Share the excitment and adventure of attending VALA2014 by using the #VALA14 tag when posting your photos to Flickr. See also the VALA2014 Flickr photo stream. Photos of the exhibition set up along with the 2014 L Plate and RMIT Publishing VALAtech Bootcamp are being posted to this photo stream.
Conference Papers are now available for VALA2014 delegates and VALA members
Conference Papers are now exclusively available for VALA members and VALA2014 delegates on the VALA website and can be accessed via the VALA2014 Proceedings menu item or by clicking on the Session Paper title in the Conference Programme.
Note that conference papers will become publicly available in May.
Like VALA2010 and VALA2012, VALA2014 is going to be a hot bed of social media, commentary and interaction. In addition to Twitter we will be using Facebook, Flickr, and LinkedIn. After the conference is over don't forget to checkout any new video clips at VALATV on YouTube. Who knows, you might get on TV.
What social media are you using at VALA2014?
Student Award Winners 2013
At the final event for 2013, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2013.
The 2013 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Penny Cook.
Penny Cook has just completed the Master of Information Management program at RMIT. She has the highest marks of all graduating students in the three major subjects which comprise the technology side of the program, with an average of over 90% in Information Organisation and Document Management parts 1 and 2. Read more..
Congratulations, Penny, and good luck!
The 2013 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Ailie Smith.
Ailie Smith achieved outstanding results in the Masters of Business Information Systems (MBIS) at Monash University, having undertaken the archives and records management specialisation. Read more..
Congratulations, Ailie, and good luck!
Please mark your diary and register now for a fantastic VALA double-header Guest Speaker event. (ALIA PD points apply)
Guest Speakers: Pru Mitchell (Education Services Australia) and David Feighan
Topic: “Making connections - Using education metadata to align school libraries to the curriculum”
This is a great opportunity to hear about a strategic and innovative library metadata project when Pru Mitchell (Education Services Australia) and David Feighan join forces for a special VALA event. The presentation will look at how schools are working in partnerships with Education Services Australia to rebuild their catalogue metadata so print and online collections are aligned to the curriculum. This includes mass clean up of existing subject headings, the introduction of new controlled metadata, and the creation of curriculum specific themed collections.
See the VALA event page for details and to book online.