VALA2002 Proceedings

 

VALA2002VALA2002, the 11th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 6 - 8 February 2002. The theme of the conference was e-volving information futures.

The following programme was presented at VALA2002. See also the archived VALA2002 conference web site.

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Next Generation Digital Libraries

VALA 2002 PLENARY 1: Daniel Greenstein
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 09:00 - 10:15
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Daniel Greenstein

Digital Library Federation, Washington, D.C., USA
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Abstract

The article traces the development of digital libraries and asks what is next for a suite of activities (or is it in an organizational form?) that is fundamentally important to the future of research, learning, and cultural engagement. It focuses largely on the experience of leading US research libraries as a spring-board to two discussions: about key challenges that digital libraries more generally may confront in the next few years, and about how national cultural, legal, and funding regimes may influence the digital library's history and its future course.

 

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iNet: Information & Collaboration on the Web

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Collaboration
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 10:45 - 11:15
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Ian Hildebrand

City of Charles Sturt Library Service, SA

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Abstract

The iNet project has been a collaborative project by the South Australian Public Library Network in partnership with the Council of Library Administrators of South Australia (CLASA) and PLAIN Central Services (PCS). iNet is a customisable information Web site which consists of a core element of generic links to quality information resources available on the World Wide Web. Maintaining, updating and adding links to the site is performed by a variety of Subject Administrator Libraries across the State. Maintenance is facilitated via a password protected content management tool which enables administrators to make changes to their subject content without requiring HTML or other Web programming knowledge or skills.

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Evolution of a Collaborative Solution for Academic Libraries: The Victorian Academic Digital Library VADL)

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Collaboration
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 11:20 - 11:50
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Steve O’Connor

CAVAL Collaborative Solutions

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Abstract

The CAVAL member libraries believe that the major issue confronting libraries at the start of the New Millennium is collection development. These Libraries have been committed to the achievement of VADL for the past twelve months. VADL will be a Digital Library which will be shared and yet reflect the interests of each of the discipline interests of the member universities. VADL has established a range of research into the shape and extent of existing collections within Victoria. This paper highlights the path taken by these libraries, how their response differs from the American experience and how collaboration can be achieved through a new service model.

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The Internet Resources Project: an Exercise in Collaboration

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Collaboration
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 11:55 - 12:30
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Natalie Schulz

Griffith University Library

Sarah Fredline

Queensland University of Technology Library 

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Abstract

This paper describes a collaborative effort to select and describe free Internet resources by Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Libraries in Brisbane, Australia. After considering the options available, the Libraries decided to trial selection and description of free Internet resources by Reference staff using a web input form, with some records upgraded to full cataloguing.

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Mediating for metadata standards: competing demands of E-government, archivists and librarians for resource description in New Zealand

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Metadata
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 10:45 - 11:15
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Keitha Booth

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mätauranga o Aotearoa

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Abstract

Over a tight-timeframe in 2000/2001, a New Zealand E-government Unit Working Group produced a metadata standard to assist New Zealanders find government information and services on its websites. During the same period, a NZ government portal was being designed, Archives New Zealand issued record keeping standards, and the National Library of New Zealand issued a metadata standards framework for resource discovery across all NLNZ media and for the Library’s collections. This process has highlighted the significant need for cross-agency understanding and discussion, and the importance of maintaining and contributing to international standard development to ensure global inter-operability and transfer of information.

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Meta or better data? The value of user profiling for information services

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Metadata
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 11:20 - 11:50
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Stephen Northey and Bill Fatouros

Optimus Prime Pty Ltd

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Abstract

The increased use of information technology and ‘meta data’ standards have resulted in a reduction in the competitive advantage gained from the application of traditional ‘meta-data’ elements, despite the continued importance of this practice. Without effective user profiling that allows information systems to match information with people, practice and strategy, the content expectations of these systems will inevitably fall short. Application of an extended range of ‘meta data’ elements can assist information services to differentiate their products and services in the market place, create a knowledge profile for their organisation and better target the delivery of services for competitive advantage. User profiles then become valuable information objects in themselves that allow users to locate expertise within an organisation and allow information services to position information within practice communities and strategic context.

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