2010 Forum

Theatre, National Library of Australia

The 2010 forum was held at the National Library of Australia

Wednesday 20 October 2010

The annual Libraries Australia Forum is a showcase of the developments in the past year. During the forum, highlights of the service are demonstrated, the Annual Report is presented and future directions are discussed.

Delegates have the opportunity to informally meet and discuss aspects of the service with Libraries Australia staff. During the day, service specific sessions are run, allowing for open examination of issues and discussions of workflows.

New approaches to collecting & resource sharing is the theme of this years Forum.

Cost: $145

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Podcasts of the Forum will be made available from the Program page after the event.

Keynote Speakers

Ms Constance Malpas, Program Officer, Research Libraries Group, OCLC
Photo of Constance Malpas (keynote speaker) 

Constance is a program officer at OCLC working on issues related to measuring and shaping the outcomes of large-scale print conversion projects, and collaborative efforts to develop definitions and policies in shared print storage.

She will deliver a presentation on a project with New York University which is investigating the 'cloud sourcing' of collections through cooperative agreements with large-scale print and digital repositories.

Ms Katie Birch, Portfolio Director, Delivery Services, OCLC
Photo of Katie Birch (keynote speaker) 

Katie is Portfolio Director for Delivery Services at OCLC. In this capacity, Katie oversees WorldCat Resource Sharing, including the WorldCat policies directory and IFM, as well as ILLiad, VDX, WorldCat Navigator and WorldCat Link Manager.

Katie is a librarian with 10 years experience in resource sharing and document delivery. Before joining OCLC in 2005, Katie was project manager and business development manager at Talis.

Other presenters

Dr Warwick Cathro, Director General (Acting), National Library of Australia
Photo of Dr Warwick Cathro 

Warwick is the Assistant Director-General, Resource Sharing and Innovation division at the National Library of Australia. This division provides services to the library community which support the sharing of resources and which facilitate access to the information resources of Australian Libraries.

Warwickwill give a Libraries Australia overview.

Ms Ann Ritchie, LAAC member & Editor, Australian Library Journal
Photo of Ann Ritchie 

Ann is the 'special libraries representative' on the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee and Editor of the Australian Library Journal.

Ann will report on a project which is examining collection issues in special libraries.

Ms Rose Holley, Social Metadata Working Group Member, Research Libraries Group, OCLC & Trove Manager, National Library of Australia
Photo of Rose Holley 

Rose is a digital library specialist who has managed a number of significant collaborative digitisation projects over the last 10 years, including most recently the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program. Rose is currently the Manager of the Trove discovery service at the National Library of Australia, and now focuses on delivery of content to users,with systems that enable public interaction and engagement with content. Rose is part of the RLG Social Metadata Working Group and her presentation will focus on the research and findings of this group, particularly in relation to user contributions that enrich descriptive metadata created by libraries, archives, and museums.

Welcome Reception

Join us on Tuesday 19 October for drinks and nibbles in the foyer of the National Library of Australia.

Where: National Library of Australia Foyer

When: 5:30 - 7pm, Tuesday 19 October 2010

Cost: $25

You will be able to pre-register for the Forum at the welcome reception.