ALIA’s National Advisory Congress events provide members with ample opportunity for members to participate in discussion on policy, planning and topical issues relevant to the Association. This year is more important than ever before for ALIA Members to take part because we will be discussing the future of the profession
. Events are coming up in Canberra
. If you are unable to make it to a face to face event, there will be a regional teleconference
on 3 September.
ALIA has received a response to the Library and Information Agenda from the Greens. We were pleased to see the Greens outline their continuing support of the library and information sector in their response.
Lend your support to the Fair Deal campaign to oppose damaging changes to our copyright laws. Read about the proposed changes
being negotiated as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and sign the petition
to express your concern.
Caitlyn Gribbin ABC 23 August 2013
The WA Education Minister announced this week that 500 jobs will be cut and ALIA has learned school libraries will be affected by the cuts. ALIA will be writing to the Minister.
Australian Press Council 27 August 2013
The Australian Press Council has released a reminder to newspapers of their long standing guidelines on election coverage.
Josh Taylor ZDNet 26 August 2013
Both Labor and the Coalition will be heading into the Federal Election 7 September without policies on mandatory data retention or copyright infringement.
Love2Read would like to thank all of our friends, partners and ambassadors for their help in celebrating the 2013 Reading Hour. From tales by torchlight and bookish sausage sizzles, to books on the Big Screen at Federation Square, thousands of children and families around the country shared stories together and showed their support for a reading Australia. Don't forget you have until 7 September to enter the COWZAT! competition
to win an iPad mini or a story time with Tim Ferguson.
Deborah Gough The Age 27 August 2013
A Galaxy poll of Australian parents found only 23 percent of parents read to their child every day.
Shelia Shayon Brand Channel 19 August 2013
Following the Penguin Random House merger, the company is experimenting with TV, film and gaming as marketing tools.
Lucy Battersby Sydney Morning Herald 24 August 2013
Lucy Battersby questions "what has happened to our privacy".
State Library of Victoria website
Applications are now open for participants for the Victorian Shared Leadership Program.
The Hub 26 August 2013
The creators of the Hub have outlined crucial concerns of unaddressed items from the Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia
report for federal candidates.
Resume and Key Selection Criteria Workshop
Recordings from the ALIA New greads Resume and Key Selection Criteria Workshop.
Jim Barlow-Oregon Futurity 8 August 2013
A new study analysed 22 years of journal articles about the internet that were written for and by US librarians.
Katie Jacobs Penn State University News 6 August 2013
Penn State University explains how they are digitising and preserving their collections to prepare for the future of librarianship.
Deborah Rice ABC News 27 August 2013
The State Library of New South Wales have discovered the accounts of early contact between Aboriginals and European settlers, which were unearthed during a forensic search of papers filed in the basement of the colonial building.
Renne Boucher Ferguson MIT Sloan review 17 July 2013
Recent research suggests using big data, particularly social media data, can lead to a biased representation of the data based on societal factors.
Cory Doctrow Boing Boing 24 August 2013
The Oxford English Dictionary
and Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
are only available in digital format as monthly rentals.
John Ribeiro ARN 23 August 2013
A YouTube video lecture was removed because of alleged copyright infringements. The videos creator has filed a lawsuit which will test the ‘fair use’ doctrine.
The Guardian 22 August 2013
The University of Queensland’s Ipswich Campus Library has made it into The Guardian’s
top list of interesting university libraries.
This is an excellent chance for new speakers and students to try out presenting at a conference. The theme is Partnerships & Connections,
the deadline for submissions is 13 September.
The Journal of the Medical Library Association
is calling for articles to feature in their annual column on health sciences library buildings. For the 2014 column, they would like to feature international library remodels or new constructions.
The ALIA Pathways committee are stepping down and hoping that there are 3 or 4 members who would be willing to take on these roles. If you are interested in promoting the profile of Information Literacy in Libraries and the wider community, and have some ideas for discussion or activities which other members of the IL community might find interesting, please contact Beryl Pedvin email@example.com
ALIA congratulates Heather Gordon on being elected President of CAUL for 2014-2015.
Today ALIA farewells our Administrative Assistant Laura Power, we wish Laura all the best with her future.
Eve Woodbury (University of New England) has been elected Resource Person and Trish Hepworth (Australian Digital Alliance) Australian Representative for the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee.
Alison Nastasi Flavorwire 21 April 2013
Take a look at these really fun libraries and their design.
Maria Popova Brain Pickings website
The book Art Made from Books looks at some the amazing artwork.
The latest tumblr craze is ‘bookshelfies’, a selfie taken in front of your bookshelf.
In response to the 2012 Research Libraries UK (RLUK) report
in to the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers, a one-day workshop has been developed for ALIA Training. Includes bibliometrics, eresearch, data management, open access issues and useful online and social media apps and tools.
CLOSING NEXT WEEK
Wed 18 September register by 4 September 2013
RDA for Practitioners - October
The need to address the challenges of the digital world and metadata users has lead to the development of the new cataloguing record standard, RDA: Resource Description and Access, to replace AACR2.ALIA Training offers a three week online course to provide an overview and understanding of the changes RDA implementation will bring.
Study anywhere, anytime. The course is offered in partnership with TAFESA.
14 Oct – 1 Nov Register by 30 Sept
Analysing and describing information resources beyond the catalogue
How does the information specialist provide effective access to small specialist collections – local history collections, realia, ephemera -- for which traditional catalogue access is not relevant? The course will explore the functions of indexes and the tailoring of the indexing fields to the searching requirements of the user. You will explore metadata. You will learn how to write effective abstracts. You will learn about a range of existing thesauri, and how to choose the most suitable one for your collection.
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
14 Oct – 22 Nov
Register by 30 September
Also check out the Catching the Third Wave: digital repositories
For more information about these courses (and to register) www.alia.org.au/training
ALIA Members get great free PD ideas each month in PD Postings
To advertise in ALIA Weekly's listings section, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. The next round of partnerships will commence in September 2013. Applications close at midnight tonight.
With the theme What it Means to be in the Cloud
the annual Libraries Australia Forum will be held on the 31 October from 9 am – 4.30 pm. The Forum is a showcase of the developments in the past year. During the forum, highlights of the service are demonstrated, the Annual Report is presented and future directions are discussed. Delegates have the opportunity to informally meet and discuss aspects of the service with Libraries Australia staff. During the day, service specific sessions are run, allowing for open examination of issues and discussions of workflows. The cost is $200, click here
to register for the event.
The 10th HLI Conference will be held at the State Library of Victoria on Friday 18 October 2013. Addressing the theme Health Libraries #viral
, contributions can be in either a case study (5-10 minutes) or presentation (up to 30 minutes) format. Send your details, a brief abstract and intended format for your presentation to Jane Edwards
by 30 August. As a contributor/presenter your conference registration is paid for by HLI. For further information please visit the HLInc website