VALA2018 Session 8 Holmes

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Creating a research information website amidst strategic change: transforming the researcher’s experience

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION  8
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 11:25 – 11:55

Deanne Holmes, Ursula Amato and Matthew Brightwell

Defence Science and Technology Group

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Abstract

Websites are becoming the digital ‘front door’ to information services, greatly enhanced by innovative technologies and design that extend the user experience in information discovery. A well-designed library website is essential to meet requirements for good functionality, usability by clients, and improved administration and content authoring. This paper shares the development and design of a new website to reflect the Defence Science & Technology Group’s (DST) transformation of its traditional library service to Research Information Services digital delivery.

 

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VALA2018 Session 8 Kingsley

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Humanoid robotics and digital literacy in Australian libraries

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION  8
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 12:00 – 12:30

Sam Kingsley

The Brainary

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Abstract

The advent and commercialization of humanoid robotics has enabled Australian Libraries to access and utilise this technology to help develop digital literacy skills within their communities and to engage their communities in unique and innovative ways. Sam Kingsley from The Brainary and his robotic companion NAO will investigate the implementation of humanoid robotic technologies in Australian Libraries. The focus will be on the challenges, benefits and unexpected outcomes that this technology produces through the lens of Australian and International case studies.

 

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VALA2018 Session 9 Kearney

 

 
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Nicole Kearney
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‘DOI’ng the right thing: assigning digital object identifiers to legacy content

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION  9
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:50 – 11:20

Nicole Kearney and Elycia Wallis

Museums Victoria

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Abstract

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) have revolutionised the way we locate, access, use and reference scholarly content online. Academic publishers are expected to adhere to this international standard for new publications, but what about legacy publications? Despite the fact that there is now a substantial volume of legacy literature online, there are significant questions around its ownership, management and accessibility. This paper will examine the issues and benefits associated with assigning DOIs to current and legacy literature, who can assign them, the difference between easy and open access, and the future of creating order amongst this massively expanding resource.

 

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VALA2018 Session 9 Whitehead

 

 
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Who am I? The evolution of online identity

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION  9
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 11:25 – 11:55

Derek Whitehead

RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology

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This paper discusses the nature of online identity over the past twenty years, since Australians began to use the internet extensively in the mid-1990s. It highlights the growing role of Facebook, Google and other social software in providing frameworks for online identity, considers the ways people find this unsatisfactory, and then examines possible future developments. The paper concludes by raising the possibility of libraries playing a role in supporting Australians in the future as they develop their online identities, as libraries did in the beginning through Vicnet and other programs.

 

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VALA2018 Session 9 Harrison

 

 
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Do androids dream of automatic theses? Integrating thesis examination with an institutional repository

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION  9
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 12:00 – 12:30

Andrew Harrison

Monash University

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Moving from first generation to second generation institutional repository is an opportunity for Monash University Library to integrate the institutional repository into other University workflows to improve efficiency of collecting content. This paper documents a project to integrate a system to manage the examination of Doctoral and Masters Theses with the institutional repository. The outcome automatically and seamlessly integrates the passage of a thesis manuscript from submission for examination to archiving in a repository via collaboration with other administrative units and the use of API technology.

 

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VALA2018 Session 10 Poulton

 

 
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Kylie Poulton
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Text and data mining: librarians as catalysts for new discoveries

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 10
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 14:45 – 15:15

Kylie Poulton

Griffith University

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Abstract

With the exponential increase in digital information, Text and Data Mining (TDM) is becoming a widely used research method supported by the development of specialised tools and technology. Challenges in using TDM research methods include licensing and copyright restrictions and a lack of skills and knowledge. As academic libraries seek to broaden their support for digital scholarship, how can librarians address the challenge of developing services that support TDM? By proposing a support model based on the phases of TDM research, this paper outlines how librarians can leverage current support services to support the cycle of TDM research.

 

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VALA2018 Session 10 Wright

 

 
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Adventures in digital curation: experimentation with open data tools

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 10
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 15:20 – 15:50

Paige Wright and Lyn Keily

University of Newcastle

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This paper considers digital curation from a special collections perspective to engage users with collections in new ways. The authors will discuss their practical experiences trialling technologies to add value to digital special collections. These include map-based data visualisation tools, text analysis, digital storytelling applications, and a Twitter bot. Discussion will include the outcomes of the experiments based on web analytics and user feedback. By sharing successes and failures associated with these tools, the authors hope to encourage other information professionals to explore new digital curation opportunities.

 

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VALA2018 Session 11 Chadwick

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SCIS Resource Type Thesaurus: a linked data vocabulary for inferring Resource Type from MARC records

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 11
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 14:45 – 15:15

Ben Chadwick

Education Services Australia

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Abstract

Resource Type (RT) is a multifaceted concept that is encoded in a range of elements in Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records. However, expressions of RT are often unhelpful to users, and many records are inconsistent in how they represent it. The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) Resource Type thesaurus (SRT) is a linked data thesaurus defining RT categories, enabling searching, limiting, sorting and faceting by RT in the SCIS online catalogue. Semantic relations within SRT enable mappings to and from the thesaurus in spite of variations across legacy and current MARC records. The purpose, design, and possible applications of SRT are discussed.

 

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VALA2018 Session 11 Casalini

 

 
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The emerging BIBFRAME data model: transition, implications and challenges

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 11
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 15:20 – 15:50

Michele Casalini

Casalini Libri

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The much-discussed Bibliographic Framework Initiative data model is under development, and institutions have already begun testing. Its goal is to increase the flexibility, visibility and discoverability of all resources. This paper explores research & development activities in international collaboration with over 12 institutions, analysing the implications and challenges, e.g., the development of entity identification procedures. Ultimately, the availability of collection data to a wider audience ensures the safeguarding of cultural heritage. Feedback from the international library community is discussed, problems highlighted and evidence upon which to resolve them is provided. The model embraces innovation in technology and knowledge representation.

 

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VALA2018 Session 12 Lewis

 

 
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Breaking the mould: challenging proprietary hardware in libraries

VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 12
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 14:45 – 15:15

Daniel Lewis and Michelle McLean

Casey Cardinia Libraries

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With the building of a new library, Casey Cardinia Libraries (CCL) needed to ensure that it had the best library technology available, whilst meeting strict timelines and financial constraints. The options available, particularly with regards to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) equipment and software, did not suit what was intended for the new library, but as RFID equipment was necessary, a modern alternative needed to be found. CCL worked with its existing and emerging RFID vendors to explore alternatives to proprietary self-check hardware, enabling the library service to be more responsive to issues and more consistent with the use of equipment across all its libraries.

 

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