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Powerpoint presentation on innovative programs in Australian Libraries, presented at the Computers in Libraries 2007 conference in Arlington, Virginia. Part of my Ramsay Reid scholarship study tour.

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  • 1.Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0 Michelle McLean Information Librarian

2. A Land Down Under

  • Size = 95% of USA mainland
  • Population = 7% of USA
  • US - 1 librarian per 1886 people(2004 US Dept of Labour)
  • OZ - 1 librarian per 1939 people(2001 Census)

3. Australian Initiatives

  • Libraries Building Community
  • Libraries Building Community Reports
  • Text appeal
  • Inside a dog
  • Web 2.0
  • Picture Australia/Flickr
  • Libraries Interact
  • Second Life and Virtual Libraries Interact

4. Libraries Building Community

  • Study of public libraries by State Library Victoria
  • Initial study 2005, update due April 2007
  • Reports: Setting the scene, logging the benefits, bridging the gaps, showcasing the best
  • Library census 2006
  • http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/about/information/publications/

5. Showcasing the best 2005

  • Developing social capital
  • Building individual skills
  • Reaching out to communities
  • Providing a gateway to information

6. Library Census 2006

  • Cover all 45 public library services
  • 33,000 people surveyed
  • Representative of all age groups, cultural groups, family backgrounds and geography
  • Mainly borrowing books, activities
  • High satisfaction with library services

7. Showcasing the best 2007

  • Retains same format as 2005
  • New in-depth case studies
  • Snapshots of other projects
  • Revisit some projects from 2005

8. Text Appeal - Literary Dating

  • Hosted by the State Library of Victoria
  • Based on Belgiums lib-dating program
  • Run over 4 nights in Dec 06, Jan - Feb 07
  • $20 per person, wine & light refreshments
  • All booked out!

9. Text Appeal - Literary Dating

  • 320 attended
  • 200 on waiting list
  • Media coverage
  • International interest
  • Cost recovery
  • Future?

10. Inside a dog 11.

  • Book reviews
  • Author-in-residence
  • Previews
  • Author interviews
  • Book news
  • Find good reads
  • Forums
  • Competitions

12.

  • Since January 2006
  • Over 200,000 visits
  • 1500 book reviews
  • 800 forum posts
  • 4000 competition entries
  • Positive feedback

13. Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend.Inside a dog, its too dark to read.Groucho Marx www.insideadog.com.au 14. Picture Australia & Flickr

  • Partnership between National Library & Yahoo
  • Aim to enrich the heritage collections available through Picture Australia..
  • Began January 2006

15. Picture Australia & Flickr

  • People, places and events
  • Over 600 members
  • Over 17,000 images
  • Current and historical content
  • Ourtown - March 07

16. Picture Australia & Flickr

  • Copyright ownership
  • Creative Commons licences
  • Metadata
  • Picture Australia visits

17. Picture Australia and Flickr

  • Easy to administer
  • Issues with tagging
  • Increase in use of Picture Australia
  • NLA has acquired selected images
  • http://www.pictureaustralia.org/Flickr.html

18. Libraries Interact

  • Nicknamed LINT
  • Blog central for Australian libraries
  • Across sectors/states
  • Independent & IT focussed
  • Team of regulars
  • Guest contributions

19. Libraries Interact

  • Since September 06
  • Posts
  • Comments
  • Topics
  • Archived by NLA
  • librariesinteract.info

20. Second Life and VLINT

  • Corporate presences
  • Library related presences
  • Australian Libraries Building
  • Aims

21. Second Life and VLINT

  • Virtual Libraries Interact
  • Spin-off from Libraries Interact
  • Blog central forAustralian Libraries in Other Worlds
  • virtualibrariesinteract.info

22. Other Projects

  • Reading Victoria
  • Summer reading program
  • Nov 06- Feb 07
  • 20 books
  • Author events, blog and website
  • SMS votes

23. Reading Victoria - results 24. Learning 2.0

  • Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries
  • Using PLCMCs Learning 2.0
  • 80 staff and 5 non YPRL participants
  • Local expertise

25. L2 UnConference

  • Held in Melbourne
  • Hosted by Yarra Plenty Libraries
  • Thomastown Library
  • Promoted through blog and email lists
  • Booked out quickly
  • 100 attended

26. L2 UnConference

  • Topics covered:
  • RFID
  • Web 2.0=Library 2.0?
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Tagging & Social Networking
  • Second Life
  • Virtual service
  • and more

27. Library Lovers Day

  • Valentines Day
  • Activities at libraries to coincide
  • Website
  • Sharing ideas
  • Sharing feedback
  • 2nd year
  • Sponsorship
  • librarylovers.org.au

28. Other initiatives

  • Legal Information Access Centre (NSW)
  • Drug Info @ Your Library (NSW)
  • Health Information Service (NSW)
  • Read around OZ (nationwide)

29. Michelle McLean Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation [email_address]