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VALA Conference 2016

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:

Tuesday

Thursday
 
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. 

Keeping the dream

Passion and a dreams are important things to have. I’m not going to let go of my dream of being a consultant and an advocate of sustainable libraries. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working hard to increase my network of contacts within South Australia and further afield. I’ve attended several workshops, presented at a conference and met some wonderful people.

The week before last I attended the Students of Sustainability Conference at Flinders University and attended a variety of sessions, on topics ranging from permaculture, the sharehood, development economics and gardening opportunities in urban environments presented by Harry Harrison from the Rare Fruit Society of South Australia.

As part of the conference I presented a session called Green Libraries.

The aims of the session were to:

  • introduce the green library movement
  • highlight the capacity of public libraries to promote sustainability
  • motivate attendees to communicate the need for sustainability awareness programs to their local public library
  • foster linkages between sustainability organisations and public libraries