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Roundtable Presentations Sponsor

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. For more information visit the SAGE Publishing website at



VALA2018 Diversity Scholarship Sponsor

EBSCO is committed to providing professional development and networking opportunities for librarians looking to advance their careers. The VALA2018 Diversity Scholarship presents an opportunity for librarians to share ideas, challenges and best practices with their peers.

EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1944. Starting out as a small subscription agency, EBSCO quickly became a pioneer in the library services industry. Through vision, action, innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement, EBSCO invests in the library business to ensure the long-term growth of products, services and technologies for our customers.


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Roundtable Presentations Sponsor

Concurrent Sessions Sponsor

Gale Australia/New Zealand is a world leading provider of research resources including digital archives, databases, eBooks, print and microfilm. For over 60 years, Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with libraries to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights through leading content and technology.


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Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Australian Financial Review can provide your company and staff seamless access on any device, anywhere, anytime. To find out more visit


RMIT University

Roundtable Presentations Sponsor

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

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ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world. Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them. Through partnerships with content holders, ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management and discovery of information collections.

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Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Content Services, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.

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