The VALA 2014 conference presentations are now available freely online!
Head over to the VALA conference proceedings to read the papers and see the presentations. You will have to register to see the video, but this is free.
Some suggested talks you may be interested in are:
A new kind of citizens’ library through the Singapore Memory Project (Gene Tan keynote)
The book of the world: crossing boundaries in culture and outreach (Matt Finch keynote)
Bringing maker culture to cultural organisations (Mia Ridge keynote)
Relying on customary practice when the law says ‘No’ (copyright law paper)
I read this thing…: bringing professional development into the social media age (paper by Hugh, Holley and Hannah about the thing you’re participating in right now)
Library as future (Joe Murphy keynote)
If you’re particularly interested in one of these or any of the other papers, I highly recommend that you download and read the paper as well as just watching the presentation – often there is more detail in the paper than can be expressed in a talk. I hope this might also inspire some of you to write a paper and present at a future conference. Submissions are still open for ALIA Online 2015, and more Calls for Papers for other conferences are sure to appear soon.