Archive for the ‘Sponsors & Exhibitors’ Category

#aliaaccess Premium Sponsor: SirsiDynix

02/09/2010
Carol Forlonge, Melanie Chin and Katy Willcock from SirsiDynix

Carol Forlonge, Melanie Chin and Katy Willcock from SirsiDynix

ALIA Access Premiun sponsor SirsiDynix has a number of products on show at Stand 30, including:

  • Symphony – the core ILS system
  • Enterprise – a discovery layer sitting on top of the library catalogue
  • Portfolio – digital asset management system
  • BookMyne – an iPhone application for SirsiDynix products

Stop by to say hi, and put your details into the draw to win a prize!

#aliaaccess Premium Sponsor: QLS Technology

02/09/2010

One of the major sponsors of ALIA Access 2010 is Queensland Library Supplies Pty Ltd (QLS) and their new division, QLS Technology, which focuses on the electronic side of the business. Items such as a machine operated height adjustable table, and self-propelled electronic returns bins are on display at the exhibition. This 30 year old company has a sole focus on libraries, and will build and customise to suit your needs.

Alan Davis and Colin Matthews with the self-propelled electronic bin

Alan Dorris and Colin Matthews with the self-propelled electronic bin

Exhibitor Profile: Digital Education Services

18/08/2010

Please say hi to Therese Harrington from Digital Education Services, who kindly answered our questions!

1. Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?
In addition to the multimedia and shelf ready solutions we are known for, we will be demonstrating new online literacy and interactive internet safety resources.  This is in addition to our exclusive arrangement with Video Education Australia for reduced library pricing. The titles support our extensive range of specialist DVD titles including parenting, well-being and travel. 

We are also enjoying the latest AV and print material for emerging and reluctant readers. The innovative titles use simple text and graphics supported by contemporary, age-appropriate themes to interest teenage readers who have a lower reading age.  Great comics and graphic novels enhance the opportunities for reader engagement.

2. In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?
The application of changing technology makes every day exciting.  Having the opportunity to connect daily with the teachers and librarians working with us and at each worksite is inspiring. It is their input that continues to influence title selections and DES service options.

 3. If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.
Visiting to observe and be part of the vibrant growth and change in Brisbane is always exciting and looking forward to taking some time to enjoy the colour and light that are so much a part Queensland. Not to mention the weather…..

4. What is the best experience you have ever had at a library conference?
Working with, and listening to, our information management experts and it is always great when we ‘meet the voices’ from so many phone conversations!

Exhibitor & Sponsor Profile: QLS Technology

16/08/2010

Exhibitor Profile: Raeco

22/07/2010

Raeco will be exhibiting at the conference. Thanks to Kellie Griffith, Marketing Manager for answering our questions.

Raeco

1. Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?
New range of soft seating

 2. In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?
The continued evolution of the library industry. Our business is totally connected to industry developments which inspire our people to create better solutions to fit with the future of libraries. This is both challenging and rewarding as we witness our successes in building better, more functional and aesthetically dynamic library spaces throughout Australia and beyond.

 3. If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.
First thought is the warmer weather being a resident of Melbourne. I find Brisbane a dynamic city and of specific interest are the leading edge library practices which are quite often a product of the collaboration within the Brisbane and surrounds library professional networks.

 4. What is the best experience you have ever had at a library conference?
Empirically we have found that the configuration of delegate eating and social areas set close to or with the trade exhibits fosters higher delegate to trade engagement. Although there was an event that once had great cocktails………………….

Badge it!

19/07/2010

Let your colleagues know you are participating in the ALIA Access 2010 Conference.

Download one of the below buttons and include it on your email signature, website or blog, with a link to:
http://conferences.alia.org.au/access2010/

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Exhibitor Profile: Springer

21/06/2010

James Mercer from Springer is getting ready to head to Brisbane in September.

1. Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?
We’ll be showcasing Springer eBook Collections, the largest collection of electronic books of any publisher and also SpringerImages, Springer’s innovative new image database product.

 2. In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?
 Spreading the word about the benefits of Springer’s eBook model. Working with new usage statistics analysis tools to provide customers with more insight into their library users behaviour and information needs. 

3. If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.
 If there is time, some record shopping at Butter Beats is always a must for me on a trip to Brisbane.  I always enjoy a ride on the Citycat on a sunny day (simple things…) and a walk through the streets beach down South Bank to the excellent State Art Galleries and State Library.  

4. What is the best experience you have ever had at a library conference?
Engaging with customers and the latest developments and initiatives in the industry, thereby becoming reenergised about work, is always an edifying experience.

Exhibitor Profile: LexisNexis

21/06/2010

Julia White from LexisNexis stopped by the ALIA Access conference blog to answer our questions. Thanks Julia!

LexisNexis

1.  Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?
We’re very excited to be unveiling Nexis, our new online news and business information database. Nexis’ comprehensive coverage includes premium Australian and international news, financial and market reports, company and trade information, biographical data, legal news, newswires and blogs and is continuously growing. Users can quickly and simply search and refine quality information to monitor news related to their company or project, market trends and to stay abreast of latest competitor and client developments.

2.     In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?
Working on developing new products and enhancements that use latest technology to continuously improve what we offer. LexisNexis is also undergoing a culture change. The team is much more vibrant and motivated now. Our CEO TJ Viljoen has shifted the company to become more customer-centric. It has changed the way we view our business and interact with our customers.

3.     If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.
Last time I was in Brisbane I really enjoyed the cocktails at Cru Bar & Cellar in Fortitude Valley (highly recommend the lioness). For the guys, you can’t go past the buffalo wings and ribs at Blue Smoke in New Farm (make sure to book this place is tiny). There are so many gems to try in Brisbane.

Exhibitor Profile: Insync Surveys

28/05/2010

Insync Surveys is a leading Asia Pacific provider of benchmarked stakeholder surveys, and will be exhibiting at ALIA Access. A big thank you to Michael Samarchi (Industry Relationship Manager and Library spokesperson) for taking the time to answer our questions!

insync surveys

1. Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?

Insync Surveys has been doing a lot of work recently in the area of qualitative thematic analysis – that’s where we ask your customers an open-ended question, then we read through every response and tease out the common themes. We’ve developed a huge amount of benchmark data in this area, so we can tell you not only how your customers feel about your library, but how this compares to other libraries.

2. In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?

At the moment I’m loving standing in front of a large audience and being able to have a real conversation about how their customers feel. This is different to a presentation – the strength of the research behind what we say, and the openness with which our clients take on this information, can turn this into a very rewarding experience for both sides.

3. If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.

I’m a huge fan of the Southbank area, I love the arts precinct. I love visiting museums and arts centres, and hope I’ve got enough time during my trip to indulge myself in this area.

4. What is the best experience you have ever had at a library conference?

Back when I was working for the Department of Defence Library I presented a paper at a land warfare conference, coincidentally at the Brisbane Convention Centre. After the presentation a Colonel from the US army approached me – he was huge, tall and gruff. He barked at me “What are you sellin’, son?”

I explained that I’d been researching the proliferation of information on land warfare on the internet in the last few years. As I explained my findings he softened and told me “I think that’s the best thing I’ve heard at this conference!” He told me a little about who he was and his story – he’d been in the first Gulf War. It was great getting a chance to chat to this guy.

Exhibitor Profile: Oxford University Press

25/05/2010

Be sure to stop by the Oxford University Press stand in the conference exhibition area! Oxford University Press

1. Can you please give us a taste or teaser of what you will be displaying / presenting at the conference exhibition? Do you have any new products or services you will be launching at the conference?
We will be displaying/presenting Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford Dictionaries Online and BBC College of Journalism. We will be launching the new Berg Fashion Library.

2. In your field of work, what is inspiring, exciting or challenging you at the moment?
The range and functionality of new online resources.

3. If you will be visiting Brisbane for the first time, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are a local or know Brisbane well, please share your favourite thing to do or place to visit in Brisbane.
A ride on the Rivercat.

4. What is the best experience you have ever had at a library conference?
Dressing up as Frank Sinatra for a conference dinner!