VALA2010 Biennial ConferenceThe VALA2010 15th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 9 - 11 February 2010. The theme for this conference was Connections.Content.Conversations.

Recognising that information technology is ultimately there for the end user, the conference was opened with a short and humorous video clip of a young digital native library user called Abbey.

The following programme was presented at VALA2010. Follow the links to view the abstracts, papers, podcasts and other associated material. You can also browse the VALA2010 online Conference Proceedings. See also the archived VALA2010 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.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Monday 8 February 2010

0830 - 1745

Registration

0900 - 1730

VALAtech Boot CampVALAtech Boot Camp Session A

OCLC API Mashathon
Room: 212

Facilitator: Roy Tennant, OCLC

An all-day workshop to give participants a firm grounding in a variety of OCLC-provided APIs, including the WorldCat Search API. All of these services are free to OCLC cataloguing institutions.

See www.oclc.org/au/en/worldcatapi/default.htm for details.

 
1300 - 1330

VALA L PlateL-Plate Session 1

Open Source Library Systems
Kathryn Greenhill

1330 - 1400

L-Plate Session 2

Library Mashups and APIs
Paul Hagon

1400 - 1430

L-Plate Session 3

Semantic Web
Tom Tague

1430 - 1500

L-Plate Session 4

Cloud Computing
Bart Rutherford

1500 - 1530 Afternoon Tea - Room 213 Foyer
1530 - 1600

VALA L PlateL-Plate Session 5

Discovery Layer Interfaces
Marshall Breeding

1600 - 1630

L-Plate Session 6

Being social: apps for libraries
Kim Tari

1630 - 1700

L-Plate Session 7

eBooks
Bart Rutherford

 

 

Tuesday 9 February 2010

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0800 - 1800

Registration

0900 - 0905

Opening Address and Welcome
David Feighan, VALA2010 Conference Committee Chair

0905 - 1015

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Plenary Hall, Doors 9 & 10
Karen Calhoun, OCLC, USA
The emergent library: new lands, new eyes

1015 - 1050

Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 1:
Discovery

Room: Plenary Hall

Concurrent Session 2:
Physical & Virtual Access

Room: 219 - 220

Concurrent Session 3:
Repositories

Room: 212 - 213

VALAtech Boot Camp
Session B

Room: VALA Showcase

1050 - 1120

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Bobby Graham and Paul Hagon, National Library of Australia
Making our catalogue as easy as 1, 2, 3

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Michelle McLean and Linda Burridge, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, Vic
From mess to CMS: the transformation of a library website

VALA2010  Peer Reviewed Paper

Danny Kingsley, Australian National University, ACT
The advocacy and awareness imperative: a repository overview

ideo: Negotiating the Online and Mobile Space

Facilitators: Simon Goodrich and Al Cossar, Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Victoria

 

High-end hands-on technical session, with limited spaces.
BYO laptop/netbook.

1125 - 1155

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Karen Joc and Kayo Chang, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
The impact of discovery platforms on the information seeking behaviour of ESL undergraduate students

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Rachel Chidlow and Hester Mountifield, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Aging gracefully? Reviewing and enhancing Information Commons services at the University of Auckland

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Simon Huggard and Michele Hosking, State Library of Victoria
Go with the flow: data management and synchronisation across systems at the State Library of Victoria

1200 - 1230

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Jane Burke, Serials Solutions, USA
Discovery versus disintermediation: the new reality driven by today's end-user

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Mal Booth, Sophie McDonald and Belinda Tiffen, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
A new vision for university libraries: towards 2015

VALA2010   Peer Reviewed Paper

Adrian Burton and Andrew Treloar, Australian National Data Service, Vic
"Publish My Data": the design and implementation of a loosely-coupled data 'publishing' service

230 - 1405

Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 4:
Discovery

Room: Plenary Hall

Concurrent Session 5:
Metrics

Room: 219 - 220

Concurrent Session 6:
Repositories

Room: 212 - 213

VALAtech Boot Camp
Session C
Room: VALA Showcase

1405 - 1435

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

John Garraway, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
The Big BUT: the influence of business, users, and technology on unified resource discovery

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

David Wells and Petra Dumbell, Curtin University of Technology, WA
Ebook usage at Curtin University Library: patterns, projections and strategy

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Andrew Harrison and Sam Searle, Monash University, Vic
Not drowning, ingesting: dealing with the research data deluge at an institutional level

Semantic Web APIs

Facilitator: Thomas (Tom) Tague, OpenCalais, USA

 

High-end hands-on technical session, with limited spaces.
BYO laptop/netbook.

1440 - 1510

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Michael Gonzalez, University of Western Sydney
Beyond the grave: where to with gen (wh)Y?

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Lynne Horwood and Sabina Robertson, University of Melbourne, Vic
Role of bibliometrics in scholarly communication

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Tim Tamminga and Courtney Smith, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress), USA
Digital repositories at a crossroads: achieving sustainable success through campus-wide engagement

1515 - 1545

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Shirley White, Roxanne Missingham and Rina Brettell, Parliament House, ACT
All aboard ParlInfo Search: the journey towards integrated access to bibliographic and full text information from the Parliament of Australia

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, USA and Donald King, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA
Value and future of library e-resources

VALA2010    Peer Reviewed Paper

David Groenewegen, Australian National Data Service
ANDS responses to the data management challenges in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

1545 - 1620

Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

1620 - 1730

VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Plenary Hall, Doors 9 & 10
Thomas Tague
, Thomson Reuters, USA
Next up? The linked content economy

1730 - 1900

Welcome Reception - Exhibition Area

 

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Top

0800 - 1800

Registration

0845 - 0955 VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Room: Plenary Hall
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research,
Vanderbilt University Libraries, USA

Blending evolution with revolution: a new cycle of library automation spins on
0955 - 1030 Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1030 - 1230 VENDOR PRESENTATIONS

 

1
Discovery Services and Delivery

Room: Plenary Hall
2
Discovery, Delivery and Content

Room: 219 - 220
3
Discovery, Delivery and Content

Room: 212 - 213
4
Discovery, Delivery and Content

Room: 211
5
Library Systems and Other Library Services

Room: 210
1030 - 1042 Ex Libris National Library of Australia DA Information Services iGroup (Australasia) Civica Library & Learning
1045 - 1057 OCLC SAI Global DA Information Services Nature Publishing Group & Palgrave Macmillan Unique Management Services
1100 - 1112 Serials Solutions EBSCO Information Services DA Information Services Nature Publishing Group & Palgrave Macmillan RefWorks-COS
1115 - 1127 Thorpe-Bowker National Library of Australia Ebook Library Oxford University Press 3M
1130 - 1142 James Bennett Infotrieve Australia Elsevier Australia Encyclopedia Britannica Aust EnvisionWare
1145 - 1157 EBSCO Information Services Sage Publications Emerald Group Publishing Gale-Cengage Learning Maxus Australia
1200 - 1212 Innovative Interfaces Thomson Reuters ProQuest RMIT Publishing Civica Library & Learning
1215 - 1227

SirsiDynix

Thomson Reuters ProQuest RMIT Publishing UNILINC
1230 - 1345 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 7:
Innovation
Room: 219 - 220
Concurrent Session 8:
Intellectual Property
Room: 210 - 211
Concurrent Session 9:
Automation
Room: 212 - 213
Concurrent Session 10:
Looking Forward
Room: Plenary Hall
1345 - 1415

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Warwick Cathro and Susan Collier, National Library of Australia, ACT
Developing Trove: the policy and technical challenges

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Emily Hudson, University of Queensland
Fair use, fair dealing and Section 200AB: what overseas experience teaches us about Australian copyright law

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Patrick Gregory, State Library Of Victoria
It’s reference, Jim, but not as we know it: using the Vocera communications system to support mobile customer service at the State Library of Victoria
VALA2010 Invited Paper
Paul Bonnington
, Monash e-Research Centre, Vic
The changing landscape of research: tools andmethods for 21st century discovery
1420 - 1450

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Paul Hagon, National Library Of Australia, ACT
Everything I know about cataloguing I learned from watching James Bond

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Robyn Van Dyk, Australian War Memorial, ACT
Digital preservation: the problems and issues involved in publishing private records online: lessons learnt from the web publishing of the notebooks and diaries of C.E.W. Bean

VALA2010     Peer Reviewed Paper

Jane Hunter and Anna Gerber, The University of Queensland
The Aus-e-Lit project: advanced e-research services for scholars of Australian literature
VALA2010  Invited Paper
Roy Tennant
, OCLC, USA
Libraries at the network level: APIs, Linked Data, and Cloud Computing
1455 - 1605 VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Room: Plenary Hall
Stephanie Orlic, Museum Lab, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre - DNP Museum Lab, a Multimedia Mediation Laboratory
1605 - 1640 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1640 - 1740 PLENARY SESSION: Room: Plenary Hall
Top Trends – Panel
1900 - 2300 Conference Dinner - Plaza Ballroom

 

Thursday 11 February 2010

Top
0800 - 1745 Registration
0845 - 0955 VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Room: Plenary Hall
Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project,
Washington DC, USA

Networked creators: how users of social media have changed the ecology of information and created new roles for librarians to play in people's lives
0955 - 1030 Morning Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 11:
Social Networking
Room: 219 - 220
Concurrent Session 12:
IT Management
Room: 212 - 213
Concurrent Session 13:
Web/Library 2.0
Room: 210 - 211
VALAtech Boot Camp
Session D
Room: VALA Showcase
1030 - 1100

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Sue Cook, CSIRO Information Management and Technology, WA, and Constance Wiebrands, Edith Cowan University, WA
Keeping up: strategic use of online social networks for librarian current awareness

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

VALA Travel Scholar

Kathryn Greenhill, Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove-Mosman Park Library, WA
Taking matters into our own hands: influencing factors and concerning factors for libraries that developed Open Source library software

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Michelle McLean, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, Vic, and Paul Mercieca, RMIT University, Vic
Evaluating Web 2.0: user experiences with public library blogs

Open Source Content Management Systems - Joomla!

Facilitator: Sam Moffatt, University of Southern Queensland


High-end hands-on technical session, with limited spaces. BYO laptop/netbook.

1105 - 1135

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Majella Pugh, University of Queensland
Wiki-connections: creating synergies within an academic library’s virtual health hub

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Carolyn McDonald and Kate Davis, Gold Coast City Council, Qld
ICT as core business: will we prosper or drown?

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Michael Stephens, Dominican University, USA, Richard Sayers, CAVAL Ltd, and Warren Cheetham, CityLibraries Townsville, Qld
The impact and benefits of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian libraries
1140 - 1210

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Zaana Howard and Darren Ryan, CPA Australia, Vic
Replacing the water cooler: connecting through enterprise microblogging

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

May Chang, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Agile and Crystal Clear with library IT innovations

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Paul Sutherland, Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand
From library automation to Library 2.0: exploring Web 2.0 tools, while reflecting on our traditional values as we move towards Library 2.0 and beyond
1210 - 1345 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase – Exhibition Area

 

Concurrent Session 14:
Online Communities
Room: 219 - 220
Concurrent Session 15:
Digitisation/Publishing
Room: 212 - 213
Concurrent Session 16:
Usability/Portability
Room: 210 - 211
VALAtech Boot Camp
Session E
Room: VALA Showcase
1345 - 1415

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Amirhossein Mohtasebi, Extol Corp, Malaysia and Parnian Najafi Borazjani, University Technology Malaysia
Privacy concerns in social networks and online communities

VALA2010  Invited Paper

Les Firth, Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Vic
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it: transforming library usage data into strategic information

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Sarah-Jane Saravani, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Standards informing design of library service delivery to mobile devices and nomadic learners

Open Source Content Management Systems - Drupal

Facilitator: Tom Denison, Melbourne, Vic


High-end hands-on technical session, with limited spaces. BYO laptop/netbook.

1420 - 1450

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Fiona Salisbury and Sandi Monaghan, La Trobe University, Vic
Finding a new voice: keys to building successful online communities

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Cathie Jilovsky, George Panagiotidis and Janette Wright, CAVAL Ltd
Digitise this: converting content

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Kat Clancy and Michelle Watson, Deakin University, Vic
Usability testing: a client-centred approach to innovation
1455 - 1525

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Ellen Forsyth, State Library of New South Wales
Wiki ecosystems: the development and growth of online communities of practice

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Anna Shadbolt, Joe Arthur and Silvia Paparozzi, University of Melbourne, Vic
A research idea, an administrative need and a resource capability come together in time to create an invaluable historical collection: the University Calendar story at Melbourne

VALA2010      Peer Reviewed Paper

Alan Butters, Sybis, Vic
Data sets, profiles and standards: creating interoperability & adding value to RFID within Australian libraries
1525 - 1555 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Viewing and VALA Showcase - Exhibition Area
1555 - 1705 VALA2010 Keynote SpeakerPLENARY SESSION: Room: Plenary Hall
Mckenzie Wark, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research, New York, USA
The Networked Book
1705 - 1710 Closing Address:
Bart Rutherford, VALA President
1710 - 1830 Farewell Refreshments, River View Atrium

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