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Informit attends ALIA Information Online 2017

Informit’s Bonnie Broderick (back left) and John Nuutinen (back right) with the ALIA Vendor Committee. 

Informit exhibited at the annual Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Online conference in Sydney recently.

The conference is attended by over 500 delegates from academic institutions, government departments and municipal and state libraries.

Informit Business Development Manager, John Nuutinen, and Client Relationship Executive, Bonnie Broderick, gained valuable insights from existing subscribers about customer needs and potential product development opportunities.

Following the theme of ‘Data, Information, Knowledge’, Mr Nuutinen and Ms Broderick met with the ALIA Vendor Committee to discuss how they could work together more closely at events such as ALIA to better contribute to the library community.

The conference included professional development workshops, keynote speeches and sessions including Indigenous knowledge systems and linked data, which was presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, a client of Informit.

Ms Broderick attended the session to extend her knowledge of the Informit Indigenous Collection. 

“It was fascinating to explore issues within Indigenous knowledge systems’ integration into European archiving and cataloguing in the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector,” she said.

“Creating a system of linking data that recognises the non-textual nature of a lot of Indigenous cultural knowledge is vital in preserving the knowledge for generations to come, and to provide a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture.”

Ms Broderick also attended Revolutionising publishing in the digital age which was a panel discussion on the many changes occurring in the publishing industry and how these drive the evolution of scholarly communication. 

The panel included speakers from libraries as well as industry partners, and emphasised the need to collaborate to effectively approach challenges. 

For 80 years, ALIA has been the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. It seeks to empower the profession through the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the country through leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.

Read more about ALIA here

Search the Informit Indigenous Collection as well as other subjects including health, engineering, business, education, law, humanities and social sciences at search.informit.org.