Exploring eBooks, eReaders and Libraries Extras

June 15, 2011 § 3 Comments

For those interested parties who were unable to attend the Exploring eBooks, eReaders and Libraries session, here are some documents that give the gist of their talks.

EBooks at Melbourne Library Service

A PowerPoint presentation of the talk by Barry McGuren of Melbourne Library Service, posted with his permission.


Wesley College investigates eReaders

Wilma Kurvink and Bart Rutherford spoke of recent developments in their eReader research, but noted that the Synergy article below gives an almost full picture of their presentation.

A blog post, Wesley College investigates eReaders, from Bright Ideas gives an overview.

The 2009 SLAV Research Grant recipients Wilma Kurvink and her team Marie Turnbull, Bart Rutherford, Margaret Pajak, Meg Moores and Cameron McIntosh, at Wesley College have just completed a study into using eReaders at school. Wilma has kindly shared an edited version of her report with readers of Bright Ideas. A fuller account will be published in SLAV’s Synergy online journal shortly.

For those with access to the Synergy journal,  the article by Wilma Kurvink is available in Volume 8, Number 1, 2010 and is called The usefulness of an e-reader as a portable reader and connected device. A PDF of the article appears to be available here.

Doreen Sullivan
RAIS (Vic.) Convenor

BOOKED OUT: Exploring eBooks, eReaders and Libraries: Thursday 26 May

May 8, 2011 § 5 Comments

As of Friday 13 May, this event is now COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT.


ALIA Reference and Information Service – Victoria (RAIS VIC) & ALIA VIC present

Exploring eBooks, eReaders and Libraries  

 Excited or unnerved about eBooks and eReaders in libraries? How and why do libraries introduce eCollections? 

 RAIS (Vic.) & ALIA Vic jointly present Exploring eBooks, eReaders and Libraries on Thursday 26th of May, as part of   Australian Library and InformationWeek.   
 Wilma Kurvink & Bart Rutherford, Wesley College Library & Information Services, chat about an eReader school research trial, different collection approaches for libraries, and relationships with vendors.

 Barry McGuren talks about implementing eBooks at Melbourne Library Service and how the public (and staff!) have responded.  

The Speakers: 

Wilma Kurvink & Bart Rutherford
Library & Information Services  
Wesley College  
Barry McGuren  
Melbourne Library Service  

When:  Thursday 26 May, 2011, 5.30pm for 6pm start  

Where:  Seminar Room 1, RMIT Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne  


ALIA members $5.50 (includes GST)   
(Please bring a current membership card – organisational memberships accepted.)   
Non-members $11.00 (includes GST)
Students FREE  
Refreshments included  
Please pay at the door (cash only) 

Attendance at this forum qualifies as 1 point in the Informal Learning category for members of the ALIA Professional Development Scheme. Please let Doreen Sullivan know when you RSVP if you are a PD participant and require a certificate.

Posted by Doreen Sullivan, ALIA Rais Vic Convenor

Getting Started from Scratch: How to Introduce New Library & Reference Services

September 22, 2010 Comments Off on Getting Started from Scratch: How to Introduce New Library & Reference Services

RAIS (Vic.) presents Getting Started from Scratch: How to Introduce New Library Services on Tuesday 12th of October, 2010.

Setting up a library or new reference service, or selecting new electronic resources are skills that can only be developed by taking a deep breath, doing some research and then going right ahead.

Join us to hear three practitioners discuss their experiences.

The Speakers:

Louise Segafredo,
Brotherhood of St. Laurence
(previously at DSE)                       Starting a library at the Department of Sustainability & Environment
Domenic Iannello,RMIT University Library           Trialling and selecting new databases    Patrick Gregory,
State Library of Victoria                 Introducing the Vocera wireless communications system at the State Library


When: Tuesday 12th October, 5.30pm for 6pm start. Light refreshments will be available before the meeting.

Where: Seminar Room 1, RMIT Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Attendance at this forum qualifies as 1 point in the Informal Learning category for members of the ALIA Professional Development Scheme.

Monk in a Library, Historical Stock Photographs

Posted by Doreen Sullivan, RAIS (Vic.) Convenor

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