Category Archive: future

Jul 19

Emerging Technology Forum – Geelong 2012

I was happy to again be attending the ETF, which is a collaborative training event organised by Deakin University, Geelong Regional Libraries and Gordon TAFE. With a new format and new location and with a theme of “Using technology well”, it was an amazingly insightful day. Here’s my amazingly detailed notes from the day – …

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Jun 30

Public libraries now and always

I will end this year’s Blog Every Day of June the way I started – with public libraries. I never planned to work in public libraries. I wanted to be a librarian since Grade 6 and always imagined that I would be a school librarian, or once I had done by library course placement in …

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Jun 24

What are we looking to this next year

Its hard to believe its nearly a new financial year. With it, for our library, it means a new budget and hopefully some new projects. So what am I looking forward to in the new financial year? Hopefully: a sustainable discovery layer a new website a bigger team working on these things more widespread use …

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Feb 09

Access, schmaccess: libraries in the Age of Ubiquity

One of the big changes is not value being added by owning the server, its by the people adding content to the server. The Internet did not kill print, TV killed it ……. in 1940. The Internet will save us from television. More time is spent on the Internet now, than the total amount of …

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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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Feb 08

The informatics transform: re-engineering libraries for the Data Decade – Liz Lyon

Data is a the new oil – Andres Weigend – Stanford. There is millions of pieces of data being collected every hour of every day. Data on every corner of the world is being collected. One of the last areas of global mapping is the oceans, but even now they have robotic vessels covered in …

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Feb 08

New Directions – Concurrent Session 8 – VALA 2012

What is the catalogue – Helen Livingston – University of South Australia Catalogue is a register of all items found in the library. (showed Wikipedia definition – long). Told us Charles Cutter”s definition – incorporates what there is and where can I find it. Who is the catalogue for? Our users, but not sure if …

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Feb 08

Linked data: weaving the web of libraries, museums and archives – Eric Miller

The web is the most successful commerce and communication platform every conceived. It has become so pervasive in such a short time – no other technology has been as pervasive or as universal. It has quickly become one of the most pervasive data management and integration platforms ever imagined. And no-one owns it. It has …

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Feb 07

Libraries & the Post-PC era – Jason Griffey – VALA 2012

Steve Jobs 2010 – analogy to cars – we have had PCs for 30 years, but now our needs are being fulfilled by other devices – pads and smart phones for example.  Once upon a time………… there was a princess, the princess loved books, but the princess also loved computers – enamoured with the digital, …

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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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