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