This year VALA was excited to receive 8 commendable nominations for the VALA Award, 2 of them deemed to be outstanding. As a result, and for the first time in the Award’s history, the VALA Committee is awarding joint recipients. The 2016 VALA Award will be presented to:-
The National Library of Australia for their edeposit service.
A one-stop-shop for publishers, the edeposit service is the public interface of an end-to-end digital collection management system, fully integrated with other NLA systems, enabling Australian publishers to deposit Australian digital publications in accordance with the new legal deposit provisions of the Copyright Act.
The University of Melbourne – data forensics lab.
The development of this service and lab is a first nationally for an academic library and a response to a growing demand to access and extract valuable research data and files from now obsolete systems and media. The Data service and forensics lab offers a range of services for examining, analyzing, recovering, re-using and preserving data stored in digital media in a forensically sound manner. The Data Forensics Lab can process a variety of modern and legacy computer storage media using state of the art purpose built hardware and software.
Congratulations, National Library of Australia and University of Melbourne!
The VALA Award recipients will each give a presention about their award winning project at the Celebrating Innovation event on Wednesday 23rd November.
Thank you to the other institutions who submitted entries including:
- Deakin University Library
- La Trobe University Borchardt Library
- La Trobe University Research Commons
- Newcastle Library
- University of South Australia
VALA invites you to our August Guest Speaker event for 2016. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.
Join special Guest Speakers David Feighan and Ebe Kartus who will be speaking on the topic "Collaborative metadata management in cloud based library systems – what are some of the practical implications".
Notice of VALA Annual General Meeting
Please note: The AGM will precede the VALA Event – “Technology (Alone) isn’t the Answer You Are Looking For”.
Time: Wednesday 29 June 2016, 6:00pm
Venue: Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
All are welcome to attend, however, only VALA members are entitled to vote at the AGM (so please ensure your membership is current).
VALA members will be formally advised via email.
VALA invites you to our June Guest Speaker event and VALA AGM. Join us at The Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne on Wednesday 29 June from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Mal Booth, University Librarian, UTS Library who will be speaking on the topic "Technology (Alone) isn’t the Answer You Are Looking For".
VALA invites you to our first Guest Speaker event for 2016. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.
Join special Guest Speakers Nobuko Miyairi and Alainna Wrigley from ORCID for a basic technical introduction to ORCID APIs.