The VALA1981 1st Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Medical Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia from 16 – 18 November 1981. The theme for this conference was Meeting the Challenge of Technology (Volume 1 contents and Volume 2 contents).
The following papers were presented at VALA1981.
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Mr. C.L. Bagley, Flinders University of South Australia
Systems design for a computer-literate community
Harrison Bryan, National Library of Australia
National policy and programmes for meeting the challenge of technology
Tral Cash, Computer Power
Future Information Technology
Ann Clarkson and Rob Gillon, M.I.M. Holdings Limited
The M.I.M. Library using Status
Graham Dudley, Public Libraries Division Library Council of Victoria
Meeting the challenge of technology in Victorian Public Libraries
Colin Freeman, Computer Power, Canberra
Free text information retrieval systems; the package approach – management tools for the eighties
Richard J. Goodram, University of Tasmania
Selecting a Library Computer Package
Hans W. Groenewegen, CAVAL Limited
The Management of Cooperative Networks
David J. Harper, CSIRO Division of Computing Research and John D. Shortridge, CSIRO Central Information Service
Commercial Information Retrieval Systems: Present Performance, Future Trends
Allan Horton, University Librarian, University of N.S.W.
Management response to technological change: Data processing is too important to leave to Data Processors!
C.D. Jilovsky, La Trobe University, Victoria
Potential Use and Problems of Using Commercial Data Base Management Packages for Library Applications
Information retrieval in Australia
Information retrieval in Australia: panel discussion
Michael Middleton, University of New South Wales
Education for library automation and information science
Peter Nissen, The University of Adelaide
BIBLION – a local on-line catalogue designed to complement ABN
Geoffrey J. Payne
D. Richards, D. Tribe, H. Ramadan, A. Wilson and H. Campbell, Telecom HQ Library, Melbourne, Victoria
The effects of on-line retrieval systems on libraries and library services
P.R. Snoxall and J.S. Hartnell, Monash University Library, Clayton, Victoria
Encoded identifiers and scanning technology library operations
Kerry Webb, National Library of Australia
The development of national catalogue support systems