VALA2018 Roundtables

 

Tuesday 13 February 2018

RMIT POS200Roundtable Session 1 sponsored by RMIT University

1345 - 1440 Room: Plenary Hall 3

Topic: Community - how do we use technology to build community?

Sponsor representative: Dr Paul Mercieca, Program Director, Master of Information Management, RMIT University

Facilitator:  Bart Rutherford

Guest Panellists:

  • Angela Galvan, eResources Manager, Brown University Library
  • David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
  • Michelle McLean, Information Services Coordinator, Casey Cardinia Libraries
  • Prof Deb Verhoeven, Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala2018 #rt1

The Big Questions: How do we use technology to build community? Are we building community around technology or building community with technology?

Questions:

  • What role do libraries play when big data is mining our communities and personalising experience?
  • Can we find community in the long tail? Is there something for everyone and do libraries have a role?
  • Is “Librarybook” enough in the age of Facebook?
  • When did society get reduced to swiping left and right?
  • How do libraries narrow the Digital Divide?
  • What issues are GLAM’s facing when building community in the mobile age?
  • What works, what doesn't and what's on the horizon? - Lessons learnt
  • How does the broader GLAM sector better leverage technology to develop community?

 

About the Sponsor Representative and Guest Panellists:

Sponsor Representative:

  • Dr Paul Mercieca, Program Director, Master of Information Management, RMIT University

    Dr Paul Mercieca is the Program Director for the Master of Information Management at RMIT University. He has a mixture of academic and professional experience that includes teaching in the areas of electronic content development, project management and information retrieval.

    Paul’s PhD focused on scholarly communication, in particular the impact that Australian policies about academic research recognition has on open access publishing. His broad research interest is based around digital information management and the impact of technology on information management. He has extensive professional and management experience in electronic publishing and library services.

Guest Panellists:

  • Angela Galvan, eResources Manager, Brown University Library

    Angela Galvan is Digital Resources and Systems Librarian for the State University of New York, Geneseo. Her research explores discovery, digital estates, and the role of power and authority in libraries. When she is not tinkering with various systems or learning ruby, she edits the MARCEdit Field Guide and loves watching great technical services power the rest of the library.

  • David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

    David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, social media, websites and libraries, and has been published in many library-related journals. David is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. David blogs at http://www.davidleeking.com.

  • Michelle McLean, Information Services Coordinator, Casey Cardinia Libraries

    Michelle McLean is Information and Lending Services Coordinator at Casey Cardinia Libraries. She is the convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria Network ICT Special Interest Group and has presented at multiple conferences and written numerous articles related to developments in library ICT.

  • Prof Deb Verhoeven, Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney

    Professor Deb Verhoeven is Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Director of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) project (http://huni.net.au). In 2016 she was appointed inaugural Vice Chancellor's Library Fellow. She served as inaugural Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (2008-2011) and as CEO of the Australian Film Institute (2000-2002). She is Director of the Kinomatics Project (http://kinomatics.com), an interdisciplinary study that collects, explores, analyses and represents data about the creative industries. In 2013 Professor Verhoeven initiated the Research My World collaboration between Deakin University and the crowdfunding platform pozible.com to pilot the micro-financing of university research. On the basis of this initiative Verhoeven was recognised by Campus Review as Australia’s most innovative academic. She is currently writing a book on universities and the collaboration economies.


 

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Gale Cengage200Roundtable Session 2 sponsored by GALE, A Cengage Company

1345 - 1440 Room: Plenary Hall 3

Topic: Connecting - How can we make data talk with data?

Sponsor representative: Matt Drury, Sales Director Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand

Facilitator: Melissa Parent

Guest Panellists:

  • Neil Block, VP Global Open Source Innovation, EBSCO
  • Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Guides
  • Rosalia da Garcia, Managing Director, SAGE Publishing Asia-Pacific
  • Marti Heyman, Executive Director of Metadata Strategy and Operations, OCLC
  • Matt Miller, Pratt Institute's School of Information, New York
  • Tamar Sadeh, VP Teaching and Learning Solutions, Ex Libris

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala2018 #rt2

The Big Questions:

  • What are we doing to enable the metadata connections outside of the library ecosystem?
  • How are we making web scale discovery happen?

Questions:

As a profession we give very thorough discussion to various aspects of how we connect end users with our data, be that traditional bibliographic data, additional data related to our resources, research data, or other. Similarly we have robust discussions about how we can connect machine users with our data, with machine users being the systems both inside and outside of libraries and other cultural institutions.

  • What do you see as the key elements of making data connective, and why? Key elements could be such things as metadata standards, technical standards, workforce capabilities, but also much more. 
  • Discussion and debate within our ranks is extremely important, but action needs to follow. Are we doing enough to move beyond discussion and into action? If we are, what learnings can we take forward into a more connected future? If we aren’t doing quite enough yet, what do you see as the obstacles to overcome?
  • As practitioners, in metadata roles or not, what should we be doing now for a more connected future?
 
About the Sponsor Representative and Guest Panellists:

Sponsor Representative:

  • Matt Drury, Sales Director Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    Matt Drury has been active in the soft and digital publishing arena for over twenty years. He has held senior positions with primary publishers covering North and South America, academic software providers covering the international market and aggregated publishers throughout EMEA. He is currently the sales director for Gale, responsible for the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

Guest Panellists:

  • Neil Block, VP Global Open Source Innovation, EBSCO

    Neil Block is Vice President, Global Open Source Innovation for EBSCO, and works with libraries to build community support for the FOLIO open source library platform. Neil has 20+ years experience in the ILS marketplace with Innovative Interfaces, serving as President and in other senior executive roles, and has a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Guides

    Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the libraries.org online directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the Editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by the American Library Association, and has authored the annual Library Systems Report published by American Libraries since 2014. American Library Association, Library Journal from 2002-2013 and by He has authored nine issues of ALA’s Library Technology Reports, and has written many other articles and book chapters. Marshall has edited or authored eight books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries published by in 2012 by Neal-Schuman, now part of ALA TechSource . He regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at library conferences on a wide range of topics. He has been an invited speaker for many library conferences and workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Marshall Breeding held a variety of positions for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN from 1985 through May 2012, including as Director for Innovative Technologies and Research as the Executive Director the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Breeding was the 2010 recipient of the LITA LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.

  • Rosalia da Garcia, Managing Director, SAGE Publishing Asia-Pacific

    As the Managing Director and Head of Sales & Marketing, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, Rosalia is responsible for the strategic direction of textbook and library sales, as well as development and marketing within the Asia Pacific region. Her role also involves cooperating with our partners and about the future of big data and publishing including Open Access. Rosalia also sits on the board of directors of SAGE Asia-Pacific. She is passionate about publishing and which she sees as a means of educating the future leaders and researchers of the world.
    Rosalia has previously worked for McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, Wiley and Elsevier and has experience in various aspects of publishing; from customer service and acquiring journals, books and journals/library sales to marketing and foreign rights management.

  • Marti Heyman, Executive Director of Metadata Strategy and Operations, OCLC

    Marti Heyman has extensive and diverse experience utilizing information science techniques and methodologies to develop effective, sustainable solutions to meet the information, content, and knowledge management needs of a broad range of organizations, including manufacturing, e-business, professional services, enterprise software, publishing, and library data & services. She earned her MLIS and MBA degrees from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she has been an adjunct professor teaching courses on content representation and management of information organizations. She is currently Executive Director Metadata Strategy & Operations at OCLC in Dublin Ohio.

  • Matt Miller, Pratt Institute's School of Information, New York

    Matt Miller is a librarian and technologist working in the field of cultural heritage. His effort focuses on facilitating access to culture, history and knowledge through the utilization of emerging technologies and tools. His work combines software development, linked open data and information visualization with library domain knowledge to enable access and discovery. Matt was part of NYPL Labs at the New York Public Library as Head of Semantic Applications and Data Research. He was a 2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University's Library Innovation Lab and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute’s School of Information in New York.

  • Tamar Sadeh, VP Teaching and Learning Solutions, Ex Libris

    With a degree in computer science and mathematics, Tamar Sadeh began her career developing search engines for structured and unstructured data. At Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, Tamar has taken an active role in the definition and marketing of the company’s various technologies since she joined in 1999. Tamar holds a doctorate from City University London’s School of Informatics and is the author of various publications in the area of library information systems.
    In parallel to her work at Ex Libris, Tamar is a narrator for audiobooks at the Central Library for the Blind.

 


 

Thursday 15 February 2018

SAGE Publishing new logoRoundtable Session 3 sponsored by SAGE Publishing

1345 - 1440 Room: Plenary Hall 3

Topic: Content - opportunities and challenges

Sponsor representative: Lian Todd, Regional Manager, Library Sales (ANZ & SEA), SAGE Publications

Facilitator: David Feighan

Guest Panellists:

  • Jacqui Barton, Education Manager, HarperCollins, Australia
  • Antoine Bocquet, Vice President Institutional Sales, Japan, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Springer Nature
  • Kim Jardine, Managing Director, James Bennett Pty Ltd
  • Terry Robinson, Senior Vice President, Managing Director – International, Gale Cengage

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala2018 #rt3

The Big Question:

  • What strategies should libraries adopt to remain relevant in the changing environment and how can we work smarter with local publishers?

Questions:

The Content Roundtable will focus on the following questions with an eye to being relevant to the public and school library sectors as well as the higher education sectors:-

  • How can libraries respond to the opportunities and challenges that arise from Amazon now operating in Australia?
  • What does this mean for access to physical and online library collections?
  • What is the impact on purchase models and on the preferences of library patrons to use the library collections or buy direct from Amazon?
  • What ongoing impact will Google and Google Scholar have on how library patrons are accessing content? For example, the 2016 Elsevier annual report mentioned that transactional sales generate 27% of revenue.

 

About the Sponsor Representative and Guest Panellists:

Sponsor Representative:

  • Lian Todd, Regional Manager, Library Sales (ANZ & SEA)

    Lian Todd has worked for SAGE Publications since 2011. She is currently the Regional Sales Manager for ANZ & SEA. Lian has a strong interest in IT, Libraries and Publishing.

Guest Panellists:

  • Jacqui Barton, Education Manager, HarperCollins, Australia

    I have the privilege of working with amazing HarperCollins authors and illustrators sharing their writings with teachers, students and the community.
    My focus is quality literature and the development of resources to support the classroom teacher.

    I am a secondary teacher with a MA Children’s Literature I guide teachers to a better understanding of literature, literacy and language.I work with schools, educational organisations and the community, facilitating literature and writing programs, sharing books and encouraging students in their own creative ventures.

    I am dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, whether it’s as a reader or a writer. I am passionate about bringing a rewarding and memorable and lasting reading experience to children.

  • Antoine Bocquet, Vice President Institutional Sales, Japan, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Springer Nature

    Antoine (Tony) Bocquet is Vice President Institutional Sales, Japan, Southeast Asia and Oceania for Springer Nature, based in Tokyo, and has over 20 years’ experience in the academic publishing industry in the Asia-Pacific. He also holds the position of Director, Nature Research Group, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, and is Managing Director of the Springer Nature companies in Japan. Tony joined Nature Publishing Group, now part of Springer Nature, in 2001 as Asia-Pacific Publisher.

    He assumed the position of Vice President Institutional Sales in September 2015 after the creation of Springer Nature. He is responsible for all Institutional sales in the regions of Japan,South East Asia and Oceania, as well as the commercial operations of the Nature Research Group in Japan, Korea and South East Asia, including NPG’s advertising, sponsorship and custom publishing businesses. He also serves on the Board of Macmillan Language House, Springer Nature’s education business in Japan. Prior to joining Springer Nature, Tony was Managing Editor for Wiley in Tokyo between 1998-2001.

    An Australian by birth, Tony holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (Physics) and is a graduate of Griffith University in Brisbane. He has lived permanently in Japan since 1994.

  • Kim Jardine, Managing Director, James Bennett Pty Ltd

    Kim has worked at James Bennett, a leading supplier to the Public Library sector for over 9 years, with a core focus on ‘How do we assist libraries to adapt to an ever changing landscape?’

    With a background in Information and Technology Systems, he has driven strategic changes within the company. The development of innovative and collaborative data and workflow solutions within James Bennett has seen many successful partnerships formed with both publishers and libraries.

  • Terry Robinson, Senior Vice President, Managing Director – International, Gale Cengage

    Terry Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in the educational publishing industry, 17 years of which were focussed on electronic content and provision . He is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Gale International where he has responsibility for all Archive and Primary Sources Publishing for Gale as well as all operations outside of the US.

    Over the course of his career he has lived in Canada , the US, UK , Asia and currently resides in Dubai. Terry has a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada and an MBA from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

 


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