VALA2008 Session 4 Ransom

VALA2008Kete Horowhenua : the story of the District as told by its people

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:00 – 14:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-4-ransom

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperJoann Ransom

Deputy Head of Libraries, Horowhenua Library Trust
http://kete.net.nz

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Abstract

Kete Horowhenua is a community-built digital library of arts, cultural and heritage resources. It aims to get the private collections, memories and knowledge of our community sitting alongside our public collections. Many thousands of hours of labour have been contributed to the project by our community, resulting in fully keyword-searchable digital images, audio and video clips, documents, comments and web links. In late 2007, Kete Horowhenua won the 2007 3M Award for Innovation in New Zealand Libraries, and a Special Mention for North America and Oceania in the category e-inclusion at the 2007 World Summit Awards in Venice.

VALA2008 Session 4 Stumm

VALA2008Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland (2006 VALA Award)

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 – 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-4-stumm

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDeb Stumm

Executive Manager, Heritage Collections, State Library of Queensland
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au

Christine Sayer

Creative Communities Officer, Public Library Services, State Library of Queensland
http://www.qldstories.slq.qld.gov.au

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Abstract

In the vast state of Queensland, the ability to create and share stories about people, places, landscapes and ecology using digital technology and the World Wide Web bridges distance and difference. The sharing of stories is the key concept around which the Queensland Stories program has been built. The program strongly aligns with the State Library’s new strategic priorities and positions it as a leading institution in the field of digital technology. It promotes the State Library as a centre of creativity and learning, and provides opportunities for community engagement projects as well as the creation of user generated content for the collection.

VALA2008 Session 4 Beaumont

VALA2008Conversations or evidence – an analysis of responses from members of the public to an invitation to submit their comments about State Library of Victoria images available over the Web

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 15:10 – 15:40
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-4-beaumont

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAnne Beaumont

Digital Systems Analyst, State Library of Victoria
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

Kelly Gardiner

Web Services Manager, State Library of Victoria
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

Stuart Flanagan

Senior Web Applications Developer, State Library of Victoria
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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Abstract

In late 2005 the State Library of Victoria made a small change to the page on which its images were displayed over the Web. It added a link to a form which allowed the public to send comments on an image to the State Library of Victoria. The size and variety of the response was totally unexpected. As a result of this and because of a growing awareness of the discussion about Library 2.0, the development of ‘communities’, and a need to devise a way to manage the responses in line with library values in regard to privacy, authenticity of information and engagement a project was devised to analyse the responses. Results of this analysis are presented with example comments followed by a brief discussion on future plans for the project.

VALA2008 Session 5 Abbott

VALA2008Transforming the library for the new millennium

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Library Spaces
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 – 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-5-abbott

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperWendy Abbott

Associate Director, Information (Customer Services), Bond University
http://www.bond.edu.au

Mark Sutherland

Associate Director, Information (Corporate Services), Bond University
http://www.bond.edu.au

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Abstract

In the past decade, academic libraries have experienced dramatic change. Various developments including new information and communication technologies and new pedagogies as well as changes in how students learn are transforming the traditional role of libraries. In response, libraries are adopting a broader educational role in creating flexible, technology-rich learning spaces. This paper will trace the progress of a major library refurbishment project at Bond University illustrating how these trends have shaped the project. The paper will describe the project initiation, stakeholder input, the role of the architect, and the design stage.

VALA2008 Session 5 Jilovsky

VALA2008Changing library spaces: finding a place for print

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Library Spaces
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 15:10 – 15:40
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-5-jilovsky

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperCathie Jilovsky

Information Services Manager, CAVAL Collaborative Solutions
http://www.caval.edu.au

Paul Genoni

Faculty of Media, Society and Culture, Curtin University of Technology
http://www.curtin.edu.au

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Abstract

This paper considers the storage options for print collections in a digital environment. Recent changes to library space use in particular are reducing the space available for print storage and forcing libraries to look to other solutions, including print repositories. Repositories potentially produce benefits to the networks of libraries they serve; to individual libraries within the network, and to the communities of researchers that using those libraries. The paper emphasises the Australian situation, and the discussion encompasses the policy developments that are necessary to optimise the benefits of a fully implemented national print repository for Australia.

 

VALA2008 Session 5 Jones

VALA2008Virtual and physical: architect Christopher Alexander on living spaces

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Library Spaces
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:00 – 14:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-5-jones

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperBonna Jones

Senior Lecturer, RMIT University
http://www.rmit.edu.au

Yen Wong

Learning & Technology Librarian, State Library of Victoria
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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Abstract

Christopher Alexander is a controversial architect who believes that those who build physical spaces must address the question of human feeling. When combined with some ideas on metamedia literacy, there are implications in his work for the building of social online spaces, such as Inside-a-Dog, a new site being developed by the State Library of Victoria for young readers.

VALA2008 Session 6 Mercieca

VALA2008Publication patterns of Australian academics and the impact on open access publishing

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Publishing
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:00 – 14:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-6-mercieca

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperPaul Mercieca

Lecturer – Information Management and Digital Publishing, RMIT University
http://www.rmit.edu.au

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Abstract

This paper reports on research that is exploring the publication patterns and engagement with open access publication processes by Australian academics. The findings are based on a survey of academics that was administered in late 2006. The survey explores the publication process of the respondents’ last article (last instance analysis), as well as discussion of their perceptions and general engagement with open access publication processes. The practice is predominantly one of focusing on international journals, possibly at the expense of local publications. While there is some support for open access publication processes, the last instance analysis suggests that this is not currently extensive.

VALA2008 Session 6 Buckley

VALA2008Streamlining the stress! How Project Transfer is improving the process of journals transferring between publishers

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Publishing
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 – 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-6-buckley

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperNancy Buckley

Managing Director, Burgundy Information Services Ltd (UK Serials Group)
http://www.uksg.org

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Abstract

This paper is a progress report on the UKSG project called Project Transfer. The Transfer Working Group is currently creating best practice guidelines and standards for the movement of titles between publishers. The ultimate aim of the group is to create an industry code of practice similar to the excellent work that the Project COUNTER organisation has done for journal usage statistics.

VALA2008 Session 6 Treloar

VALA2008Data management and the curation continuum: how the Monash experience is informing repository relationships

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Publishing
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 15:10 – 15:40
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-6-treloar

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAndrew Treloar

Director, Australian National Data Service Establishment Project, Monash University
http://its.monash.edu.au

Cathrine Harboe-Ree

University Librarian, Monash University
http://lib.monash.edu.au

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Abstract

Repositories are evolving in response to a growing understanding of institutional and research community data and object management needs. This paper (building on work already published in DLib, September, 2007) explores how one institution has responded to the need to provide management solutions that accommodate different object types, uses and users. It introduces three key concepts. The first is the curation continuum, which identifies a number of characteristics of data objects and the repositories that contain them. The second divides the overall repository environment based on these characteristics into three domains (research, collaboration and public), each with associated repository/data store environments. The third is the curation boundary, which separates each of the three domain types.

VALA2008 Plenary 2 Lor

VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerInternational Librarianship 2.0: some international dimensions of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

Peter LorVALA 2008 PLENARY 2: Peter Lor
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 16:10 – 17:25
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-plenary-2-lor

Peter Lor

Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the Netherlands and Professor Extraordinary, University of Pretoria, South Africa
http://web.up.ac.za

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Abstract

The World-Wide Web is evolving into an interactive, multipolar social space, referred to as Web 2.0. Libraries are urged to follow suit, as implied by the term Library 2.0. A brief exploration of the evolving environment precedes a discussion of a number of trends which affect the library profession and which require attention at the international level. They include the commodification and dematerialisation of information, globalisation, and empowerment. Their effects are diverse and affect freedom of information, equity of access, and inclusion in the information society – three themes that are addressed as part of IFLA’s international advocacy programme.