VALA2016 Plenary 1 Lankes

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David Lankes

Librarianship: Saving The World One Community At A Time

VALA2016 PLENARY SESSION 1
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 9:00 – 10:15
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David Lankes

Syracuse University

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We live in uncertain times of war, protest, terrorism, economic austerity, ecological disasters, and mass surveillance. What can librarians do to help communities in such turbulent times? Lankes will discuss how a proactive librarianship can build an alternative path to the growing “security versus freedom” narrative. Librarianship can shine in times of crisis, but it requires a focus on improving society over informing customers.

 

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VALA2016 Session 1 Chang

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Building an Internet of Things environment in the library

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Tuesday 9 February 2016, 10:50 – 11:20
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May Chang

Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA

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This paper outlines a multi-year initiative to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) environment in Western Michigan University Libraries for research and development, and to prototype and implement IoT applications and services. This enabled a growing hands-on experience with the IoT using the “Library as Lab” approach. Collaboration and engagement with various campus units were essential.

 

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VALA2016 Session 1 Gilbey

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Andrea Gilbey

2020 vision: the librarian, the publisher and the technologist

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Tuesday 9 February 2016, 11:25 – 11:55
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Andrea Gilbey

Oxford University Press, Vic

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This paper explores ways members of the Library and Information Science(LIS) community, whether librarians, publishers, or IT professionals, can work together more closely in order to achieve common objectives such as excellence in research, education and the optimum provision of peer-reviewed digital content. It attempts to address the question “if we collaborate more effectively as industry partners, do we have a greater chance of survival”?

 

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VALA2016 Session 1 Lawrence

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Amanda Lawrence
Amanda Lawrence

Digital curation of public policy resources: discovery, access and management for policy and practice

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Future Gazing
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 – 12:30
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Amanda Lawrence

Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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Public policy and practice relies on a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications, and those produced directly by organisations, such as reports, discussion papers, briefings, reviews and data sets produced by government, academic centres, non-government organisations (NGOs), think tanks and companies. While heavily used, the collection and curation of digital publications (grey literature) is dispersed, inefficient and inadequate. This paper presents recent research on use, production and collection of policy publications and discusses the approach of Policy Online, a digital library using a variety of tools including crowd-sourcing content, linked data approaches, Digital Object Identifiers and more.

 

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VALA2016 Session 2 Weatherburn

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Patrick Splawa-Neyman
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Jaye Weatherburn
Jaye Weatherburn

Data neophytes: first steps into the research data abyss

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Data Stuff
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 10:50 – 11:20
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Patrick Splawa-Neyman

Monash University, Vic

Jaye Weatherburn

Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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This paper explores the roles, functions, and possible definitions of data librarians based on two Australian National Data Service (ANDS) case study projects at Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology. The experiences, challenges, and achievements from these research data management projects are examined by discussing the various factors involved, such as liaison with researcher and organisation stakeholders, and the implementation of technological solutions.

 

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VALA2016 Session 2 Johnson

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Melanie Johnson
Melanie Johnson

Taming the lurking beast: can mandatory e-reporting and the creation of course lists manage copyright in the digital space?

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Data Stuff
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 – 12:30
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Melanie Johnson, John Garraway and Eileen Tollan

University of Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand Universities have recently agreed to introduce mandatory e-reporting to replace the manual survey and ensure compliance with the terms of the licence agreed with Copyright Licensing New Zealand. In this paper I argue that digital technology provides the means to effectively manage copyright compliance in educational institutions and to counter its uncertainty. The paper considers the background that led to the decision to implement e-reporting and how that implementation is proceeding. It also considers the benefits to the parties, what the road blocks are and how these can be potentially overcome.

 

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VALA2016 Session 3 Casalini

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Michele Casalini
Michele Casalini

Humanities and social sciences academic content in the digital transition time

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Publishing
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 10:50 – 11:20
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Michele Casalini

Casalini Libri, Italy

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The transition to the digital era has raised many questions and new challenges for scholarly publishing. This paper examines the extent to which HSS original-language publishing risks marginalisation by STM and considers strategies to ensure its survival. Drawing on analysis of the academic publishing market in Mediterranean Europe, the impact of the digital era on library collections and policies, and the author’s first-hand experience in supplying Romance-language research publications, this paper discusses the wider implications of the digital transition and growing need for awareness along the information chain – with the central role of libraries – that can contribute to forwarding cultural heritage for future generations.

 

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VALA2016 Session 3 Parkes

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Anton Proppe
Anton Proppe

For the ‘Common’ good: a centralised approach to university video publishing

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Publish IT
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 11:25 – 11:55
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Nyssa Parkes, Anton Proppe and Rob Rochester

Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

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Increasingly, video and audio resources are being used in the university environment to educate, distribute research findings, and broadcast public lectures and events.  Despite significant advances in technology, creating and distributing open-to-view and open-to-re-use video can be complex. Swinburne Library has established a centralised service called Swinburne Commons that supports staff in the storage, description and distribution of open video and audio content. In reflecting on the establishment of the service, this paper suggests that experience gained from institutional repositories and open publishing endeavours can give libraries an advantage in the distribution of other institutionally-created content, such as digital media.

 

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VALA2016 Session 3 Pozzi

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Megan Pozzi
Megan Pozzi

Formalising the vernacular: social media skills in higher education

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Publish IT
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:00 – 12:30
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Megan Pozzi

Queensland University of Technology

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This paper discusses the issue of social media skills using a literacy framework. Firstly, it argues that social media skills are a form of vernacular, or ‘everyday’, literacy and articulates the issues associated with trying to formalise these skills within the curriculum. Secondly, it calls for greater explicit attention to social media skills within higher education, by arguing that social media literacies are a part of new literacies. It evaluates QUT’s “Create a Better Online You” suite of social media resources in light of this framework, and discusses the role of libraries in addressing social media skills.

 

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