Category Archive: roving reference

Jun 16

What is roving reference anyway?

We are moving towards roving reference at our library. This is a very new concept for us, as we have always been tied to a desk. However, with the introduction of RFID, we have the potential to move out from our desk.  The potential is not yet fully realised, so until it is, we will …

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Feb 07

VALA 2008 Conference – Day 3 – Concurrent Session 14 – Social Networking

Kim Tairi – Swinburne University of Technology, Rob McCormack – Peodair Leihy and Peter Ring – Victoria University “Fairy tales and Elggs: social networking with student rovers in learning commons” Rovers were used in the Learning commons – student peer mentors who worked in pairs.  Created RoverSpace – an online community for Rovers to share …

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Feb 06

VALA 2008 Conference – Day 1 – Concurrent Session 10 – Enabling Technologies

Alan Butters – Sybis “New RFID technologies & standards: what does it all mean for your library” handouts available from Alan’s website Two ISO standards in common use – ISO 15693, ISO 18000-3 (newest). Tag Data model and privacy and data security mechanisms are not prescribed in these standards. Implications: no interoperability between systems, have …

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Feb 13

Information Online 2007 – Day 3 – Session 3

Jo Stewart Rattray from Vectra Corp spoke on “Information Security”. All libraries have information assets we need to protect, would we know if our systems were under attack? An international study found that 70% of all attacks are internal, not necessarily intentional, can be accidental. Information security is confidentiality, integrity and availability of info. 80% …

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