VALA2008The VALA2008 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 5 - 7 February 2008. The theme for this conference was Libraries/Changing Spaces, Virtual Places.

The following programme was presented at VALA2008. Follow the links to view the abstracts, papers, podcasts and other associated material. You can also browse the VALA2008 online Conference Proceedings. See also the archived VALA2008 conference web site.

Registering on the VALA web site also allows you to post your own comments about all of the presentations and papers at VALA's biennial conferences. When commenting please refrain from inappropriate comments and be aware of VALA's code of conduct.

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Tuesday 5 February 2008

0800 - 1800

Registration

0900 - 0905

Opening Address and Welcome
Tom Denison, VALA2008 Conference Committee Chair

0905 - 1015

VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre
Andy Powell, Head of Development, Eduserv Foundation, UK
Repositories through the looking glass

1015 - 1045

Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 1:
Library 2.0
Room: John Batman Theatre

Concurrent Session 2:
Library Spaces
Room: Bellarine 6

Concurrent Session 3:
Repositories

Room: Bellarine 7

1045 - 1115

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Lynette Lewis, Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Vic
Library 2.0: taking it to the street

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Maxine Brodie, Macquarie University, NSW
Watch this space! Designing a new library for Macquarie University

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Margaret Henty and Adrian Burton, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, ACT
Looking forward by looking back: APSR’s contribution to future repository planning in Australia

1120 - 1150

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Kathryn Greenhill, Murdoch University, WA
Do we remove all the walls? Second Life librarianship

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Natalie Pang and Graeme Johanson, Monash University, Vic
Library manager perspectives of the Vocational Education Sector: investigating trends and issues within a Learning Commons paradigm

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

David Groenewegen and Andrew Treloar, Monash University, VIC
Building the ARROW community

1155 - 1230

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Cameron Barnes and Karan Jones, University of New England, NSW
Making a virtual community real: redeveloping eSKILLS Plus using Web 2.0

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Liz Burke, Jill Benn and Ralph Kiel, University of Western Australia
Claim your space: re-placing spaces to better meet the needs of the Net Generation

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Danny Kingsley, Australian National University, ACT
Repositories, research and reporting: the conflict between institutional and disciplinary needs

1230 - 1400

Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 4:
Engaging Communities
Room: John Batman Theatre

Concurrent Session 5:
Library Spaces
Room: Bellarine 6

Concurrent Session 6:
Publishing
Room: Bellarine 7

1400 - 1430

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Joann Ransom, Horowhenua Library Trust, New Zealand
Kete Horowhenua : the story of the District as told by its people

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Bonna Jones, RMIT University, Vic and Yen Wong, State Library of Victoria
Virtual and physical: architect Christopher Alexander on living spaces

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Paul Mercieca, RMIT University, Vic
Publication patterns of Australian academics and the impact on open access publishing

1435 - 1505

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Deb Stumm and Christine Sayer, State Library of Queensland
Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland
(2006 VALA Award)

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Wendy Abbott and Mark Sutherland, Bond University, Qld
Transforming the library for the new millennium

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Nancy Buckley, United Kingdom Serials Group, UK
Streamlining the stress! How Project Transfer is improving the process of journals transferring between publishers

1510 - 1540

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Anne Beaumont, Kelly Gardiner and Stuart Flanagan, State Library of Victoria
Conversations or evidence – an analysis of responses from members of the public to an invitation to submit their comments about State Library of Victoria images available over the Web

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Cathie Jilovsky, CAVAL Collaborative Solutions, Vic and Paul Genoni, Curtin University of Technology, WA
Changing library spaces: finding a place for print

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Andrew Treloar, and Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Monash University, Vic
Data management and the curation continuum: how the Monash experience is informing repository relationships

1540 - 1610

Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

1610 - 1725

VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre
Peter Lor, Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the Netherlands and Professor Extraordinary, University of Pretoria, South Africa
International Librarianship 2.0: some international dimensions of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

1730 - 1900

Welcome Reception - Exhibition Area

 

Wednesday 6 February 2008

Top

0800 - 1800

Registration

0900 - 1015

VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre
Schubert Foo, Vice Dean, SCI, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Going virtual for enhanced library experience: a case study of the National Library of Singapore

1015- 1045 Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1045 - 1245 VENDOR PRESENTATIONS

 

1
Technologies in Libraries
Room: John Batman Theatre
2
Publishers and Aggregators
Room: Bellarine 1&2
3
Publishers and Aggregators
Room: Bellarine 4&5
4
Publishers and Aggregators
Room: Bellarine 6
5
Library Systems and Other Library Services
Room: Bellarine 7
1045 - 1057 Infotrieve Australia Gale Ovid Technologies National Library of Australia Innovative Interfaces
1100 - 1112 Forms Express Gale (continued) ProQuest Project Muse SirsiDynix
1115 - 1127 3M Australia RMIT Publishing Thomson Scientific EBSCO Information Services Softlink
1130 - 1142 Serial Solutions RMIT Publishing (continued) Thomson Scientific (continued) EBSCO Information Services (continued) Softlink (continued)
1145 - 1157 OCLC Emerald Group Publishing Berkeley Electronic Press Elsevier Civica
1200 - 1212 Vision Australia Data Monitor Taylor & Francis EBL - EBook Library Civica (continued)
1215 - 1227 CAVAL Mergent Oxford University Press Sage Publications Maxus Australia
1230 - 1242 DA Casalini Libri Encyclopaedia Britannica Thorpe-Bowker DatacomIT
1245 - 1400 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 7:
Health Information
Room: Bellarine 1&2
Concurrent Session 8:
Intellectual Property
Room: Bellarine 6
Concurrent Session 9:
Management Information
Room: Bellarine 7
Concurrent Session 10:
Enabling Technologies
Room:
John Batman Theatre
1400 - 1430

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Garry Hall, Queensland Health
Supporting health professionals in evice-based practice: a case study of the Clinicians Knowledge Network

 

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Vanessa Tuckfield, Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT Intellectual Property/copyright, potentially more than just an elective

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

David Feighan, Australian Taxation Office, Vic
Measuring your work and reporting your value as we move to Library 2.0

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Alan Butters, Sybis, Vic
New RFID technologies & standards – what does it all mean for your library?

1435 - 1505

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Terence Harrison, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic
Delivering the evidence to the client

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Sandra Henderson and Matthew Walker, National Library of Australia, ACT
Development of a rights management system for the National Library of Australia's collections

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Barbara Kirkham and Peter Collins, State Library of Queensland
WRMS with legs: a customised approach to a work request management system

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Fiona Bradley, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Kathryn Greenhill, Murdoch University, WA and Constance Wiebrands, Curtin University, WA
Libraries interact: collaboration and community in the Australian library blogosphere
1435 - 1505

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Geoff Lattimore, University of Western Sydney, NSW
Equity, the digital library and a new Medical School

VALA2008 Invited Paper

Emily Hudson, University of Melbourne, VIC
Australia's new flexible copyright exception: open-ended in name only?

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

Heather Jenks, AUT University, NZ
Utilising tools for discovery

VALA2008 Peer Reviewed Paper

VALA2006 Travel Scholar

Ellen Forsyth, State Library of New South Wales
Fancy walkie talkies, Star Trek communicators or roving reference?

1540 - 1610 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1610 - 1725 VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre
Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
Unlocking access: in support of a hands-on Internet policy
1900 - 2330 Conference Dinner - Plaza Ballroom

 

Thursday 7 February 2008

Top

0800 - 1800

Registration

0900 - 1015

VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre

Luke Wroblewski, Senior Principal of Product Ideation & Design, Yahoo! Inc. and Principal of LukeW Interface Designs, USA
Designing for today's Web

1015 - 1045

Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 11:
Websites
Room: Bellarine 6

Concurrent Session 12:
ILMS
Room: Bellarine 7

Concurrent Session 13:
Virtual Reference
Room: John Batman Theatre

1045 - 1115

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Philip Hider, Sally Burford and Stuart Ferguson, Charles Sturt University, NSW
The use of information architecture guidelines by Australian libraries

VALA2008   Peer Reviewed Paper

Robin Murray, OCLC, UK
Building Web scale for libraries

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Kate Davis, Gold Coast City Council, QLD, formerly of the National Library of Australia, ACT
Be my buddy: IM and the future of virtual reference

 

 

1120 - 1150

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

John Law, ProQuest, USA
Observing student researchers in their native habitat

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Lloyd Sokvitne, Jan Lavelle and Carmel Denholm, State Library of Tasmania
All for naught: using existing bibliographic data to deliver modern search tools

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Wilma Kurvink, Wesley College, VIC
A new paradigm for reference librarians in the online world: developing relationship around research and learning with library users

 

1155 - 1230

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Sue Owen and Kat Clancy, Deakin University, Vic
Deakin Library website 2.0: iterative change for maximum gain

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Alison Dellit, National Library of Australia, ACT
Collecting the best data: improving cataloguing systems

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Jean McKay and Helen Bronleigh, Murdoch University, WA, Annmaree Brown and Margaret Wright, Macquarie University, NSW
Shibbolising Online Librarian: how two university libraries enhanced their collaborative chat reference service by using a MAMS Mini grant to add authentication and develop an interoperable chat client

 

1230 - 1400

Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 14:
Social Networking
Room: Bellarine 6

Concurrent Session 15:
Metadata
Room: Bellarine 7

Concurrent Session 16:
Accessibility
Room: John Batman Theatre

1400 - 1430

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Kim Tairi, Swinburne University of Technology, Vic, Rob McCormack, Peodair Leihy and Peter Ring, Victoria University, Vic
Fairy tales and Elggs: social networking with student rovers in learning commons

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Adrian Burton, Chris Blackall and Scott Yeador, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, ACT
The metadata coalface for digital repositories

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Tony Iezzi, Vision Australia, Vic
Information access: forging new paths

 

1435 - 1505

VALA2008  Invited Paper

Bruce Heterick, JSTOR, New York, USA
Shift happens: how the network effect, two-sided markets, and the wisdom of crowds are impacting libraries and scholarly communication

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Basil Dewhurst, National Library of Australia, ACT
People Australia: a topic based approach to resource discovery

 

VALA2008  Peer Reviewed Paper

Carla Pilarski and Debbie Posker, University of Newcastle, NSW
Reaching the audience using podcasts, SMS/texting and blogs at the University of Newcastle Library

1540 - 1610 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1610 - 1725 VALA2008 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: John Batman Theatre
Stuart Weibel, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Programs and Research, USA
Making identifiers concrete (so library places and spaces don't have to be)
1900 - 2330 Farewell Refreshments - Level 3 Atrium

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