Category Archive: library conferences

Sep 04

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Fri AM 2nd Plenary – Alan Smith

Re-imagining library services: a new collaborative vision by Alan Smith – NSLA NSLA comprises the Australian state, territory, national libraries and the national library of New Zealand. They are working to build the next stage of libraries for our users. The 4 key points and 10 projects are making way and getting librarians out of …

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Sep 04

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Fri AM Plenary – Stephen Abram

Big Stuff – Library Challenges – Stephen Abram – Sirsi-Dynix Institute We need to tell good stories – tell each other about the good things that happen, not the bad, which is what we usually do. Stephen said that our stuff is awesome, we are in good standing amongst the libraries of the world. We …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – PM Concurrent Session – Debra Rosenfeldt

Connecting with the community: strategies to help public libraries better engage with hard to reach groups – Debra Rosenfeldt Approximately 60% of Australians use public libraries. 50% of public library users visit weekly, 90% borrow books mainly, 37% use computers, 46% get information, 61% for social ontact and 50% to meet new people. Why dont …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Thur PM Concurrent Session – Jack L Goodman

We would if we could but its not in the Budget… success stories in third-party funding for public library programs – Jack L Goodman Tutoring Australasia Why public libraries need partnerships- maintaining relevance requires innovation, which needs resources – which means money. Public libraries have many users, tight budgets, have little state support and no …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – PM Plenary – Inga Lunden

The New City Library: more than a house, for knowledge and dreams – Inga Lunden Stockholm Public Library Whats the librarys challenge and mission? The EU believe it is creating public paradise in the connected age. Dreaming the future is risky – the only certainty is that it will change. However, only dreamers can influence …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Thurs AM Plenary – Claudia Lux

Libraries on the agenda – advocacy experiences from IFLA and Library Associations – Claudia Lux – IFLA President an Director General of the Berlin Library IFLA i an independent, non-government not for profit organisation represent library staff, libraries and the communities we serve. IFLA supports membership in library associations, so ALIA members are therefore IFLA …

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Sep 02

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Weds PM Concurrent Session – Edgar Crook

Web archiving in a Web 2.0 world – Edgar Crook – NLA NLA has 3 main methodologies for web archiving. Pandora Archive has developed a world class archive of Australian websites, using PANDA, their digital archiving system. PANDA is a distributed system, so their partners can also use it. Other international library archiving systems are …

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Sep 02

ALIA Dreaming 08 PM Plenary – Anita Heiss

Indigenous Literacy – a national crisis – Anita Heiss -UQ and Flinders Gap beween indigenous literacy and non-indigenous. By the age of 15, 1/3 of indigenous students dont have the skills to manage in the adult world. In remote areas, these figures are even higher. Indigenous students have much higher adsence rates, lower numeracy skills …

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Sep 02

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Weds AM Concurrent Session Public – Dr Vivienne Waller

Who are the virtual visitors to the library and what are they doing? Dr Vivienne Waller Working on research project with SLV – called the Searchers. Looking at purpose of public libraries in 21 century and implications of technology. Interested in current searching practices – looking at who goes where for what. Back in 1995, …

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Sep 02

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Weds AM Concurrent Session – Public – Greg Honeyman

The Fridge: communication matters at the SLV – Greg Honeyman – Manager Marketing and Public Affairs (SLV) How the SLV uses their intranet to deliver fresh news daily to their staff. Why internal communication?-employees are more satistfied, feel more involved and contribute more Issues to deal with — if I know it, everyone must know …

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