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Analytics: a constant stream of possibilities

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation provides an insight into multiple projects running within Deakin University Library to consolidate the data across major Library services, in a cost effective and sustainable way. The overarching strategy is to develop a comprehensive dataset supporting business decisions, and in so doing allow the Library to optimise operations and services for the benefit of our clients.

Maker space @ the edge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger 
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper and will provide an overview of The Edge as a maker space within the State Library of Queensland, and how maker spaces can support innovation in tough times.
 
The Edge, established at The State Library of Queensland in 2010, focuses on creation rather than collection, participation instead of preservation and collaboration over curation.
 
 

The British Library in a globalised world

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

During this conference presentation, Roly Keating considers the role of the British Library as a national library on the international stage. 

He reflects on the changing nature of the Library’s services as it adapts to the evolving needs of its users, both at home and abroad.  A number of innovative partnerships have been developed, particularly to enable parts of the Library’s collection to be shared online, drawing in new audiences. 

 

Librarian's don't read on the job

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

In this conference presentation, Michael and Holger investigated the way in which people’s expectations of becoming a librarian match their lived experiences. Is a day working as a librarian full of reading books, constructing Dewey numbers and avoiding eye contact with people? Or is it a dynamic, rapidly changing vocation that calls upon highly developed communication skills and a strong connection to contemporary society?

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