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
The rest of the videos of sessions are up. Interesting papers about semantic web, linked open data, making heritage collections and archives available.
The VALA peer reviewed proceedings will become open in time, access is available at this time, to attendees.