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Wireless Internet access is available at the Perth Convention Exhibition Center. Photos, audio or video will be taken during the unconference and some of them will be posted at this blog or

Please use loclib loclib2009 as the tag for Flickr, blog, Twitter etc.

Thanks Kathyrn for the suggestion


LocLib and WA New Grads post-conference drinks

LocLib and WA New Grads invite you to meet and chat with some of the LocLib conference guest speakers and attendees for post-conference drinks at the Metro Bar & Bistro (cnr Mill St & Mounts Bay Rd, Perth).

New, experienced, or soon-to-be Librarians and Technicians are all invited.
Some of our special guests include Beth Jefferson (BiblioCommons, Canada) and Christine Mackenzie (CEO of Yarra Plenty Regional Library) who would love to meet up with librarians from WA.

This is a great opportunity to meet some amazing shakers and movers in the library world.

To ensure that we have enough chairs reserved, please let me know if you would like to attend.

Time:   5.45pm-7.30pm
When:   Friday, 6 March
Where:  Metro Bar & Bistro
        33 Mounts Bay Rd Perth WA (cnr Mill St & Mounts Bay Rd)

Please RSVP by Wednesday 4 March to

Concurrent session 2 – Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

TITLE: Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

ABSTRACT: Brent Acie will present a 20 minute session about the processes & practices of digitising “at risk” and irreplaceable materials in order to preserve unique heritage collections. Drawing on his own experiences, he will discuss some of the challenges and possible solutions in digitising assets. Brent will later be joined by Lorraine Pearce and George Panagiotidis to answer questions from the floor about workflows for digitising pictorial, video and audio records onto a digital environment. This is a must see session for those grappling with the technical complexities of digitisation. The three panellists will use their varied experiences and backgrounds in digitisation to discuss some of the technical issues in a practical manner.

SPEAKER: Brent Acie

 Complimentary content from Brent Acie (PDF 851KB)

Concurrent session 2 speaker – Brent Acie

Brent got hooked on computers nigh on 30 years ago & has nearly 20 years experience with Digital Media. He manages the Photo Imaging Centre of Western Australia, an advisory, consultancy & networking service; and is the co-ordinator & technical adviser for the Snapshots in Time project, which aims to digitise large collections of historical photographic images in Regional Australia for general public, online searching & access. He voluntarily manages & runs a digital media library for Nature Conservation research & education which to date has over 750,000 unique assets.

Brent is actively involved in the training industry, most recently in the development of the Diploma of Photo-Imaging. This includes a stream for Libraries/Museums, recognising the particular skills and knowledge required in this specialist field.

Concurrent session 2 – Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

Concurrent session 8 – Kathryn Greenhill

Kathryn Greenhill works as Emerging Technologies Specialist at Murdoch University Library in Perth, Western Australia. She has been writing, conducting workshops and presenting about new technologies and their impact on libraries and cultural institutions since 1990.

Kathryn presents about the educational and community-building value of web tools like Twitter, blogs, wikis, social networking and multi-user virtual environments. She is enthusiastic about new models of collaboration like Open Source Software, Open Access publishing, Creative Commons and unconferences – and how this collaboration can transform cultural institutions. You can connect with Kathryn at her blog, Librarians Matter.

Concurrent session 8 – We are all making new media: what libraries need to know

Concurrent session 6 – Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW

TITLE: Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW

ABSTRACT: In November 2008 the State Library of NSW released the report “Enriching Communities: the value of public libraries in NSW”. The report, based on a research project involving analysis of library data and a series of surveys,  provides clear evidence of the contribution and value that NSW public libraries make to their communities in terms of economic, environmental, social and cultural impact.

The report highlights the role of public libraries in promoting equity of access across a diverse range of groups in the community, identifies the outcomes from public library use and why the community values public libraries. A major finding of the report is that public libraries have positive economic benefits for individuals and the community as a whole.

The research also provides an up to date profile of NSW public library users and a tool for local councils to measure the ongoing contribution and value of library services to promote better planning and management.

SPEAKER: Cameron Morely

Concurrent session 6 speaker – Cameron Morley

Cameron manages the State Library’s Public Library Services Branch. The
Branch administers the State funding provided to NSW councils for
library services, monitors local authority compliance with the Library
Act 1939 and provides free library management consultancy services to
NSW councils. Cameron also convenes the Public Library Network Research
Committee, which undertakes research projects that promote the value and
impact of public libraries, contribute to the improvement and
enhancement of public libraries, and stimulate discussion and debate
regarding the current and future situation of public libraries.

Concurrent session 6 – Enriching Communities – the value of public libraries in NSW