VALA2004 Proceedings

 

VALA2004VALA2004, the 12th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 3 - 5 February 2004. The theme of the conference was Breaking Boundaries: Integration & Interoperability.

The following programme was presented at VALA2004. See also the archived VALA2004 conference web site.

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Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-2-sullivan

Bringing hidden treasures to light: illuminating DSpace

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 10:45 - 11:15

Shirley Sullivan

Electronic Information Coordinator, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Lynne Horwood

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Jane Garner

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Eve Young

Information Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) has gained momentum since eprints.org was released in 2000. An alternative to eprints.org is the recently released DSpace, the open source software developed at MIT. The paper will trace the history and development of DSpace initiatives, such as the joint project between MIT and University of Cambridge. It also discusses the impact and benefits of repositories for research institutions and libraries.

 

Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-1-pymm

Satellite capture of broadcast materials – archiving radio and television in the 21st century

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

Dr Bob Pymm

Manager, Collection Development, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)
http://www.nfsa.gov.au

Thorsten Kaeding

Project Officer, Satellite Capture Program, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)
http://www.nla.gov.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

For many years, ScreenSound Australia has acquired a sampling of television and radio broadcasts for its collections. Traditionally this has been done by sending out blank stock to broadcasters who then copy the selected programs and return them to the Archive. With the advent of satellite broadcasting, it is now possible to establish a real-time capture program which enables programs to be captured, catalogued and made available. This paper will look at establishment of a capture pilot program, some of the technical issues involved, problems of selection, and permissions and rights, cataloguing and making content available and impact on workflow practices and procedures.

 

Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-1-ayres

MusicAustralia: Building on National Infrastructure

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:55 - 12:30

Marie-Louise Ayres

Project Manager, MusicAustralia, National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

MusicAustralia is a portal for anyone interested in Australian music. A joint development of the National Library of Australia and ScreenSound Australia, National Screen and Sound Archive, it provides users with access to a federated resource discovery service for Australian music in notated and audio representations and in digital and non-digital formats, and a directory service providing information on people, organisations and services associated with Australian music. This paper outlines the reasons for placing the National Bibliographic Database at the heart of MusicAustralia federation activity and the infrastructure elements and business processes developed to support this architecture.

 

Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-2-hudson

CONZULSys project: a model for university library collaboration in New Zealand

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

Rosemary Hudson

Deputy University Librarian, University of Otago
http://www.library.otago.ac.nz

Ainslie Dewe

University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology
http://www.aut.ac.nz/library

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

CONZULSys was formed under the aegis of CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians) in a climate of increasing collaboration and the need to provide an efficient, cost effective library service to New Zealand university students, staff and researchers. The consortium began with four members – Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago, University of Waikato, and Victoria University of Wellington - for the joint purchase and operation of an Information & Resource Access Management System (IRAMS) to be managed in a hosted environment. Progress in implementation and future development of the consortium are outlined.

 

Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2004-proceedings/vala2004-session-2-binnion

SWIFT – the Future Library System for Victoria’s Communities

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Co-operatives & Consortia
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 - 11:50

John Binnion

Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Regional Libraries
http://www.erl.vic.gov.au

David A Cochrane

Director – Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
http://www.pwc.com.au

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VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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Abstract

The SWIFT Initiative is a proposal for Victorian public libraries to collaboratively share the operation of one library management system to achieve improved service outcomes for library users plus operational and cost benefits for the participating libraries. It is envisaged that over time all Victorian public libraries would participate. This paper is about two aspects of the SWIFT Initiative. The paper covers the underlying reasons that prompted consideration for the proposed project and an overview of the business case prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through substantiation of the validity of the proposal, the business case was intended to persuade libraries and Councils of the merits of the project and to participate and for the Victorian State Government to provide a special funding grant to assist with the initial establishment costs of the collaborative venture.

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