VALA1985 Proceedings

vala85 cover logo 150The VALA1985 3rd Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Medical Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia from 25 – 27 November 1985. The theme for this conference was Information: the Magic Mix (Volume 1 contents and Volume 2 contents).

The following papers were presented at VALA1985.

VALA President’s opening address 

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Hugh C. Atkinson, University of Illinois, Urbana
Converging Technologies

Peter Carter, Peninsula Regional Library Service
Mobile libraries online

Prof Blaise CroninStrathclyde Business School
Panel session: five years from now

Prof Blaise Cronin, Strathclyde Business School
The economics of information 

Dan Eaves, Chisholm Institute of Technology
Why commercial videotex systems fail

George Havas, CSIRONET
The Integration of Diverse Technologies

Nancy D. Lane, Canberra College of Advanced Education
The teaching of online storage and retrieval: a multiplicity of approaches

Steve Matheson, INFOSTAT Development and Consulting, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Alternative encyclopedias: storing and accessing information. The Australian Bureau of Statistics and electronic publishing

J. Howard Petrie, University of Wollongong
The use of microcomputers as friendly assistants for online searching

Andrew Pittendrigh, AAV Australia Pty Ltd
Converging Technologies: videotex, optical technologies, document storage

Kerry Webb, National Library of Australia
Networking of library and information networks

Graham Whittall, CSR Limited
A model for resource sharing in a large company

Patricia Willard, University of New South Wales
Microcomputers for client use in public libraries in Australia: overview of a survey

Janette Wright, AWA Computer Services Pty Ltd
Staff training and preparation for library automation