VALA invites you to the first event for 2015. Join us at the Baillieu Library on Wednesday 22nd April from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Les Kneebone from Education Services Australia who will be speaking on the topic "Make it a triple: Australian Education Vocabularies and RDF".
VALA was excited to receive six outstanding entries this year for the prestigious VALA Award.
In front of an enthusiastic audience of 100 at the VALA end-of year event, the winner of the 2014 VALA Award was declared to be Curtin University Library App.
The Curtin Library App provides access to Curtin Library resources and services via a mobile app that can be used on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app enables real-time, personalised, context-sensitive information, with the ability to make bookings for library items and facilities.
Congratulations, Curtin University Library!
We were delighted that Karen Tang, Associate Director, Corporate Services at Curtin University, was present to accept the award.
Thank you to the other institutions who submitted entries:
- Australia National University for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) project
- Deakin University for interactive installation "The Verge"
- Melbourne Library Service for ICT and Creative Spaces fit-out of their newest community hub, Library at The Dock
- Parkes Shire Library for REaDtember - a yearly festival of mixed-media play and learning
- Penrith City Library for their E-Connect Home–Library Outreach (ECHO) project
At the final event for 2014, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2014.
The 2014 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Jessica Sullivan.
Jessica achieved the highest aggregate score in the three technology courses we use to assess the award - Document Management 1 and 2 and Information Organization. She achieved a high distinction for each of the three courses and was a clear winner.
Congratulations, Jessica, and good luck!
The 2014 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Greg Rolan.
Following a 30-year career in IT, Greg returned to Monash to study community informatics and qualified as a librarian. He then went on to complete his Master of Business information Systems (Honours) degree while also teaching there. Greg is now a doctoral candidate, investigating archival systems interoperability.
Congratulations, Greg, and good luck!
This year's Lightning Talks event will feature four 10 - 12 minute presentations from outstanding contributors within the Library IT field.