Category Archive: libraries

Jun 12

Use of library spaces

Wandering through the shelves today and noticed a woman had curled herself up in one of the library’s armchairs. She looked quite comfy and obviously felt that way too, as she had also removed her shoes. Although our spaces are primarily set up to support our lending, we also provide a lot of seating for …

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Feb 09

On Demand – Concurrent Session 15 – VALA 2012

Lighting the FUSE: innovation and partnerships by Rita Ellul and Indra Kurzeme SLV and Department of Childhood Learning had an agreement to deliver 25 unified projects over 2010-11 financial year. SLV was involved in this project to extend its reach. They were already good at information management, but project management externally was a new area …

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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

Big Ideas – Concurrent Session 6 – VALA 2012

Repositioning Brimbank Libraries for 21st century service deliver – Chris Kelly & Jarrod Coyles  Libraries are competing for the time of their local communities. They have to have a good knowledge of not only their current users, but also of whole community. Commenced a period of substantial change, which moved it from a collection service …

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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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Jun 06

Importance of libraries – an answer to a child

In 1970, the new Troy Children’s Librarian wrote to “dozens of actors, authors, artists, musicians, playwrights, librarians, and politicians of the day. She asked them to write a letter to the children of Troy about the importance of libraries, and their memories of reading and of books.” (Our History: Letters to the Children of Troy, May …

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Apr 08

Libraries after the iPad and Top Technology Trends

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the very popular (and long waiting listed) event presented by VALA , the State Library of Victoria and the Public Libraries Victoria Network. Here’s my notes from the afternoon seminar. Libraries after the iPad – Christine McKenzie – YPRL Our world is changing fast, so fast …

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Jan 25

Library Day in the Life – Round 6

Monday 24th January, 2011 was Round 6 in the Library Day in the Life,  a snapshot of the daily work of librarians around the world. I’ve been participating in it since Round 3 in July 2009 and it has been interesting to go back and see what I was doing, in the day to day, …

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Oct 17

Policy vs Public Relations

This topic has been on my mind for a while and I don’t know what the solution is, but I think I am more open now to possibilities. All libraries have rules and policies for their members and users, however, we also have situations where it is prudent, from a Public Relations perspective, to bend …

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Apr 03

Anatomy of a Library 2.0 Masterclass

I had the wonderful, exhausting and exhilarating job of presenting a two day Libraries 2.0 Masterclass this week, with the delightful Kathryn Greenhill.  Glad to say, it was an all round success, with wonderful feedback and responses from our 19 attendees. Kathryn has covered the days with our tweets, through a Cover It Live session …

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