I spent an incredible 3 days at the VALA16 conference, attending meetings, training sessions, presentations, and networking with some wonderful people.
Sessions that I attended:
- Plenary Session 1 – Librarianship: saving the world one community at a time
- Data neophytes: first steps into the research data abyss
- 2020 vision: the librarian, the publisher and the technologist
- Formalising the vernacular: social media skills in higher education
- Content is changing, access is changing (round table)
- Trove and social media today: does a click through mean what we think it means?
- Altmetrics: social media metrics tools expanding the librarian’s role
- Plenary Session 2 – The puzzles librarians need to solve
- Plenary Session 3 – Building a framework for semantic cultural heritage data
- Linked open data and Australia’s GLAMs
- Building a richly- featured library management platform that puts patron privacy first, using Meteor and Mylar
- GlamMapping Trove
- Introducing an automated subject classifier
- Are librarians ready for an “Ideas Boom”? (round table)
- Plenary session 4 – There’s an ambiguous road sign that reads ‘Bibframe’ and a fork in the road. Do you take it?
- Plenary session 5 – The museum as start up
- Bootcamp – Wiki Data workshop, including Wikidata 101
- What does discovery mean to you? (round table)
- Maps, manuscripts and the masses: successfully crowd-sourcing metadata for historic collections
- A national approach to digital inclusion and digital literacy: what can this mean for public libraries?
- Inspiring creative partnerships through improv
Perhaps instead of a shared pathway, why not separate the pathway so that bikes and and pedestrians use different sections? There are already two pathways along part of the section near Glenelg Beach. Top path for bikes, bottom path for pedestrians.
Will the council consider fining runners who are faster than 10 km an hour?
It would be great to have a dedicated bike corridor through/around the congested area near the beach.
However, if the proposed ‘speeding’ fines went directly into finishing the pathway that might be a different story… but it seems that money isn’t the only issue.