It’s been a little over two weeks since the ALLA conference finished in Darwin. This time, I have notes about most of the conference. These notes are a collaborative work between me and Allison Jones of Minter Ellison, who worked with my rough notes from FriendFeed, tidied them up and supplemented them with her own notes and has given permission for me publish them here. It’s worked well, because we generally chose different break out sessions, and so had better coverage this way.
Despite the care which we both took, these notes are imperfect. Some of the official papers are already available on the ALLA site, and I would recommend they be used first.
Some of the notes are quite short, where both of us struggled to take down information which would be relevant to the work of a law firm librarian. It’s not meant to be critical, after all, we all have different interests.
I’m sharing these notes here as a public service to the librarians who attended who will need to make some kind of report back.
Opening Address by Brian Martin, Chief Justice of the NT
Recording history - burning books and the digital age
Keynote Address by Professor Gino Dal Pont, University of Tasmania
Evolution of the legal profession
Beyond the ToC: Evolving current awareness services through collaboration
by Marisa Bendeich, Blake Dawson
HAL - Holdings in ALLA Victorian Libraries - a new approach to ILLs
by Naishe Peterson, Arnold Bloch Leibler
Setting the net: the evolution of measures for the detection and prosecution of illegal foreign fishing in Australian waters and the waters above the Australian Continental Shelf
by Mark McCarthy, Commonwealth DPP
Digital content and the new consumer: What Radiohead, The Huffington Post and Perez Hilton can teach legal information professionals
by Damien MacRae, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
From caveman to CaseBase: the evolution of legal research through the technological age
by Kayleen Wardell, Southern Cross University Library
Evolving and devolving: Melbourne Law School Library's new law research service
by Carole Hinchcliff, Melbourne Law School Library
Online replication of first year legal research classes - the pods have arrived!
by Martin Cvelbar, University of Queensland
Are legal research skills the equivalent of the Dodo? Students seem to think so, or do they?
by Karen Rowe, University of Notre Dame
Method and memory: the writing of the ALLA 40 year history
by Don Barker and Fiona Brown, Monash University
From the Cradle of Humankind to Darwin
by Charlotte Pitts, University of the South Pacific
Keynote Address by Ian Gray, Chief Magistrate, Victoria
JOIN brings Victorian Courts into 21st Century
Sitting as a Magistrate in NT Magistrates Courts
by Vince Luppino, Darwin Magistrates Court
How did we ever live without SharePoint?
by Jason Schoolmeester, Solicitor for the NT
Librarian 2.0: the most adaptable to change?
by Helen Partridge, Queensland University of Technology
Professionals and Web 2.0
by Linda Moore, Wolters Kluwer
Project management methodology for implementing an electronic document, library, knowledge or records management system
by Ana Govan, Whitehorse Strategic Group
Evolution: from gorillas to guerrillas
by David Bratchford, Qld Legal Aid Commission
Staying relevant: how to adapt the library services to other firm operations in this time of financial crisis
by Branco Bulovic, Hicksons
Mission impossible or how to establish a special library on time and on budget
by Hayley Leaver, University of South Australia
Lifting the veil - the changing face of judgments publishing in the Family Court of Australia
by Lyn Newlands, Family court of Australia