RMIT Publishing / 2012 VALAtech Boot Camp


 

Monday 6 February 2012

RMIT Publishing/VALAtech Boot Camp Session A

Co-design an ILMS for the Future

0900 - 1300 Meeting Room 218

Facilitators:
Carolyn McDonald, Bond University, Qld
Kate Davis, Queensland University of Technology
Zaana Howard, Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

Library system vendors are planning and developing the "next-gen" library systems. Have they got it right? Do librarians think that vendors have a good understanding of what Australasian librarians need into the future? What should a "next-gen" library system look like? What requirements would we include if we are going to tender for a new system? Participants in this workshop will be guided through the process of co-designing an ILMS of the future concept or prototype.

Expected outcomes:

  1. A co-designed ILMS concept
  2. Experience in participatory design methods.

Requirements: To get the most out of this session, attendees should bring their laptops.

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Monday

RMIT Publishing VALAtech Boot Camp Session B

Using Mobile and Social Media to Enrich the Visitor Experience

1400 - 1700 Meeting Room 218

Facilitator: Will Donovan

This workshop will explore ways mobile and social media technologies can be used to enhance people’s experience of galleries, libraries, archives and museums. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be invited to discuss how they are currently using mobile and social media and what plans they may have to integrate these technologies in the future.

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Tuesday

RMIT Publishing/VALAtech Boot Camp Session C

Drupal Basics

1050 – 1230 Meeting Room 218

Facilitator: Brian Gilbert, Realityloop Pty Ltd

Considering Drupal as a content management system, or just getting started? The Drupal Basics Boot Camp will introduce the core modules and terminology. Discover nodes and content types, comments, setting up user permissions and assigning roles. Classify content with the taxonomy module, establish vocabularies, and add terms to each vocabulary. Understand the relationship between modules, themes, regions, blocks and menus.

About Realityloop Pty Ltd:
The Realityloop team has a wide range of expertise in web development; Brian Gilbert has been professionally developing websites since 1995 and his partner Stuart Clark since 2000, both focusing exclusively on Drupal for over 5 years.

Requirements: Attendees should bring their own laptops / notebooks. Further requirements to be advised.

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Tuesday

RMIT Publishing/VALAtech Boot Camp Session D

Drupal Advanced

1405 – 1545 Meeting Room 218

Facilitator: Brian Gilbert, Realityloop Pty Ltd

Get more from Drupal and learn to create your own modules. This advanced session will examine module creation and deployment. The prerequisite for this session is a thorough understanding of Drupal and PHP programming.

About Realityloop Pty Ltd:
The Realityloop team has a wide range of expertise in web development; Brian Gilbert has been professionally developing websites since 1995 and his partner Stuart Clark since 2000, both focusing exclusively on Drupal for over 5 years.

Requirements: Attendees should bring their laptops / notebooks. Further requirements to be advised.

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Thursday

RMIT Publishing/VALAtech Boot Camp Session E

A Speed Date with Design Thinking

1030 – 1210 Meeting Room 218

Facilitator: Zaana Howard, Swinburne University of Technology, Vic

Design thinking is a human centred and collaborative approach to solving problems. But what exactly is design thinking? What does it mean in a practical sense? How can libraries use it for engagement now and transforming for the future?

This Boot Camp is fast, interactive and fun. It's designed to give you:

  • a hands-on speed-dating experience of applying design thinking from start to finish
  • an understanding of what design thinking is, why you should care and who else is using it
  • an introduction to practical models, methods and tools to assist you in taking design thinking back into your workplace.

It will also provide the opportunity to discuss the potential impact design thinking can have on libraries for engaging stakeholders, designing new experiences, and co-creating future libraries according to community needs.

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Thursday

RMIT Publishing/VALAtech Boot Camp Session F

Working with the Trove API

1345 – 1525 Meeting Room 218

Facilitator: Paul Hagon, National Library of Australia

In this Boot Camp, learn how to retrieve data from a website using an API. This session will concentrate on the Trove API. Learn what is needed to access the API. Gain an overview of the available methods for interacting with Trove and how you can refine your queries to extract just the data you require. By the end of the session, you will gain valuable ideas on how the data from the Trove API can be incorporated into your own website.

Requirements: To get the most out of this session, attendees should bring their laptops / notebooks. It is preferable that these be configured with a local web server (eg, Apache, MAMP, XAMPP) but this is not essential.

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