Category Archive: digital library

Jun 11

Digital Literacy Seminar – Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN)

Here are my notes from the PLVN ICT Special Interest Group Digital Literacy Seminar, held in Melbourne on 3rd June 2015. Hugh Rundle – MC Victorian Public Libraries: Our Future, Our Skills Research Report 2014 – http://www.plvn.net.au/sites/default/files/Skills%20Audit%20Report%20FINAL.pdf. 98% of libraries completed survey, 79% of managers. Good basis for skills audit. Public Libraries 2030 came out …

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Apr 05

Digital Content Seminar – Wed 26th March 2014

I am convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria Network – ICT Special Interest Group and get to meet with other ICT and Web librarians in Victorian public libraries on a regular basis. I also get to organise and attend events like this one, which give Victorian public librarians a chance to showcase what they are …

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Jun 16

It’s a book

Today at work (yes on Saturday), I was introduced to a new book, which has also has a promotional YouTube video which you can check out. It’s a book by Lane Smith that beautifully and succinctly tells the story of what we commonly run into in libraries, although in a simplified manner. It also outlines …

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Feb 09

Guinness Archive: unlocking the potential of an iconic global brand – Eibhlin Roche

Working as an archivist in a business, specifically in a brand environment. Guinness Archive framework– digitisations, dissemination of information, types of users and their needs, accessibility to information, intellectual property, cataloguing prioritisation and copyright. Background: was founded on New Year’s Eve 1759, by a young brewer signed a 9000 year lease. It is brewed in …

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Sep 24

VALA Presents David Lee King

Was very happy to be able Friday 23rd September’s seminar in Melbourne with David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, fresh from his appearance at NLS #5 in Perth and Hamish Curry from the State Library of Victoria – presented by VALA: Libraries, Technology & the Future Inc. (thanks guys for organising …

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Feb 14

VALA2010 Current Session 13 – Web/Library 2.0

The first presentation for this session was my paper, presented with my co-author Paul Mercieca. Our presentation Evaluating Web 2.0: user experiences with public library blogs is available at Slideshare. The impact and benefits of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian Libraries: Michael Stephens – Dominican University, Richard Sayers – CAVAL and Warren Cheetham – City …

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Feb 14

Fireside Chat with Roy Tennant – VALA2010 Day 3 Plenary

Roy Tennant was joined by Bart Rutherford, Heather Crosby, Carol Tenopir, Teula Morgan, Jane Burke and Ingrid Mason to discuss the future of published content. Implications of ebooks and other online content for libraries? Continuation of process at libraries,which are becoming more digitised, The main difference is that our books are not coming to us …

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Feb 09

VALA 2010 – Concurrent session 5 – Metrics

David Wells – Curtin University – E-Book usage at Curtin University Library: patterns, projects and strategy Need to find the correct materials for immediate use and for building a long-term research collection. Started ebook collection in 2002 (1) in 2004 added records for free Gutenberg titles. Not until 2008 and 2009, where they bought over …

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Jan 25

Library Day in the Life 2010

Today, 25th January, was Round 4 of the Library Day in the Life Project. The aim of the project is for librarian’s to document what they do in a day, for others to discover.  So here’s mine. To give context, I am an Information Librarian working for the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation – a public library …

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