Minutes of the
Special Interest Group held on
1. Attendance &
Attended: Michelle McLean (Casey
Cardinia), Adam Hornsey and Anthony Woodward
(Geelong), Anita Morris (Yarra), Tara Hossack and Sam Gray (Ballarat), Stuart Colhoun
(Melton), Jarrod Coyles (Brimbank), Tom Edwards and John Crennan (Wyndham), Meredith
(Maribyrnong), Phill Webb (Bayside), Sara Wisnia (Moonee Valley), Zan Li
(Melbourne), Jennie Bishop (Boroondara), Les Firth (Yarra Plenty),
Brendan Clifford (Whitehorse
Maryanne Gosling (East
Trevor Mackay (Bayside), Justin Edwards
(Moreland), Tania Barry (Yarra Plenty), Brad Cooper (Greater Dandenong), Vi Truong
(Melton), Terry Aquino and Bao Huynh (Hume)
2. Confirmation of
No changes required.
3. Business Arising
No new on the Gaming Consortium.
iPad Lending Guidelines still in process.
To be followed up
Confirmed the program (attached) a
nd have since changed the date
March (due to
its proximity to Easter) to May 16
(next available and suitable date).
Need to confirm this change with the morning’s speakers.
Those who attended, shared their
highlights which included:
Warren Cheetham on the NBN
Community content and Wikipedia
Social media as tools
Presentations are now available on the Online Conference website and are worth checking
Consolidating projects, working on desktop management of printing from all devices
Temporary library for Geelong being planned, whilst planning the new one, aiming for Mid
May 2014. Temp library will have 10,000 popular
items with rest retrievable from warehouse.
Not changing the number of tech, but will try an Apple Store setup.
Have launched Freegal and Overdrive, including Chinese romances, but these are not being
borrowed yet. Laser screens are now wor
king with jpgs promoting library events and services.
Enterprise live and will be installed on OPACs soon. Internet speed issues hope to be
Tara and Sam
800 loans per month on e
resources. Put in application for NBN Digital
coming to Ballarat soon. Refurbs for 3 libraries in next 5 years. RFID proposal going to
Council. Print management system investigation soon. Developing Enterprise portal for Mt
Clear Secondary College and will be delivering items to the scho
ol. Being involved in Sirsi
Dynix product development process (currently Bookmyne
mobile app for catalogue).
800 loans per month of e
books, helped by their introductory video
(expected 300 per month
when launched in Sept
ember). New website and OPAC coming in July. Looking at Collections
New Melton Library on track to open in April/May
Amlib problem with Bolinda MARC records cutting off the URL. Getting around it with VuFind.
tender for RFID. Developing video games booking system
integrating digital clock
into system as well. New print management developments and issues eg. email to print.
Sunshine Library redevelopment. About to open Sydenham Library with upstairs community
lots of good stuff.
Tom and John
User evaluation stage of discovery layer. Begun a local history project using Omeka
source software being hosted by Vicnet and to launch in May 2013. Getting dedicated DSL
links to get around
ssues. Deep Freeze and Antivirus upgrades simplified.
RFID going ahead in July. Borrowbox app from Bolinda, going with Overdrive and Freegal.
Visiting libraries with RFID.
Halfway through RFID,
capacity issues with gates, people counters and kiosks. Getting
database upgrades to fix it. Pharos upgrades happening.
New IT staff member. Pharos upgrades done. Internal restructuring complete. Setting up a
community media team
ad lending type stuff. Signed up to Collections HQ
simple setup with Spydus.
Have Civica’s archive product
which will feed into their
their print management system which can be used
for fines as well as
will replace Pharos. Upgrading to Windows 7 on public PCs. Multi
being launched soon. Collection HQ coming.
NBN. Replacing all servers and revamping recovery processes
nearly done. Triall
notices through Sirsi Dynix. Moving from Novell to Microsoft Exchange. Counting Opinions
stats package is live
link on Yammer. Trialling iPad as an OPAC.
Live on RFID for 3 months, processing 95% of loans. Restructuring ros
ters. Issues with FE
upgrades, working on version control at local level. Rolling out new PCs, including touch
screen for Envisionware kiosk.
moves around branches and
have drop in sessions for tech help. Going live with Overdr
ive and Ecommerce function from
Envisionware. About to survey online users.
New website launch in December went well. Launch Enterprise as discovery layer on Monday
Feb. Now sending courtesy reminders, holds notifications an
d overdue notices by email,
SMS or snail mail. Working on getting local history organised and starting to digitise oral
histories. Waiting on Bolinda for
7. Other business
Gaming console bookings
Tom asked if anyone was interested in a device
to manage bookings at the consoles
themselves. There was definite interes
t. Can book anything with
would have statistics,
SIP or other authentication. Look to develop around that.
SLV rep on committee
Michelle was asked if the group would be interes
ted in having someone from SLV attend the
group. No guarantee that someone would be able to come though.
Phill asked how libraries manage this. Generally have logins with measures against barcode
and PIN based on user type.
Inform SLV that a
rep is welcome to
Future Meeting Date: Next meeting in April
date and location to be confirmed.
PLVN ICT Group
Mobile Devices Event
The world is moving to mobile devices.
Smart phones and tablets are everywhere and the age of truly ubiquitous access to the internet and wearable technology is alm
ost upon us.
How do public libraries respond to the opportunities presented by these new te
To answer this question, you need to participate with other public library staff in the PLVN ICT Group’s Mobile Devices Event
This will be a practical, collaborative and inspirational event, including:
Case studies of innovative mobile usage
A panel of Victorian public library staff with mobile device experience.
A dynamic, ½ day un
conference in which we set the agenda and grapple with the questions posed by this exciting technology.
Places are limited, so book now.
MAV Meeting Room 1101,
60 Collins Street Melbourne
9.00am Registration for 9.30am start.
(Attendees must provide their own lunch
morning and afternoon drinks are provi
Bookings: Contact Karen Ward
PLVN ICT Group
Mobile Devices Event
s your email’s subject
Enquiries: Michelle McLean
Cardinia Library Corporation
Ph. 5990 0100
11.45am Library presentations
Tech tool kit
Georgina from Melbourne
Tania from Yarra Pl
iPads to tell a story
Tara from Ballarat
Leslie from Moonee Valley
Adam from Geelong
(a short tea break will be held within this session)
12.30pm Mobile Devices Panel
Ask your questions of our panel of
Victorian public library staff
BYO or purchase from nearby (at own cost)
2.00pm Unconference Topics decided (2 simultaneous sessions to run)
Unconference Session 1
Unconference Session 2
Unconference Session 3
Unconference Session 4
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