VALA2014 Associated Events

If you are interested in organising a satellite meeting or pre or post Conference workshop during VALA2014, please contact the WALDRONSMITH Management Conference Office on +61 3 9645 6311 or email VALA is happy to add your event to our website, either to promote your event, or as a date-saver.

VALA is proud to support the following associated events:

Friday 31 January 2014

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press – Library Advisory Council Summit

The inaugural summit of the Australia and New Zealand branch of OUP’s Library Advisory Council (LAC) on 31st January 2014. The LAC is a global group of Library Professionals, from all sectors and all fields, who advise Oxford University Press on topics of mutual interest.

Please note this meeting is for current OUP LAC members only. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Library Advisory Council, please email Alice Graves for more information.

Contact: Alice Graves



Monday 3 February 2014

Datasets Coordinators’ Meeting and Forum

CEIRC (CAUL Electronic Information Resources Consortium) is holding its annual Datasets Coordinators’ Meeting and Forum in Melbourne on Monday 3 February 2014 from 0930 to 1700. Please note this meeting is for CAUL/CEIRC members only.

Please visit for more information.

Contact: Diane Costello
Tel: +61 2 6125 2990



Monday 3 February 2014

Research Support Community Day 2014

Monday 3 February 2014, 9 – 5:15pm

University of Melbourne, Copland (Basement) Theatre, 198 Berkley St, Parkville
Map: (close to Elizabeth St, but easy walk from Swanston St)

Following the success of the 2013 Research Support Community Day held in February at Griffith University as a pre-conference event to Information Online, a follow up event will be held in conjunction with VALA2014.

The program will include presentations from a variety of speakers including researchers, librarians and e-research specialists. In response to feedback from 2013 participants, the program will include expanded opportunities to network with other librarians and to hear what other Australian research and academic libraries are doing in the research support space.

The day is aimed at library staff with an interest in research support. You don’t have to be working in the area or have experience in delivering services to researchers; we would prefer a wide range of perspectives and welcome those new to academic libraries as well. Sessions will be facilitated by research librarians who face these issues every day, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Join us to explore developments and discuss the challenges of providing research support services


9.00 amCoffee and Networking
9.45 amWelcome and Intro / Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator, Charles Darwin University Library
9.55 amKeynote: Research impact – a developing concept: an overview of definitions, limitations of existing measures and probable developments / Dr John Lamp, Deakin University
10.45 amA moving feast and a cast of thousands: Methodologies for measuring research impact for a new interdisciplinary institute at QUT / Janet Baker and Dr Nina Prasolova, Queensland University of Technology Library
11.15 amMorning Tea
11.40 amThe Library in the Research Data Lifecycle: state of play and practical demonstration / Susan Robbins, University of Western Sydney Library and Sam Searle, eResearch Senior Specialist (Information Management), Griffith University
12.30 pmWorking with Publish or Perish and Google Scholar data/ Prof Anne-Wil Harzing, University of Melbourne
13.15 pmLunch
14.05 pm   Birds of a feather sessions:

  • Strategies for increasing Open Access content in our institutional repositories / Susan Robbins, University of Western Sydney Library
  • Research Impact Measurement Services / Josipa Crnic, Deakin University Library
  • Issues in Scholarly Publishing / Robyn Drummond, University of New South Wales Library
  • ANDS – Turning Research Data into Institutional Assets / Karen Visser, Australian National Data Service
15.20 pmAfternoon tea
15.45 pmNew Services for Researchers: Customised literature searching / Fiona Salisbury, La Trobe University Library
16.15 pm5 minute presentations from participants
17.15 pmWrap up, Close and Drinks/Dinner

Register for this free event at:

For enquiries, contact Susan Robbins, or Jayshree Mamtora,



Tuesday 4 February 2014

CAUL information session for “newbies” (from the publishing community)

Every year, I deal with a whole wave of new people, either those who have been working in the industry before but just not with consortia generally or with CAUL in particular, or those not working with educational institutions or those new to the industry altogether. They may be working directly for publishers, or working for distributors who work with publishers …. telling them about CAUL and how our purchasing program, CEIRC, works, and what kind of information I need from them when they wish to put a group proposal to my members.

If you have people working with you who fit this description, please encourage them to sign up i.e. please do let me know who is interested in attending. Older hands are welcome too, of course, but you shouldn’t hear anything new. And if space is short, I may have to ask you to sit out.

Time: Tuesday 4 February from 10.50 to 12.30.

Venue: Hospitality Suites, Level 2, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, above the VALA exhibition hall.
(There are three rooms in “Suite 1” and we are in the largest – Hospitality Suite 4, at the top of the stairs from the entry door where you will be swiped in. This door is located opposite the VALA 2014 Conference registration desk (approximately) on the concourse. One of the staff on the desk can point you in the direction of the entry door to the Suite (which will be just a few metres away).)

Contact: Diane Costello, Executive Officer, CAUL – to register.


Wednesday 5 February 2014

OCLC BreakfastOCLC-worldshare-logo

Date: 5 February 2014

Time: 7.00am – 8.30am

Location: Meeting Room 216, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost: FREE

OCLC has recently introduced WorldShare Management Services into the Australia/New Zealand region. Come and hear how Australian libraries have been able to utilise a cooperative strategy, technology platform and management services that enable shared efficiencies and innovation. During the presentation OCLC staff will talk about the experiences of delivering OCLC WorldShare Applications and Services into the region and will give a live presentation of WorldShare and WorldCat Local. Staff will also give an update on OCLC initiatives and future developments. This is a breakfast meeting, food and beverages are supplied. Pre-registration is essential, via the link provided

For more information please contact


Friday 7 February 2014

Library Camp AustraliaLibrary-camp-logo

Date: 7 February 2014

Time: 0930 – 1630

Location: RMIT University Library

Cost: Due to sponsorship from libraries around Australia we are able to make this a free event.

Library Camp (#libcampoz14) is anticipating that over 100 participants will enthusiastically descend upon RMIT University Library for this unconference, run by participants for participants. Highlights from last year include powerpoint karaoke, interpretive dance and pizza!

Space is limited so please register on the Library Camp website.