VALA2008Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland (2006 VALA Award)

    VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
    Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 - 15:05
    Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-4-stumm

    VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDeb Stumm

    Executive Manager, Heritage Collections, State Library of Queensland

    Christine Sayer

    Creative Communities Officer, Public Library Services, State Library of Queensland

    Please tag your comments, tweets, and blob posts about this session: #VALA2008


    In the vast state of Queensland, the ability to create and share stories about people, places, landscapes and ecology using digital technology and the World Wide Web bridges distance and difference. The sharing of stories is the key concept around which the Queensland Stories program has been built. The program strongly aligns with the State Library's new strategic priorities and positions it as a leading institution in the field of digital technology. It promotes the State Library as a centre of creativity and learning, and provides opportunities for community engagement projects as well as the creation of user generated content for the collection.

  • This winner of the VALA Award this year is iBIMS™ - The Digital Link @ Willoughby City Library.

    A Chinese OPAC available via the internet, iBIMS™ (the Intelligent Book Information Management System) is the first truly bilingual (dual language display) web-based OPAC of its kind, bridging the communication gap between non-English speaking patrons and librarians who cannot speak the native language for accessing the LOTE (Language Other Than English) language collection. It can be run on any PC, handheld device or any smartphone with a web browser and internet connection.

    iBIMS™ is also setting the standard for a multi-lingual web-based search engine for other ethnic languages such as Korean, Japanese and Greek.

    Congratulations, Michele Burton!


  • 2008 VALA Award, RMIT TV News

    The winner of the 2008 VALA Award is Informit TVNews, from RMIT Publishing. Informit TVNews is an online media database that has provided a synopsis and access to most news, current affairs and selected documentaries on ABC, ABC 2, SBS, 7, 9 and 10 since September 2007. This comprehensive index enables Screenrights members (including all universities, TAFEs and most schools) to search, browse and be alerted to news stories and programmes, with the option to download, save or email the videos immediately to desktop. The archive grows 24/7; stories are continuously updated to create the most comprehensive record of Australian TV news.

  • Deb Stumm and Christine Sayer, State Library of Queensland Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland

  • VALA AwardOpen to all Libraries and Information Services in Australia, the biennial VALA Award recognizes outstanding and innovative use of ICT to improve service to customers.

    VALA Award nominations for 2016 are now closed.


    VALA Award Recipients

    Recipients include:-

    • 2016 - National Library of Australia – edeposit service and University of Melbourne – data forensics lab
    • 2014 - Curtin University Library App
    • 2012 - The Research Hub, at Griffith University
    • 2010 - iBIMS™ - The Digital Link @ Willoughby City Library
    • 2008 - Informit TVNews from RMIT Publishing
    • 2006 - Deb Stumm and Christine Sayer, State Library of Queensland Queensland Stories
    • 1998 - Buddy (integrated web-based subject gateway), University of Melbourne Library (Vic) 
    • 1996 - Voiceprint (telephone-based information service) and Talking Catalogue, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (Vic) 
    • 1994 - Centre for Networked Access to Scholarly Information, Australian National University Library (ACT)
    • 1992 - Fast-track issues system, Waverley City Libraries (Vic)
    • 1990 - University of Melbourne Library (Vic) - TITAN Research Collection Applications
    • 1988 - Redcliffe City Council Library Service (Qld) - Electronic Bulletin Board Service
    • 1986 - Library for the Blind (NSW) - Talking Book application
    • 1984 - Peninsula Regional Library Service (Vic) - Connection of Bookmobile sites for on-line operations


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