Mapping the road to digitisation

JimAvantix (2)The reason for digitising archival documents is well documented – all that now remains is to ensure that the digital image lives up to expectations.  In his session at the upcoming QPLA 2015 Conference ‘Don’t reinvent the wheel : A roadmap to digitisation’, Jim Cohen will explore reasons why certain digitisation projects do not meet expectations and how to achieve success. Learning from past experiences, discover why it is not JUST about the machine and that greatest contributor to a successful project is the combination of people and processes.

Jim Cohen has headed up Strategic Engagements for Avantix (formally Scan Conversion Services) for the past three years.  With a passion for the importance of historical documentation, he has become the champion within the business, and brings to life archival documentation which would otherwise be left dormant – invisible to the broader public.

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Digital, disruption and community

Will-DaybleDisruption is both terrifically misunderstood, and terrifyingly prevalent. But looking beyond the buzzword, what impact does innovation have on community and its stewardship? Will Dayble will keynote at the conference, leading us through the emotion, environment and practice of innovation, where we find that the map is most definitely not the territory. Will is a tech geek turned social entrepreneur and delivers masterclasses on digital disruption, tech strategy and leadership issues with both corporate and the social startup community.

The Resilient Librarian

kirsty ocallaghanAs a librarian you’re often pushed to the limit. The romantic notion of doing what you love has been combined with doing tasks that are outside your comfort zone. You may be dealing with too much change, there is too much to learn, and you are struggling with a lack of confidence and resources to build better relationships and connections. Then just when you think you have got the mix right – an unexpected situation arises that leaves you overwhelmed.

We are pleased to welcome Kirsty O’Callaghan to the 2015 QPLA Conference to talk on this very important topic. Kirsty began her business nearly two decades ago to help people live more positively, less stressfully and with more health and happiness and is now recognised as a leader in her field. In this session, Kirsty will show you how you can respond to these situations, build your capacity, personally and professionally, to change, to grow and to expand – To Become The Resilient Librarian.

Bursary Recipients Announced

The QPLA executive are pleased to announce the successful recipients of the professional development bursaries:

South West Region – Tammy Hickey – Paroo Shire Council

Central Region – Alana Read – Rockhampton Regional Council

South East Region – Aaron Radford – Logan City Council

Northern Region – no applications received

Thank you to all who applied for the bursary that included full conference registration plus travel costs and accommodation of up to $1,250.