balnaves

    Prosentient Systems, NSW

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    This paper presents the results of a project for complex harvesting system from web and email sources integrated with open source platforms to improve discovery of information about or relevant to the organisation from public internet sources. The paper discusses methods of harvesting, drawing on a mix of RSS, Google API search and simple web parsing. The paper presents the results of automated metadata allocation and subsequent manual curation. The project highlights the need to use multiple web scanning techniques, so as to be sufficiently exhaustive to catch relevant references, but also sufficiently specific to avoid unduly large false positive candidates for selection.

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  • VALA2010 Session 2 McLean

     

    VALA20120From mess to CMS: the transformation of a library website

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Physical and Virtual Access
    Tuesday 9 February 2010, 10:50 - 11:20
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperMichelle McLean

    Information Librarian, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation
    http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au

    Linda Burridge

    Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation
    http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au

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    Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation undertook to transform their website from an overburdened, highly unmanageable mess to a site that would meet both the users' and the site creators' needs. This transformation was made possible through the use of Drupal, a web content management system. This paper outlines the processes involved, the challenges, the lessons learn't and the final result of the transformation.

  • VALA2010 Session 12 McDonald

     

    VALA20120ICT as core business: will we prosper or drown?

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 12 - IT Management
    Thursday 11 February 2010 11:05 - 11:35
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperCarolyn McDonald

    Technology Services Librarian, Gold Coast City Council
    https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library

    Kate Davis

    Online Futures Librarian, Gold Coast City Council
    https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library

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    Abstract

    Recent changes in IT organisations have resulted in changes to library IT support. Concurrently, new tools and systems for service delivery, have become available, but these require a move away from the traditional ICT model. Many libraries are investigating new models, including Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing and open source software. This paper considers whether the adoption of these tools and environments by libraries has occurred as a result of a lack of suitable ICT solutions and support ICT organisations. It also considers what skills library staff need in order to ensure sustainability, supportability, and ultimately, success.

  • VALA2010 Session 12 Greenhill

     

    VALA20120Taking matters into our own hands: influencing factors and concerning factors for libraries that developed Open Source library software

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 12 - IT Management
    Thursday 11 February 2010 10:30 - 11:00
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    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperKathryn Greenhill, 2008 VALA Travel Scholar

    Special Services Librarian, Cottesloe-Mosman Park-Peppermint Grove Library
    http://KathrynGreenhill.com and http://www.thegrovelibrary.com

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    Libraries that develop Open Source library software are influenced by a number of factors. The insights from this group are useful for library staff who are considering adopting Open Source library software. The author surveyed and interviewed staff who developed Scriblio, SOPAC2, VUFind, Blacklight, Koha and Evergreen. She also interviewed librarians who specified the Open Library Environment. The interviews and questionnaires revealed a common attitude to the cost of Open Source Software; similar concerns about speed and process for enhancements to proprietary library software; and similar satisfaction with the control and community that Open Source software has brought to their library operations.

  • VALA2010 Session 10 Tennant

     

    VALA20120Libraries at the network level: APIs, linked data, and cloud computing

    VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 10 - Looking Forward
    Wednesday 10 February 2010 14:20 - 14:50
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    VALA2010 Invited PaperRoy Tennant

    Senior Program Officer, OCLC, USA
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    Large Internet hubs like Google and Amazon have long used server farms and machine-to-machine services to reach massive scale and computational flexibility. Libraries are now beginning to take advantage of these same technologies by moving services to the "cloud", where robust and secure infrastructure services can reduce the total cost of ownership of library systems. Libraries are also leveraging the network to expose library data and services to support powerful new ways to interact with library data to provide new kinds of services. This session will tell (and show) you how.

  • VALA2010 Plenary 3 Breeding

     

    VALA20120Blending evolution with revolution: a new cycle of library automation spins on.

    VALA 2010 PLENARY 3: Marshall Breeding
    Wednesday 10 February 2010, 08:45 - 09:55
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-plenary-3-breeding

    VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerMarshall Breeding

    Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Nashville, USA
    http://staffweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/breeding and http://www.librarytechnology.org

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    Abstract

    Based on his ongoing research and analysis of the product, technology, and business trends of the library automation industry, Marshall Breeding will give his perspective on the current state of the field and what libraries can expect over the next few years. While some companies will continue a stable and evolutionary path, others articulate more dramatic changes in their strategies. Open source ILS options have already repainted the landscape, with new community source projects underway that promise additional change. The industry drives forward on two fronts, one focusing on automating internal library processes and the other providing new ways for users to discovery and access library collections. Major tech trends such as the rapid rise in smart mobile devices, the shift from local computing to platform-as-a-service cloud computing bring new mandates of change that demand new directions of innovation. These cycles all turn within an economic climate that presents great challenges in the levels of resources that libraries can bring to the table.

  • VALA2010 L-Plate Session 1 Open Source Library Systems

     

    VALA L PlateMonday 8 February, 13:00 - 13:30

    Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS) that use open source software have been used for at least 10 years. However, with the rapid uptake of open source software across numerous industry sectors in recent time, more and more libraries are considering open source ILMS as an alternative to proprietary systems. This presentation looks at open source ILMS, how they differ from proprietary systems, and what libraries need to consider when looking to implement an open source ILMS.

    Presenter: Kathryn Greenhill

    Kathryn Greenhill is a well known and respected commentator within the Australian library community. Amoung other things, Kathryn is pasionately interested in the community building capacity of libraries (especially through new technologies), how Web2.0 will change library culture (and the best way to make this a smooth transition), emergent technology training in libraries, and open source.


    VALA Travel ScholarKathryn is also the VALA2008 travel scholar As a VALA Travel Scholar Kathryn travelled to the United States and Canada in order to study Alternative Discovery Layers and Open Source Library Management Systems. VALA is therefore delighted Kathryn enthusiastically agreed to introduce the topic of Open Source Library Management Systems to the VALA2010 L Plate Series.


     

  • VALA2006 Session 15 Funnell

     

    VALA2006Brushtail - an open source library intranet

    VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Application Customisation and Open Source
    Friday 10 February 2006, 14:00 - 14:30
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-15-funnell

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDavid Funnell

    Developer, Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation
    http://www.erl.vic.gov.au

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    Abstract

    Brushtail is an intranet application developed at Eastern Regional Libraries that is now available as open source software. The intranet was developed to provide a web portal for library staff to easily access policies and procedures. In addition to a content management system it includes some custom applications that include an events and computer bookings. It is cross platform and runs on software freely available on the Internet.

     

  • VALA2004 Session 7 Chawner

     

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    Free/Open Source Software: New Opportunities, New Challenges

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Software Issues
    Wednesday 4 February 2004, 14:00 - 14:30

    Brenda Chawner

    Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington
    http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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    Abstract

    The free/open source (F/OS) software model makes source code available to users, who can change the software to tailor it more closely to their own requirements. With many F/OS software applications now available for library and information management, organisations have a new option for acquiring and implementing systems, plus new opportunities for participating in F/OS projects. Examples of such systems include Koha, Greenstone, and MyLibrary. Factors associated with the successful adoption of F/OS applications for library and information management include the match with an organisation’s culture, technical infrastructure, staff skills, software functionality, and the extent of community support available.

  • VALA2004 Session 1 Sullivan

     

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    Bringing hidden treasures to light: illuminating DSpace

    VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
    Tuesday 3 February 2004, 10:45 - 11:15

    Shirley Sullivan

    Electronic Information Coordinator, University of Melbourne Library
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

    Lynne Horwood

    Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

    Jane Garner

    Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

    Eve Young

    Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
    http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

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    Abstract

    The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) has gained momentum since eprints.org was released in 2000. An alternative to eprints.org is the recently released DSpace, the open source software developed at MIT. The paper will trace the history and development of DSpace initiatives, such as the joint project between MIT and University of Cambridge. It also discusses the impact and benefits of repositories for research institutions and libraries.

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