Designing a Digital Databases Page
VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Access to Information
Digital Resources Librarian, Monash University Library
Systems Manager, Monash University Library
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During 2003 Monash University Library engaged in a major redesign of the library databases web site. The basis of this was a program which used MARC records from Monash’s Endeavour Voyager catalogue to generate online electronic journal subject lists. The new databases page was intended to make for easier updating, and to allow us to respond to known user issues. In theory this was straightforward. In practice a number of issues were raised. The paper looks at how Monash resolved these issues, while commenting on the relationship between metadata and technology. Some future directions will also be discussed.
VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 6 - Repositories
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 15:15 - 15:45
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Deputy Director, Australian National Data Service
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In early 2009, selected senior staff at a number of research institutions were invited by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) to attend Forums to discuss the issues surrounding the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and to share their strategies around compliance. These issues included the governance arrangements, the technological and policy requirements, and the best way to reach research staff. This paper discusses the Code and its relevance to data management, the issues identified by ANDS and the strategies recommended.
VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Repositories
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 11:20 - 11:50
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-3-groenewegen
ARROW Project Manager and ARCHER Project Director
Director, Australian National Data Service Establishment Project
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The ARROW Project is a DEST-funded consortial effort to develop and implement intuitional repository software, and has co-developed the VITAL software with VTLS Inc. The project team has been building a community of users of this software, through the use of existing free or open source products. This paper will discuss the specific objectives of building this community, the history of our use of the various available tools, an assessment of their effectiveness and their limitations, and how we plan to move forward.