VALA Showcase presentations highlight current technologies and practices, giving delegates the chance to view library applications and processes in more detail and speak with presenters and speakers from the conference. These will be located in the VALA Showcase space at the back of the Exhibition Area. As these presentations will be held during lunch, morning and afternoon tea breaks, feel free to bring your food and drink to the VALA Showcase space.

Tuesday 7 February, 2012

1245 – 1305One day you’re gonna get caught without an answer: knowledge management that works
Sanja Tadic and Judy Bromage, Griffith University, Qld
1305 – 1325Knowledge management in the 21st century
Pam Millist, Maxus Australia, Vic
1325 – 1345Open source reference desk software at the Victorian Parliamentary Library
Peter Neish and Robin Gallagher, Parliament of Victoria
1555 – 1615Mylanguage: libraries and multicultural Australia in a digital age
Brendan Fitzgerald, State Library of Victoria

Wednesday 8 February, 2012

1005 – 1025Press Display: a public library perspective
Letizia Mondello, Moonee Valley Library Service, Vic
1240 – 1300 Analog fun: tips and techniques for low-tech gaming in the library
Phil Minchin, Port Phillip Library Service, Vic
1300 – 1320Setting up a digitisation service in a week
Joe Arthur and Ben Kreunen, University of Melbourne, Vic
1320 – 1340Great libraries in other worlds: an introduction to World of Warcraft
Ellen Forsyth, State Library of New South Wales
1535 – 1555Digitising for re-use: New Zealand Official Yearbooks
Claire Stent, Statistics New Zealand

Thursday 9 February, 2012

1230 – 1250 Read@UTS: creating a reading culture
Belinda Tiffen, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
1250 – 1310 iHack this: the best of Libraryhack
Margaret Warren, State Library of Queensland and Richard Hayward, State Library of Victoria
1310 – 1330QR code demo: scan, play & evaluate
Tristan Badham, RMIT University Library, Vic

The showcase schedule is subject to change. VALA reserves the right to alter this schedule as planning progresses.