Recollect team going to VALA 2018

Libraries, Technology and the Future, the Australian VALA (Victoria Archive and Library Association) Conference in Melbourne 2018 is a must attend event for those in Australia working in the fast-changing information and technology environment of the GLAM sector.

The Recollect team will be attending the conference (13th – 15th February 2018), and will have an exhibition booth for gatherings and discussions on the future and technology of libraries and archives. Andy Fenton and Tyler Hersey will be your hosts at exhibition stand number 75 and will be available for discussions around your collections and will have some goodies for you to take away and enjoy.

Recollect User and Administrator Workshop (Australia)

We are very much looking forward to the conference and have planned to hold a Free Recollect Administrator Workshop as a pre-VALA Associated Event on Monday 12th February. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Events Centre and will run from 11am – 3pm with a delicious lunch in between.

blog_Recollect Hands Tablet Screen Replace.jpgThis get together is a way for our existing Recollect clients to share their success and discuss the future potential of their Recollect sites and to discuss some new road map items for the software. We welcome visitors to come and join the conversation about Recollect and learn how communities have implemented the software to achieve long lasting community access and engagement with their collections. If you are not a Recollect Administrator but are interested in attending the event and engaging in the discussion, and if you haven’t already, please register by emailing or feel free to show up on the day, walk-ins are welcome.

University of Newcastle presenting at VALA

We are looking forward to the Conference kicking off on Tuesday 13th February and are especially excited to hear Paige Wright present her discussion “Adventures in digital curation: experimentation with open data tools” based on the Recollect site Living Histories @ UON .

This paper considers digital curation from a special collections perspective to engage users with collections in new ways. The authors will discuss their practical experiences trialling technologies to add value to digital special collections. These include map-based data visualisation tools, text analysis, digital storytelling applications, and a Twitter bot. Discussion will include the outcomes of the experiments based on web analytics and user feedback. By sharing successes and failures associated with these tools, the authors hope to encourage other information professionals to explore new digital curation opportunities.

Make sure you use these tags for this presentation #vala2018 #s26

Read the recently published case study on Living Histories @ UoN to learn how their journey to Recollect was discovered and implemented.

Free Exhibition Visitor Pass to VALA!
If you have not registered for the VALA Conference but would like to visit the exhibition floor we can offer you a complimentary Exhibition Visitor Pass.
Each pass allows one guest to visit the exhibition during the conference days. If you are interested in registering for an exhibition visitor pass please register here. There is, as always, a wonderful line up of exhibitors this year at VALA, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity to talk with some very interesting folk.

Make sure you pop by stand number 75 in the exhibition space to say hello, win some prizes and discuss how Recollect can provide an easy collection management, and engagement solution for your community.