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Forum Dates 2014

CAVAL Reference Interest Group Forum

May 2014: Discovery layers

This forum will explore discovery layers: considering issues such as development,  useability to why libraries use them.

Date & Time Friday 30 May 2014
1.00 for 1.25 p.m. start

Venue:  Victoria University
City Flinders Campus
Level 11
Room 11.01
300 Flinders Street

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RSVP by Friday 23 May 2014

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1.25pm        Welcome and Introduction from Chair of CRIG
 Mary Coghlan – University of Melbourne Library

1.30 – 2.00   Implementing and customising Primo (30 minutes)
Justin Kelly – Swinburne University of Technology

2.00 – 2.30   Invisible patrons: using search data to improve usability of the Swinburne Library catalogue. (30 Minutes)
Dana McKay – Swinburne University of Technology

2.30 – 3.00    Break (30 minutes)

3.00 – 3.45   Discovery Layers – why do libraries use them?
Panel discussion (45 minutes)
Sabina Robertson – Deakin University
Amy Han – Monash University
Jenny Ellis – University of Melbourne
Teresa Chitty - University of Melbourne

Facilitator – Graeme Oke – La Trobe University Library

Sabina, Amy, Teresa and Jenny will describe their experiences working within discovery layers.

 3.45 - 4.00   Finish and wrap up (15 minutes)

The Speakers

Dana McKay
Swinburne University of Technology
Dana is a user experience researcher-practitioner who has been working in Swinburne Library for a number of years. She has a particular interest in how people look for and access information, and has been engaged in the field of digital libraries since her honours degree. She has supported a number of changes to library systems at Swinburne, including the transition from Dynix to Primo, and the move to a single combined search on the Library homepage.

Justin Kelly
Swinburne University of Technology
Justin Kelly is a Web Developer at the Swinburne University Library for the last 4 years, and has worked on the Swinburne Aleph, Primo and Alma migrations.
He does the back office administration of Primo (Library Search/Catalogue) and the UI customisations and will discuss implementing and customising Primo.

Jenny Ellis
University of Melbourne Library

Sabina Robertson
Deakin University Library

Amy Han
Monash University Library

Map and travel directions:

By public transport

Easily accessible by bus, train and tram.  You can find more information – and plan your journey – on the Public Transport Victoria website.

By car

Parking is very limited.  It is advisable to take public transport.

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