Category Archive: online presence

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 09

Apps and applications – Concurrent Session 12 – VALA 2012

QR codes: do they provide the missing link between the physical and the digital? – Tristan Badham Received the VALA Travel Scholarship to see how QR codes were being used in libraries, their implementation, reception from users and staff, further ideas etc. QR codes are 2 dimensional barcode when scanned by a mobile device, you …

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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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Sep 15

Information flow

I am very big on efficiency, including ensuring that our information flow from our library is used as effectively as possible. Our library has five blogs, four of which are hosted by Blogger. To make the most of this content, to ensure that people are seeing it when they don’t know about the blogs (and …

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Jun 01

Separating out our online lives

I’ll start off with a gentle warning. Your feed reader/email box is going to suffer an influx from myself and many other Australian Library bloggers as we participate in the 2nd Annual Blog Every Day of June. Last year I was in an Acting Branch Manager role, early days, so I had something to talk …

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Aug 01

Digital isolation

I have not been online in a social/professional manner much since I started as Acting Branch Manager in late May, but its only lately that I have really started to feel a loss. Much of my day to day work still involves computers, but it is so all over the place. One moment it is …

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Jun 13

Changing online life

Its Day 13 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I was thinking about my online life yesterday and how much its changed in a few short weeks. My blogging of course has gone through the roof.  So far in this challenge, I have posted more in a month than I have …

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May 16

My online reputation

I have been reading a bit about this lately through various blogs and articles, including Your Virtual Brand by Meredith Farkas in American Libraries, but it all came very close to home through a couple of things that happened to me personally. The first was news I shared on Twitter. I didn’t think much about …

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Jul 29

Blogging after all these years

Its my fourth anniversary of blogging, my blogiversary.  On the 29th July 2005, I posted my first entry to Connecting Librarian, at that time at blogger.com.  Four years later and wow, what a ride! I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now.  Even considered stopping altogether, but couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Although …

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Jun 05

Building a library website with Drupal Pt. 1

In the process of completing this largish (for me) project at work, I thought it would be good to get down in some logical order, a bit about the project, what we learned, what was hard/easy and what we would change.  It will take more than one post to get it all down, so I …

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